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  • As judges named, Minn. Senate legal fight grows

    01/12/2009 6:21:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 1,091+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/12/09 | Brian Bakst/AP
    Three judges put on the bench by governors of three political parties will hear the highly charged election lawsuit that stands between Minnesota and its second U.S. senator. The panel named Monday by the state's highest court will preside over a Republican Norm Coleman's court case that seeks to overturn Democrat Al Franken's 225-vote advantage following a long recount. The case is expected to take months to resolve. The three district judges are:
  • Election 2008: New Jersey Senate (D-Lautenberg 49% R-Zimmer 36%)

    07/11/2008 5:50:43 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 160+ views ^ | July 09, 2008 |
    Democrat Frank Lautenberg, seeking a fifth term in the U.S. Senate, can breathe a little easier this month. The incumbent leads Republican challenger Dick Zimmer 49% to 36% in the latest Rasmussen reports telephone survey in New Jersey. When “leaners” are included, Lautenberg leads the Republican 50% to 37%. Last month, the two candidates were virtual tied, with Lautenberg on top by just a single percentage point. That poll was taken just days after Lautenberg survived a primary challenge that raised questions about whether he was too old to serve. Still, while the new poll provides better news for the...
  • U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died

    07/04/2008 7:30:57 AM PDT · by jern · 250 replies · 1,601+ views
    jesse helms has passed away
  • Cannon leading Jacob

    06/24/2006 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Dane · 97 replies · 1,152+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 6/24/04 | Bob Bernick Jr.
    Cannon leading Jacob Getting supporters to polls may be key to election Copyright 2006 Deseret Morning News By Bob Bernick Jr. Deseret Morning News Rep. Chris Cannon holds a good lead over fellow Republican John Jacob in the 3rd Congressional District as Tuesday's primary approaches, a new Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV poll shows. But when pollster Dan Jones & Associates breaks out those most interested in the election and hard-core GOP voters, the race tightens consider- ably. Jones polled 617 registered 3rd District voters from Monday to Thursday. Among all the voters, Cannon leads 46 percent to 33 percent. Still, whether...
  • CONGRESSIONAL Election Returns, November 2, 2004 - LIVE THREAD (Please ONLY Discuss Cong Races Here)

    11/01/2004 7:27:50 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 16 replies · 159+ views
    No, it's not too early to start this thread. As usual, Dixville Notch, NH will vote at 12:01 a.m.
  • dont drink and vote

    11/01/2004 2:50:16 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 459+ views
    There's been a lot of vitriol hurled at both Democrats and Republicans this election, but I'd like to focus on one party that has, until this point, largely escaped some richly deserved criticism. The voters. That's right, the precious American voters: Sacred stewards of democracy. You don't have to spin around in an election cycle for long to discover that a shocking number of voters are in fact gullible, greedy, oblivious to facts, or simply fundamentally retarded. However, three types of voters deserve special mention for taking their constitutionally guaranteed right to vote, and essentially wiping their with it. Let's...
  • Voter fraud in St. Joseph Countyindiana (the dead register to vote)

    10/28/2004 4:31:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,286+ views ^ | 10 28 04 |
    The U.S. attorney for the northern district of Indiana is being asked to investigate an alleged incident of voter fraud. The name of a man who died more than three years ago has shown up on paperwork requesting a mailed absentee ballot.The man's name is Stanley Grygiel. He was a staunch democrat, a UAW member and somewhat politically active. Up until now, it appeared that activity ended when he died in June of 2001.Mail from the Democratic Party still occasionally shows up at the home of the late Grygiel, according to a son who still lives there. The son expressed...
  • Democrats Eye Colorado and See Chance to Tweak Republican Noses

    10/08/2004 11:33:02 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 5 replies · 342+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 10/9/04 | T.R. Reid
    CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. -- The congressional candidates' debate was supposed to be about foreign policy and the economy, but Democrat John Salazar started off by offering a farming tip. "Being a potato farmer, I've learned that if you want to increase your harvest, you have to rotate your crops from time to time," the plain-spoken Salazar said. "Well, now it's time for Colorado to rotate its congressional crop, so we can get more of a harvest out of our representatives." For most of the United States, there is almost no rotation of the political crop anymore in elections for the...
  • G.O.P. Optimistic That It Can Keep Control

    10/02/2004 12:15:13 PM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 7 replies · 387+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 3, 2004 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 - Congressional Republicans are poised to hold or to slightly expand their majorities in the House and Senate this November, though Senate Democrats retain an outside chance of slipping back into control. As they analyze the House contests, most lawmakers, strategists and independent handicappers see little opportunity for Democrats in the House to gain the dozen seats they need to capture the majority, given the small field of competitive races being run on issues ranging from a candidate's business history to old tax votes. Democratic leaders reject that view. In the Senate, where Republicans hold a51-49 majority,...
  • Virginia GOP Picks Candidate to Replace Congressman(Gay baiting alert)

    09/01/2004 8:12:57 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 23 replies · 1,097+ views
    aolnews ^ | 9 1 2004 | BOB LEWIS, AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (Aug. 31) - Republicans selected state Del. Thelma Drake Tuesday to replace U.S. Rep. Edward L. Schrock on the November ballot, a day after he dropped out of the race amid claims that he is gay. The Republican Committee for Schrock's district gathered Tuesday to hastily vote for a nominee who could take on Democrat lawyer David B. Ashe in the Nov. 2 election. Drake, a real estate agent, is a reliable member of the state House's conservative GOP majority. Schrock, 63, a married retired Navy captain who was popular among conservatives, cited unspecified ''allegations'' for his surprise...
  • Paul Rodriguez For Congress. A campaign update.

    08/22/2004 3:07:20 PM PDT · by The Scourge of Yazid · 55 replies · 1,198+ views
    The streets. 12th congressional district, New York State | August 22, 2004 | Gerard J. Perry Jr.
    Alright, I've been tasked with the unusual-but very solemn-obligation of reporting back to FreeRepublic Land on the progress of Paul's campaign to unseat that noxious, vile, contemptible, harridan of a congresswoman, Nydia Velasquez; she of the twelfth congressional district, representing constituents in New York County. And Queens County. And Kings County.I know, I feel for all you people who happen to live in that general vicinity. Now, you freepers perusing this thread are by this point, probably asking yourselves-quite reasonably, in my estimation-why the Paul Rodriguez campaign would entrust such an important duty to such a complete and utter numbskull....
  • Website for Republican Congress races?

    07/28/2004 9:35:38 PM PDT · by Linux4Life · 2 replies · 346+ views
    Do we have a site that keeps track of Congress races? The link above tracks all DemocRAT races.
  • Sign the Petition: Senator Kerry, Let America See the Video of your Radio City "Hate Fest"!!!

    07/18/2004 10:35:18 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 87 replies · 2,704+ views
    Dear Fellow FReepers,Please join in the call for Senator Kerry to release the videotape of his July 8 "Hate Fest" at Radio City Music Hall by signing this petition.You can view and sign the petition by clicking here.Further, you can urge your friends and family to sign the petition by clicking here.  Please ask everyone you know to sign.  When we have collected enough signatures, we will mail hardcopies to the Kerry Campaign, the Bush Campaign, and the Media.The petition reads as follows: To:  Senator John F. KerrySenator Kerry, release the videotape of your July 8, 2004 fundraiser at Radio...
  • Proposal to Have U.N. Monitor Elections Ends in Partisan Clash [Good work, keep it up!]

    07/19/2004 7:08:54 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 12 replies · 1,411+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/19/04 | Dan Morgan
    Proposal to Have U.N. Monitor Elections Ends in Partisan Clash By Dan Morgan House Republicans view a recent move by 11 Democrats to have United Nations observers monitor U.S. elections as a politically motivated stunt, and last week they moved to nip the idea in the bud. But after an unusually rancorous skirmish that brought proceedings on the House floor to a standstill late Thursday, the issue may have received more publicity than even Democrats hoped for. It pitted Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), author of an amendment to the 2005 foreign aid bill aimed at blocking U.N. involvement in U.S....
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • House Members Will Discuss Request to United Nations to Monitor [American] Election [ALERT!]

    07/07/2004 7:55:44 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 28 replies · 1,451+ views
    HOUSE MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS REQUEST TO UNITED NATIONS TO MONITOR ELECTION Rep. Johnson Spearheads Effort to Invite International Body Washington, D.C. - The request by several Members of Congress to the United Nations to send observers to monitor the upcoming Presidential election has sparked interest around the globe. At this juncture a dozen House Members have signed the letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Thursday morning those Members who have signed the U.N. letter will hold a news conference on Capitol Hill to discuss the ramifications of their request. ”We are hoping that our action will alleviate the nation from...
  • A Trip Down Possumtrot Road

    10/21/2003 1:54:50 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 39 replies · 442+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 21 October 2003 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Last week I drove down Possumtrot Road, deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's in Yancey County, one of the most rural and least populated of North Carolina's 100 counties. Possumtrot Road is at an altitude of about 2,800 feet, but it is lined on both sides with rich bottom land. Much of that land lies fallow; many of the barns are falling to wrack and ruin. And thereon hangs a tale. First, a touch of geology. The Blue Ridge is the southern section of the Appalachian Chain, formed about 250 million years ago when the tectonic plate that is...
  • Kelsey Grammer Eyeing Senate Run

    09/23/2003 7:28:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 1,427+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday Sept. 23, 2003
    Top-rated TV star Kelsey Grammer announced Monday night that he would like to quit show business and enter politics - perhaps as Senator from California. "I've always thought that since I did not serve in the military and since I was raised by a military man, my grandfather, that we all have an obligation to try to perform some service to the country," the "Frasier" star told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes." "And the only thing I can think of is to attempt maybe a political office at some point in my life," Grammer added. When it came to...
  • We Are Running for Congress -- Maybe

    09/02/2003 12:57:02 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 201 replies · 15,701+ views
    Congressman Billybob's Campaign Website ^ | 2 September 2003 | John Armor
    Congressman Billybob Sez:[posted 2 September 2003] This here's the 366th Report ta the Folks Back Home from the (More er Less) Honorable Billybob, cyberCongressman from Western Carolina. For reasons that will shortly become quite clear, I'm not gonna turn this over ta ma able assistant, J. Armor, Esq. Instead, fer the firs time ever in seven years of rattin, this column has a shared byline tween yer Congresscritter n his assistant. We Are Running for Congress – Maybeby John Armor and Congressman Billybob Ballot issues always begin with a summary, to assist the voters. Here's my summary: My District needs...
  • CNN/Gallup Poll: Bush Approval Rating Unchanged at 59%

    08/28/2003 9:05:22 PM PDT · by nwrep · 98 replies · 1,198+ views
    Gallup, ^ | August 28, 2003 | nwrep
    [ Home ] [ Up ] [ Bush: Job Ratings ] [ Bush: Favorability ] <![if lt IE 4]> <![endif]> President Bush: Job RatingsAll data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older. Polls listed chronologically. Gallup Poll and CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll . "Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?" Approve Disap- prove Don't Know % % % N 8/25-26/03 59 37 4 1,009 8/4-6/03 60 36 4 1,003 7/25-27/03 58 38 4 1,006 7/18-20/03 59 38 3 1,003 7/7-9/03 62 34 4 1,006 6/27-29/03 61 36 3 1,003 6/12-15/03 63 33 4 1,006 6/9-10/03 62 34 4 1,029...
  • Is there a Difference?: Platforms of the Communist Party and the Democratic Party

    08/11/2003 8:24:07 PM PDT · by nwrep · 65 replies · 3,294+ views
    Various ^ | August 11, 2003 | nwrep
    Platform of the Communist Party USA Communist Party Immediate Program for the CrisisIt is shameful and unacceptable that any child should live in poverty, and that anyone should go hungry, homeless, without medicine, or without a living wage in our nation of such great wealth.Meet the Needs of Working, Unemployed and Farm Families - Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour. -Unemployment insurance for all workers. - Moratorium on farm foreclosures - Labor law reform to remove barriers to workers who want to join a union. - No privatization of Social Security. Increase benefits. - Universal prescription drug...
  • PICTORIAL EXPOSE: Democrats - Communists Link Revealed

    08/09/2003 4:35:17 PM PDT · by nwrep · 151 replies · 3,471+ views
    Personal Research and Other Freepers | August 9, 2003 | nwrep
    Democrats-Communist Link Revealed Here Here is a snapshot of the Website of the Communist Party USA: Notice the Link to anti-American group, in the lower left corner: Now see this picture of Algore from the website of As you may recall, he gave a speech to the members of last week: Now tell me, if this evidence of complicity between the Democrats and the Communists is not enough, what is? If someone here has contacts at FoxNews, may be we can get them to carry it.
  • Freeper Grassroots Movement to Re-Elect Bush

    07/24/2003 9:00:48 AM PDT · by nwrep · 503 replies · 1,254+ views
    July 24, 2003 | nwrep
    I want to kick off a grass-roots movement to educate and inform discerning Democrats about the real nature of their party and am soliciting suggestions from Freepers. The reasons I am doing this are several, as listed below: * I have several conservative Democrat friends who have always voted D, but who disagree with the stance of their party on issues like AA, tax-cuts, and regulations. * These people do not understand that regardless of the "moderate" local Dem candidate they vote for, the party agenda is driven in Congress by an extremely liberal faction of the party. * Case...
  • Russert Has Dean for Breakfast on MTP; Dean is Toast

    06/22/2003 8:16:14 AM PDT · by nwrep · 80 replies · 1,180+ views
    NBC ^ | June 22, 2003 | nwrep
    Dean is Toast; Russert skewered him on MTP Please post your impressions of this morning's Meet the Press. Here are some revelations about Dean that Russert dug up, thanks to his thorough research staff: 1. Dean actually wants to raise payroll taxes, and increase taxable income from the current 85,000 dollars to 100,000. 2. Got a Vietnam deferrment for a bad back, but spent the same year skiing in Aspen (1971). 3. Wants to recognize gay couples who get married in Canada. 4. Lied to NARAL by withholding critical, relevant information about parental consent during the abortion of a...
  • Democrat on Leftist Website converts to Bush-Backer; Read Testimony

    05/17/2003 11:40:43 AM PDT · by nwrep · 36 replies · 251+ views
    Various Left-wing Websites | May 17, 2003 | nwrep
    Democrat on Leftist Website converts to Bush-Backer; Read Testimony May 17, 2003 On my monthly drive-by of left-wing websites, I noticed a mountain of collective scorn heaped by DUmb denizens on a recent Republican convert over the war on Iraq. The poor fellow seems to have had it with the indecisiveness, the pettyness, the stale rhetoric and the lack of new ideas from his old party. Here are some exchanges between this enlightened soul and delusional posters on this sanity-challenged website that will go unnamed: *********************************************************************************** Convert: They (Pelosi and Daschle) know Bush is right! Our so-called allies were in...
  • Sharpton, LIEberman getting Make-up (CAPTION THIS)

    05/04/2003 8:23:57 AM PDT · by nwrep · 75 replies · 365+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2003 | nwrep
  • Socialism in America's Congress: A Primer (Vanity)

    04/17/2003 4:48:52 PM PDT · by nicmarlo · 204 replies · 11,905+ views
    nicmarlo | 3/17/2003 | nicmarlo
    Socialism in America's Congress: A Primer [all links provided were current and up-to-date as of the date of posting; I have no control over their effectiveness if they later change or disappear.] "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened." (Norman Thomas, 1936 presidential candidate on the Socialist ticket) The war with Iraq has brought out the worst in liberals, all across America. We have witnessed those who preach...
  • Republicans look to handful of reluctant candidates to boost the Senate majority

    03/26/2003 10:28:18 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 314+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/26/03 | Allison Stevens
    Republican strategists are looking to a small group of less than a dozen potential Senate candidates who could make or break their party's chances of retaining the GOP'S razor-thin Senate majority in the 2004 election. If the potential GOP candidates decide to run, they could force otherwise safe Democratic incumbents like Minority Leader Tom Daschle (S.D.) and Minority Whip Harry Reid (Nevada) to invest heavily to defend their seats, and curtail their campaigning for other Democratic Senate hopefuls. But if they opt not to run, races in about a dozen states will likely fall into the noncompetitive column. "A universe...
  • On the (Georgia) 6th District lifeboat, Lamutt may claim seniority

    02/13/2003 10:59:14 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 170+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/14/03 | Tom Baxter and Jim Galloway
    One note before we delve into the never-never land of flag politics: We're hearing that state Sen. Robert Lamutt, a Republican from east Cobb County, is two weeks away from announcing for the 6th Congressional District to replace Johnny Isakson. He says he's already got $1 million of personal money set aside for the task. A whole raftful of Republicans are expected to make a grab for the seat, including Bob Barr. But unless someone jumps ahead, Lamutt will be the first.
  • Bob Barr Likely to Seek a Return to the House in 2004

    01/30/2003 12:37:05 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 26 replies · 309+ views
    Roll Call ^ | January 30, 2003 | Lauren W. Whittington
    While the jockeying among potential candidates in Georgia’s 6th district has for the most part been behind the scenes so far, two Republicans — including former Rep. Bob Barr (Ga.) — are inching closer to announcing their candidacies.
  • NEWSFLASH: Mondale: "I will not make sanity an issue in this campaign."

    11/04/2002 5:37:57 PM PST · by KLT · 35 replies · 455+ views
    BSNN.NET ^ | 11-04-02 | BSNN.NET STAFF
    "I will not exploit, for political purposes, the apparent sanity of my opponent," said Walter Mondale (D-Insane) when asked whether he was up to the task of returning to the Senate. Mondale made the comments at a press conference where he revealed a wardrobe change, a change that he says will prove once and for all that he is still "hip enough to be a US Senator." "I want my campaign to appeal to young people," Mondale said. To that end, the former Vice President is hosting an election eve dance party headlined by K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Activists...

    11/01/2002 5:41:47 AM PST · by KLT · 26 replies · 283+ views
    I thought I heard somebody say there’s an election next week. Pretty sure I heard that right. Something about mid-term Congressional elections. A bunch of governorships up for grabs. Things like that. Of course, I could be wrong. I saw what looked like a political rally on the tube but the talking heads kept telling me it was a memorial service. There may be political campaign spots on TV. I couldn’t say. Like most adult males, I channel surf during commercials. While in Missouri the other day, I saw a bus with a sign that said: “Chuck Norman likes Jim...
  • Poll shows Capito out in front ("Closest Race in Country" is a GOP Blowout! RAT scum down 21 pts!)

    10/28/2002 2:22:41 PM PST · by Timesink · 14 replies · 327+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | October 28, 2002 | Karin Fischer
    Charleston Daily Mail Poll shows Capitoout in front Incumbent has big leadbut many voters undecided Karin Fischer <> Daily Mail Washington bureau Monday October 28, 2002; 10:30 AM WASHINGTON -- Incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito has opened a wide lead over Democratic challenger Jim Humphreys in the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat, with a significant number of voters still undecided, according to a new West Virginia Poll.Fifty-three percent of 2nd district voters surveyed said they likely would vote for Capito, according to the survey, which was released today. Thirty-two percent of those surveyed said they likely would...
  • Veterans group is backing Wellstone

    10/07/2002 7:36:22 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 38 replies · 687+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10/07/02 | BILL SALISBURY
    Conferring a blessing that may offset charges that he is soft on national defense, the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national political action committee on Monday endorsed U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone for re-election. This is the first time the VFW, the nation’s second-largest veterans’ organization, has endorsed the Minnesota Democrat, who is seeking a third term. “The key issues that we look at are national security and veterans benefits,” Mike Kodluboy, chairman of the Minnesota VFW PAC, said during a presentation ceremony at VFW Post 295 in South St. Paul. “Paul Wellstone earned our veterans’ support based upon his tireless efforts...
  • Freep the CNN Poll

    10/07/2002 3:20:29 PM PDT · by bioprof · 89 replies · 433+ views
    CNN MoneyLine ^ | Lou Dobbs
    <p>There's a poll on CNN right now about the Supreme Court's decision. Needs freeping!</p>
  • Boehlert's lead too large: Walrath still in race on Conservative line

    09/22/2002 6:10:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies · 270+ views
    ©Finger Lakes Times 2002 ^ | September 22, 2002 | By: DENISE M. CHAMPAGNE
    GENEVA NY- He is behind by more than 2,000 votes and there are only 132 left to be counted. Walrath will still be on the ballot Nov. 5, though, on the Conservative Party line. Incumbent Rep. Sherwood Boehlert of New Hartford led Walrath on primary night, Sept. 10, by a vote of 18,726 to 17,238, and picked up another 1,313 votes this week as election officials in the 11 counties in the district opened absentee, military and affidavit ballots. Officials were required to wait one week after the primary to begin opening the ballots. All ballots in 10 of those...
  • Why Doug Forrester MUST Win--Dems Mock God.

    09/18/2002 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies · 589+ views
    anonymous e-mail | 09.18.02 | Dr. Frank Joseph
    Proof: The Democratic Party Mocks God What would it take for God-fearing people in the Democratic party to recognize that this once great party has become Satan's pride and joy?  It is apparent they refuse to see the handwriting on the wall, which is becoming clearer with each passing year. Just what would it take? There has got to be a defining moment, an epiphany,  where even the least skeptic of Democrats, would throw their hands up in disgust and say, “I've had enough -- this party now embraces evil." Surely, it must take something.  Does it really require an...
  • Sen. Torricelli, D-NJ and the Mafia

    09/14/2002 7:36:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 46 replies · 635+ views
    In 1996 Torricelli was caught on an FBI wiretap soliciting contributions over a telephone at a Florida pizza parlor under surveillance for suspected Mafia ties...
  • Zarelli pushes for Congress to support the President on Iraq

    09/13/2002 11:00:41 AM PDT · by CyberCowboy777 · 11 replies · 352+ views
    E-mail from Zarelli Campaign | September 12, 2002 | Zarelli Campaign
    Zarelli for Congress 9901 NE 7th Ave., Suite B234 Vancouver, WA 98685 P: (360)567-0408 F: (360) 213-0234 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chris Woodfin - 360-567-0408 September 12, 2002 Zarelli pushes for Congress to support the President on Iraq This morning President George W. Bush addressed the United Nations General Assembly and stressed the inherent danger that the world faces from Saddam Hussein. The President called for a regime change in Iraq, in order to insure the future peace throughout the world. The President’s remarks laid out specific examples of how Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has systematically and continually violated...
  • Battleground Senate Races, Website Links

    09/12/2002 8:50:57 PM PDT · by patriciaruth · 28 replies · 564+ views
    personal research | 9-12-02 | patriciaruth
    "Pray as if it all depended on God; work as if it all depended on you." Close, possible pickups: South Dakota, Missouri, Georgia, New Jersey and Minnesota. Possible losses: Arkansas, New Hampshire, Texas, North Carolina If lightening strikes, may pickup: Iowa South Dakota: John Thune, current Congressman, (articulate, affable, attractive in an August debate with Johnson) running against Tim Johnson, current Senator. Last poll: 40%-40% announced just before the debate Link to John Thune for South Dakota P.O. Box 516 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 New Jersey: Doug Forrester (bio: former assistant state treasurer, now small businessman and university instructor)...

    09/12/2002 10:59:25 PM PDT · by CyberCowboy777 · 35 replies · 287+ views
    The Columbian ^ | September 11, 2002 | JEFFREY MIZE
    ZARELLI MUST DO MORE THAN JUST WIN Wednesday, September 11, 2002 By JEFFREY MIZE, Columbian staff writer For a candidate unopposed for the GOP's congressional nomination, state Sen. Joe Zarelli has everything to lose in next week's primary. Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, is assured of advancing to the Nov. 5 election and going head to head with U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, D-Vancouver. Zarelli, however, must make a strong showing in Tuesday's "beauty contest" primary to attract campaign contributions and media attention needed to mount a legitimate challenge. "The reality is that everyone wants to see a number," he said. "If I do...
  • Catholics Need Not Apply

    09/11/2002 5:35:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 41 replies · 2,782+ views ^ | 9.11.02 | Lawrence Cirignano, Esq
     CATHOLICS NEED NOT APPLY The US Senate is a place where legislation goes to die.  The US House of Representatives has passed over 50 pieces of legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support and the US Senate has not acted on them. The US Senate also has the duty to give their advise and consent on Judicial nominees. There is a Judicial Emergency in that over 20% of the Federal Bench is vacant.  The backlog of cases denies justice to everyone with cases before the Federal bench. People need to have confidence in the impartiality of the Justice System as well as...
  • Gullible voters insulate the incumbents

    09/10/2002 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 331+ views
    Auburn NY Citizen ^ | Tuesday, September 10, 2002 | By Roger Hare
    Political groups often engage in elaborate dances between "establishment" and "challenger" factions. Today is primary day and only one race (in the Finger Lakes Region of NY) is interesting: David Walrath and Sherwood Boehlert in the 24th Congressional District. I agree real issues are sadly lacking in most campaigns, but if we don't like the soap they are selling, it's up to us to stop buying. Other races, such as Andrew Cuomo's and H. Carl McCall's fight for the Democrat nomination for governor, are over. Tom Golisano's independent bid to unseat Gov. George Pataki is interesting only because he follows...
  • Walrath For Congress vs. Sherry Boehlert (It's Time For A Change in the GOP)

    09/01/2002 1:31:51 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 19 replies · 352+ views
    walrathforcongress ^ | 2002 | Walrath
    Walrath For Congress vs. Sherry Boehlert It's Time For A Change in the GOP Dr. Walrath has long embraced the true Republican beliefs of individual freedoms as stated in the Bill of Rights, fewer taxes, smaller government, a strong military, and protecting the social security promise. As a small business owner for over 25 years with a successful general surgery practice in Auburn, NY, Dr. Walrath is gravely concerned with the maze of regulations that hurt small businesses. "I don't like what I see in our area's economy or how we're handling health care." Oneida County was 12th in the...
  • Congress? Dubya don't need no stinkin' Congress

    08/26/2002 6:08:49 AM PDT · by KLT · 29 replies · 314+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | 8-26-02 | Doug Thompson
    President Bush can declare war on Iraq any time he wants and he won't need the permission of Congress to do so. That's what Dubya's lawyers are telling him. Other administration officials, however, say it would be political suicide to launch an attack with Iraq withot at least seeking Congressional approval. Without it, they argue, Bush could lose public support in his war against terrorism. "This isn't so much a question of what's legal," says one White House source. "It's more a question of what's politically right." Bush's legal authority to attack Iraq exists because of the 1991 resolution that...
  • Dority Pitches for U.S. House Seat

    08/10/2002 7:28:45 PM PDT · by Jomini · 4 replies · 171+ views
    Kinston Free Press ^ | August 10, 2002 | Jennifer Schrader
    Republican says GTP has failed Greg Dority's big-kid baseball dreams were came true Friday night on the way to fulfilling another dream: becoming a member of the U.S. House. The 43-year-old Washington Republican is running for the first district Congressional seat being vacated by a retiring Eva Clayton. He threw out the first pitch at the Kinston Indians' game Friday night, and hoped to pitch his ideas to local voters. "We have a real chance with the district being redrawn smaller and there being no incumbent," he said. Although Dority is relieved the Sept. 10 state primary finally was scheduled,...
  • Demos liberal with Utahn

    08/08/2002 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 200+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | Lee Davidson
    Peers in D.C. helping fund Matheson race WASHINGTON - Rep. Jim Matheson has come up with a "Capitol" way of raising capital for his re-election campaign. He's asking fellow Democrats in Congress for money - and they are responding with an avalanche of funds from their own campaigns. It may show how important Matheson's seat is to Democratic hopes of regaining control of the House. More than $1 of every $7 that Matheson, D-Utah, has raised - $127,166 of $856,595 total - has come from fellow Democrats in Congress, both from their individual campaigns and from political action committees, some...
  • Congressional Leaders Accuse FBI of Attempting to Read Their Minds (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!)

    08/06/2002 7:16:36 PM PDT · by KLT · 44 replies · 653+ views
    BSNN.NET ^ | 8-6-02 | By Dr. John Doolittle
    Wearing tinfoil hats to protect their private thoughts, House and Senate leaders leave a private meeting with President Bush where they complained about the FBI's practice of reading the minds of Congressmen. WASHINGTON – A week after lawmakers serving on the House-Senate panel probing pre-Sept. 11 intelligence breakdowns refused to submit to lie-detector tests to learn the source of a leak, congressional leaders now accuse the FBI of attempting to read their minds through a process known as psychotronics. House and Senate leaders demanded and received a private meeting with President Bush before his departure on a month-long-paid-family-leave to discuss...
  • Exit Polls show Dingell Beats Rivers

    08/06/2002 6:51:04 PM PDT · by FF578 · 23 replies · 186+ views
    <p>By defeating U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers in a cutthroat Democratic primary that a national magazine called "one of the most fascinating contests in America," John Dingell preserved both his huge congressional clout and a family dynasty that stretches back to the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt.</p>
  • Rare political sport: incumbent face-offs

    08/06/2002 9:09:23 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 94+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Tuesday, August 6, 2002 | By Liz Marlantes | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
    WATERBURY, CONN. - It's lunchtime at Elton, an assisted living facility for seniors, and Rep. Nancy Johnson (R) is working the room. Walking from table to table, she shakes hands, smiles, and – over and over – recites her résumé. "I've been in Congress for 20 years," she says, emphasizing that she chairs an influential Ways and Means subcommittee. "I'm a Republican – I run on a Republican ticket – but I work with the good people of both parties." It's not that Ms. Johnson, a petite, grandmotherly type, is particularly prone to touting her own credentials. This year, the...