Dems cheer House poll
By Josephine Hearn
Recent Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) polling shows that seven Republican members would be easily defeated if their reelection took place today, the committee's chairman told House Democrats yesterday at a closed-door meeting.
While Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) did not name the members, who are from districts "around the country," he said all polled at 43 percent or less when voters were asked if they would vote today to reelect their congressional representative, sources at the meeting told The Hill.
Emanuel said three of the Republicans polled below 40 percent, including one, from a Western state, at 32 percent and another, a Californian, at 34 percent. The DCCC has targeted three California members: Reps. David Dreier, Richard Pombo and Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
I'll hazard the guess that the 'Western state' one is Tom DeLay and the 'Californian' is Dreier or Pombo. (The Cunningscam is a bit of a latecomer.) The number seven coincides with the number of DeLay buddies the DCCC has been targetting with ads in something of a trial run on next year. Florida's finest, Tom Feeney, is one name I remember along with Pombo's from that list.