Josh Mandel: Always A Candidate, Never A Good Public Servant

The Cleveland Plain Dealer provides in-depth look today at Josh Mandel, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio.  Looking at Mandel’s record, it’s even less surprising that Sen. Sherrod Brown maintains his strong lead in independent polls despite the barrage of right-wing attack ads.  Not only is Sherrod Brown one of the Senate’s strongest voices [...]

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Connie Mack, Shameless Flak

After Senate candidate Connie Mack dropped back into Florida last week, he’s taken an odd tack in his public appearances. Rather than meeting with Floridians and hearing what’s important to them, Connie’s been doing the bidding of his fellow legacy-politician Mitt Romney in his new unofficial role as Newt Gingrich’s stalker.

Connie’s been spotted trailing Newt [...]

Connie Mack & Freddie Mac

As it turns out, Newt and Mitt aren’t the only Republicans slamming Fannie and Freddie after having profited from them.

Joining the list of former-investors/current-critics is Senate Candidate Connie Mack and his wife, California Rep. Mary Bono Mack, who also turned a profit off Fannie and Freddie Mac.

The Miami Herald just reported in, “Freddie Mac [...]

President Obama’s State of the Union: What it means for Florida’s Senate race

Everyone in America should play by the same rules.

That was the overiding message in last night’s State of the Union address by President Obama, in which he outlined before Congress a vision for America where everyone – including enntrenched wealth and corporate interests – had an equal shot at prosperity.

We can’t help but think of [...]

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FLORIDA: Willard Romney & Cornelius McGillicuddy IV want your vote!

Quick – the Monopoly man is campaigning in Florida!

Actually, Willard and Cornelius aren’t made-up characters from the popular board game, they’re the real-life members of the 1% running for office in 2012. Some of us know them better as Mitt Romney and Connie Mack, and right now they’re competing in Florida’s Republican primary for President [...]

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All eyes on Florida – but where’s Connie?

As the GOP presidential primary sideshow moves south, all eyes fall on Florida to deliver a decision on who will represent the Republican Party in 2012. One leading contender is noticeably absent, however, and no, we’re not referring to Ron Paul, who’s decided to skip the sunshine state altogether.

It’s Connie Mack – the Republican House [...]

GOP Two-Step Tactics: How will Florida Latinos React?

After South Carolina’s primary this Saturday, Florida is next on the horizon for the remaining Republican contenders. As the first state on the 2012 electoral calendar with a significant Latino population, Florida’s voters have the first opportunity to shed light on how the GOP will perform among spanish-speaking voters in 2012.

At last night’s debate, front-runner [...]

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Local Montana Chambers Condemn US Chamber’s Dishonest Attacks

The pattern is pretty clear by now: rightwing group announces big ad buy targeting Democrat. Ads air. Ads criticized for being a passel of lies, distortions, and obfuscations. It’s gotten so bad, “GOP-aligned third party group ads in lies” is getting to “dog bites man” territory.

Which, unfortunately, is part of the point, it seems. If [...]

What Iowa Says About GOP In 2012

Four years ago, it was widely believed that the GOP was dispirited, and that turned out to be true during the fall campaign. The weight of an enormously unpopular George W Bush, the lack of any exciting candidates, and the tremendous enthusiasm on the Democratic side – which drew many unaffiliated voters into voting on [...]

ICYMI: Right-wing Groups Targeting Sherrod Brown

Just before Christmas, Amanda Terkel at the Huffington Post reported:

Democratic Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) may be soaking up national attention from progressives during the 2012 campaign season, but the GOP has its eye on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), whose race is attracting more third-party spending by Republicans than any [...]

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What is Senate Majority PAC?

Senate Majority PAC is fighting to protect and expand the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. In 2012, Karl Rove and his friends spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to buy the Senate. We ran low-overhead, high-impact campaigns to stop him—and we won. Now we’re ready to take on Mitch McConnell and his radical Republican caucus in 2014.

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