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Freshmen Legislators to Keep an Eye On
10 Freshmen
to Keep an Eye On
112th congress

10 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On

Class of 2010 is full of characters

(Newser) - There will be plenty of fresh faces in Washington today. But which ones matter most? The Washington Post selects 10 freshman legislators to keep an eye on:
  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH: One of Sarah Palin's "mama grizzlies," Ayotte defeated a Tea Partier to become the only woman elected

Radio Host Quits DC Job Over 'Electronic Lynching'

Conservative inspired school threat

(Newser) - Conservative talk radio host Joyce Kaufman has resigned as newly-elected Florida Rep. Allen West’s chief of staff, after her controversial statements made her the center of a media firestorm—and a school scare. Rachel Maddow ran a piece this week criticizing West for hiring Kaufman, airing a clip of...

Minorities Win Big in GOP Wave

...Except in the Senate

(Newser) - Minority candidates rode the Republican wave to some historic victories last night. Republicans, who haven’t had a black lawmaker in Congress since 2003, fielded 14 black House candidates this year, the AP notes. Two of those candidates—Tim Scott in South Carolina and Allen West in Florida—will be...

2010: The Year of the Black Republicans?

GOP has most black candidates since reconstruction

(Newser) - Black candidates are suddenly coming out of the woodwork for Republicans; there are at least 32 running for Congress this year, which hasn't happened since Reconstruction, according to the New York Times . Of course, the party only believes five of them actually have a prayer of winning, and most face...

GOP Finds Hope in Last-Ditch Fla. Candidate

Prisoner abuse scandal not impeding Congressional bid

(Newser) - South Florida Republicans are thrilled with Congressional candidate Allen West. They see the black Army veteran as a potential GOP standard bearer. There’s just one problem: In 2003, West was accused of abusing an Iraqi detainee and violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice. But some Republicans actually see...

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