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OH Congressman Dennis Kucinich May Lose Seat

December 29, 2010 politisite 0

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich is worried about the 2010 census figures.  He sent a letter to supporters fearing that he may lose his seat in the House of Representatives.  Ohio lost 2 congressional seats and since the State went Republican, it is thought that gerrymandered districts will favor the GOP.  No Worries, even if he loses his house seat, he will still have his wife Elizabeth! Rep. Kucinich sent this […]

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West Virginia Governor will appoint Carte Goodwin for Byrd Seat

July 16, 2010 politisite 0

Update: Gov. Manchin appointment of Goodwin will occur at 2 p.m EDT today. Gov. Joe Manchin is tapping his former chief counsel and a member of a prominent West Virginia family, Carte Goodwin, to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Democratic officials told The Associated Press on Friday. Three officials familiar with the governor’s pick spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not […]

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West Virginia Governor will appoint Carte Goodwin for Byrd Seat

July 16, 2010 politisite 0

Update: Gov. Manchin appointment of Goodwin will occur at 2 p.m EDT today. Gov. Joe Manchin is tapping his former chief counsel and a member of a prominent West Virginia family, Carte Goodwin, to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Democratic officials told The Associated Press on Friday. Three officials familiar with the governor’s pick spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not […]

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Fox News Getting Helen Thomas’ Old Seat is 'Poetic Justice'

June 13, 2010 politisite 0

This might upset some of the Fox News-ophobes within DC media circles, the so-called purists that tend to look down on the highly rated cable news outlet. As Fox News is purportedly competing with Bloomberg for that front-row seat once occupied by the former dean of the White House press corps and Hearst Newspaper columnist Helen Thomas, Chris Wallace, the host of “Fox News Sunday,” suggested there would be some […]

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UPDATE: NY-29: Eric Massa Resigns Congress

March 4, 2010 politisite 0

New York Congressman Eric Massa announced Friday that he will resign on Monday, March 8th amid allegations of sexual harassment of a Male staff member.  When questioned, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi said that lower level staff had received a complaint of sexual harassment regarding Massa, but she related to reporters that she disregarded the complaint as rumor. FDL News Desk has a good handle on this story: Ending […]

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Joyce Murtha urged to run for late husbands seat

February 12, 2010 politisite 0

Running for a deceased congressman seat by a spouse has become a tradition over the years, I guess the most famous is the wife of Sonny Bono who died after a tragic skiing accident.  The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review is reporting that Joyce Murtha is being urged to run for her late husband, John Murtha’s seat. Family members, particularly spouses, assuming a late politician's seat is not unusual in American politics. Among […]