Posts Tagged ‘election’

Salena Zito on GOP’s 2010 chances

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Column at RCP:

Five minutes after George Bush won re-election in 2004 and began talking about Social Security reform, the pundits lined up those Senate Republicans they expected to be in trouble in the 2006 midterm election.

Some things never change.

Five minutes after Barack Obama took the oath in January and began signing executive orders and expanding government, those same pundits began lining up the Senate Democrats they expect to be in trouble in 2010, Obama’s first midterm.

Historically, a president’s party loses seats in Congress in midterm elections, so in theory, 2010 should favor the GOP. Yet it is hard to imagine the GOP making significant gains because most seats held by Democrats facing re-election are in states that “went Obama” in 2008.

Colorado is one state showing signs of a possible GOP pickup. Democrat Michael Bennet, appointed to replace former Sen. Ken Salazar when he became Interior secretary, has little name recognition.

Ray Merrick endorses Hodge for JCCC Board

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

From Benjamin Hodge:

This week, Kansas House Majority Leader Ray Merrick (R-Stilwell) recognized Benjamin Hodge’s pro-growth, pro-taxpayer voting record by endorsing Hodge for re-election to the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees.

Hodge served in the Kansas House from 2006 to 2008 and is running for his second four-year term as JCCC Trustee.

Merrick has represented Kansas House District 27 since 2000 and was first elected Majority Leader in 2006.

  • View Merrick’s campaign page.
  • View Merrick’s legislative page
  • You can click here to read the entire Email from Hodge.