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  • Maine governor refuses to swear-in newly elected senator

    04/01/2016 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 11:45 AM EDT
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is so angry at Democrats for rejecting one of his nominees that he canceled the swearing-in ceremony for a newly elected senator. […] The election was won by Democrat Susan Deschambault, of Biddeford. She arrived at the Statehouse on Friday for a scheduled ceremony at LePage’s office. But she was told it had been canceled. …
  • Townhall-Gravis Poll Puts Kelly Ahead in June 2 MS-1 Special Election

    05/31/2015 6:29:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    The Republican combat veteran of Iraq and district attorney running in the June 2 special election for Mississippi-1 leads Democrat Walter Hunter Zinn Jr., 54 percent to 37 percent, according to a May 28 Townhall/Gravis poll of 509 likely voters. Trent Kelly, a colonel in the Mississippi National Guard, is the choice for 77 percent of Tea Party voters and 69 percent of voters opposed to abortion rights, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based polling company that conducted the poll. The poll carries a 4 percent margin. Among voters, living in households with at least...
  • VOTE AGAINST HIGHER TAXES MAY 12TH (Pulaski County, Arkansas)

    04/14/2015 10:39:23 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 9 replies
    VOTE AGAINST HIGHER TAXES MAY 12TH The millage tax increase scheduled on May 12th of 5.6 mills would make the average overall millage rate in the Pulaski County Special School District from 40.7 to 46.3 mills. Arkansas already has a 6.5% sales tax, 40.2 cents a gallon tax on gas, a capital gains tax, & a high income tax. Arkansas is one of the highest taxes states in a nation that is over $18 trillion in debt! Yet the AR Education Commissioner Tony Wood, who approved this millage tax, still made over $231,000 in 2014. This $12 million a year...
  • Cantor says he'll resign sooner than expected

    08/01/2014 1:36:42 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. – U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
  • Dems, GOP test fall strategy in Florida house race

    03/09/2014 11:09:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2014 12:29 PM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats can counter GOP attacks on the president’s health care overhaul by accusing Republicans of threatening popular benefit programs for the elderly.Democrat Alex Sink and her allies in the spirited race to replace the late Rep. Bill Young in the U.S. House have spent millions of dollars on TV ads ahead of Tuesday’s special election painting Republican David Jolly as an extremist who wants to privatize Social Security and gut Medicare. Jolly has responded with a TV spot featuring his elderly mother...
  • Lessons and Regrets Precede Florida Special Election

    03/08/2014 5:57:53 AM PST · by Din Maker · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 6, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    With just days to go in the smash-mouth special election on Florida’s Gulf Coast, both parties are managing expectations ahead of what could be a narrow margin of victory. The race to replace the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., is the most competitive special election of the 2014 cycle. Neither party is exuding confidence about the contest for the swingy 13th District, and nearly anyone who claims to have seen an internal poll says this tossup race will go down to the wire. While the results of House specials are often viewed through a national lens, there is possibly...
  • Ken Skowronski Wins Wisconsin Assembly Special Election

    12/18/2013 8:26:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    FRANKLIN – On Tuesday night, Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin) won the 82nd District Assembly special election in very convincing fashion. With all the precincts counted, Skowronski defeated Greendale Village President John Hermes (D-Greendale) 64.6 to 35.4 percent. The Franklin City Councilman won every single precinct in the 82nd District on his path to victory. When breaking down the results, Ken Skowronski won his hometown of Franklin 70.6 to 29.2 percent. He won all six of the city’s aldermanic districts by comfortable margins. In the City of Greenfield, Skowronski won 61.1 to 38.9 percent. John Hermes was close to winning two precincts...
  • Republican Suzanne Miles wins House seat from Democrats in another 7th District squeaker

    12/10/2013 9:25:53 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/10/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    Republican Suzanne Miles appears to have won the 7th [Kentucky] state House District by 112 votes — a landslide compared to the five-vote victory last year by the man Miles will replace, former Rep. John Arnold. Miles, according to unofficial results, received 3,548 votes compared to 3,436 for Democrat Kim Humphrey of Morganfield on Tuesday. Miles got a huge boost in her home county of Daviess, where she and her family, including her father Billy Joe Miles, are well known. She defeated Humphrey 2,564 to 976 in Daviess County. Here are the unofficial splits: ……………….. Miles( R) …………….. Humphrey (D)...
  • New Jersey Star Leger Poll shows Lonegan a huge winner of last nights debate! Donate to Lonegan!

    10/10/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT · by theoldmarine · 17 replies
    New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | 10/10/2013 | Brent Johnson
    Visit the site, see the poll, 76% to 21% Star Ledger readers think Lonegan won! http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/poll_did_booker_or_lonegan_win_second_us_senate_debate.html
  • BOOKER'S LEAD SKIPS TO SIX POINTS!

    10/02/2013 12:39:49 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 43 replies
    Naional Review Online ^ | October 2, 2013 | SeekTheTruth
    Internal polling conducted by New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan’s campaign and obtained by National Review Online shows Newark mayor Cory Booker’s lead slipping to six points, 48 to 42. A Quinnipiac poll released last week showed Booker leading Lonegan by 12 points, and even that poll was considered a positive sign for the former Bogota mayor, as the earliest tallies showed Booker ahead by over 20 points.
  • Markey, Gomez advance to Mass. special election showdown

    04/30/2013 6:44:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey won the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State John Kerry’s old Senate seat Tuesday, advancing to summer special election campaign against Republican Gabriel Gomez which the Democrat will be heavily favored to win. With 60 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race for Markey, who led Rep. Stephen F. Lynch 57 percent to 43 percent. Three years after Massachusetts Democrats nominated Attorney General Martha Coakley, a flawed candidate who was upset by Republican Scott Brown in the race for late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat, Democratic leaders sought to clear the field early...
  • Alabama New GOP Legislature Has Turned Democrat

    09/13/2012 7:54:36 AM PDT · by alancarp · 12 replies
    vanity | Sept. 13, 2012 | alancarp, from various cited sources
    <p>For the first time in 140 years, Alabama elected a Republican legislature in 2010 with promises to cure the ills created by generations of Democrat rule. Budgets would be fixed, ethics would be addressed, immigration issues would be resolved, and business would begin to move forward again.</p>
  • REPUBLICAN SWEEP — GOP Candidate Wins By 20 Points in Nevada Race (The other election)

    09/14/2011 4:30:13 AM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/14/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Republican Mark Amodei won the Congressional election yesterday in Nevada by 20 POINTS. It was NOT EVEN CLOSE. Republican Mark Amodei speaks at a victory party in Reno on Tuesday after defeating Democrat Kate Marshall in a special election for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District. Amodei’s daughters Erin, left, and Ryanne were among the supporters on hand. (LV Sun) Amodei won by more than 20 points in a referendum on Barack Obama’s failed policies. Reuters reported: Nevada Republican Mark Amodei easily won a special election on Tuesday to fill a vacant House of Representatives seat in a largely rural district that...
  • GOP ‘tidal wave’: Look who’s closing in on Dem House seat

    01/22/2012 3:35:14 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | WND Staff
    While most eyes are on the race for the White House, a tight House race in Oregon is also grabbing some attention. The state’s first congressional district has been without a representative since Democrat David Wu resigned last summer over repeated bizarre behavior. The district trends Democratic but recent polls show Republican Rob Cornilles surprisingly close to Democratic nominee Suzanne Bonamici. “As a small-business owner … I have simply felt our interests have not been represented … and our economic situation in Oregon is not getting much better.” Cornilles explains to WND what issue is paramount in this race and...
  • Voters hit the polls to fill Alabama House seat 45

    11/29/2011 12:24:47 PM PST · by T Ruth · 8 replies
    WBRC Fox 6 ^ | Nov. 29, 2011 | WBRC
    LEEDS, AL (WBRC) - Voters in parts of Jefferson and St. Clair Counties head to the polls today. It is for a special election to fill the District 45 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. The election was necessary after the death of Republican Representative Owen Drake of Leeds. The Republican nominee is Drake's brother, 65-year-old Dickie Drake of Leeds. The Democratic nominee is 49-year-old Paige Parnell of Leeds. Parnell was Miss Alabama in 1980 and the first runner-up for Miss America in 1981. The polls close at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
  • NRCC on Nevada victory: ‘Democrats just saw their 2012 playbook fall apart’

    09/14/2011 6:26:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/14/2011 | Alexis Levinson
    Late Tuesday night National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions painted the Republican win in the special election in Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District as a snapshot of the problems Democrats will face in 2012. “Democrats just saw their 2012 playbook fall apart as Nevada voters refused to buy Democrats’ Medicare scare tactics and misinformation campaigns,” Sessions wrote in a statement. “This election sends Democrats another warning that Democrats up and down the ballot next year cannot escape accountability for their failed economic policies.” Medicare policy was a major focus in the ad war between Democrat Kate Marshall and Republican Mark...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread, Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    09/14/2011 8:21:15 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 177 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 09/14/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • 9/13/2011 Special Elections Live Thread

    09/13/2011 5:59:29 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 778 replies
    AP ^ | 9/13/2011 | AP
    AP is maintaining vote-count pages for both the NY special election and the Nevada special election for the US HouseNew York District 9, Weprin v TurnerNevada District 2, Amodei v Marshall
  • NY-9 Special Election

    09/13/2011 10:45:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    9/13/2011 | Self
    I know it's early in the day but any have any FReepers (especially those living in this district) have a sense of what's happening and/or have there been any observed incidents of voter intimidation?
  • CA 36 Congressional District Special Election

    07/12/2011 8:27:08 PM PDT · by BAW · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Follow the results on the link. Refresh page for current results. The polls closed at 8 PM west coast time. Republican Craig Huey has a chance to pull off an upset election if enough registered republicans get to the polls.
  • New York's GOP Is Doing A Great Job Keeping The Elephants Away

    05/25/2011 6:01:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-25-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Dems picked off a strong GOP seat last night, and they want you to think it was about Medicare? The Associated Press: Medicare Overhaul Proposal Causing GOP StressThe New York Times: Democrat Wins GOP Seat; Rebuke Seen To Medicare PlanLos Angeles Times: Medicare Proposal May Have Cost GOP A House Seat In New YorkThe Associated Press: Medicare Key To Shocking Dem Win In NY House RaceABC News: Referendum On Medicare? Democrat Wins Special Election In GOP-Leaning NY-26CBS: Kathy Hochul's Special Election Triumph Sends Republicans Ominous Medicare Messageh/t Mr. Pinko at iOwnTheWorld Simple common sense should tell anyone that...
  • State budget special election: An update {Golden State wants more of your gold}

    05/25/2011 12:52:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/25/11 | Kevin Yamamura
    One of the most common questions in our budget online chat yesterday had to do with the budget special election.Gov. Jerry Brown originally called for an early June election, but that became impossible once talks ended in March. Here's where various players stand on the election issue at the moment: Brown: Wants a special election as soon as possible, which realistically means September if the Legislature agrees on a budget by June. To balance the budget until an election, he wants lawmakers to extend sales and vehicle taxes from July 1 until the election. He backed off his original call...
  • Team Obama helped Hochul

    05/25/2011 10:06:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | May 25, 2011 | GLENN THRUSH
    President Obama’s grassroots army, Organizing for America, played a significant supporting role in efforts to amp turnout for Kathy Hochul in yesterday’s big special election win, according to Democratic sources. OFA’s New York chapter – joining other national groups like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – manned phone banks and dropped campaign lit, and some even went door-to-door in the heavily Republican upstate district. OFA has helped other candidates and causes (including a controversial effort to ferry protesters to the Wisconsin State House this year), but this was no charity mission. Tuesday’s win is critical for Obama’s 2012 narrative: That...
  • Public turning against Brown’s taxes, GOP shouldn’t fade now

    03/24/2011 10:36:08 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 10 replies
    We’re confident that when Californians understand the real costs of the additional taxes Gov. Jerry Brown wants them to pay, they will turn against him and his tax increases. Now there’s a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California that says even in the abstract most Californians already have deserted the governor’s proposal. Only 46 percent of likely voters back the governor’s proposed five-year extension of taxes. That’s a tremendous decline from 53 percent just two months ago. Numbers going south that fast are reminiscent of another governor, who went from the penthouse to the outhouse in record...
  • Dan Walters: Field Poll shows California's wide divide

    03/16/2011 8:12:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/16/11 | Dan Walters
    About 90 percent of the men and women who hold seats in the Legislature are either true-blue liberals or red-meat conservatives even though polls have consistently indicated that only about half of California's voters fall into those categories. That's another way of saying that the state's moderate Democrats, centrist Republicans and independent voters – half of the electorate – have only scant representation in the Capitol. The stark contrast between the political dynamics inside the Capitol and the reality outside its impervious granite walls is one of the major impediments to timely and effective political decision-making. Those inside the building...
  • Call it a Win: Support David Bellavia for Congress

    03/13/2011 11:49:11 AM PDT · by Raquel · 2 replies
    Political Blog ^ | March 12, 2011 | Raquel Okyay
    A special election will be held on May 24, 2011 for public office to the U.S. House of Representatives for New York Congressional District 26, since its seat was vacated by Republican Chris Lee on February 9. Western New York’s District 26 is traditionally a Republican area with a “Cook PVI rating of R+6” and a constituency that is comprised of every day rural Americans who overwhelmingly support center right policy positions. Uniquely ripe for a conservative candidate to run, former Staff Sgt. David Bellavia has emerged from the grass roots, tea party arena, embodying all of the qualities we...
  • Day 60: What now? { Moonbeam's Budget Mess }

    03/10/2011 8:07:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/10/11 | Kevin Yamamura
    It's Gov. Jerry Brown's original deadline day, and state leaders have failed to reach a budget deal. A splinter group of five Senate Republicans is negotiating with the Democratic governor. It remains to be seen whether they can strike a compromise. What's next? • Brown and GOP lawmakers continue to negotiate big-picture changes to state government, including budgeting, worker pensions and environmental regulations. The governor says he needs a two-thirds vote of the Legislature, including at least two Republicans in each house, to place tax extensions on the ballot, a key part of his solution to the state's $26.6 billion...
  • Jerry Brown backs off deadline on special election

    03/10/2011 8:03:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/10/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Gov. Jerry Brown's strategy to win the governor's seat has led California to this moment. Today was Brown's self-imposed deadline for passing his budget package and place a $14 billion tax-increase extension on a June special-election ballot. Late Wednesday, Brown wisely asked the Legislature to delay a budget vote. As a gubernatorial candidate, Brown would not say he planned to raise taxes - only that he would not raise taxes without voter approval. He must have known that he would follow the course he had set, but he also knew that 65 percent of California voters had rejected a similar...
  • Can We Win Harman's Seat?

    02/08/2011 10:44:09 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/8/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Now that we know Congresswoman Jane Harman is planning to resign from her seat in Congress for a position at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - is there any chance that we could flip her seat into Republican hands? The likely Republican candidate, Mattie Fein, received only 66,000 votes when she lost badly to Harman just three months ago. And considering Harman has won all five of her campaigns in the 36th congressional district averaging 63% of the vote, Fein would have to not only turnout 100% of her supporters from 2010, but to convince Hawkish Democrats who...
  • CA: June special election may be vote-by-mail only

    02/02/2011 5:30:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/2/11 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    Gov. Jerry Brown's planned special election in June asking voters to extend three state taxes could be an exclusively vote-by-mail ballot. If the idea being batted around takes off, it would be a first for California. The governor stated during his State of the State address Monday that he wants a "clear mandate" from the public for his plan, but he's also looking at his best chances of winning. And some advisers figure a mail vote would give him that chance. Why? A recent Public Policy Institute of California poll found that likely voters ages 35 to 54 were almost...
  • Capito Won't Run For Senate (West Virginia Republican Capitulates??)

    07/21/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 07/21/10
    Mark Murray writes: The Charleston Daily Mail (WV) reports that GOP Rep. Shelley Moore Capito won't run in the special election for Robert Byrd's Senate seat, side-stepping what would have been a competitive contest against Gov. Joe Manchin (D), who is running for the seat.
  • West Virginia Senate: Manchin (D) 53%, Capito (R) 39%

    07/09/2010 2:28:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 45 replies · 1+ views
    A special Senate election this November to replace the late Robert Byrd is still awaiting the green light from West Virginia’s attorney general, but popular Democratic Governor Joe Manchin is the early leader in hypothetical matchups with two of his possible Republican opponents. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in West Virginia, taken Thursday night, shows Manchin with 53% support, while Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito earns 39% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided. If former West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland is his GOP...
  • WV Law is Ambiguous About Whether Special Election Must be Held

    06/28/2010 9:44:36 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 33 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | 6/28/10 | Richard Winger
    West Virginia law says a special election must be held if the vacancy occurred more than two and one-half years before the end of the term...Byrd died more than two and one-half years before end of his term. So, one would think there will be a special election in 2010 to fill the last two years of his seat. On the other hand, there is no provision for a special election that occurs too late for a primary, and no provision for a special primary. West Virginia’s primary this year was May 11...[T]he deadline for independent candidates, and for the...
  • Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies · 5,575+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 22nd 2010
    May 22, 2010 Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown Honolulu -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress. Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and...
  • Hawaii Holds Special Election For House Seat; Democrats Expect Loss In Obama's Birthplace

    05/22/2010 8:19:54 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 18 replies · 635+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/22/10 | Philip Rucker
    Democrats are bracing for the loss of a House seat Saturday in President Obama's birthplace of Hawaii, where a special election in a heavily Democratic district has inflamed tensions within the party
  • Djou Expands Hawaiian Special Election Lead

    05/02/2010 4:33:28 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 10 replies · 356+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/02/10 | CaroleL
    Republican Charles Djou has increased his lead in Hawaii's First Congressional District with less than three weeks before the mail-in, winner-take-all special election. In a new poll, Honolulu City Councilman Djou leads with 36% while former Congressman Ed Case (D) has 28% and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (D) trails the pack with 22%. 13% remain undecided.
  • Democrats deception in PA12

    04/24/2010 11:51:05 AM PDT · by paman12 · 6 replies · 625+ views
    The democrats are pulling all the stops to win the PA12 special election on May 18th. PA12 background, this district is very interesting. Even though there are more democrat voters than republicans,however there are more conservatives and moderates than a very few liberals. The people here are older and just used to voting democrat. With this said, Pelosi and Obama have low approval rating, even among democrats. Plus, the health care bill is very unpopular here. If interested you can see more poll results here Moving on, Critz who is in a very tight spot as a democrat this year,...
  • DEMOCRAT WINS FLORIDA SPECIAL ELECTION

    04/13/2010 11:16:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 58 replies · 3,577+ views
    UPI.com ^ | Published: April 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    SNIPPET: "BOCA RATON, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Voters elected Democrat Ted Deutch Tuesday to fill out the term of retired U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., election returns indicated. Deutch, who campaigned as a supporter of healthcare reform legislation and of President Barack Obama, easily defeated Republican Ed Lynch and an unaffiliated candidate. Lynch conceded before 10 p.m. before all precincts reported, The Palm Beach Post reported."
  • Democrats Face Trouble in Hawaii Special Election

    04/08/2010 7:21:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies · 833+ views
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | April 8,2010 | By Paul Bedard
    The Republicans shouldn't even be playing in the Hawaii special election for the House seat opened when Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie decided to run for governor. But it's a sign of the poisonous political atmosphere for Democrats that a GOP candidate has a chance at seizing what is arguably President Obama's hometown House seat.
  • Are Democrats In Some Special Election Trouble?

    04/06/2010 9:01:53 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 17 replies · 845+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/07/10 | CaroleL
    What comes after the Massachusetts Miracle? How about the Pennsylvania Pounding? Or maybe even the Hawaiian Heart Attack? The results of two special elections to be held next month could rock the Democratic Party almost as hard as Senator Scott Brown's (R-Massachusetts) victory did in January.
  • District 19 Special Election - April 13, 2010

    03/23/2010 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Mich1193 · 6 replies · 736+ views
    It is time to send a message! http://www.SouthFloridaTeaParty.org The first opportunity we have to send a message to DC is at the US District 19 Special Election on April 13, 2010. South Florida Tea Party is committed to educating voters and getting out the vote (GOTV) in US Congressional District 19. We have not endorsed any candidate and only want to make voters aware of where the candidates stand. The Tea Party needs to help citizens have their voices and votes heard. The US District 19 favors Democrat voters and unlikely to be won by Conservatives. In addition the leading...
  • Special election idea for S.F. mayor fizzling

    03/17/2010 7:42:17 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 177+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/17/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's idea of holding a special election to name his successor if he's elected lieutenant governor appears to be DOA. Newsom doesn't have the six votes on the Board of Supervisors needed to place a charter amendment on the November ballot to require an election, and there doesn't appear to be much interest downtown for an expensive and rushed petition to get the 47,000 signatures needed to go around the supes.San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jim Lazarus, who met with the mayor last week to talk about a charter change, said he doesn't see...
  • Who will fill Massa's seat in Congress?

    03/05/2010 11:18:37 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 4 replies · 370+ views
    WHEC-TV ^ | March 5, 2010 | Linzi Sheldon
    Now that Congressman Eric Massa has announced his intention to resign, what's next for the 29th district? Governor David Paterson will issue a proclamation sometime after Massa's resignation. A special election would have to happen 30 to 45 days after that proclamation and candidates would be chosen by the heads of the political parties in these counties. Assembly minority leader Brian Kolb of Canandaigua has been asked to run for Massa's seat. While he says it's not on his radar right now, Kolb says local leaders have to start thinking of filling the seat-- soon. "I think Governor Paterson has...
  • (GOP) Hoydick wins special election (Connecticut state House)

    03/02/2010 6:19:13 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 15 replies · 644+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | March 2, 2010
    STRATFORD -- Republican Laura Hoydick has won the special election for the 120th Assembly District seat recently vacated by Mayor John A. Harkins. Hoydick received 1,949 votes to 1,390 for Democrat Janice Andersen. Hoydick won in all six voting districts with 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent for Andersen
  • Radical anti-gun candidate flying under radar in Virginia special election

    02/27/2010 7:29:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 374+ views
    DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 February, 2010 | Mike Stollenwerk
    On Tuesday, March 2d, voters in Fairfax County Virginia's 41st House District will vote in a special election and choose a Delegate to fill the seat vacated by Democrat David Marsden. Prior to Marsden, the 41st District's Delegate seat had traditionally been held by Republicans. See the map of this District here. So far the only controversy to arise in this campaign is Republican Kerry Bolognese's charge that his opponent, Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn, has been conducting unfair "push-poll" operations against him. "I'm outraged that that these false claims would be made at all, much less in a sleazy push poll,"...
  • Bad news for Dems: Here comes another special election

    02/10/2010 5:00:01 AM PST · by radioone · 24 replies · 998+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2-9-10 | Thomas Lifson
    The death of Rep. John Murtha will require a special election to replace him before November, according to Pennsylvania Law.
  • Murray Leads 3rd Assembly District Race

    02/09/2010 8:59:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 416+ views
    Long Island Press ^ | Feb 9th, 2010 | Associated Press
    Dean Murray Republican Dean Murray holds a slim lead in the special election in Suffolk County’s 3rd Assembly District, where Democrat Patricia Eddington held office since 2001. Murray had a 186 vote lead and 51 percent with all the precincts reporting, leaving Democrat Lauren Thoden with 49 percent. But 931 absentee ballots were issued in the race, and results of those votes will not be known until the election is certified, which could take a week or more...
  • Montesano wins special election in NY's 15th AD

    02/09/2010 8:44:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 764+ views
    WCAX-TV ^ | February 9, 2010 | Associated Press
    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Republican Michael Montesano has won a special election for a vacant assembly seat on Long Island. Montesano led with 72 percent to 28 percent for Democrat Matthew T. Meng in nearly complete but unofficial results Tuesday night...
  • Bob Castelli And New York Republicans Capture Another Landslide Victory (Tea Party given credit!)

    02/09/2010 7:29:36 PM PST · by God luvs America · 75 replies · 2,292+ views
    With 96 percent of districts reporting in the special election for the 89th State Assembly seat along Westchester County eastern corridor, Republican Bob Castelli has received a landslide 56-44% landslide victory against Democrat Peter Harckham. For New York, for Westchester, for Republicans and for taxpayers exasperated with business as usual in Albany -- tonight was the game changer. "It's a shot across the bow to people like Sheldon Silver and entrenched bosses," said Castelli in his victory speech. Joining Castelli as a big winner tonight is Westchester County Republican Chairman Doug Colety, whose winning streak in this former Democratic bastion...
  • Those Who've Already Filed to run for Murtha's Seat

    02/08/2010 3:10:02 PM PST · by no dems · 38 replies · 1,015+ views
    D.C.'s Political Report ^ | February 8, 2010 | no dems
    O.K., I know it's not Murtha's seat; that was just for clarification. That said: Those who filed to run for Murtha’s seat in PA’s 12th District before his death are: Dems: Former Naval Officer Ryan Bucchianeri and Attorney Ron Mackell Republicans: Activist Dave Battaglia, Businessman Tim Burns and Army Vet & ’08 nominee William T. “Bill” Russell