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John Spratt

Top Democrats Suffer Brutal Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2010 midterm elections have been catastrophic for House Democrats, with the party losing at least 60 seats in the lower chamber. The electoral tsu...

Scorched-Earth Final Stretch In Democratic House Budget Chairman's S.C. Re-election Bid

Corey Hutchins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corey Hutchins

It was sometime after Christmas when President Barack Obama invited John Spratt, the chairman of the Democratic administration's House Budget Committe...

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy Candidates

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Americans know a good idea when they see one. No matter how many millions of dollars the deep-pocketed polluters spend on spreading mistruths this el...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi Stacked Deficit Commission To Protect Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi will be prepared to beat back a run on Social Security or Medicare if the deficit commission recommends cuts to the popular entitlement p...

Pelosi's Budget Chairman Faces National Conservative Cash-O-Matic in Tight S.C. Congressional Race

Corey Hutchins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corey Hutchins

The two colors streaking across the landscape of America's 2010 midterm elections usually run red and blue, but in South Carolina's 5th District, where 14-term Democratic House Budget Chairman John Spratt is in the fight for his life against a Tea Party-powered political newcomer, the color everyone is talking about these days is bright yellow.

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: SC-05

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the sixteenth article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candida...

Splitting Tickets Breaks Both Ways For Spratt In S.C.'s 5th District

Corey Hutchins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corey Hutchins

John Spratt, the 67-year-old Democratic House Budget Chairman, is currently fighting the hardest political battle he's faced in his 27 years representing the sprawling 14-county district that stretches along the North Carolina border and into the rural heart of the state.

South Carolina's 5th District Race: An Incumbent Fights To Stay In Office

Corey Hutchins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corey Hutchins

On a recent Saturday, just south of Charlotte, the two were campaigning at a folksy downtown festival in the small town of York that literally took place at the intersection of two streets named South Congress and West Liberty.

GOP Attacks Rep. John Spratt, Calls Congressman With Parkinson's 'Amnesiac'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A South Carolina congressman diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is lashing out at the National Republican Congressional Commit...

2006 South Carolina CD-05 General Election:
Norman (R) vs Spratt (D-i)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SC-05: Norman vs Spratt