Political Roundup for February 28, 2013…Red Racing Horses

by: Ryan_in_SEPA
Congress

PA-13/PA-GOV/DCCC: Congresswoman Allyston Schwartz has resigned as DCCC Finance Chair as it appears she really is running for Governor.

DCCC: Congressman Jim Himes will replace Congresswoman Schwartz as DCCC Finance Chair.

PA-13: As it appears Congresswoman Allyston Schwartz will be running for Governor, Politics PA provides us with an extensive list of potential Democratic candidates for this D+12 blob located in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.  If I had to guess, I expect this to break down into a Montco vs. Philly fight with Mike Stack being an early favorite.

VRA: The Supreme Court heard arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on Wednesday and oral argument did not go well for upholding the Act.  The Chief Justice specifically asked if the Justice Department thought southerners were racist.  Considering what happened with Obamacare last year, who knows how the Court will rule.

AR-Sen: The Club for Growth is now running ads against Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor.  The Club for Growth apparently is making this race one of their biggest targets in 2014.  Lets just hope they don’t screw up the primary.

KY-Sen/POTUS: Here is a great piece on the rebranding of Senator Rand Paul within the Republican foreign policy spectrum.  Paul is no longer pushing himself as a non-interventionist, but appears to be pushing himself to be more of a realist.  I think he has a serious opening here and has quite impressed me over the last two years with his ability to mold libertarian ideas into a more tolerable format for many Republicans like myself.

Senate 2014: In case you did not know, the Democratic Senate class of 2008 is facing some interesting challenges when it comes to reelection.  Many of the Democrats are in conservative states where they benefited from the 2008 wave….

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3 thoughts on “Political Roundup for February 28, 2013…Red Racing Horses”

  1. When these neocons start considering Rand Paul’s foreign policy more “tolerable” it pretty much takes away the only appeal Rand had to me in the first place.

  2. Scott P, it appears that the GOP will win back the Arkansas governorship in 2014 if they don’t entice former US Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) into running because former LG Bill Halter (D) would get demolished.

    I’m still surprised that former US Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) didn’t make the jump even though he was rumored to seek the state’s highest office.

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