Meet Annie Kuster, the Phil Hare of the 2014 Cycle
Meet state representatives Marilinda Garcia and Gary Lambert. They’re both Republicans running for Congress in New Hampshire’s second district.
The woman they seek to replace, Democrat Annie Kuster, recently refused to discuss Benghazi with constituents because she’s “here to talk …
While I Was Out, Some Votes Were Counted . . .
Periodically on the NR cruise, guests would ask me for the latest on the various unresolved races. I had to tell them I had no real updates; I had been on a boat with them, with spotty Internet access.
The NRCC takes on Phil Hare. Shotgun, fish, barrel.
That attack ad was almost too easy.
Jim McGovern, Flawed as He Is, Is Not Phil Hare
Rep. Jim McGovern, Democrat of Worcester, had a debate with Republican Marty Lamb last night. During a discussion of campaign-finance reform, McGovern offered one of those quotes that you’ll probably be hearing a lot about in the final weeks:
Goodbye, Phil Hare: GOP’s Bobby Schilling Raises $375K in a Quarter
Remember, Bobby Schilling. When you’re a big-shot Illinois congressman, remember who was writing stuff like this in May:
In yesterday’s rankings, the one that has generated the most skepticism is putting Rep. Phil Hare of Illinois in the “…
IL-17: Democrat Incumbent Phil Hare 33, GOP Challenger Bobby Schilling 31
Public Opinion Strategies began the month by surveying Illinois’s 17th district again. They found incumbent Democrat Phil Hare with some seriously weak numbers:
Congressman Hare’s upside down re-elect score is a serious problem for him.
Just 25% of …
The Cook Political Report Might Be Catching My Insanity
People thought I was crazy for saying that Republican Bobby Schilling would beat Rep. Phil Hare, an Illinois Democrat, in November. I was so wildly confident of this scenario that there were calls for drug testing among campaign-correspondent bloggers.
Live by the YouTube Clip, Die by the YouTube Clip
THE DNC today opens an “iReport” for politics — a website that a party official says will be “devoted to citizens uploading content from political events, including audio and video — a central resource to hold Republicans …
I’m Not Saying Running Against Phil Hare Is Like Playing the Rams at Home
In yesterday’s rankings, the one that has generated the most skepticism is putting Rep. Phil Hare of Illinois in the “Blue/As Difficult as Beating the St. Louis Rams” category. As one media guy who watches Congress closely put …
Why Did Illinois’s Defeated Democrats Vote to Extend the Tax Cuts?
An Illinois Republican observes:
Interesting to see that all four of the ousted House Democrats from Illinois voted “yes” on the extension of the tax cuts. Rumors are going around that all four — Melissa Bean, Bill Foster, Debbie Halvorson …
Say Goodbye – and Perhaps More! – to Phil Hare
In Illinois’s 17th congressional district, Republican challenger Bobby Schilling urges us to say goodbye to incumbent Democrat Phil Hare.
Oh, I’ll say a lot more than “goodbye” to him.
Bobby Schilling Now Has More Cash on Hand Than Phil Hare
Remember when nobody had heard of Bobby Schilling?
EAST MOLINE, IL–In a sign of great momentum with only 15 days until Election Day, Bobby Schilling announced he outraised incumbent Congressman Phil Hare $375,262.38 to $324,909.96 in the third quarter . . .
According to third quarter …
I Know an Ewok Who Might Like This Bobby Schilling Ad
If I liked this ad for Bobby Schilling any more, I’d probably have one of those inappropriate and creepy Ace of Spades reactions.
Meanwhile, his opponent, Democrat incumbent Phil Hare, declares, “Every minute that I have here is going …
The problem with this cycle is that early in the year, you pick an upset special that almost no else has noticed or is paying attention to, and then by the time Labor Day rolls around, nobody’s surprised to see …
Bobby Schilling Within 2 of Phil Hare in Illinois 17th District
You won’t see it anywhere before here, folks: Public Opinion Strategies has completed another poll in Illinois’s 17th congressional district, matching up incumbent Democrat Phil Hare against Republican Bobby Schilling. This race has been one that I’ve …
GOP’s Schilling Leads Democrat Incumbent Phil Hare, 45-32
Few of my assessments in this cycle have met with more derision than my argument that Phil Hare, an Illinois Democrat, is supremely vulnerable.
His GOP opponent, Bobby Schilling, hired Magellan Strategies to conduct a poll of the district. Magellan …
Looking Hard at the Districts of Phil Hare and Shelley Berkley
Few predictions have generated more “Jim, you must be gargling with Maker’s Mark again” responses than my assessment that defeating Illinois Democrat Phil Hare is roughly as difficult as beating the St. Louis Rams. (Actually, the discussion here …