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Generic GOP Hopeful, Up in Poll, Avoids Overconfidence

by Scott Ott · 19 Comments

(2010-08-31) — Even though a new Gallup poll shows a generic Republican Congressional candidate up 10 points over a generic Democrat rival, the non-specific GOP hopeful today cautioned against overconfidence, and urged his ambiguous team of supporters to work hard all the way through election day.
“There are still a lot of voters out there who [...]

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Etheridge Assault Video Becomes Campaign Ad

by Scott Ott · 11 Comments

(2010-06-15) — Sources close to Rep. Bob Etheridge, D-NC, today leaked a new video that appears to be an attempt to turn bad publicity into a good campaign ad for the Congressman’s battle against Republican Renee Ellmers.
Here’s the video of the alleged campaign ad.

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Obama: Illegals Needed for Jobs Senate Hopefuls Won’t Do

by Scott Ott · 16 Comments

(2010-06-03) — President Barack Obama today in his first face-to-face meeting with Gov. Jan Brewer since the Arizona chief executive signed a law allowing police to enforce federal immigration legislation, insisted that “the U.S. needs illegal immigrants to do jobs others won’t do.”
Specifically, the president said he needs undocumented workers to fill a variety of [...]

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Scott Ott v. DailyKos Guy on WNYC

by Scott Ott · 5 Comments

UPDATE: You can hear the debate between blogger Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and Scott Ott on The Brian Lehrer Show on NPR in New York City at
Listen online:
Topic: Senate primaries in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas.

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Charlie Crist Leaves GOP, Florida to Revive Senate Hopes

by Scott Ott · 14 Comments

(2010-04-29) — Hammered in the polls in recent weeks by Republican rival Marco Rubio, Governor Charlie Crist announced today that he’ll continue his run for U.S. Senate outside of the Republican Party, and outside of Florida.
“I’m not going to let my political future be decided by a bunch of misguided Republicans and Floridians,” Gov. Crist [...]

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Pelosi Earmarks Pa. House Seat for Murtha Staffer

by Scott Ott · 13 Comments

(2010-04-29) — A former staffer of the late Rep. John Murtha, D-PA, today announced that despite his neck-and-neck race with Republican Tim Burns, he will win the May 18th special election because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already earmarked the seat for him.
“My experience working with Jack Murtha prepares me not only to serve in [...]

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Pelosi Offers Massa Top Post to Return to House

by Scott Ott · 110 Comments

(2010-03-10) — After telling a PBS talk show host that Democrats didn’t force Rep. Eric J. J. Massa, D-NY, out of the House because he opposes their health care reform bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today said she would drive to western New York state in an attempt to persuade Rep. Massa to return to [...]

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