Mark Critz News
Out of Reach? 25 House Races to Watch on Election Night
There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and here is a look at 25 of the top match-ups worth watching on Election Day. Most are highly competitive and expensive races, while others are notable simply for the political characters on the ticket, including a migrant worker-turned-astronaut
What Happened to the Tea Party (and the Blue Dogs?)
Some of the Republican Party‘s most controversial House members are clinging to narrow leads in races where only a few votes are left to count. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus, led by almost 2,300 votes with 84 percent of precincts...
Debate Day, Round III: Showdown In The Sunshine State (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: ALL TIED UP HEADING INTO TONIGHT: On “Good Morning America,” ABC’s Jake Tapper reports from Boca Raton, Fla., that conflicting national polls reflect a close race as President Obama and Mitt Romney head into their final...
Could Pennsylvania Go Red?
When Mitt Romney's bus tour pulls into Pennsylvania on Saturday, it will be entering a state no Republican candidate has won since George H.W. Bush in 1988. John McCain lost the state to Barack Obama by more than 10 points in 2008, and with 1 million more voters registered Democrat than Republican,
Bill Clinton Endorses Critz in Pennsylvania Democratic House Primary
As redistricting pits Democrat against Democrat, Bill Clinton has given his seal of approval in a hotly contested House primary. The former president gave his nod to Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Critz, who is locked in a primary contest against Rep. Jason Altmire, after the most...
Illinois GOP Primary Duel Goes to Newcomer
In an unusual race showcasing two Republican incumbents battling each other for survival, freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger defeated 10-term GOP incumbent Rep. Don Manzullo to win the Republican nomination for Illinois’ 16th congressional district. With 99 percent reporting, Kinzinger, 34, won 55.9 ...
The Note: Three-Week Warning
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER STATE OF PLAY. Time is running out for candidates from both parties to make their cases to voters across the country and for party committees and outside groups to decide where to get in...
Dems Use 'Outsourcing' Ads to Attack Republicans on Jobs
Democrats hit hard by Republicans for bailouts, stimulus, and “job killing” policies like “cap and trade,” are trying to prove that their opponents are just as bad for the economy. The accusation? Their opponents, say Democrats, support policies that outsource American jobs. These “outsourcing” ads
The Firewall: Democrats Eye Must-Win Seats
ABC's Amy Walter Reports: Labor Day marks the unofficial kick-off to the election season. Here's a quick primer to where things stand in the battle for Congress with 56 days until election day: As Gary Langer pointed out in his...