Category Archives: U.S. House of Representatives

Stopped Short Of The Goal Line

Each year, Congress holds a baseball game for charity (Republicans leading the series, 38-36-1). Why isn’t there the football equivalent? Maybe it’s too much contact, even for the contact sport that is politics. Moreover, good luck finding much in the way … Continue reading

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Will the House Come To Order?

A week after Election Day, here are five races that hang in the balance (this isn’t counting the two congressional contests down in Louisiana that ended up in December runoffs). Those races: 1) Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, where Republican Martha McSally … Continue reading

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In California: Johnny T For The W?

You run 435 confessional races across the country and you’re going to come up with some unlikely characters. Take Arizona’s 5th Congressional District where Democrat James Woods (no. not the actor — who’s a pretty outspoken conservative) sought to make … Continue reading

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A Few Facts About 2014

Some political tidbits on this election-hangover Friday: 1) When Louisiana Sen Mary Landrieu loses in that state’s runoff early next month (it’s looking more like a “when” than an “if” after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pulled the plug on … Continue reading

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Five Days Remaining — 5 House Seats To Watch

There are way more than five House races in play next Tuesday (24 toss-ups, according to Real Clear Politics). We just decided to go with five that happen to be playing out in 2016 battleground states. That would include: Colorado’s … Continue reading

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Hold or Pass DeMaio?

For a state that doesn’t have much of a role in this year’s election (an uncompetitive governors race, no Senate seats at risk), California does offer something of a rarity: a chance for Republicans to pick up two or more … Continue reading

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MA 6: Novice Veteran Bags An Incumbent

Another Tuesday, another incumbent bites the dust. Last night’s victim: Massachusetts Rep. John Tierney, a nine-term Democrat who lost in his primary struggle with Seth Moulton, a 35-year-old Harvard University graduate and Marine veteran. It’s the first Democratic primary casualty … Continue reading

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