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Topic - Eric Ostermeier
The outsiders, the also-rans, the determined individualists — the Federal Election Commission has been besieged by presidential candidate filings from lesser-known Americans in "a massive uptick" compared to the 2012 presidential race.
So was that big "establishment" Republican win over a conservative challenger in the Blue Grass State really all that crushing? Maybe not, says one academic source, which offers a historic perspective.
"Prior to McCarthy, the low water mark for floor leader tenure was held by Acting Majority Leader Roy Blunt of Missouri in 2005 at 8 years, 8 months, 25 days (3,190 days)," says Eric Ostermeier, the political professor who pored over the records.
"Republicans Dick Armey of Texas and Eric Cantor of Virginia had each served 10 years before becoming Majority Leader in 1995 and 2011 respectively (3,652 days) as did Democrat John Sharp Williams of Mississippi who became Minority Leader in 1903,"