The next U.S. House member from Massachusetts’ 5th congressional district could be a Democrat backed by women, or a different one backed by labor, or a third candidate supported by gay groups. Bottom line, barring an upset, it will be a Democrat.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, flanked by female supporters from across his home state of Kentucky, predicted that Democrats would rely on gender politics in their bid to unseat him in next year’s election.
Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist announced he is backing Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in the state’s May 8 Republican primary, a blow for the six-term incumbent days before his toughest re-election challenge.
Finding a way to duplicate the Senate’s bipartisan passage of a revision to U.S. immigration policy will be a tall order in the Republican-led House, though senators of both parties plan to keep up the pressure.
Ed Markey defeated Republican Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election yesterday, as state Democrats overcame low voter turnout to avert a repeat of an embarrassing loss in a similar race three years ago.
Republicans are poised to win the most governorships since 1994 as candidates including Pennsylvania’s Tom Corbett , Michigan’s Rick Snyder and Ohio’s John Kasich seize on the faltering economy and persistent unemployment in bids to take over Democrat-led states.