Republican leaders in the U.S. House, seeking a swift pivot from the surprising election defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are pressing for a quick vote of party unity in the anointment of his successor.
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to step aside from his leadership post following his primary election loss, as competing Republicans line up to seek his No. 2 position in a caucus vote set for June 19.
Representative Tim Bishop of New York, among the most vulnerable House Democrats seeking re- election this year, said he’s embracing Obamacare even though Republicans want to use the health care law against him.
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.
The Democratic Party’s national committees outraised their Republican counterparts last year and are entering the 2014 U.S. elections with more money in the bank and President Barack Obama in his sixth year in office.
Republican David Jolly won a special election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, upsetting a Democratic rival in a race that drew at least $8.8 million in spending by outside groups as both parties cast it as a test for Obamacare and November’s midterm elections.
Republican David Jolly’s victory in a special election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, upsetting a Democratic rival in a race that drew at least $8.8 million in spending by outside groups, opens a season of midterm elections that could revolve around Obamacare.
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