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Republicans Vie for CA-7, One of the Most Divided Districts in the Nation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:30pm
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Three Republican Candidates face Democrat incumbent Ami Bera in the race for the CA-7 congressional seat: Doug Ose, Igor Birman, and Elizabeth Emken.

The Cook PVI ranks this district as EVEN, or perfectly divided between Republicans and Democrats, and Election Projection says the district has a weak Democrat hold.

According to the DCCC’s...

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Help Elect Dr. Milton Wolf (#KSSEN)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:00am
Milton Wolf for Senate Legal Insurrection Video

I’ve known Dr. Milton Wolf since he was a “mere” blogger.

Dr. Wolf is our only (so far) Operation Counterweight 2014 Senate candidate, challenging Pat Roberts in the Kansas Republican Primary on August 5.

Roberts has tons of money and the Republican establishment behind him.  And a house in Virginia which is his...

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Milton Wolf Money Bomb

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:47am
Dr. Milton Wolf Ad Screen Shot Flag Barn

Dr. Milton Wolf is challenging Pat Roberts in the August 5 Kansas Senate primary.  Wolf is Legal Insurrection’s first Operation Counterweight 2014 Senate candidate.

Roberts was first elected to the Senate House in 1980 and the Senate in 1996.  As it has been revealed that Roberts did not even have a permanent residence in...

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So tell me about Dr. Milton Wolf

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 2:58pm
Dr. Milton Wolf Ad Screen Shot Flag Barn

I’ve known him from the blogosphere, where he ran The Wolf Files.

Now he’s running for Senate in Kansas.

This radio ad, in which mention is made of him be...

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Bill Owens (D NY-21), who never should have been elected, retires

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11:33am
Bill Owens Campaign Ad

For those of you who have been reading Legal Insurrection since the early days, the name Bill Owens may be familiar.

Owens won the 2009 special election in what then was the NY-23 District (since reconfigured and now NY-21) against the insurgent conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.  In a precursor to the Tea...

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Federal probe sought of NY-23 Dem candidate’s false fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:45am
Martha Robertson fundraising email partial

On September 30, 2013, at about 6:30 p.m., Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in the upstate NY-23 district, sent a fundraising email claiming that “GOP Ops” had been “caught” trying to take down her website, and urging people to fight back and donate to her campaign, providing a phone number for those...

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Dem NY-23 candidate – no proof of fundraising claim GOP tried to hack her website

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00am
WETM Martha Robertson Campaign Response 10-11-2013

Martha Robertson, the Emily’s List backed and high priority DCCC candidate in the upstate NY-23 swing district, made an inflammatory fundraising pitch on September 30 that “GOP ops” had been “caught” trying to take...

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Fundraising hacking claim may dim Dems hopes of picking up NY-23

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 12:54pm
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NY-23, a Republican-leaning District that includes Ithaca and most of the Southern Tier, is a high profile target for national Democrats.

The DCCC has it on its Jumpstart Candidate list and MoveOn.org via PPP Polling is claiming the district is competitive. (See this critique of these PPP messaging polls.  Frankly, several of the PPP...

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Swing District race heats up over Dem challenger fundraising claim of GOP hacking

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8:00pm

Martha Robertson is the Democratic challenger to Republican Tom Reed in NY-23, one of the few competitive districts in the House. While the District leans Republican after redistricting, it contains Ithaca where a heavy Democratic turnout could make the race competitive.

Robertson is a Jumpstart c...

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Dem challenger Martha Robertson (NY-23) fundraises off allegation “GOP ops” tried to shut her website

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 3:15pm
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Martha Robertson is a Democrat running for Congress in the NY-23 District against incumbent Republican Tom Reed.

Reed was the candidate featured in my post about immigration amnesty advocates attending Republican town halls over the summer.

I’m on Robertson’s mailing list, although I never signed up for anything.

Robertson is an Emily’s List priority candidate. ...

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Tom Cotton asked

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 9, 2013 at 12:37pm

Tom Cotton, running for Senate to unseat Mark Pryor in Arkansas, held a blogger telephone conference today.

I sat in on it, breaking my usual policy of sitting in a hermetically sealed room with the drapes drawn and the lights out avoiding all human contact.

All someone had to do was ask.

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So tell me about Tom Cotton

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1:30pm

He’s running for Senate in Arkansas in a bid to unseat Democrat Mark Pryor.

I know almost nothing about Cotton or the Republican field.  Who else is expected to run in the Republican primary?

This ad just released by Pryor attacking Cotton with the usual Democratic hyperbole and misdirection, tells me at least...

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Dan Bongino for Congress in Maryland’s 6th District

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:47pm

Dan Bongino ran for the Senate in Maryland in 2012 against incumbent Ben Cardin, in what everyone recognized to be a long shot in blue Maryland in a presidential election year.

Bongino, a political unknown who formerly was a Secret Service agent in the Presidential Protection Division, made a very respectable showing...

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Georgia on my mind

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 25, 2013 at 9:22pm

Here we go.

Saxby Chambliss will not be running for reelection in 2014:

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss said Friday he will not seek a third term next  year, expressing deep frustration with Washington gridlock that he doesn’t see  changing in a divided government.

Chambliss, 69, rejected suggestions he couldn’t have survived a likely GOP ...

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