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Liz Cheney Appears Headed for Congress

She wins GOP primary in Wyoming

(Newser) - Liz Cheney looks bound to be a congresswoman. The 49-year-old lawyer—and eldest daughter of Dick Cheney—won Wyoming's Republican primary race by a wide margin Tuesday to become the nominee for the state's lone House seat. She'll now face Democrat Ryan Greene in November, but the... More »

Sharron Angle to Run for House, Not Senate

Was seen as likely candidate for Sen. John Ensign's Nevada seat

(Newser) - Sharron Angle, who lost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a hotly contested Nevada race last year, will seek office again—but this time in the House. Angle was considered a likely candidate after Sen. John Ensign announced last week that he wouldn’t seek reelection. But instead, she’... More »

Va. Candidate Fights Leaked Reindeer Dildo Photos

Krystal Ball blames opponent, calls release of photos 'sexist'

(Newser) - Sometimes your Newser Virginia bureau feels like it should really be the Alternative Reality bureau (see here and here and here) , but even we can't make up this story: A 28-year-old Democrat named Krystal Ball—who is running for a seat in Virginia's 1st District—was somehow blindsided by the... More »

What GOP Will Do With a House Majority

Republicans will cut off cash to key Dem initiatives

(Newser) - If Republicans win the House in November, they’ll highlight their differences with Democrats by starving signature policies—like health care—of cash, the Wall Street Journal reports. Although the GOP hopes to repeal the health care bill in the House, such a measure would likely fail in the Senate,... More »

GOP Trains Fire on Pelosi

Republicans go after House speaker despite failures in '06, '08

(Newser) - Republicans angling to take back the House and Senate in 2010—or at least trim their losses from the last two elections—are making attacks on Nancy Pelosi a central feature of their campaign, and it's already getting ugly. The GOP has been releasing statements mocking "Gen. Pelosi" for... More »

Economic Muck Gives GOP Hope for New Blood in 2010

Candidate recruitment up amid bad news for Dems

(Newser) - As bad economic reports keep coming, Republicans are seeing candidate recruitment soar, the Hill reports. The party has had “probably its first good couple weeks in four years,” says an analyst, fueled in large part by rising unemployment and sinking stocks. Meanwhile, Democrats have lost top Senate candidate... More »

Politico's Play-by-Play Guide to Game Time Tonight

(Newser) - At 5 tonight, a wave of exit-polling results will be distributed to media insiders, who'll try manfully to resist sharing anything that might prejudice voters—even though it will kill them. At 6 pm, the results will start rolling in, and Politico gives you a play-by-play guide to what to... More »

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