Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina Kick Off Month Full Of Primaries

By: Monday May 3, 2010 7:45 am

Voters in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina begin a month-long sprint tomorrow with multiple primary elections, including some of the most contested Senate seats and special elections for two House races. It’s kind of a rolling, mini-general election over the next month. US Senate seats are up for grabs in two of the three states, [...]

Key Stupak Bloc Member, Brad Ellsworth, Reportedly A Yes

By: Friday March 19, 2010 2:20 pm

Greg Sargent reports that Brad Ellsworth, a key potential member of the Stupak bloc, is a yes on health care. Another big get for Dems: Rep Brad Ellsworth, a former Yes vote who shared the concerns of the Stupak dozen and was intensely wooed by both sides, will vote Yes on the Senate bill, his [...]

Anti-Choice Site Names The Stupak 12

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 11:58 am

In case you were wondering which 12 House Democrats would throw health care overboard because they want to see further restrictions on a woman’s right to choose, the anti-choice website Life News has a list of them. The website lists the 12 House Democrats as follows: Bart Stupak (D-MI), Joseph Cao (R-LA), Jerry Costello (D-IL), [...]

Ellsworth A Go For IN-Sen, But Cannot Announce Until May

By: Friday February 19, 2010 10:55 am

Brad Ellsworth has ended the coyness and announced his interest in a candidacy for the US Senate seat held by the retiring Evan Bayh. Ultimately, however, the decision is not up to him; it’s up to the Indiana Democratic Party, which can choose a replacement on the ballot because no candidate qualified for the primary. [...]

Ellsworth Reported To Run For IN-Sen; Rasmussen Poll Finds Him Well Behind

By: Thursday February 18, 2010 10:20 am

The local Courier Press-News in Evansville reports that Rep. Brad Ellsworth will be tapped to run for the US Senate by the Indiana Democratic Party, with a state Representative then taking his place on the House ballot in IN-08. U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth will run for Senate, and state Rep. Trent Van Haaften will seek [...]

IN-Sen: D’Ippolito Misses Ballot

By: Tuesday February 16, 2010 9:37 am

And that’s the end of that. Restaurant owner Tamyra d’Ippolito (D) has enough signatures to make the ballot in the race to replace Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), she told Hotline OnCall in a brief interview, but an official in a key district says she has failed to reach the threshold. An official in Marion Co. [...]

IN-Sen: Who Will Be The Candidate?

By: Tuesday February 16, 2010 6:49 am

The situation in Indiana in the wake of the retirement of Evan Bayh is becoming a bit clearer. Tamyra d’Ippolito, the cafe owner from Bloomington who had been running a no-budget campaign for the primary, used the tail end of her 15 minutes of fame to punch out multiple updates on her Facebook page, claiming [...]

Signs Point to Ellsworth as IN-Sen Candidate

By: Monday February 15, 2010 11:37 am

Barring some miracle of Tamyra D’Ippolito qualifying for the primary ballot in the Indiana Senate race, a miracle that even she doubts as she’s only collected 77% of the required signatures with one day to go and will have no support from the state party, it’s likely that Indiana Democrats will be able, by virtue [...]

Tamyra D’Ippolito: “Politics in Indiana is the old boy’s school.”

By: Monday February 15, 2010 10:29 am

I just spoke with Tamyra D’Ippolito, the candidate who was already running in the US Senate primary as a Democrat in Indiana before Evan Bayh ended his re-election bid today. D’Ippolito’s potential presence on the primary ballot complicates the ability for Indiana Democrats to handpick a nominee. If nobody qualifies for the primary, Indiana Dems [...]

Pelosi Mum On The Ellsworth Amendment

By: Thursday November 5, 2009 9:06 am

Nancy Pelosi failed to commit today in her weekly press conference to whether language from Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) would be included in the health care bill set for a vote on Saturday. “(Ellsworth’s) work has been very important, and we haven’t made any decisions about amendment,” said Pelosi, who added that Ellsworth and other [...]

Report: House Health Care Vote Scheduled For Saturday

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 12:19 pm

CQ Politics is reporting that the House of Representatives will vote on Saturday on a health care bill which includes new language on abortion services coverage, but which would not go nearly as far as the language sought by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), which would have effectively banned all insurance coverage for abortion services in [...]

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