FDL’s Election Hot House: 98 Congressional Races Worth Watching

By: Friday October 22, 2010 12:30 pm

While there is no doubt the GOP will make big gains on election night, the plausible range of pickups is incredibly wide. Depending on if the national mood breaks one way or another, dozens of seats could be won or lost by very narrow margins.

With that in mind, here are 98 hotly contested races that Firedoglake will be watching closely over the next 10 days. . . and in the case of a few of them, maybe even longer than that.

ConservaDems Run Ads Trashing Pelosi

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 6:30 pm

I hopped on a conference call with Nancy Pelosi a little late today, and didn’t find much to report. She was focused on the election and the choice voters have to face, and didn’t want to hear much about dissension within the Democratic ranks. Someone asked a question about members running away from the health care bill, and she insisted that “the plural of anecdote is not data,” that “at least 200 members are out there boasting the HC bill,” and that everybody is running their own race in their own district, and some issues work in those districts better than others.

But I have to think Pelosi is none too happy about Democratic candidates, receiving money from Democratic campaign sources, touting their intentions to vote against her for Speaker.

AL Gov: Robert Bentley Wins Republican Primary Runoff

By: Wednesday July 14, 2010 6:11 am

State Rep. Robert Bentley was declared the winner of the Republican primary for governor. He defeated Bradley Byrne Tuesday night in a runoff election.

AL-02: Cong. Hopeful Wants to Impeach Obama And Americans To “Gather Your Armies”

By: Monday June 14, 2010 7:15 pm

If you don’t like Pres. Obama, just impeach him, and use armed rebellion if that doesn’t work, says one Alabama Congressional hopeful.

Breaking Down the House Whip Count on Health Care’s Final Passage

By: Thursday December 31, 2009 9:30 am

While lots of House Blue Dogs say they’re keeping an open mind on the final vote, nothing has changed on the political landscape where the same people continually worried about challenges from their right and habitually unwilling to take stands on Democratic priorities and principles would suddenly change their worldviews. I would be surprised if more than a handful changed their vote. Which means that Speaker Pelosi will have a difficult job getting to 218, no matter what comes out of the conference committee.

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