Category Archives: U.S. House of Representatives

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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Oh, Not To Be Like Mike

There are compliments to which all candidates aspire: Reaganesque, Kennedyesque . . . About the last thing a candidate wants to hear in 2014: you’re this year’s Todd Akin. Akin, you may recall is the former Missouri congressman and one-time … Continue reading

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Wave or Ripple?

Writing for The New Yorker, Sam Wang takes this thoughtful look at the tidal action of this election cycle — whether it’ll be a “wave” or a “ripple” in the House and Senate. Take a look at his article. It … Continue reading

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Air Raid!

Inside of 12 weeks to Election Day, the two parties have taken to the airwaves to state their cases — correction: drop bombs in close House races. First up, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. It’s launched spots attacking New York GOP … Continue reading

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Seven Houses Races to Watch

Today’s fun read comes courtesy of Real Clear Politics’ Caitlin Huey-Burns: “Seven House Races to Watch”. Her choices: 1) Colorado 6: GOP Rep. Michael Coffman trying to conform his immigration stances to a district that’s now 20% Hispanic. 2) Utah 4: … Continue reading

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92 Days to Go: Order in the House? Probably.

Last week, we took a quick spin through the nation’s Senate and governors races and didn’t talk about the fight for control of the House of Representatives. It’s wasn’t a purposeful omission. Still, don’t confuse this with a cliffhanger. The Washington Post’s … Continue reading

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Immigration, By the Numbers

An interesting take on the House Republicans’ approach to illegal immigration and the rush to act before the congressional recess, courtesy of this Bloomberg View editorial: “House Republicans today killed their own bill on the immigration crisis, which may be just as well: … Continue reading

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