Posts Tagged ‘House of Representatives’

Duffy becomes target of the DCCC

Sean Duffy, running in Wisconsin’s 7th District against Democrat Julie Lassa, has become the first ad target of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The DCCC has begun a nine week media blitz worth $49 million, hoping to prevent the loss of a seat Democrats have held for decades. The ad...

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GOP Sees Chance Against Hoyer

Rep. Steny Hoyer, a 15-term Democrat and House Majority Leader, has been seen actively campaigning this cycle to retain his seat. While pundits are not ready to call Maryland’s 5th Congressional District a battleground yet, the local GOP is prepared to say that this is the most competitive race there...

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Dead Heat in Nevada

The Politico writes that Nevada is a crucial swing state in this election cycle, having been hit hard by the economy. Not only does it feature the heated Senate race between Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, but there is a key House race for...

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Swingometer continues to show GOP gains in November election

RedState updated its Swingometer today, and continues to project a “mean swing” of 18.7, which translates to a Republican gain of 52 seats. While smaller than the famed 1994 conservative swing of 54 seats, this gain would create a House of 230 Republicans to 205 Democrats, giving the GOP solid...

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Debunking Liberal Spin on 2010 Election

As liberals begin to put on a brave face about their prospects about the November elections, Michael Barone takes on the prediction that the Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives. Democrats have said by capturing a few GOP seats, hold half of their at-risk seats and avoiding...

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Polls show House liberals behind in re-election bids

Jim Geraghty highlights a poll showing incumbent Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA) behind challenger Mike Kelly by an 11 point margin. It’s generally quite rare to see a poll with an incumbent trailing. After all, the incumbent re-election rate is well over 90% in recent years, and even when incumbents are defeated,...

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New Democrats most vulnerable in 2010 election, will focus on making races local

POLITICO reports that about two-thirds of the newly elected Democrats who vaulted the party into power in 2006 and 2008 are facing “grave prospects” in the upcoming election, and their defeat would likely mean the loss of Democratic control of the House. 57 Democrats currently sit in seats formerly held...

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Ask an Expert: Legislative Information

Question: Where can I get basic legislative information: status of a bill, sponsorship of the legislation, etc.?  Lindsey, Pittsburgh, PA Answer: You can do some research yourself on-line, or you can ask your Representative or either of your two Senators to answer your legislative question. Basic legislative information is readily...

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House Historian Will Step Down

Dr. Robert Remini re-established the post of Historian of the House of Representatives in 2005, which aims “to promote, present, and interpret the history of the House.” Recently, he announced that he will be retiring in August, and a board of five historians from various institutions will determine his successor....

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Changing a Law

Question: I would like to get Congress to change a law. I’ve written my representative and so have friends and relatives. All we get back are form letters. What else can we do? Edwardsburg, MI Answer: You are doing all an American citizen can do — only a Member of...

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