Dan Maffei, a New York congressional candidate and former member of the U.S. House, said he is giving $3,500 in political donations from Koch Industries Inc. to charity because the company profited from business in Iran.
Only two U.S. House seats remain undecided three weeks after the Nov. 2 midterm elections, now that Democratic incumbent Dan Maffei has conceded to Republican challenger Ann Marie Buerkle in the race to represent New York’s 25th Congressional District.
In the weeks before last November’s election, television viewers in South Carolina were treated to an animated caricature of Representative John Spratt high- kicking in a chorus line with President Barack Obama and then- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi .
New York is a bellwether that will show whether Republicans keep majority control of the U.S. House in November’s election or if Democrats find a way to take over, said the leader of Democrats’ campaign committee.
A clash is emerging between pro- Israel political action committees over whether to give campaign donations based on support for the Jewish state or on other issues, including global warming and abortion rights, that often appeal to Jewish voters.
New York Democrat Kathy Hochul won her U.S. House seat in 2011 by attacking a Republican plan to partially privatize Medicare. This year she is emphasizing trade, jobs and the economy in her re-election campaign.
Redistricting obliterated his House seat serving central Iowa. Still, Republican Representative Tom Latham has something going for him: a 4-1 cash edge in his re- election race against Democratic Representative Leonard Boswell in a merged district.