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New campaign targets Democrats for health vote

By Ben Pershing A conservative seniors' group is launching a seven-figure ad campaign against House Democrats who voted for the party's health-care reform bill Saturday, accusing them of cutting Medicare and saddling future generations with hefty deficits. The 60 Plus Association -- an advocacy group that calls itself the...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 11, 2009; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , Health Reform  
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NY-23 and the blame game

NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions couldn't keep NY-23 in the red column. (AP Photo/LM Otero). By Ben Pershing As top Republicans busily gloated Wednesday over the party's convincing victories in New Jersey and Virginia, there was one GOP leader who wasn't holding any press conferences -- Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas). As...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 4, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , GOP Leaders  
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Tuesday's other House race

John Garamendi is very likely headed to Congress. (AP Photo). By Ben Pershing With the special election contest between Democrat Bill Owens and Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman in New York's 23rd district drawing so much attention, it's easy to overlook the fact that a second new member of Congress will...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 3, 2009; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , House  
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Reid's summer fundraising taps Democrats and Republicans

By Sarah Lovenheim Third-quarter FEC filings illustrate the importance that Democrats -- and a few Republicans -- are placing on Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D) 2010 reelection campaign. Reid, in his fourth term in Congress, could face a tough race due to Nevada's struggling economy and doubts about the economic...

By Sarah Lovenheim  |  October 20, 2009; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , Fundraising Circuit , Senate  
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RNC outraises DNC, but GOP trails overall

Updated 8:20 p.m. By Ben Pershing The Republican National Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart in September for the second month in a row, but House and Senate Democrats more than made up for the discrepancy with bigger cash hauls than the congressional GOP. The RNC announced Tuesday that it had...

By Ben Pershing  |  October 20, 2009; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Campaign  
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Ad Hits Reid at Home on Public Option

By Ben Pershing Juggling health-care negotiations in Washington and a tough reelection race in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) will get a televised warning shot this week from the Left. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is launching an ad in Nevada urging -- or warning -- Reid...

By Ben Pershing  |  October 19, 2009; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , Dem. Leaders , Health Reform , Senate  
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Older Entries in This Category »

GOP Squabbling Jeopardizes N.Y. Seat, Ben Pershing , October 15, 2009
Rep. Wexler Resigning for Think-Tank Job, Ben Pershing , October 14, 2009
Markey Says He Won't Run for Kennedy Seat, Web Politics Editor , September 11, 2009
Garamendi Likely Headed to Congress , Ben Pershing , September 2, 2009
Liberal Groups Call for Appointee in Mass., Ben Pershing , August 28, 2009
Melancon Announces Challenge to Vitter, Ben Pershing , August 27, 2009
Gillibrand's 2010 Path Gets Easier, Ben Pershing , August 7, 2009
Kirk Campaign Offers GOP Hope, Headaches, Ben Pershing , July 20, 2009
The Courtship of Mike Castle, Ben Pershing , June 11, 2009
Lowered Expectations in NY-20?, Ben Pershing , March 31, 2009
Rep. Hoekstra to Run for Mich. Governor, Ben Pershing , March 30, 2009
Palin to Keynote GOP Fundraising Dinner, Ben Pershing , March 16, 2009
GOP Lawmakers Rally Around Steele, Ben Pershing , March 5, 2009
Despite Apology, Bunning Faces More Trouble Ahead, Ben Pershing , February 23, 2009
Stimulus Spin War Escalates, Ben Pershing , February 20, 2009
Today on the Hill, Washington Post editors , February 12, 2009
DCCC Steps Up Stimulus Pressure on GOP, Ben Pershing , February 9, 2009
Voinovich Announces Retirement, Washington Post editors , January 12, 2009
MIssouri Sen. Kit Bond To Retire, Paul Volpe , January 8, 2009
Rep. Hoekstra to Retire, Eyeing Bid for Governor, Ben Pershing , December 15, 2008
 
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