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10th Congressional District Roundup

Georgia’s 10th Congressional District runs from Gwinnett County on the west all the way to the South Carolina border on the east. Its current representative, Paul Broun, is doing his best to get elected to the Senate, leaving an open seat that’s being contested by no fewer than seven candidates. With first quarter fundraising numbers […]

Exclusive: Cantor Challenger Calls for Investigation of New Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia

David Brat, the long-shot challenger to Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia's 7th Congressional District, is demanding an investigation into the new executive director of the Virginia Republican party, Kenney, after it was revealed Kenney's consulting firm is now on Cantor's payroll. Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: The power of bleak comes to New Jersey's 12th

By Richard K. Barry Who: Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula. Where: New Jersey's 12th Congressional District. What's going on: The New Jersey 12th is currently represented by Democratic Rep. Rush Holt. Holt first won election to the House in 1999 but has decided he's had enough, announcing in February that he would not seek re-election in 2014. Show More Summary

Dutton Raises 114k In 56 Days

As mentioned in the daily, the 12th Congressional District race is dominated  in funding by incumbent, Congressman John Barrow.   Related! Remember US Rep. John Barrow, the guy everybody wants to take on? He’s raised $290,000 and has over ”…$400,000 more in the bank than he did at this point in 2012,” according to the Hill. […]

Behind the Ad: Did someone say "boner"?

By Richard K. Barry Who: The J.D. Winteregg campaign. Where: Ohio's 8th Congressional District - web ad. What's going on: Mr. Winteregg is a Tea Party-backed candidate running agains House Speaker John Boehner (R). Just because someone had to, Winteregg produced an ad positioning himself as the answer to "electile dysfunction." Get it. Show More Summary

Former Newt Aide Launches TV Ad in Georgia 1st District

Former Newt Gingrich aide John McCallum, a GOP candidate in Georgia’s First Congressional District, launched an anti-Obamacare TV ad on Tuesday. “As a result of Obamacare, millions of Americans have seen their policies cancelled, premiums increase, and choices disappear,” said McCallum. Show More Summary

West L.A. Dems to House Candidates: You Must Have $200k to Contend

The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club set a standard for Democrats vying to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D) in the 33rd congressional district: You must have raised $200,000 by April 8 to qualify. The club used that standard to whittle down the field from ten contenders to only four: State Sen. Show More Summary

The true author of D.C.’s Emancipation Act is uncovered

A mystery man — who wrote congressional legislation, rode with and influenced Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and knew Washington well — has surfaced as the author of the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. Read full article >>

Professor Hopes To Be Tea Party's David To Eric Cantor's Goliath

David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, is hoping to play the role of David to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Goliath in this June's Republican primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District. But he's got his work cut out for him. Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: Slinging the mud in Florida's 19th Congressional District

By Richard K. Barry Who: The Lizbeth Benacquisto campaign (special election) Where: Florida's 19th Congressional District What's going on: GOP freshman Trey Radel resigned back in January after being arrested for purchasing cocaine from an undercover agent. Show More Summary

Palin on Scandal-ridden FL-19: Lizbeth Benacquisto Will 'Oust Status Quo'

In a seat being vacated by a Representative who was caught buying cocaine, the last thing voters in Florida's 19th Congressional District want is more scandal and cronyism. That was one of the main points former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin...Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: How not to make an attack ad

By Richard K. Barry Who: House Majority PAC (Democratic super-PAC), in support of Rep. Nick Rahall. Where: West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District. What's going on: Nick Rahall was first elected to the House in 1976, and while it's always hard to unseat a long-term incumbent, this is going to be a real race. Show More Summary

Facebook, I mean Sean Eldridge, trying to buy NY-19 congressional district

Eldridge married well, John Kerry well, and is passing around the equivalent of venture capital walking around money.

Conservative Rep. Lance McAllister won’t ask for FBI probe into leaked video of him kissing staffer

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he won’t seek an FBI investigation of who leaked a video from his congressional district office that showed him kissing a married woman who isn’t his wife.

Poll: Comstock leads GOP field … or does she?

FRIENDLY POLL: Republican rivals of Virginia state Delegate Barbara Comstock are casting doubt on a poll that puts her ahead in the 10th Congressional District. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new poll showing Barbara Comstock leading the GOP race to succeed Rep. Frank Wolf has raised more questions than...

Minn. GOP Nominee: I'm Running For Congress Because Evolution Makes My Daughter Cry

Aaron Miller, the Minnesota Republican Party's nominee for the 1st Congressional District, said this week that he wanted to win because learning about evolution made his daughter cry, and he wanted to make sure that schools were notShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Vance McAllister guns for 'shortest congressional tenure' record

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • LA-05: Whoa. Looks like Vance McAllister's stay in Congress might be very short indeed: Fifth District Congressman...Show More Summary

This GOP House Candidate Is Running for Office So His Daughter Won't Have to Learn About Evolution

Minnesota Republican congressional candidate Aaron Miller's gripe with Washington is personal. Speaking at the district convention on Saturday, Miller, an Iraq War vet who won the nomination to challenge four-term Democratic Rep. Tim...Show More Summary

11th Congressional District Debate

For anyone that wants to follow along at home, I’ll be live blogging the 11th Congressional District Republican Debate hosted by the Cobb County Young Republicans.  Hopefully I won’t have any technical glitches. Things are about to get underway.

Wisconsin Republicans Assert Right to Secede

One of the Wisconsin Republican Party's eight regional caucuses has passed a resolution asserting the state's right to split from the other 49 states. The GOP resolution for the state's 6th Congressional District reads, "Be it further...Show More Summary

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