Articles Tagged 'special election'

New poll shows Moore leading in Alabama special election primary

by Ben Kamisar
August 11, 2017
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 …

Special Election Gives Florida Democrats a Pick-Up Opportunity

by Abby Livingston, Roll Call
October 23, 2013
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

by Emily Cahn, Roll Call
October 8, 2013
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

by Abby Livingston, Roll Call
August 12, 2013
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., endorsed GOP state Sen. Neil Riser in the special election race to replace Rep. Rodney Alexander. “I served with Neil in the state legislature and have admired his strong leadership when it comes to defending Louisiana’s conservative values, protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, cutting wasteful spending and working to strengthen our economy,” Scalise said in a… READ MORE

Special Election Scheduled for Markey’s House Seat

by Emily Cahn, Roll Call
July 16, 2013
Massachusetts election officials have scheduled a Dec. 10 special election to fill the soon-to-be-vacant 5th District. The primary — which will likely pick the next congressman in this strong Democratic district — 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 congressman’s… READ MORE

Massachusetts: Assessing the Would-Be Candidates for a Senate Special Election

by Abby Livingston, Roll Call
December 16, 2012

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

August 4, 2011
By DAN HIRSCHHORN |Politico Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) made his resignation official Wednesday, clearing the way for a special election to succeed him. “Serving 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, ‘How can I try to make the world a better place… READ MORE

NRCC’s Nevada Buy Signals Competitive Race

August 3, 2011
By Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call For Democrat Kate Marshall to win next month’s Nevada special election, several things will need to fall in place. The state treasurer must energize Washoe County’s Democrats, reach out to independents and Republicans and hope some Republicans sit out the election — and former state GOP Chairman Mark Amodei might need to trip up, according… READ MORE

Special Election Scramble Begins in N.Y.

June 18, 2011
By Steve Peoples, Roll Call Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s resignation Thursday creates more questions than answers for the future of New York’s 9th district. And two Democrats — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rep. Joe Crowley — 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

May 26, 2011
By Michael A. Memoli, Los Angeles Times Calling the planned special election “illegitimate,” 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

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