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May 2, 2013

Remainders: Conservatives Buy Airtime for Mark Sanford

Here’s what you might have missed “At the Races” on Thursday …
  • #IASEN: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will not run for Senate and has encouraged Republican Rep. Steve King to seek the open seat instead.
  • #MTSEN: EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock confirmed her interest in a bid for Senate.
  • #MISEN: Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich. discussed his Senate campaign in an interview with CQ Roll Call.
  • #MI14: Several Detroit-area Democrats are positioning to run for Peters’ seat including his primary foe from 2012, former Rep. Hansen Clarke.

What we’re mulling on Thursday…

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May 17, 2012

NRCC Announces New ‘Contender’ Candidates

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced today that eight GOP House candidates are one step closer to earning the committee’s top-tier Young Guns status.

Those eight candidates progressed to the Contender level, the third step in the four-step Young Guns program. The candidates must meet district-specific benchmarks to move through the program, which gives fundraising and infrastructure assistance.

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May 8, 2012

Indiana: Messer, Brooks Win Open-Seat GOP Primaries

Updated 10:13 p.m.| Luke Messer, the former executive director of the state Republican Party, won the crowded primary for Rep. Mike Pence’s (R) eastern Indiana seat.

Messer defeated conservative activist Travis Hankins with almost 42 percent of the vote and 83 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

Pence is running for governor instead of re-election to his safe Republican seat, so Messer will serve as the next Member of Congress from the 6th district in all likelihood. Full story

March 22, 2012

Indiana: Club for Growth Backs Ex-Rep. McIntosh

The Club for Growth backed former Rep. David McIntosh’s (R) comeback bid in Indiana’s open 5th district today.

“David McIntosh has long been a champion of economic freedom, and we are excited to endorse his candidacy,” Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in a statement.

McIntosh is in a crowded field of GOP candidates seeking retiring Rep. Dan Burton’s (R) seat in central Indiana. The club’s support will only boost the former Member ahead of the May 8 primary. Full story

March 20, 2012

FreedomWorks PAC Endorses 10 Candidates

Conservative organization FreedomWorks PAC today released its “first slate” of House endorsements.

“Through extensive personal interviews, detailed research of their records, and feedback from activists in their districts, we are confident these candidates will expand the freedom caucus in the House and lead the fight for economic freedom and constitutionally limited government,” FreedomWorks PAC Executive Director Max Pappas said in a statement.

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February 13, 2012

NRCC Promotes Three to ‘Contender’ Status

Missouri's Ann Wagner and two other Republican House candidates have joined the silver tier of the NRCC's Young Guns program. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The National Republican Congressional Committee will announce today a second round of candidates who have become “Contenders” in its four-level fundraising and infrastructure program for open-seat and challenger candidates. Full story

February 10, 2012

Race Rating Change: Dan Burton’s Departure Makes Seat Safe

Indiana state Sen. Mike Delph (R) announced Wednesday he would not run for retiring Rep. Dan Burton’s (R) seat.

“I will not be a candidate for Congress in 2012,” Delph, a former Burton aide, wrote on his blog.

Delph’s decision solidifies the GOP field to succeed Burton ahead of today’s filing deadline.

Several GOP candidates had already lined up to challenge the 15-term lawmaker in the primary before his retirement announcement last week. Former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks, former Rep. David McIntosh, former Marion County Coroner John McGoff and attorney Jack Lugar will now square off in the open-seat primary.

Previously, Roll Call had rated the race as Likely Republican. But in light of Burton’s retirement, we are changing the rating to Safe Republican. The winner of the GOP primary will most likely serve as the next Member of Congress from this district.

January 31, 2012

FEC Nightcap: More Winners, Losers and Noteworthy Reports

While you munched on dinner and the Florida primary wrapped up, Roll Call’s politics team continued to sort through year-end fundraising reports that are due by midnight to the Federal Election Commission. Here are our picks for winners, losers and noteworthy filings this evening:


  • CA-30: Rep. Howard Berman (D) crossed the seven-figure mark in the fourth quarter for his bid against Rep. Brad Sherman (D). Berman raised just over $1 million in the last three months of 2011 and now has $2.9 million in the bank. Sherman’s report had not been filed as of late this evening, but he reported $3.7 million in the bank at the end of September. (via @shiratoeplitz) Full story

FEC for Lunch: Winners, Losers and Noteworthy Reports

During our lunch hour, the Roll Call politics team scoured fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission and press releases that landed in our inboxes. Here’s our roundup of the winners and losers, as well as some noteworthy reports on this year-end filing day:


  • IN-05: On the morning of Rep. Dan Burton’s (R-Ind.) retirement announcement, former U.S. attorney Susan Brooks reported raising $107,500 and had $325,000 in the bank. Her chief competition for the GOP nod, former Rep. David McIntosh, has not filed his report yet. But Brooks brought in much more than the other Republicans who lined up to challenge Burton. She also has a head start on state Sen. Mike Delph, a former Burton aide, if he jumps into the race before the Feb. 10 filing deadline. (via @shiratoeplitz) Full story

Indiana: Veteran Rep. Dan Burton to Retire

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 11:37 a.m. | Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) will retire this year after serving 15 terms in the House, according to Hoosier State sources.

Burton will announce his retirement on the state House floor, per state Sen. Mike Delph (R), a former Burton aide and one of the Congressman’s closest political allies in Indianapolis. Full story

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