Articles Tagged 'special election'
New poll shows Moore leading in Alabama special election primary
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has the lead in both Tuesday’s Senate primary and the potential primary runoff according to a new … READ MORE
Special Election Gives Florida Democrats a Pick-Up Opportunity
A special election in Florida will present House Democrats with their best test case yet this cycle to see if they can put a dent in the GOP’s majority — or perhaps even take the speaker’s gavel.
Later this week, Floridians will lay to rest the dean of their congressional delegation, Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young. Even as respects are… READ MORE
Louisiana Republicans Report Special Election Fundraising
Two Republicans running in a crowded special election for Louisiana’s 5th District seat have each raised more than $560,000, according to reports filed recently with the Federal Elections Commission.
State Rep. Jay Morris raised $566,000 — which includes a $295,000 loan to his campaign — and reported $188,000 in cash on hand at the end of the pre-primary period. State… READ MORE
Third Congressman Backs Republican in Louisiana Special Election
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., endorsed GOP state Sen. Neil Riser in the special election race to replace Rep. Rodney Alexander.
â€œI served with Neil in the state legislature and have admired his strong leadership when it comes to defending Louisianaâ€™s conservative values, protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, cutting wasteful spending and working to strengthen our economy,â€ Scalise said in a… READ MORE
Special Election Scheduled for Markeyâ€™s House Seat
Massachusetts election officials have scheduled a Dec. 10 special election to fill the soon-to-be-vacant 5th District.
The primary â€” which will likely pick the next congressman in this strong Democratic district â€” is set for Oct. 15.
Longtime Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., will be sworn into the Senate on Tuesday, succeeding Secretary of State John Kerry after the congressmanâ€™s… READ MORE
Massachusetts: Assessing the Would-Be Candidates for a Senate Special Election
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is set to be nominated as the next secretary of State, according to news reports Saturday evening.
It became clear in… READ MORE
David Wu resigns
ByÂ DAN HIRSCHHORN |Politico
Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) made his resignation official Wednesday, clearing the way for a special election to succeed him.
â€œServing as a U.S. congressman has been the greatest honor of my life. There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, â€˜How can I try to make the world a better place… READ MORE
NRCCâ€™s Nevada Buy Signals Competitive Race
ByÂ Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call
For Democrat Kate Marshall to win next monthâ€™s Nevada special election, several things will need to fall in place.
The state treasurer must energize Washoe Countyâ€™s Democrats, reach out to independents and Republicans and hope some Republicans sit out the election â€” and former state GOP Chairman Mark Amodei might need to trip up, according… READ MORE
Special Election Scramble Begins in N.Y.
ByÂ Steve Peoples, Roll Call
Democratic Rep.Â Anthony Weiner‘s resignation Thursday creates more questions than answers for the future of New York’s 9th district.
And two Democrats â€” Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rep.Â Joe Crowley â€” will be pulling all the strings.
New York’s unorthodox election laws give the governor unilateral authority to decide if and when a Congressional vacancy… READ MORE
Sharron Angle won’t run for Congress this year, calling special election ‘illegitimate
By Michael A. Memoli, Los Angeles Times
Calling the planned special election “illegitimate,”Â Sharron Angle said Wednesday that she will not be a candidate in the September race to fill a vacant congressional seat in Nevada.
After the state’s governor called for the vote last month, Secretary of State Ross Miller established rules that allowed any and all eligible candidates… READ MORE