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It Must Suck to be an Incumbent

Whether you’re the party darling or the federal office holder, 2010 is shaping up to be your last year in politics. In Kentucky, Tea Party Republican, Rand Paul, opened a can of whoop-ass on Republican party favorite, Trey Grayson. No single race proves the strength or impact of the Tea Party, but races like Paul’s demonstrate that the right candidate with the right campaign team with the strong backing of the Tea Party and 9-12 Project can blow away the party candidate. Read more →

Poll: Tim Burns Can Take Murtha’s Seat

The final poll before Tuesday’s special election to fill Jack [](https://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/05/burns-critz-close.html)Murtha’s unexpired seat in the U.S. House shows that Republican Tim Burns is neck and neck with Democrat and pork barrel specialist Mark Critz. (Yes, Critz’s campaign is funded by lobbyists and special interests.) PPP has it 48 to 47 Burns. That means GOTV will determine the winner. If you want to make a difference, here’s the four step plan: Read more →

Time is Running Out

Money Bomb for Tim Burns ends at 11:00 p.m. Central tonight! If you want the satisfaction of replacing pork-barreler and Marine-basher, John Murtha, with fiscal conservative Tim Burns, then contributing to the money bomb will help. If you have friends or family in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional district, you might want to give them a call this weekend and ask them if they plan to vote in Tuesday’s election. (People who are asked if they intend to vote are 40 percent more likely to vote than those who are not asked (Cialdini). Read more →