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Matt Sledge

Charlie Rangel's Trademark Wit Challenged By Super PAC Onslaught | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Charlie Rangel still has it. The 82-year-old, 21-term member of Congress flashed his trademark wit at a debate on Monday to swat away a ve...

Adding an Equalizer to the Primary

Jerome Armstrong | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Jerome Armstrong

The problem is that Congress doesn't govern of, by, and for the people. The solution is to get rid of them.

Longtime Democratic Congressman At Risk In Texas Primary

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) may soon join Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Reps. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) and Tim Holden (D-Pa.) on an expanding list o...

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Texas Primary Race Heats Up With Mudslinging From Both Sides | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

With a new TV ad, an independent anti-incumbent super PAC is lobbing allegations of corruption into the congressional primary race heating up in El Pa...

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Oil Magnates Help Environmentalist Candidate Win Primary | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

The post-Citizens United world of campaign finance is producing ever more strange bedfellows. One of the two Blue Dog Democrats who lost primary races...

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Two Democrats Square Off Over Drug War In Fierce Texas Primary | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

As Rep. Silvestre Reyes finishes up his eighth term representing El Paso, he is facing an unusual challenge: an experienced, credible primary opponent...

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Eric Cantor's Donation To Anti-Incumbent Super PAC Stirs Texas Democratic Feud | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Eric Cantor probably didn't see this coming. The House GOP majority leader's attempt to intervene in a Republican primary in Illinois has become ...

Cantor Made Unusual Donation

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

In the waning days of a bruising primary between Illinois GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Don Manzullo, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor donated $25,000...

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Lobbyist Brags About Helping Rep. Win Primary Challenge: 'It Helps To Have Friends' | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Earlier this month Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), chairman of the powerful House committee that oversees the financial services industry, was facing a ...

Incumbents Beat Back Primary Challengers

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Two House committee chairmen on Tuesday staved off aggressive primary challenges in Alabama, while Mississippi's junior senator cr...

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Jean Schmidt Denies Involvement In Fishy 'Victory Ohio Super PAC' | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

The mystery over who ran anonymous robocalls claiming to be from the unregistered Victory Ohio Super PAC continued to linger Friday as a spokesman for...

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Obscure Super PAC Takes Out Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

A little-known Super PAC that claims its only mission is shaking up incumbents scored its first win Tuesday, when Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt (R) lost her ...