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  •  Reynolds (2+ / 0-)
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    jj32, means are the ends

    represents a lean-Republican marginal district.  A no-name challenger in 2004, Jack Davis, held him to 55% of the vote.  Davis is running again and is a self-financer.  I think Reynolds is afraid to call himself a Republican because he's genuinely afraid that he will lose reelection.  I think we're smart to have our leadership in the hands of Democrats representing super-solid districts (like Pelosi in San Francisco and Rahm in Chicago) so we don't have to face the prospect of a decapitation campaign (ie Foley in 1994 and Daschle in 2004).

    •  Good point (0+ / 0-)

      The parties' leadership, with their district's partisan makeup (with those representing potentially marginal districts in bold):

      Repub
      Speaker Dennis Hastert (IL-14) R 55/ D 45
      Majority Leader John Boehner (OH-08) R 63/ D 37
      Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO-07) R 65/ D 35
      Chief Dep. Maj. Whip Eric Cantor (VA-07) R 61/ D 39
      Republican Conf. Chair Deborah Pryce (OH-15) R 51/ D 49
      Republican Conf. Vice-Chair Jack Kingston (GA-01) R 66/ D 34
      Republican Conf. Sec. John Doolittle (CA-04) R 61/ D 39
      Republican Policy Committee Chair John Shadegg (AZ-03) R 56/ D 43
      Rules Committee Chair David Dreier (CA-26) R 54/ D 45
      NRCC Chair Tom Reynolds (NY-26) R 54/ D 46

      Dems
      Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-08) D 84/ R 16
      Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05) D 59/ R 41
      Democratic Caucus Chair [Who replaced Menendez?] Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair James Clyburn (SC-06) D 61/ R 39
      Asst. to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC-05) R 56/ D 44
      DCCC Chair Rahm Emanuel (IL-05) D 67/ R 32
      Democratic Steering Committee Co-Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) D 61/ R 38
      Democratic Steering Committee Co-Chair George Miller (CA-07) D 69/ R 31
      Senior Chief Dep. Min. Whip John Lewis (GA-05) D 73/ R 27

      •  I was looking at some interactive thing (1+ / 0-)
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        Silent Lurker

        about the upcoming elections from the ny times website, and I went through several states, disappointed to see what a high percentage of "safe" seats there were -- on both sides.  That and the self-financing.  I think that and  gerrymandering are both wrong.  Maybe we should hire some people from Singapore to map out congressional districts based on county and city lines plus population, without regard to political affiliation.  We'd have a much more moderate Congress, and congressional candidates wouldn't get elected if they were out on the fringe.

        Then of course, we'd have to reinstate the fairness doctrine.  and real campaign reform.

        Without Net Neutrality, We (dKos) are history. Thank Ron Wyden fax (202-228-2717) or phone (202-224-5244) -7.63/-6.41

        by vome minnesota on Thu Jul 27, 2006 at 01:50:16 PM PDT

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