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The U.S. Elections of 2011 & 2012

         This page is begun in June 2011, which is much too early, but the national election cycle has been taken over by the media (owned, of course, by the very Oligarchs who seek to destroy the democratic process) and the longer the election cycle runs, the more profit the Oligarchs make.

         While the People did get Barack Obama elected as head of the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch is still a problem. (The Supreme Court is a 5-man cabal owned by the Federalist Society & P.N.A.C.) The Republican Party has done precisely nothing since they got control of the House – no jobs created, no social solutions, no progress for anyone but the fascist Oligarchs. The count in the U.S. Senate is down to 51 Democrats, two independents (who caucus with the Democrats) and 47 Republicans. Still, for many votes, just one 'Blue Dog' Democrat in the Senate can stall any and all legislation – with not enough votes to prevent The Party of No from threatening to use the filibuster.
         Meanwhile, the Republican Party and the A.L.E.C. conspiracy are targeting various Congressional districts, and state governorships, and many local elections, because they must get back the positional Power that gives them access to destroying America's economy, taking away Constitutional rights, and profiting from bribery, treason and war crimes.

         Any U.S. citizen who does not/did not vote in the 2010 Primary and 2010 General Elections or any election in 2011 and 2012 surrenders the right to call him-/herself an American.

         Lousy voter turnout of 2010 thru 2011 produced gains for the Republican Party. In the 112th Congress, the U.S. Senate stands at 51 Democrats, 2 independents, and 47 Republicans. In the House of Representatives, Republicans had a net gain of 64 seats (of 435), handing control to the G.O.P. at 242-193, with 2 vacant seats & six non-voting seats. The Republicans gained six net state governorships, giving 29 G.O.P., 20 Democrat, and 1 independent (Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island).

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2016 U.S. Presidential Race

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January 2015 ATLANTA (AP) — The GOP's crowded 2016 presidential field shifted sharply, with Paul Ryan, the party's 2012 vice presidential nominee, bowing out, two-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney marching toward his third campaign, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepping closer to his first.

January 2015 — The Koch Brothers held their Secret Summit in Palm Springs, California. The invitation-only conclave included a 'primary' with speeches and meetings by Marc Rubio, Rand Paul (back in), and Ted Cruz making them better known to the 300 or so billionaires in attendence. But Gov. Scott Walker won the straw poll, making him the top contender for the GOP nomination.

January 2015 — After testing the waters for three weeks for a possible campaign, Mitt Romney decided to quit the race for president completely, saying that he is leaving it to the younger crowd to energize the voters.

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump and Rick Perry are clowns; Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum cannot beat Hillary Clinton in current polls; and Mitt Romney is now out. Jeb Bush has a permanent dynastic downside problem. Ben Carson is listening to the Draft Carson movement, and is making a 40-minute introductory documentary to be broadcast in 22 states - he is still largely unknown. So Koch-funded Marc Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker are the current front-runners (with 21 months still to go).

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2012 U.S. Senate Races
One-third of the members in the Senate run for re-election in each 2-year cycle.
The 112th Congress includes 51 Democratic Senators & 2 independents versus 47 Republicans.
The Senate Class of 2012 includes 23 Democrats and 10 Republicans running for re-election.
The Senate Class of 2014 includes 20 Democrats and 13 Republicans running for re-election.

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'2012 Senate Races To Watch' on the D.S.C.C. website
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★ ★   Alabama   ★ ★ {usual turnout = GOP 2:1 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election March 13th; runoff April 24th; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Jeff Sessions [GOP AL] in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Richard Shelby [GOP AL] in 2016
2010 Democratic candidate attorney William G. Barnes


★ ★   Alaska   ★ ★ {usual turnout = GOP 3:1 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election August 28th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Mark Begich [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Lisa Murkowski [appointed 2002, re-elected 2004 & 2010; GOP] in 2016
2010 Democratic candidate Scott McAdams


★ ★   Arizona   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 28th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Jon Kyl [1995-2012; GOP] is not seeking re-election in 2012
one of the very important Senate candidates in 2012 races that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee2012 Democratic candidate Richard Carmona, former Surgeon General of the U.S.

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. John McCain [since 1987; GOP] in 2016
Sen. McCain announced in November 2014 that he will seek a sixth 6th senate term in 2016.


★ ★   Arkansas   ★ ★ {usual turnout = Dems 2½:1 GOP}    a 4/2012
primary election May 22nd; runoff June 12th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Mark Pryor [since 2003; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. John Boozman [since 2003; GOP] up for re-election in 2016
former Sen. Blanche Lincoln [1999-2010; Dem]
2010 Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Bill Halter [since 2007; Dem] lost in the primary runoff


★ ★   California   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 5th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Dianne Feinstein [since 1993; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012
2012 re-election campaign website

Sen. Barbara Boxer [since 1993; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016 campaign website
2010 losing Republican candidate Carly Fiorina: Demon Sheep ad backfired: rebuttal ad "Demon Sheep II"


★ ★   Colorado   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012

former Sen. Mark Udall [2009-2014; Dem] lost re-election in 2014
Sen. Michael Bennet [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016 campaign website


★ ★   Connecticut   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 14th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Joseph 'Traitor Joe' Lieberman [indep; 1989-2012] is retiring in 2012
former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate campaign website
Cong. Chris Murphy [Dem-CT05; 2007-2012] is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate campaign website
State Rep. William Tong is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate campaign website
the main Republican candidate for 2012 is TEA Party favorite Linda McMahon, co-owner of W.W.E.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal [since 2011; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016


District of Columbia    a 4/2012
does not elect a member to the U.S. Senate


★ ★   Florida   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election July 31st; runoff August 21st; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Bill Nelson [since 2001; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012: campaign website
2012 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is Cong. Connie Mack IV [GOP-FL14]

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Marco Rubio [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

2010 candidate for U.S. Senate was Cong. Kendrick Meek [Dem-FL17 2003-2010]
campaign websiteWikipedia


★ ★   Georgia   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election July 20th, primary runoff August 10th

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Saxby Chambliss [since 2003; GOP] up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Johnny Isakson [since 2005; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010 was Michael Thurmond
2010 campaign websiteWikipedia


★ ★   Hawai'i   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 11th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Daniel Akaka [1990-2012; Dem] is retiring in 2012
Cong. Mazie Hirono [2007-2012; Dem HI-02] is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012 campaign website
former Congressman Ed Case [Dem] is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012 campaign website
former Gov. Linda Lingle will seek the open seat in 2012 as the Republican candidate

Sen. Daniel Inouye [since 1963! Dem] is up for re-election in 2016


★ ★   Idaho   ★ ★ {turnout = GOP 6:1 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election May 15th; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Jim Risch [since 2009; GOP] up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Mike Crapo [since 1999; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010 was Tom Sullivan campaign website


★ ★   Illinois   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election March 20; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Dick Durbin [since 1997; Dem] up for re-election in 2014
Sen. Mark Kirk [since 11/2010; Dem] up for re-election in 2016

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Alexi Giannoulias lost to Kirk in 2010 by 46.4% to 48%
campaign websiteWikipedia


★ ★   Indiana   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election May 8th; national election November 6th, 2012

80-year-old Sen. Richard Lugar [1977-2012; GOP] was up for re-election in 2012
Sen. Lugar lost in the May 8th primary to TEA-bagger Richard Mourdock
incumbent Democratic Cong. Joe Donnelly [IN-02 2007-2012; Dem] is running for U.S. Senate in 2012
2012 campaign websiteWikipedia

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Dan Coats [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016


★ ★   Iowa   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 5th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Tom Harkin [since 1985; Dem] up for re-election in 2014 campaign website
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Chuck Grassley [since 1981; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was Roxanne Conlin: Wikipedia


★ ★   Kansas   ★ ★ {usual turnout = GOP 4:1 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election August 7th; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Pat Roberts [since 1997; GOP] up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Jerry Moran [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was educator Lisa Johnston: campaign website


★ ★      Kentucky   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election May 22nd; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Mitch McConnell [since 1985; GOP] in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. TEA Bagger fool Sen. Rand Paul [since 2011; GOP] in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway
campaign websiteWikipedia
2010 Democratic candidate Lt. Governor [2007-2011] Daniel Mongiardo Wikipedia


★ ★   Louisiana   ★ ★ {usual primary turnout = Dems 53:47 GOP}    a 4/2012
primary election March 24th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Mary Landrieu [since 1997; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
disgraced Sen. David Vitter [since 2005; GOP] is up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was Cong. Charlie Melançon [2005-2010; Dem LA-03]
campaign website {parked}Wikipedia


★ ★   Maryland   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election April 3rd; national election November 6th, 2012

incumbent Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin [since 2007; Dem] up for re-election 2012
campaign websiteWikipedia
2012 Democratic primary candidate State Senator C. Anthony Muse campaign website
possible 2012 Republican primary candidates include former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and
former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino

Sen. Barbara Mikulski [since 1987; Dem] up for re-election in 2014


★ ★   Missouri   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 7th; national election November 6th, 2012

one of the very important Senate candidates in 2012 races that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign CommitteeSen. Claire McCaskill [since 2007; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012
campaign websiteWikipedia
Republican Cong. Todd Akin [since 2001; MO-02] beat politician Sarah Steelman in the primary election
and then stirred up a hornet's nest with his 'legitimate rape' comments in August 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Roy Blunt [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate Secretary of State Robin Carnahan campaign website


★ ★   Nevada   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 12th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. John Ensign [2001-2011; GOP] resigned in May 2011 over 2009 sex scandal
Sen. Dean Heller was appointed May 2011 by GOP Gov. Sandoval to serve Ensign's remaining term

U.S. Senator Harry Reid [1987-2016, majority leader 2007-2013; Dem]
Announced March 2015 that he will not run for re-election in 2016 - watch official video [3:35] on YouTube
official websiteWikipediacampaign website

former Cong. Shelley Berkeley [1999-2012; Dem NV-01] ran for Senate in 2012: campaign website
"A tenacious advocate for the middle class." — Sen. Harry Reid, Dec 2011
Democratic candidate Barry Ellsworth placed 5th to Berkley's 79.5% primary win in June 2012

Shelley Berkeley for U.S. Senate from Nevada 2012 campaign website
"We have something to fight for in this [election]: the future of the American middle class."
— Shelley Berkley, running for U.S. Senate from Nevada


★ ★   New Hampshire   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election September 11th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
Sen. Kelly Ayotte [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidste for U.S. Senate was then-Cong. Paul Hodes [NH-02]
campaign website {hacked}Wikipedia


★ ★   New York State   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [since 2009; Dem] is running for re-election in 2012
campaign websiteWikipedia
Republican primary candidates include attorney Wendy E. Long, George Maragos &
Cong. Bob Turner [2011-12; GOP NY-09]

Sen. Charles 'Chuck' Schumer [since 1999; Dem] up for re-election in 2016
campaign websiteWikipedia


★ ★   North Carolina   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election May 8th; runoff July 17th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Kay Hagan [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
Sen. Richard Burr [since 2005; GOP] is up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate was Sec'y of State Elaine Marshall: campaign websiteWikipedia


★ ★   North Dakota   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 12th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Kent Conrad [12/1992-2012; Dem] is retiring in 2012
one of the very important Senate candidates in 2012 races that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committeeformer State Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp is unopposed in the Democratic primary election
Cong. Rick Berg [2011-2012; GOP] and conservative Duane Sand are seeking the Republican nomination

Sen. John Hoeven [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016


★ ★   Ohio   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election March 6th; special election August 7th; national election November 6th, 2012

one of the very important Senate candidates in 2012 races that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign CommitteeSen. Sherrod Brown [since 2007; Dem] up for re-election in 2012
Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate in Ohio
campaign websiteWikipedia
State Treasurer Josh Mandel won the March 2012 Republican primary

Sen. Rob Portman [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016


★ ★   Oklahoma   ★ ★ (2010 turnout GOP 50.6:49.4 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election June 26th; runoff August 28th; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. anti-science goofball Sen. Jim Inhofe [since Nov 1994; GOP] up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Tom Coburn [since 2005; GOP] up for re-election in 2016


★ ★   Oregon   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election May 15th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Jeff Merkley [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
Sen. Ron Wyden [since 1996; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016: campaign websiteWikipedia


★ ★   Pennsylvania   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election April 24th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. [since 2007; Dem] beat Santorum in 2006, is up for re-election in 2012
Republican primary candidates include former State Rep. Sam Rohrer, Marc Scaringi, maybe State Senator Jake Corman

longtime Republican-turned-Democrat Sen. Arlen Spector [1981-2010] lost in the 2010 Dem primary
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016
then-Cong. Joe Sestak [PA-07] won the 2010 Dem primary, but lost the election - check his weblog


★ ★   South Carolina   ★ ★    a 8/2017
primary election in June; runoff in June; national election November 3rd, 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham [since 2003; GOP] planned to retire in 2014, but won re-election; due for re-election in 2020

Sen. Tim Scott [since 2013; GOP] is the Senate's only black Republican — up for re-election in 2022
appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to fill DeMint's vacant seat; won special election in 2014 and then re-election for full term in 2016

former Sen. Jim DeMint [2005-2013; GOP] resigned in 2013 to become president of right-wing The Heritage Foundation.


★ ★   South Dakota   ★ ★    a 6/2012
primary election June 5th; runoff June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Tim Johnson [since 1997; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. John Thune [since 2005; GOP] up for re-election in 2016


★ ★   Utah   ★ ★
primary election June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Orrin Hatch [since 1977; GOP] up for re-election in 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Mike Lee [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016


★ ★   Vermont   ★ ★    a 6/2012
primary election August 28th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders [since 2007; indep] up for re-election in 2012: campaign website
Sen. Sanders is unnopposed in the primary, and will likely beat any Republican candidate on the ballot

Sen. Patrick Leahy [since 1975; Dem] up for re-election in 2016


★ ★   Washington State   ★ ★
special elections February 14th & April 17th; primary election August 7th; national election November 6th, 2012
Republican nominee for U.S. Senate is Dino Rossi
Sen. Patty Murray [since 1993; Dem] official campaign website

Sen. Maria Cantwell [since 2001; Dem] 2012 re-election campaign website


★ ★   Wisconsin   ★ ★
primary election August 14th; national election November 6th, 2012
Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Sen. Herb Kohl [since 1989; Dem] is retiring in 2012

Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate from Wisconsin 2012 campaign website

Republican nominee for U.S. Senate is Ron Johnson
Sen. Russ Feingold [since 1993; Dem] 2010 re-election campaign website
Russ Feingold bio by Sanford Horwitt  
"Feingold: A New Democratic Party" [2007]
by Sanford D. Horwitt

S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [7/2007] for $26.00


2012 U.S. Congressional Races
Everybody in the House of Representatives has to run for re-election every two years.

2012 U.S. Congress elections entry at Wikipedia
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
'2012 Congressional Races To Watch' on the D.C.C.C. website

The Congressional districts in Arizona were redrawn for 2012 with much controversy, growing from eight to nine.

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Dee 'Gabby' Giffords [Dem AZ-08] was shot on 8 January 2011 and is still recovering; she resigned in January 2012
and promises a return to political work. Democrat Ron Barber won the June 2012 Special election, beating Republican nutcase Jesse Kelly
by 52-45. Barber is running as the District 2 incumbent against Republican primary winner retired USAF Col. Martha McSally in November.

NEW! AZ-09: State Senator Kyrsten Sinema is the Democratic candidate for this new district vs. G.O.P. candidate Vernon Parker.

CA-??: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Cong. Mary Bono Mack of Palm Springs

CA-04: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Tom McClintock [since 2009]
CA-04: 2008 Democratic candidate Charlie Brown {LtCol USAF, Ret.}

CA-10: Democrat John Garamendi won special election 3 November 2009
to replace Ellen Tauscher (appointed to State Department)

CA-12: Democrat Jackie Speier won special election 8 April 2008
(to fill empty seat due to death of Tom Lantos) & re-elected in November 2008

   CA-13: outspoken Rep. Pete Stark [since 1973; Dem] re-election website
entry at Wikipedia

   CA-29: Rep. Adam Schiff [since 2003; Dem] re-election website

CA-32: Democrat Judy Chu won special election 14 July 2009
to replace Hilda Solis (appointed Obama's Secretary of Labor)

CA-41: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Jerry Lewis [since 1979]
under investigation by the District Attorney, ran for re-election anyway
CA-41: 2008 Democratic primary candidate Tim Prince

   CA-51: Rep. Bob Filner [since 1993; Dem] re-election website

CA-52: ANY Democrat to replace son-of-a-crook Republican Duncan D. Hunter [since 2009]

Co-??: Aspen, Colorado Tea Party Congressman Scott Tipton VERSUS Democratic candidate Sal Pace

CO-05: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Doug Lamborn [since 2007]

CO-06: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Mike Coffman [since 2009]

   CO-07: Rep. Ed Perlmutter [since 2007; Dem] re-election website

FL-17 Cong. Tom Rooney [since 2009; GOP] switched from District 16 for relection in District 17 due to redistrciting

   FL-20 Cong. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [since 2005; Dem] is also current chair of the Democratic National Committee
campaign websiteWikipedia

FL-22 Fascist Cong. Allen West [since 2011]; GOP] stated without evidence that there are 78 to 81 Democrats in Congress
who are card-carrying members of the Communist Party {10 April 2012}; because of redistricting, he is running
for re-election in District 16

GA-01: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Jack Kingston [since 1993]
GA-01: 2008 Democratic primary candidate & war hero Bill Gillespie

IL-05: Democrat Michael Quigley won special election 7 April 2009
to replace Rahm Emanuel (appointed to White House Chief of Staff)

IL-06: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Peter Roskam [since 2007]

   IL-08: Iraq war vet Democrat Tammy Duckworth is underdog, 2012 primary tally was 25k Dems to 35k GOP

IL-14: Democrat Bill Foster won special election 8 March 2008
to fill Hastert's empty seat & re-elected in November 2008

IL-16: Independent Wanda Rohl has the backing of Democrats against the 2012 Republican candidate

   MA-04: Joseph Kennedy III filed 2/2012 for Barney Frank's open seat
   MA-05: Rep. Niki Tsongas [since Oct 2007; Dem] re-election website

2008 Democratic primary candidate Donna Edwards {vs. Dem incumbent Albert Wynn MD-04}
   MD-08: Cong. Chris Van Hollen [2003-2016; Dem] is running for open U.S. Senate seat in 2016
Democrat Joel Rubin is running for the open MD-08 seat in Congress

2008 Democratic primary candidate Nancy Skinner {vs. Joe Knollenberg} in MI-09


Missouri
primary election ??, national/state election November 2nd
MO-07: ANY Democrat vs. GOP Congressman Roy D. Blunt
under investigation for ties to Tom DeLay
MO-08: Democrat primary candidate war hero Tommy Sowers

MT-01: 2008 Democratic primary candidate Bill Kennedy


Nevada

   NV-01 Cong. Shelley Berkeley [1999-2012; Dem] is running for U.S. Senate: 2012 campaign website
Dina Titus, former Congresswoman for NV-03 [2009-2010; Dem] is running to fill the empty seat in NV-01: campaign website

NV-02 Cong. Mark Amodei [GOP] won the special election 9/2011
Nevada State Treasurer Democrat Kate Marshall was defeated 36% to 58% in the 9/2011 special election
Democratic candidate Sam Koepnik of Carson City is running for the District 2 seat in 2012

NV-03 incumbent Rep. Joe Heck [since 2011; GOP]
Rep. Dina Titus [NV-03 2009-2010; Dem] lost re-election in 2010

The Congressperson for new Nevada District 4 was elected in November 2012.
Democratic candidate Steven A. Horsford of Las Vegas challenged 9 Republicans
and two others in the June 12 primary election, won the November election, and served one term.

Cong. Cresent Hardy [since 2013; GOP] was elected in 2014.
campaign website for John Oceguera for U.S. Congress from Nevada District 3 in 2012, from Nevada District 4 in 2016


New Mexico    a 4/2012
primary election June 5th;, national election November 6th 2012

NM-01 incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich For U.S. Senate 2012 campaign website
NM-01 Democratic candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham is unqualified for elective office

U.S. Congress N.M. 2nd District 2016 Democratic candidate Merrie Lee Soules campaign website          U.S. Congress N.M. 3rd District Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Luján campaign website

New York
NY-20: Democrat Scott Murphy won special election 31 March 2009
to replace Kirsten Gillibrand (appointed to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat)
NY-23: Democrat Bill Owens won special election 3 November 2009
to replace Republican John M. McHugh (appointed to Obama's Secretary of the Army)

NY-26: Democrat Kathy Hochul won the May 24th special election for a deep-red House seat

OH-08: anyone vs. John Boehner = www.beatBoehner.com

Rep. Tim Ryan [Dem OH-17] 2008 re-election website

Rep. Earl Blumenauer [Dem OR-03] 2008 re-election website

Rep. Patrick Murphy [Dem PA-08] re-election website
Democrat Mark Critz beat Republican Tim Burns in May to fill out the term of the late Jack Murtha [PA-12]
PA-15 indep http://www.towneforcongress.com/

http://www.robmillerforcongress.com/sunset.html in SC

Texas Cong. Ron Paul NOT seeking 13th term in 2012 (race for president is his last campaign)
TX-?? Republican Cong. Joe Barton works as a lobbyist for ExxonMobil

ANY Democrat to fill open seat of Rep. Jo Ann Davis [1950-2007] in VA-01

WA-01 http://www.darcyburner.com/
WA-??: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Cong. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

http://www.welchforcongress.com/ = VT

Iraq expert Rep. Jim McDermott [since 1989; Dem WA-07] re-election website

   Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Rep. Dave Obey [Dem WI-07] 2008 re-election website

Raising Hell for Justice  
"Raising Hell For Justice: The Washington Battles of A Heartland Progressive" [2007]
by by David R. Obey

Univ WI Press 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2007] for $25.55

Rep. Alan B. Mollohan [Dem WV-01]
under investigation by House Ethics Committee about real estate deals
Alan Mollohan's 2006 re-election website


2011 & 2012 State Races

Democratic Governors Assn. [est. 1963]

2011 gubernatorial elections in U.S. info at Wikipedia    a 4/2012
   Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear [Dem] was re-elected with 55.65% of the vote
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal [GOP] was re-elected 10/2011 in 66-34 landslide
term-limited Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was replaced by Phil Bryant [GOP] with 61% of the vote
   West Virginia Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin [Democrat] won the special election with 49.5% of the vote
END OF YEAR STATUS (important for redistricting): Republicans 29 states, Dems 20 states, plus Rhode Island

2012 gubernatorial elections in U.S. info at Wikipedia
eleven state governor seats are up for election in 2012

California
   Jerry Brown is running for California Governor in 2014
   Bill Lockyer *might* run for Governor of California in 2014

   incumbent Gov. Jack Markell [Dem] of Delaware - plans unclear for 2012
Gov. Mitch Daniels [GOP] of Indiana is term-limited in 2012
   incumbent Gov. Jay Nixon [Dem] of Missouri is running for re-election in 2012
   Gov. Brian Schweitzer [Dem] of Montana is term-limited in 2012
   Gov. John Lynch [Dem] of New Hampshire is term-limited in 2012

New Mexico Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee


   Gov. Beverly Perdue [Dem] of North Carolina is term-limited in 2012
incumbent Gov. Jack Dalrymple [GOP] of North Dakota is running for re-election in 2012
incumbent Gov. Luis Fortuño [GOP] of Puerto Rico is running for re-election in 2012
incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley [GOP] of South Carolina is up for re-election in 2014
she is the youngest current U.S. governor: sworn at age 28, now age 30
incumbent Gov. Gary Herbert [GOP] of Utah is running for re-election in 2012
   incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin [Dem] of Vermont - plans unclear for 2012
   Gov. Christine Gregoire [Dem] of Washington is term-limited in 2012
   incumbent Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin [Dem] of West Virginia is running for re-election in 2012

Wisconsin
recall primary May 8th, recall election June 5th, 2012
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Recall Gov. Scott Walker Now
United Wisconsin / recall Gov. Scott Walker
Scott Walker Investigation & John Doe Scandals

   Tom Barrett won the May 8th Democratic primary 58% to 35% for Kathleen Falk
Tom Barrett for Wisconsin Governor 2012 campaign website

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker [GOP] survived the recall election by spending $30M in mostly out-of-state
contributions for a 53% to 46% win; he will be up for re-election in 2014

"If Dubya wins, America loses."
— G.E. Nordell
(September 2004)

Well, this website was right, durnit!
Spirit of America's 'G.O.P. Economic Meltdown' 2008 Page
Spirit of America's G.O.P. / B.P. Megaspill 2010 Page

. . . and here we are again:

"If Donald Trump wins, America loses."
— G.E. Nordell
(September 2016)


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