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 .
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.
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 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.