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  • Three Powerful Democratic Chairmen Toppled

    11/03/2010 9:29:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CQ Roll Call ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Christina Bellantoni
    Three longtime House Democrats holding gavels of power were defeated Tuesday night, with Republicans ousting Members with 98 years of combined experience who served as top lieutenants to Speaker Nancy Pelosi . Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar (Minn.), Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (Mo.) and Budget Chairman John Spratt (S.C.) all lost as Republicans regained control of the chamber in a wave that has ousted at least 60 Democrats.
  • John Spratt, SC5, losing badly!

    11/02/2010 5:30:13 PM PDT · by ElenaM · 26 replies
    Fox News, local
    Watching web coverage, looks like John Spratt is going to fall to a conservative. Mulvaney is wiping the floor with him. Spratt was supposed to be unbeatable. Having a great time tonight!
  • District by district SOUTH CAROLINA-05 (John Spratt) House Budget chairman down by 10 points

    10/27/2010 6:16:40 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2010 | The Hill Staff
    Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.) trails Republican Mick Mulvaney by 10 points, 39 percent to 49 percent, with 10 percent of likely voters undecided, according to The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll. Mulvaney is winning independents by 23 points and leads among male, female, middle-aged and older voters. The only group Spratt leads is younger voters, but he’s winning that unpredictable voting group by a mere two points. Spratt’s favorability rating is 41 percent, with 47 percent rating him unfavorably. And 43 percent said Spratt’s 14 terms in Congress were a reason to vote against him. Spratt is the chairman of...
  • Rothenberg moves Spratt - Mulvaney Race to "Leans Republican" (SC-05)

    10/22/2010 5:35:44 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 8 replies
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 10/22/2010 | Rothenberg
    Likely Republican gain of 45-55 seats, with 60 seats possible. Republicans need to net 39 seats for a majority.
  • DCCC Going On Air For Shuler, Doubling Down For Spratt

    10/19/2010 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 2 replies
    Hotline On Call - National Journal ^ | 10/19/2010 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    The Democratic Congressional Committee has reserved ad buys in Rep. Heath Shuler's (D-N.C.) district for the first time, another sign that the DCCC is having to spend money on incumbents who were previously believed to be safe. The ad reservations, confirmed by multiple sources tracking ad buys, show that the DCCC is continuing to reevaluate where to spend its resources in the final weeks of the campaign. In addition to Shuler, the DCCC has also increased its ad reservations for House Budget Committee Chair John Spratt (D-S.C.) and Rep. Mike McIntyre's (D-N.C.), both of whom who hold solidly Republican seats...
  • Turnout, Not Polling, Will Determine 2010 Outcome

    10/13/2010 10:10:06 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10/13/10 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    [ . . . ] But they [Republicans] also need to adjust their sights higher and aim for more seats. To confine themselves to the races in which they hold slight leads or are within five points would be to leave on the table dozens of Democratic incumbents who could be defeated in this landslide year. The danger here is not overconfidence but underconfidence, and that Democratic incumbents who could be defeated will skate to victories. Despite a massive victory in the offing for Republicans, there could be great gnashing of teeth when they see how narrowly some of the...
  • Mulvaney best choice for small businesses

    10/10/2010 10:49:00 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 5 replies
    Heraldonline ^ | 10/09/2010 | J.J. Darby
    There are many national and statewide organizations that promote themselves as pro-small business, but none can claim to be America's leading small business association. That honor is reserved for the National Federation of Independent Businesses. With 5,000 small business members in South Carolina, we are very careful when choosing which lawmakers and candidates to support. In the 5th Congressional District, we have evaluated the voting records of Congressman John Spratt and state Senator Mick Mulvaney. Without a doubt, the candidate that you can most trust to protect the small businesses in this state and create an environment that fosters job...
  • Pelosi ties threaten to sink John Spratt (SC's off-the-charts animosity toward speaker)

    10/07/2010 6:44:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/10 | JESSICA TAYLOR
    Pelosi ties threaten to sink John SprattBy JESSICA TAYLOR | 10/7/10 4:30 AM EDT ROCK HILL, S.C. — The combination of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama is casting a colossal shadow over Democrat John Spratt’s reelection campaign, and the 28-year House veteran all but acknowledges that, as a result, he is facing the toughest election test of his career. While the president is unpopular in rural South Carolina’s 5th District, it’s hard to compare with the off-the-charts animosity toward Pelosi — sentiment that is regularly stoked by a deluge of television ads, paid for by the National...
  • 'Sack Spratt' signs blanket area [SC-5]

    10/01/2010 9:34:48 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 12 replies
    The Item (Sumter) ^ | September 25, 2010 | Nick McCormac
    "Sack Spratt." It's a message that's hard to miss, and for many people, one even harder to ignore. During the past couple months, the bright yellow signs emblazoned with red text opposing long-sitting U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., have blanketed South Carolina's 5th Congressional District in the ramp-up to the Nov. 2 election, where the 28-year congressman will face state Sen. Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land. Sources with knowledge of the issue cite Gardner Gore, who was chairman of the campaign to elect Republican Ralph Norman to Spratt's seat in 2006, with creating and funding the signs. [...] Gore is also...
  • The Mulvaney v Spratt (SC-5) 'No Video/Audio Allowed' Debate - Video is now on YouTube

    09/10/2010 12:19:51 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 11 replies
    Looks like someone snuck a camera in after all. SC-5 incumbent John Spratt (D) requested that the debate not allow any video or audio. State Sen. Mick Mulvaney reluctantly agreed, since he had earlier challenged Spratt to a debate on any terms.
  • Spratt, Mulvaney spar over health care, deficits

    09/08/2010 12:04:20 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 3 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 09/08/2010 | Matt Garfield
    LAKE WYLIE -- In their only scheduled debate, U.S. Rep. John Spratt and Republican challenger Mick Mulvaney laid out starkly different visions of the federal government, in areas ranging from health care and taxes to immigration and energy reform. Read more:
  • SC District 5 - Representative Spratt debates but no audio or video allowed

    09/07/2010 8:05:01 PM PDT · by Onceasoverigncitizen · 12 replies
    Midlands Connect ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. John Spratt will debate his Republican challenger Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday, but the only people who will get to see any of it have already bought tickets to the sold out dinner at a South Carolina Lions Club.
  • Spratt aide: Bin Laden could get votes

    09/03/2010 4:36:05 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies
    The Item ^ | September 3, 2010 | NICK McCORMAC
    The communications director for U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., recently made comments comparing the likeability of the congressman's opponent to that of the world's most well-known terrorist. On Wednesday, Columbia's Free Times published a story quoting Spratt Communications Director Wayne Wingate as saying, "If Osama bin Laden ran in this district as a Republican, he would get 38 to 40 percent of the vote in any election year." State Sen. Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land, is running against Spratt to represent South Carolina's 5th Congressional District in Washington. A day after the comment was published, Wingate said he was standing by...
  • Columnist predicts strong gains for Republicans (Jim Geraghty)

    06/08/2010 9:27:04 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies · 22+ views
    The Island Packet ^ | 6/7/2010 | JOSH DAWSEY
    Republicans will likely reclaim the U.S. House of Representatives and could win a majority in the U.S. Senate in the November elections, national conservative columnist Jim Geraghty said during a meeting of the First Monday Republican Lunch Group on Hilton Head Island. "If you're a Republican and you're staying home this year and not getting excited, just curl up and die," Geraghty said Monday, drawing laughter from the crowd. Geraghty is a columnist for The National Review and periodically offers commentary on CNN and Fox News. He is tentatively scheduled to appear Friday on "The Sean Hannity Show" on Fox...
  • SarahPAC targets South Carolina's Spratt

    03/25/2010 11:28:11 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 390+ views
    Charlotte Observer Campaign Tracker ^ | March 24, 2010 | Jim Morrill
    John Spratt is in Sarah Palin's cross-hairs. The S.C. Democrat is one of 20 congressmen -- and the only one from the Carolinas -- whose seats Palin's SarahPAC is targeting after Sunday's health care vote. Spratt, of York, has survived 14 terms in a district that's consistently gone Republican in presidential races. Two years ago he got 62 percent of the vote while John McCain was getting 53 percent. "We’re paying particular attention to those House members who voted in favor of Obamacare and represent districts that Senator John McCain and I carried during the 2008 election," Palin wrote on...
  • Mulvaney Moves Up in 'Young Guns' Program

    03/25/2010 5:36:32 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 4 replies · 130+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | March 25, 2010 | CQ-Roll Call Staff
    State Sen. Mick Mulvaney (R), who is challenging House Budget Chairman John Spratt (D), will be promoted today to the second-highest level of the National Republican Congressional Committee's "Young Guns" fundraising and campaign infrastructure program. The move to name Mulvaney as one of 22 "Contender" candidates comes ahead of what committee officials expect to be a strong first-quarter fundraising report. When he entered the race in October, Mulvaney's deep pockets were viewed as an attractive campaign asset. In the fourth quarter, he loaned himself $75,000, which helped him show more campaign receipts than Spratt for the three-month period. Spratt, a...
  • Mulvaney’s Anti-Spratt “Resolution” Drawing Signatures

    03/23/2010 11:03:36 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 3 replies · 290+ views
    By FITSNews || S.C. Senator Mick Mulvaney wasted no time in capitalizing on U.S. Rep. John Spratt’s latest show of support for President Barack Obama’s controversial socialized medicine proposals. The first-term GOP Senator – who was already running neck-and-neck with Spratt leading up to Sunday’s vote – has launched a petition on his website seeking to drum up opposition to the fourteen-term incumbent, who served as the primary sponsor of Obama’s legislation. The petition has already received hundreds of signatures, a source close to Mulvaney’s campaign tells FITS
  • Will the Health Care Bill help or hurt Democrats

    03/22/2010 7:00:45 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 19 replies · 874+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/22/2010 | Morning Joe
  • You know Rubio and DeVore, now meet Mulvaney.

    03/06/2010 5:35:36 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies · 361+ views
    Red State ^ | Mar. 5, 2010 | Ben Howe
    With national attention being placed on spending, healthcare “reform” and jobs, it’s easy to forget that, as Tip O’neill said, “All politics is local.” With this in mind, I reached out to the Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District in SC, Michael (Mick) Mulvaney. Currently Mulvaney is a state senator, but he now seeks national office, and, more specifically, the seat of Rep. John Spratt (D). Unseating Rep. Spratt will be no easy task. He’s a 14-term incumbent and Chairman of the Budget Finance Committee. In spite of this, Time Magazine named Sen. Mulvaney’s campaign to be of the...
  • A. Citizen: Spratt’s “San Francisco” Connection

    02/08/2010 3:03:40 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 217+ views
    FITS News ^ | 1/8/2010 | A. Citizen
    George Miller is a liberal. He is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the most liberal group in Congress. Besides Miller, its members include Barney Frank, Henry Waxman, Charlie Rangel, Bernie Sanders, Maxine Waters, Corinne Brown, Alan Grayson, and Dennis Kucinich. Miller enjoys the enthusiastic support of voters in California’s 7th District. Since 1976, he as never received less than 60% of the vote, and usually racks up more than 70%. CA-7 is a very liberal district, and voters there think that George Miller’s liberal ideology is right for them. In a recent poll of John Spratt’s district, 47%...
  • Poll: Rep. Spratt faces close contest

    01/29/2010 5:22:31 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 1 replies · 250+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | January 29, 2010 | Matt Garfield
    The numbers offer an early glimpse at the landscape as Spratt pursues a 15th term. The 67-year-old York Democrat has come under criticism for his support of health care reform, bank bailouts and cap-and-trade environmental legislation. Mulvaney, 42, a businessman from Indian Land, blames Spratt for embracing what he calls a liberal agenda led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He says the new numbers are better than expected. “We just only started the campaign and are already hard on his heels,” Mulvaney said. “That is particularly striking when you consider that he has been in Congress almost 30 years.” Speaking...
  • PPP SC-5: Spratt (D) 46% Mulvaney (R) 39%

    01/27/2010 4:18:03 PM PST · by MitchellC · 16 replies · 793+ views
    Taken Jan. 22-24, 600 voters, margin of error +/-4%. Q1 Do you approve or disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance? If you approve, press 1. If you disapprove, press 2. If you're not sure, press 3. Approve 46% Disapprove 49% Not Sure 5% Q2 Do you approve or disapprove of Congressman John Spratt’s job performance? If you approve, press 1. If you disapprove, press 2. If you’re not sure, press 3. Approve 41% Disapprove 42% Not Sure 18% Q3 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Mick Mulvaney? If favorable, press 1. If unfavorable, press 2. If...
  • John Spratt Poll

    01/27/2010 10:55:59 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 8 replies · 397+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 1/27/2010 | Tom Jensen
    John Spratt is facing his toughest reelection in years this fall, but he's in better shape than some of his Democratic colleagues in conservative leaning Congressional districts. Here's the bad news and the good news for Spratt from our new poll of SC-5: The Bad News: -The Democratic brand in Spratt's district is pretty poor right now. 55% of voters disapprove of Congressional Democrats to just 37% who think they're doing a good job. 48% of them think Congressional Democrats are too liberal. Only 33% support the Democratic health care plan with 51% opposed. And the President's approval rating is...
  • GOP sets sights on powerful budget chairman (John Spratt, SC-5)

    01/25/2010 11:56:04 AM PST · by MitchellC · 12 replies · 597+ views
    CNN ^ | January 25, 2010 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) – National Republicans will begin airing a new 30 second commercial this week in Rep. John Spratt's congressional district, criticizing the South Carolina Democrat for his role as House Budget Committee chairman. The National Republican Congressional Committee is airing the political ad with the hope of pressuring Spratt to choose retirement over running for a 15th term to the House.
  • Mulvaney: I can be like Scott Brown (How local Conservatives can hold "Blue Dogs" to their record)

    01/23/2010 2:29:05 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 5 replies · 432+ views ^ | Jan. 23, 2010 | Matt Garfield
    tsunami wrote on 01/23/2010 09:46:10 AM: John Spratt is not just a foot soldier in Pelosi's Army, as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, he's a General. Everything that has come our way since Pelosi became the Speaker has been run through him. Health Care Reform, TARP, Cap and Trade, and the Stimulus package all received his approval. And what are the benefits to the State and his district as a result of his leadership? "SC jobless rate hits record 12.6 percent in Dec." - The Herald (1/22/2010) All of the counties in his district except two have unemployment rates...
  • The new two-party system

    01/06/2010 7:36:27 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 11 replies · 822+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2010 | Dick Morris
    The very public way in which the existence of a center-right in the Democratic Party proved to be a mirage has done more to undermine the party’s chances for victory in 2010 than any other aspect of the healthcare debate. When liberal Republicans failed to rally to Bill Clinton’s 1993-1994 agenda — including his failed healthcare proposal — they laid the basis for their total demise in subsequent years. Sens. Jeffords, Chaffee, D’Amato, Packwood, Hatfield and Specter (as a Republican) are gone. Sens. Snowe and Collins are all that remain of the once-dominant Rockefeller wing of the GOP. They have...
  • Ripe for the Picking (Vulnerable Democrat in South Carolina)

    12/21/2009 4:42:26 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 16 replies · 800+ views
    The Palmetto Scoop ^ | December 21st, 2009 | Adam Fogle
    14-TERM CONGRESSMAN ENDS SPECULATION OVER RETIREMENT Congressman John Spratt has ended months of speculation over whether he will resign or run to retain his seat next year. On Monday, the 14-term Democrat officially filed for re-election with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The FEC filing showed Spratt, 67, with nearly $600,000 cash-on-hand. He is currently South Carolina’s longest-serving Congressman. A number of media outlets had been probing Spratt’s intentions of late, which likely pressured him into making a decisive move before he lost the support of his 5th district base. “Washington is sort of like an echo chamber,” Spratt told...
  • Ads Hit Three House Democrats on Health Care Vote [the formerly safe Spratt, Pomeroy & Snyder]

    11/18/2009 8:09:03 PM PST · by MitchellC · 20 replies · 954+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | November 18, 2009 | John McArdle
    The National Republican Congressional Committee is targeting three veteran Democrats who voted for the House version of the health care bill in a weeklong round of television ads that will begin airing on Thursday. The new 30-second spots hit Democratic Reps. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota, Vic Snyder of Arkansas and John M. Spratt Jr. of South Carolina for their votes by using the words of fellow Democratic legislators who opposed the legislation. Among the statements the NRCC uses in it' new ad against Pomeroy is one released by the office of Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla., when he announced he...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/13/2009 7:38:20 AM PST · by Hiskid · 10 replies · 381+ views
    11/13/09 | Hiskid
    The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. (2 Samuel 22:3)
  • South Carolina: Spratt gets a race

    10/13/2009 7:21:22 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 21 replies · 1,072+ views
    Southern Political Report ^ | October 12, 2009 | Hastings Wyman
    October 12, 2009 — Every few years, Republicans get ambitious and mount a well-financed challenge to US Rep. John Spratt (D) in South Carolina’s 5th District (Rock Hill, etc.). They almost succeeded in 1994 amidst the tsunami that swept Democrats from office all over the country. But that close call -- Spratt won with a mere 52% -- was not repeated in ’96 nor in subsequent years when a combination of the GOP’s national money and its local muscle never got that close again. By 2008, Spratt had nominal Republican opposition and won with 62% at the same time John...
  • POGO: Standing in the way of transformation

    05/23/2003 7:18:05 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 215+ views
    WorldTechTribune ^ | 05/23/2003 | Christopher Holton
    There is an organization attempting to stand in the way of the transformation of the US military into a more efficient, more effective, high technology force. That organization is the so-called Project On Government Oversight—POGO for short. Consider that the San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory lists POGO’s web site as a favorite web site. Hmmm. If the San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory likes POGO, something must be rotten.
  • Spratt wins re-election over Norman

    11/08/2006 5:21:05 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 7 replies · 375+ views
    The Herald ^ | 11/8/07 | Matt Garfield
    U.S. Rep. John Spratt turned back a well-funded challenge from Republican Ralph Norman on Tuesday, winning not only a 13th term in the House but also the leadership position he has coveted for years. With Democrats picking up more than the 15 seats needed to reclaim the majority, Spratt is poised to become chairman of the House budget committee, a role that will make him one of the most visible lawmakers in deciding how federal money should be spent. Particularly satisfying for Spratt was winning York County, where GOP leaders as high as White House chief political adviser Karl Rove...
  • Survey USA poll in South Carolina's 5th district: Spratt up 14

    10/12/2006 6:11:43 PM PDT · by okstate · 5 replies · 869+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 12 October 2006 | Survey USA
    John Spratt (D) 56% Ralph Norman (R) 42% Undecided 2% 408 Likely Voters, +/- 4.9 MOE
  • Democrats pull ad showing flag-draped caskets

    07/14/2006 6:51:47 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 913+ views ^ | 7/14/06 | SEANNA ADCOX
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Democratic ad showing flag-draped caskets was pulled Friday from a fundraising Web site, a day after U.S. Rep. John Spratt sent a letter urging his party to do so. His Republican challenger, state Rep. Ralph Norman, commended the removal. It was "the right thing to do for the state, country and especially the brave men and women who serve in our military," said Norman's spokesman, Nathan Hollifield. In a joint news conference earlier Friday, Norman and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson thanked Spratt for joining them in condemning the 75-second ad, posted last week on a...
  • Semi-News: 2003 Tax Cut on Capital Gains Entirely Paid for Itself

    02/08/2006 7:49:15 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 154+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 3 Feb 2006 | John Semmens
    According to the Congressional Budget Office, instead of costing the government $27 billion in revenues, the 2003 capital gains tax cuts actually earned the government $26 billion extra. That is, by cutting the taxes on investment gains, the government actually took in more money—kind of like a business that increases its profits by cutting its prices. The boost in government revenues from tax cuts was not good news to everyone. Representative John Spratt (D-SC), ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee expressed disappointment with the news. “It’s not just the quantity of revenue that is important,” said Spratt. “Equalizing the...
  • Spratt (D) rules out Senate run to stay in House (South Carolina)

    06/22/2003 11:38:37 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 263+ views
    The State ^ | 6/22/03 | Lauren Markoe
    Washington John Spratt: Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in '04? Don't count on it. Though S.C. Democrats relish the idea of the experienced York congressman running if U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-S.C., doesn't, Spratt says he is U.S. House bound. There Spratt is an acknowledged heavyweight -- in seniority, in position and for his voluminous knowledge of the federal budget. "Who me?" he says when asked about a Senate run last week. "No. I have 21 years of seniority in the House. I sit one chair away from the chairmanship of Armed Services, and I'm the ranking member on the...