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Behind the Numbers: October 14, 2007 - October 20, 2007

House Retirees Missing Votes

Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., has announced that he won't seek re-election in 2008, but his voting statistics suggest that he already has one foot out the door of Congress. LaHood has missed 18 percent of floor votes this year, easily the most in any session since coming to Washington in...

By  |  October 19, 2007; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Voting  
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GOP Women for Clinton?

Earlier today, Hillary Clinton's top strategist Mark Penn estimated she could get as many as a quarter of Republican women to vote for her in the general election if she's the nominee. Here's some perspective on that optimistic assessment . . . 1) If 24 percent of Republican women were...

By Jon Cohen  |  October 18, 2007; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Polls  
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Public Opinion from the Republican Wing

Former Masschusetts governor Mitt Romney last Friday told reporters he spoke for "the Republican wing of the Republican party," echoing a line made famous by Democrats Howard Dean and Paul Wellstone. The quip prompted an uproar among his competitors for the Republican nomination. But the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  October 17, 2007; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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