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Operation Counterweight after-assessment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:08pm

Operation Counterweight 2012 is over.  I reported the results in an earlier post, here is my assessment.

The first thing you need to understand is that by definition we chose difficult races, not e...

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This is our moment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:30pm

A new video from the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Features two of our Operation Counterweight candidates.

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Chris Collins running even to unseat Kathy Hochul in NY-27

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2:00pm

With just over a week until Election Day, Operation Counterweight in Upstate New York is approaching the moment of truth. Barring some big development, this likely will be our last update on the critical Upstate New York races.

Chris Collins is challenging incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul in this western NY district. Hochul...

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Ann Marie Buerkle (R NY-24) running even in heavily Democratic district

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 12:13pm

With two weeks until Election Day, Operation Counterweight in Upstate New York is approaching its home stretch. Below is an update for the 24th District where Ann Marie Buerkle faces a rematch with the Democrat she defeated in 2010, Dan Maffei.

Roll Call rates it lean Democrat because...

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Help get Chris Gibson (NY-19) over the finish line

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:30am

With two weeks until Election Day, Operation Counterweight in Upstate New York is approaching its home stretch. Below is an update for the 19th district, where Chris Gibson faces Julian Schreibman.

While Gibson is doing well in this Democratic district, Roll Call still rates it a tossup. 

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Republican challenger in GA-12, Lee Anderson, leads in new poll

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 2:04pm

The battle between Lee Anderson and John Barrow for the fate of Georgia’s 12th Congressional district is under way and it appears that the race is going to be a tight one. This is on the Operation Counterweight final list.

After a protracted primary battle, Anderson officially secured the Republican nomination...

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Operation Counterweight Upstate NY Week – Maggie Brooks (NY-25)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 14, 2012 at 5:00pm

With the world collapsing around us, it’s more important than ever that we not forget about holding the House.  Please check out the House races including on the Operation Counterweight final list and consider a donation today.

This is the last post in our focus on the ...

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Operation Counterweight Upstate NY Week — Chris Collins (NY-27)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2:00pm

Each day this week we will focus on one of the Upstate New York races included in Operation Counterweight.  As mentioned before, Upstate NY is critical to holding the House, as several seats were gained by Republicans in an otherwise blue state in 2010.  There also are good chances to flip...

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Operation Counterweight Upstate NY week – Ann-Marie Buerkle (NY-24)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 12:04pm

Each day this week we will focus on one of the Upstate New York races included in Operation Counterweight.  As mentioned before, Upstate NY is critical to holding the House, as several seats were gained by Republicans in an otherwise blue state in 2010.  There also are good chances to flip...

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Operation Counterweight Upstate NY Week – Chris Gibson (NY-19)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:15am

Each day this week we will focus on one of the Upstate New York races included in Operation Counterweight.  As mentioned before, Upstate NY is critical to holding the House, as several seats were gained by Republicans in an otherwise blue state in 2010.  There also are good chances to flip...

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Snap out of your funk, damn it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:01pm

Not a great day.

Someone I know, an indefatigable blogger, decided to go to bed early.

Don’t focus on the bad.  Think about the great candidates we have like Mia B. Love<...

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Operation Counterweight – The final list

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11:35am

Operation Counterweight, the electoral strategy for the rest of us, is intended to help provide a counterweight to conservatives being sold out in two ways.

First, we must elect more conservative Republicans.  Second, we must hold the House majority and take back the Senate by a sufficient majority that we are not beholden to the...

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Donation strategy in a political swarm

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 10, 2012 at 7:44pm

From a reader:

Sorry to bother you, Professor, but I got an e-mail from a Wisconsin Recall Fund (which I don’t remember donating to, but they probably bought my e-mail from a list since I made several donations to Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefish), asking for donations to help defeat a Jennifer...

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Update on Upstate NY Operation Counterweight races

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 10, 2012 at 8:46am

This is an update on the Upstate New York races covered last month as part of Operation Counterweight, and as before was prepared by a Cornell undergraduate student who prefers to remain anonymous.

Included at the bottom of each race update are the newest Cook Report ratings and PVI. Of the eight...

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