Only days after former John McCain campaign advisor and Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina jumped in to the race against EMILY's List Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA), Boxer has been making headlines of her own.
We wanted you to see the latest video from Julie Hamos' campaign on health care and the public option. Julie is running for the open seat in IL-10, one of the highest profile Democratic take back opportunities in the 2010 cycle.
Julie will face fellow Democrat Dan Seals in the primary. Three Republicans, all named to the NRCC's "Young Guns" program, are vying for the GOP nomination.
You can watch the video here:
The Republicans are coming out swinging. They're determined to gain power in Congress next year, so they're eyeing seats across the country to put in the GOP's column.
The one they seem to be coveting the most? President Barack Obama’s Senate seat. As a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times wrote recently, “A win there would plant a flag high on the hill of a hoped-for Republican comeback.”
It's election day in states around the country, and EMILY's List has Political Opportunity Program candidates in a number of highly anticipated contests. Here's a quick update on some of the races we'll be watching as election results come in tonight:
We’re always so proud when we see stories like these about our candidates.
When Betty Sutton saw a news story about an Ohio family in her district that unfairly had their credit card rates hiked, she took action. Because of her work on behalf of Chuck and Jeanne Lane, the couple will now be able to afford surgery and college for their son.
Houston mayoral candidate Annise Parker is no stranger to breaking barriers.
Parker, who currently serves as the city's controller, has made a name for herself as someone who gets things done and commands support from both sides of the political aisle. And, as an openly gay candidate, Parker has been a trailblazer for other LGBT leaders in Texas.
The GOP sure is trigger happy lately.
We told you earlier about the NRCC's Young Guns program, which helps recruit and train GOPers in targeted open-seat and challenger races. And now we have news that the Young Guns are taking aim and increasing their numbers, adding 32 new GOP candidates to the program -- and using more gun analogies and references than ever!
Even though we just told you about this great video featuring Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, we couldn't resist sharing another with you.
In an candid conversation with TIME's Rick Stengel, Granholm gets fired up about recovery in Michigan and answers questions about her efforts to spur growth in the state, how to re-purpose Michigan's auto manufacturing infrastructure, and the contents of her iPod.
Here's the video:
Big news from the Granite State!
Annie will likely have a competitive race ahead of her. Republican Jennifer Horn, who took on Hodes unsuccessfully in 2008, has already announced she's in the race. And former Republican Cong. Charlie Bass, who held this seat until 2006, is said to be eying the seat.