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Michigan Congressman Thad McCotter will not seek reelection

Michigan Congressman Thad McCotter will not seek reelection

LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) – U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan announced Saturday that he would not seek a sixth term through a write-in campaign after he failed to get enough signatures to get on the ballot. McCotter ran a little-noticed Republican presidential campaign last year before asking voters to re-elect him to his Detroit-area congressional seat. He surprised everyone late last month when he announced the Michigan secretary of state’s [...]

Obama will not be spreading the wealth around! no campaign cash for congressional Democrats

Obama will not be spreading the wealth around! no campaign cash for congressional Democrats

It appears that President Obama is not about to “spread the wealth around” to re-election seeking Democrats.  Guess the cash is not rolling in or Obama is fearful he will need every dollar to defeat the Republican nominee following his dismal record. President Obama’s re-election campaign has told Democratic congressional counterparts it will not be transferring money to them before the November elections. “Our top priority and focus is to [...]

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe will not seek re-election – Full Statement

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe will not seek re-election – Full Statement

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     STATEMENT OF SENATOR OLYMPIA J. SNOWE ON RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR UNITED STATES SENATE WASHINGTON, D.C – Three-term Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) issued the following statement today with regard to her re-election campaign: “After an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate. “After 33 [...]

Indiana Congressman Dan Burton Retiring

Indiana Congressman Dan Burton Retiring

Beware, all ye cantaloupes in Indiana — Dan Burton is coming home. The Indianapolis Star reports that the Republican congressman, who was first elected in 1982, announced his retirement today at the Indiana statehouse. Over time, the once-entrenched Burton has become increasingly vulnerable to a primary, and he was already facing four opponents this year. In 2008, he won by only 52%-45% in a two-way race. Then in 2010, with [...]

Barney Frank won't seek reelection in 2012

Barney Frank won't seek reelection in 2012

Congressman Barney Frank will hold a news conference at 1 pm ET to announce that he will not seek re-election in 2012. US Representative Barney Frank, the state’s highest-profile congressman and one of the nation’s leading liberal voices after being among its first openly gay elected officials, planned to announce today that he will not reelection next year. A top adviser told the Globe that the new district in which [...]

2012 Wave Election? Anti-Incumbent Mood Against Congress Persists

2012 Wave Election? Anti-Incumbent Mood Against Congress Persists

PRINCETON, NJ — Twenty-eight percent of U.S. registered voters say most members of Congress deserve re-election, tying the low point in the trend set last year, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. In early May, Gallup found 24% of Americans approving of the job Congress is doing overall, which reflected a rally in support after the death of Osama bin Laden. Congress’ approval rating had been below 20% in [...]

Barack Obama Launches his 2012 Campaign with Video “It Begins With Us”

Barack Obama Launches his 2012 Campaign with Video “It Begins With Us”

The politics we believe in starts not with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you — with people organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers and friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build. So even though the race may not reach full speed for a year or more, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start today. In the coming days, supporters like you [...]

Senator Joe Lieberman will not seek fifth term in 2012

Senator Joe Lieberman will not seek fifth term in 2012

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman (I) will not seek a fifth term in 2012, according two Democratic sources familiar with the decision. Lieberman’s office did not offer any comment on his plans, saying only that he would make an announcement tomorrow in Stamford, Connecticut. “The Senator’s remarks tomorrow will stand on their own,” said a Lieberman spokeswoman. Lieberman will be the second Democratic senator to make public his plans to leave [...]

Stupak: The Tea Party did not run me out

Stupak: The Tea Party did not run me out

Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, targeted for defeat by Tea Party activists for his crucial role in securing House approval of the health care overhaul, said Friday he would retire from Congress this year. The nine-term congressman told The Associated Press he could have won re-election and insisted he wasn’t being chased from the race by the Tea Party Express, which is holding rallies this week in his northern Michigan district [...]