November 3, 2010

BUT DINGELL HELD ON:

GOP's Cravaack Ousts Oberstar in Minnesota House Race (Michael R. Crittenden, 11/03/10, Dow Jones Newswires)

The race between Cravaack and Oberstar, an 18-term incumbent who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was endemic of the difficult environment for Democrats. Cravaack seized on Oberstar's support of the health- care legislation, vowing to support a repeal of the measure if elected, and was critical of government regulations of small business.

U.S. House Budget Chairman Spratt Loses in South Carolina (MAYA JACKSON RANDALL, 11/03/10, WSJ)
Rep. John Spratt, the powerful, long-serving House Budget Committee chairman, lost his re-election bid Tuesday.

Democrat Mr. Spratt was defeated by Mick Mulvaney, a Republican state senator in a district that hasn't sent a Republican to Congress more than a century. [...]

Mr. Spratt, who was first elected to Congress in 1982, represents a mostly-rural district in northern South Carolina—not an easy district for a Democrat to hold. In late October,

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2010 3:32 AM
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