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Hoyer invites industry groups for input. Why these?

I criticized Minority Leader John Boehner for inviting NAM and the US Chamber to provide input into the Republican-promoted policies going into the fall.  I also gave mild kudos to Dems for their “Make it in America” plan going into the fall, even though it is quite mild. Now its…

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OH-Sen: Rasmussen has Portman leading Fisher

OH-Sen:  Rasmussen released a poll showing that former U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman (R) is ahead of Lieut. Gov. Lee Fisher (D), 43-39%.

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PA-Sen: Rasmussen has Toomey leading

PA-Sen:  Rasmussen has Pat Toomey (R) ahead of Joe Sestak (D) by eight points, 45%-39%.

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IL-Sen: Kirk raises big bucks

IL-Sen:  Mark Kirk (R) announced his biggest fundraising quarter at $2.3M.  Even as he dealt with problems due to exaggerations of his military, intelligence and teaching records.  Alexi Giannoulias (D) has not released fundraising numbers for the quarter yet, but he would be hard pressed to match Kirk.  Giannoulias has…

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CO-Sen: Clinton backs Romanoff

CO-Sen:  I track certain races closely because of CPA membership in the area, or because the race is significant on trade in another way.  Andrew Romanoff is a Dem challenger to incumbent Senator Michael Bennet.  Bennet leads in polls and money, Romanoff is giving him heartburn, and Romanoff has a…

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PA-Sen: Dead heat

PA-Sen:  Republican Pat Toomey was ahead of Democrat Joe Sestak in late March.  Sestak got his post-primary bounce, and PPP has him tied now.  But there is room to move for both.  They are still relatively unknown as 42-44% of voters don’t know enough about either to form an opinion….

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CO-Sen: Bennet and Buck lead

CO-Sen:  The primary is in August for Colorado. Poll Data by Real Clear Politics Incumbent Michael Bennet is leading Andrew Romanoff on the Dem side 53-37 according to a Denver Post poll.  A tough margin. Ken Buck leads Lieut. Governor Jane Norton by 7 points – on the GOP side…

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Voter focus on jobs and economy

The Denver Post reports that its polling shows that 56% of Coloradans put jobs and the economy as the number 1 issue facing the country. Maybe the candidates will actually start dealing with those issues.  One of the first ones to take the issue head on in the Colorado Senate…

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OH-Sen: Tied

OH-Sen:  The Ohio Poll (pdf link) by the University of Cincinnati finds a tied race for the Senate. Rob Portman (R) 46 Lee Fisher (D) 47  Incumbent Dem Ted Strickland has an edge over John Kasich (R) leading 49-44%.  Strickland’s numbers were quite bad, but now are improving.

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HI-01: Republican wins

HI-01:  Republican Charles Djou won last Saturday in a special election in Hawaii’s heavily Democratic 1st District.  Voters could vote for any candidate, regardless of party.  Two Dems competed for their party’s vote, and the Republican won.  The regular election for this seat will be held in the fall. This…

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