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Daniel……Florida 5th Congressional District: BREAKING NEWS (Announcement): U. S. Rep. Ginny Brown Waite (R-FL 5) to RETIRE….Update…..

Hello Folks!

What the heck is going on down there in Florida?. On the Day of the Florida Filling Deadline U. S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL 5) made a suprise Announcement that she would RETIRE Politico reports.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36608.html

Man, this Development I really didn’t need.

Daniel G.

Happens to us all!……The Dog

Update…….To those who asked…The district IS heavly Republican…….

From the Hill…..

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) announced Friday she won’t run for a fifth term. She cited health concerns as her reason for leaving politics.

“As I have prepared for my campaign, I have been troubled by persistent health problems and have come to the disappointing and sad conclusion that I cannot run for reelection,” she said in a statement. “There are simply too many unresolved issues around my health and my pancreas in particular. As of this morning, my doctors are still undecided about what course to pursue next for my treatments.”

Brown-Waite said she’s backing Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent (R) to succeed her.

“I know him to be a strong conservative who will continue my fight for veterans and seniors,” she said.

Florida’s 5th district is heavily Republican. Brown-Waite won reelection in 2008 by more than 20 points, the same year her district went heavily for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

More……..

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 4 Comments

Daniel……Is U. S. Rep. Michael “Mike” Arcuri (D-NY 24) going to RETIRE?

Hello Dog Folks!

It looks like Democrats are not done with RETIREMENTS. The last House Member who could likely do so is U. S. Rep. Michael “Mike” Arcuri (D-NY 24). Arcuri first got elected 2006 with 54 % of the Vote and got re-elected 2008 with 52 % against Richard Hanna (R-NY) who is vying for a Rematch this year.

Arcuri VOTED FOR the Health Care Reform Bill last November and VOTED AGAINST the Bill this March.

Link:

http://capitaltonight.com/2010/04/arcuri-wont-commit-to-running/

Daniel G.

April 18, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Projections, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

Daniel……Is U. S. Rep. Michael "Mike" Arcuri (D-NY 24) going to RETIRE?

Hello Dog Folks!

It looks like Democrats are not done with RETIREMENTS. The last House Member who could likely do so is U. S. Rep. Michael “Mike” Arcuri (D-NY 24). Arcuri first got elected 2006 with 54 % of the Vote and got re-elected 2008 with 52 % against Richard Hanna (R-NY) who is vying for a Rematch this year.

Arcuri VOTED FOR the Health Care Reform Bill last November and VOTED AGAINST the Bill this March.

Link:

http://capitaltonight.com/2010/04/arcuri-wont-commit-to-running/

Daniel G.

April 18, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Projections, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

Daniel muses on possible retirements from Congress…..Barrow and Marshall in Georgia. Possibly even Sanford Bishop also in Georgia. Rangel in New York. Colin Peterson in Minnesota. David Obey in Wisconsin.

Will there be more Senate Retirements?

FL Sen. George Lemieux thinks so.

http://senatus.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/lemieux-predicts-more-senate-retirements/

And from “The Hill”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/91325-lemieux-expect-more-retirements-from-the-senate

so who could that be: Murray? Mikulski?
There are still some States whose Filling Deadlines haven’t passed including New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington State, etc.

Doc Hastings in WA. Will he run again?

Barrow and Marshall in Georgia. Possibly even Sanford Bishop also in Georgia. Rangel in New York. Colin Peterson in Minnesota. David Obey in Wisconsin.

Daniel G.

Wow Daniel……That’s a very BIG list……..


Daniel Update…..

So why I am talking about Retirements? Folks there is a plausible Reason for it.

John Barrow (D-GA 12) was EVEN threatening a “Party Switch” this week. His District has a Partisan Voting Index (PVI) D + 1 so it’s a Toss-Up District.

Jim Marshall’s District (D-GA Eighth) has a PVI R + 10.

Sanford Bishop’s District (D-GA 2) has a PVI D + 1 which is also Toss-Up Category.

Hastings is a Republican in WA State. His District is solidly Red (PVI R + 13) but he’s 69 years old.

David Obey (D) in Wisconsin has a PVI D + 3 BUT Colin Peterson (D) has a PVI R + 5 in his District in Minnesota.

Could a Rossi Candidacy SCARE Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) into Retirement? She hasn’t had a competitive Race since 1992 when she first got elected to the Senate.

April 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Politics, Projections, Updates | | 8 Comments

Daniel…….Rep. Bart Stupak (Mich-D) WILL retire………

Hello Dog and good morning!

What a bad start for your Party into this Friday.

POLITICO reports Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI 1) to announce RETIREMENT today.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35585.html

Daniel G.

Well Daniel…..

I asked the question about wanting to fight the Healthcare wave……

This is the answer……Nope!

It appears the back lash, outrage and harassment was a whole worst then reported ……

This from The Hill…..

Rep. Bart Stupak is expected to announce his retirement Friday, weeks after his critical role in healthcare’s passage.

Stupak, the centrist Michigan Democrat who crafted a last-second deal on abortion that allowed President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill to pass the house and become law, will say during a press conference this morning that he won’t pursue reelection this fall.

Stupak has been wrestling with whether to retire for weeks, and the brutal healthcare fight certainly played a role in his decision.

Stupak told The Hill that fighting the healthcare bill had been “a living hell” a little more than a week before the bill was approved by the House.

Telephone lines to his office were jammed, and he and his wife received nasty calls at home.

“All the phones are unplugged at our house — tired of the obscene calls and threats. She won’t watch TV,” Stupak said during the interview. “People saying they’re going to spit on you and all this. That’s just not fun.”

Things didn’t get easier for Stupak after he reached a deal with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democrats that allowed his group of anti-abortion rights centrist Democrats to vote for the healthcare bill.

More……..

April 9, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 6 Comments

Massa…sometimes a offense..is a good defense….

The facts remain….he quit his elected post after less than two years……

He no longer faces an ethics investigation……

Then there is this……

Not long after Eric Massa joined Congress in January 2009, several male staff members began to feel uncomfortable with the sexually loaded language their boss routinely used, according to accounts relayed to the House ethics committee.

As the months passed, rumors began to circulate in the office that the married New York Democrat had sexually propositioned young male staffers and interns — allegations, according to two sources with knowledge of the inquiry, that included Massa groping at least two aides.

In the second week of February, Massa’s deputy chief of staff contacted the office of Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyerfor help in dealing with the accusations. Once Hoyer (D-Md.) himself became aware of the claims, he delivered an ultimatum to Massa’s office: Report the staffers’ complaints to the ethics committee within 48 hours, or Hoyer would do it for them.

Last week, the panel’s investigation became public, and Massa resigned, effective Monday.

Massa went on television Tuesday night for the first time since the allegations surfaced, but his comments in two cable television interviews contradicted earlier statements, serving only to raise more questions.

More…….

Several of the media outlets are going to try to pin this on the Democrats…which is wrong…..the guy has problems…he quit…

He’s gone….

All the noise is because he’s embarrassed…..

March 10, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Updated Retirement List for the current U.S. House and Senate……

HOUSE

SENATE

Appointed to Senate (1 House: 1D)

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), 43, 2 terms

Running for Senate (11 House: 5D, 6R)

Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), 60, 7 terms
John Boozman (R-Ark.), 59, 5 terms
Mike Castle (R-Del.), 70, 9 terms
Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.), 51, 2 terms
Paul Hodes (D-N.H.), 58, 2 terms
Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), 50, 5 terms
Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), 43, 4 terms
Charlie Melancon (D-La.), 62, 3 terms
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), 55, 7 terms
Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), 58, 2 terms
Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), 58, 8 terms

Running for Other Office (7 House: 1D, 6R; 1 Senate: 1R)

Gresham Barrett (R-S.C.), 49, 4 terms
Artur Davis (D-Ala.), 42, 4 terms
Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), 67, 9 terms
Mary Fallin (R-Okla.), 55, 2 terms
Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), 56, 9 terms
Adam Putnam (R-Fla.), 35, 5 terms
Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.), 52, 8 terms
Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), 53, 3 terms

Retiring (15 House: 8D, 7R; 9 Senate: 5D, 4R)

Brian Baird (D-Wash.), 53, 6 terms
Marion Berry (D-Ark.), 67, 7 terms
Henry Brown (R-S.C.), 74, 5 terms
Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), 51, 9 terms
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), 55, 9 terms
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), 48, 4 terms*
Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), 76, 10 terms
Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), 61, 13 terms
Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), 42, 8 terms
Dennis Moore (D-Kan.), 64, 6 terms
George Radanovich (R-Calif.), 54, 8 terms
John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), 60, 8 terms
Vic Snyder (D-Ark.), 62, 7 terms
John Tanner (D-Tenn.), 65, 11 terms
Diane Watson (D-Calif.), 76, 5 terms
Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), 54, 2 terms
Kit Bond (R-Mo.), 70, 4 terms
Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), 78, 2 terms
Roland Burris (D-Ill.), 72, 1 term
Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), 65, 5 terms
Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), 67, 3 terms
Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), 63, 3 terms
Ted Kaufman (D-Del.), 70, 1 term
George Voinovich (R-Ohio), 73, 2 terms

Resigning (1 House: 1D)

Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), 71, 10 terms

Resigned (5 House: 4D, 1R; 5 Senate: 4D, 1R)

Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), 50, 3 terms
John McHugh (R-N.Y.), 61, 9 terms
Hilda Solis (D-Calif.), 52, 5 terms
Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.), 58, 7 terms
Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), 49, 7 terms
Joseph Biden (D-Del.), 67, 7 terms
Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), 62, 2 terms
Paul Kirk (D-Mass.), 72, 1 term
Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), 63, 1 term
Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), 54, 1 term

Died (1 House: 1D; 1 Senate: 1D)

John Murtha (D-Pa.), 77, 19 terms Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), 77, 9 terms

Last updated: Feb. 19, 2010


http://www.rollcall.com/politics/casualtylist.html

February 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | 6 Comments

They are already lining up for Pat Kennedy’s seat in Rhode Island……

The mayor of Providence, R.I., and a former state Democratic Party official are running for Patrick Kennedy’s U.S. House seat.

Kennedy announced this week that he would not seek a ninth term.

Providence Mayor David Cicilline (sis-uh-LEEN’-ee) says he’s in the race. In 2002, the 48-year-old attorney became the first openly gay man elected mayor of Providence. He promised to clean up city government after a City Hall corruption scandal.

Former Democratic Party chairman Bill Lynch, a 52-year-old attorney, also formally declared himself a candidate for Kennedy’s seat on Saturday.

Both candidates cited job creation and the economy as important issues. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island is nearly 13 percent.

February 13, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

They are already lining up for Pat Kennedy's seat in Rhode Island……

The mayor of Providence, R.I., and a former state Democratic Party official are running for Patrick Kennedy’s U.S. House seat.

Kennedy announced this week that he would not seek a ninth term.

Providence Mayor David Cicilline (sis-uh-LEEN’-ee) says he’s in the race. In 2002, the 48-year-old attorney became the first openly gay man elected mayor of Providence. He promised to clean up city government after a City Hall corruption scandal.

Former Democratic Party chairman Bill Lynch, a 52-year-old attorney, also formally declared himself a candidate for Kennedy’s seat on Saturday.

Both candidates cited job creation and the economy as important issues. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island is nearly 13 percent.

February 13, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 2 Comments

Merlin with another House Democrat retiring……

Hi Dog!

Breaking Rumor out of Massachusetts: Is Rep. William “Bill” Delahunt (D-MA 12) next to retire?

Merlin with another House Democrat retiring……

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Updates | , , , | 5 Comments