Skip to comments.Democrats Fret Over John Dingell Race
Posted on 09/15/2010 6:43:51 AM PDT by sjneuf
In any normal year, a longtime powerbroker like the 84-year-old Dingell wouldnt waste a second thought on a neophyte challenger in his reliably Democratic seat. Even in bad years for Democrats, Dingells won comfortablyhe's been held under 60 percent of the vote just once in his long career. In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama won his district with two-thirds of the presidential vote.
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Race? Looks to me like the old coot is White.
Personally I suspect that all Michigan elections end up getting decided at the secret subterranean Master Control Center at UAW Headquarters. Nevertheless, I hope the Michigan Tea Party puts a good diaper-soiling scare into the old coot.
This was included in 1 of the comments on the site, and something I didn’t know - Steele could potentially talk about the Dingells being truly part of the Washington culture:
“Dingell’s wife is one of the most powerful lobbyists in Washington.”
Also, Debbie Dingell is on FNC from time to time. IIRC she’s a Democrat Strategist. I think she is his daughter, but not totally sure.
Debbie is his wife.
84 years old! These old bastages will not let go of power until they die or are forced out. Either way is fine with me, as long as they GO...
***...a longtime powerbroker like the 84-year-old Dingell ****
Dingell stabbed the NRA in the back years ago when he resigned from the NRA board of directors to vote FOR Clinton’s assault rifle ban.
And I haven’t forgotten another backstabber, Ben Nighthorse Campbell who also voted for the ban.
Wonder if that was on purpose?
77 years holding the same seat? That's long enough.
been in office since 1955
dad held the seat since the 30’s
Time to go
Thanks! I thought I heard she was his daughter, plus, she looks a younger than him IMHO.