The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

The Easiest Way to Protect Incumbents . . . Is to Deter All Opponents.


The filing deadline for running for Congress in Texas is Monday.

As of this moment, 11 of 20 Republican House members have no Democratic opposition, not even a token opponent.

All 12 Texas Democrats in the House have GOP opponents — in some cases several, to be sorted out through a primary.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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