Over the next few day, hundreds of Ohioans will be mobilizing outside the offices of key members of Congress to encourage them to reach a solution to the fiscal cliff that preserves the tax cuts on the middle class, defends against draconian cuts to important programs and does so by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more.
The more people that can participate the better. Members of Congress tend to wet their pants when they are confronted by more than six pissed off constituents at a time, so a healthy turnout at these events will help demonstrate that […]Full Story... →
If having the national congressional campaign pull out of your race is a sign of that weakness, then doesn’t the fact that NRCC pulled out first mean something?
Apparently not, if you’re the national political press. This morning, the Twitterverse was, well, all a twitter over Stu Rothenberg’s site reporting that the DCCC had cancelled its ad buys after this week in this race as a sign of the Democrats writing off the race.
However, as I reported earlier, the Driehaus campaign stated that the DCCC simply was responding to the NRCC pulling out of the race first.
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When I worked for then-Congressman Ted Strickland in the late 1990s, I did constituent casework. It was an important component of the office because its dedicated constituent casework that helps incumbents in swing districts hold onto their seats a little easier.
It’s NOT often you see that used in an attack ad, though. Then again, not helping a Korean veteran get his Purple Heart medal he earned is a pretty crappy thing to do.
Thank you, Dr. Tyree and your father, for your service to our country.Full Story... →
Wow…. that ad is more effective that I realized!
Yesterday, I wrote:
Despite an attempt by Chabot’s campaign and outside Republican groups to tout some, well, laughable poll numbers, the race is still considered a tossup, even as forecasters like Charlie Cook have gotten more bullish on the GOP’s chances of retaking the House.
Almost immediately after writing that post, we started to see conservatives (who denying reading us like they’ve never seen a Playboy, but for some unknown reason felt compelled to say something about the race immediately after my post) tweeting about how the “most […]Full Story... →
In 2008, Steve Chabot’s twelve-year career in Congress ended when he lost to Steve Driehaus by 5%, or roughly 15,000 votes. That was as big of a margin as any Republican incumbent in what is not considered a marginally Republican district that lost despite no sex or ethics scandal.
In 2006, Chabot barely won re-election by roughly 9,000 votes. In other words, for some reason, people started to get “creeped” out at the idea of having Steve Chabot as their congressman.Nonetheless, as soon as he lost, Chabot conceded and then promptly began campaigning for his old job back.
Steve […]Full Story... →