2010 Midterms: Scale of the GOP Wave Was Evident for Almost a Year

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 2:45 pm

The Republican victory in the House was truly historic. It was one of the largest congressional swings in American history, but it should not have come as a shock to any Democrat in Congress. For almost a year it was plainly evident to the DCCC and others that the party had screwed up royally and was facing massive loses.


Liveblogging Bishop Stupak’s Presser

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 1:10 pm

All indications are that a deal has been reached, which would be consequential for passing the health care bill. “Eight or nine” Democrats, including Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), will announce the deal at a 4 p.m. press conference, according to an anti-abortion Democrat. “We’ve changed [our votes],” said Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio). Driehaus said he’s [...]

Stupak Abortion Language to Be Substituted for Senate Language in Deal to Secure Health Care Votes

By: Friday March 19, 2010 7:30 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak in order to secure his vote and that of other anti-choice Democrats for the health care bill, which is scheduled to be voted on this Sunday. According to a member of Congress who was briefed on the matter, Pelosi has agreed to let Stupak have a vote on his amendment either before or after the House votes to pass the Senate bill. It instructs the Senate to substitute the language in his amendment for the Senate language on abortion.

FDL has obtained a copy of the concurrent resolution. . . .

Driehaus Doubles Down on Stupak

By: Monday January 18, 2010 8:45 am

With a poll of likely voters showing Driehaus 17 points down to his Republican opponent, there appears to be a more important takeaway: the Democrats have 10 months before the 2010 election to stand up to the banks, insurance and pharmaceutical companies and show that they really can be the party of reform. If he wants to save his seat, Driehaus should get in front of that parade and insist that the mandate and penalties come out of the bill — something 70% of the people in his district think is “unfair.” Because that is something that progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans agree on.

Ohio Democrat Steve Driehaus Losing To Steve Chabot 39% to 56%

By: Saturday January 16, 2010 7:42 am

A new SurveyUSA poll sponsored by Firedoglake shows incumbent Democrat Steve Driehaus substantially behind former Republican Congressman Steve Chabot in Ohio’s 1st congressional district. If the election were held today, Chabot would beat Driehaus in a head-to-head match up, 56% to 39%.

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