Things happening around the House, 07/15/2013.
It’s been an interesting kind of day for House races. FL-18. Rumor has it that endangered Democrat Patrick Murphy went to talk to the House Republican leadership about switching parties. Unconfirmed, of course – the same rumor has it that Boehner turned Murphy down flat – but Patrick Murphy switched parties once already and there’s that entire possible linkage between Murphy and the voter fraud | Read More »
An Election Night Primer on the House Races
There’s been a lot of attention focused on the race for the Senate this year. The House races, on the other hand, have become a forgotten footnote on the 2012 election map. The reason is quite simple: Republicans will retain control of the House, irrespective of the outcome of the presidential election. At present, Republicans control 242 seats and Democrats control 193 seats (a few | Read More »
The Next in Our Dump Upton Series
“I have said at nearly every climate change hearing that for me I don’t dispute the science. Right or wrong, the debate over the modeling and science appears to be over.” Guess who said that? While those comments appear similar to the sentiments expressed by the likes of Al Gore, it was actually Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton who said it during a | Read More »
Roger Williams (R CAND, TX CD-33) Pins the Tail on the Donkey
Roger Williams, former Secretary of State under Rick Perry in Texas, is running for Congress to teach the young donkeys about the values of this country. The newly-created 33rd district will cover the staunchly conservative suburbs of Fort Worth. The Republican nominee will be a shoo-in for the general election, and it appears that we just might have our man in Roger Williams. Here is | Read More »