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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Battleground States Director Mitch Stewart reports on the nuts and bolts of what volunteers are building in communities across the country. via YouTube – Strategy Update: What We’re Building This Summer.
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 […]