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Water Cooler Archive: November 2010


  • Chaffetz says newer members can fend off old spending habits of older members

    Fresh from the 2010 mid-term election season, Republicans and Democrats on the hill are jockeying for leadership positions many were already speculating about prior November 2nd. While House Democrats take sides over how wise it may be for current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remain in a top leadership position, as Minority Leader, when the GOP officially takes over the House majority in the beginning of next year, questions surrounding who will take over committee chairmanships among Republican members still need to be sorted out. Published November 9 2010

  • Post vote survey on conservatives: Mid-term vote was message to support or oppose Obama

    The Faith and Freedom Coalition released a telephone survey by Public Opinion Strategies last week showing a majority of Christian conservatives and Tea Partiers say that their vote was a message to either support or oppose President Barack Obama. Published November 8 2010

  • Miller campaign cites concerns over sudden date change in ballot count

    Apparently, Joe Miller, Alaskan Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is concerned about the the sudden change of date for when the counting of the write-in ballots began. The Miller campaign released a statement on Saturday regarding how their campaign was notified about the date change. Published November 8 2010

  • Republicans move to have cameras in Rules Committee

    On Friday, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), the House Rules Committee Ranking Republican, sent a letter to House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel requesting that work begin immediately on installing cameras in the Rules Committee hearing room Published November 6 2010

  • Immigration stance likely not reason for Angle campaign demise

    It has become a common talking point that former Republican Nevada Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle damaged her race against Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid because of her stance against illegal immigration. Many in the media will point to her campaign ads as proof that she was too much of a firebrand on the issue as opposed to other Republican candidates across the country; however, the numbers just do not show that to be the case. Published November 5 2010

  • Boehner asks GOP colleagues for House Speakership

    Current House Minority Leader John Boehner, a Republican, sent a letter to House Republican Members and Members-elect today asking to support him to serve as the new Speaker of the 112th Congress. Published November 4 2010

  • Communication breakdown hurt Angle campaign

    Republican Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle conceded her race to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat late Tuesday night. Despite the massive GOP sweep in the House, Democrats and their allies will use this particular race as a talking point as to why a tea party favored candidate is unacceptable to Americans at large. However, despite having the highest unemployment rate in the country and a downward spiraling economy, Nevada chose to re-elect Senator Reid. That being said, the Angle campaign made plenty of mistakes of their own. Published November 3 2010

  • Angle Concedes

    Republican Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle conceded her race to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat late Tuesday night at the Venetian hotel. Published November 3 2010

  • Angle Camp: Not so fast

    Fox News called Senate Majority Leader Reid the winner of his re-election bid against Republican Sharron Angle. However, I am told by the Angle camp the following... Published November 3 2010

  • MGM voting guide given to Las Vegas employees

    In regards to the recent story by National Review on Harrah's, the following pages are from the over 100 page voting packet given to MGM employees. An asterisk means the individual is the incumbent. A check mark means the individual is the preferred candidate of the company. MGM Resorts International is a publicly traded company. Published November 2 2010

  • Poll watcher: NV Culinary Union member told to use sample ballot

    Richard Reynoso, a poll watcher from Las Vegas told me that a number Culinary Union members heavily relied upon the sample ballot handed to them by their union before voting last week during the early voting period between October 16 and October 29. Published November 2 2010

  • The Early Election Indicators

    The first Congressional districts to watch tonight Published November 2 2010

  • Reid evangelized for early voting among Hispanics

    A gathering of evangelical Hispanics gathered in Las Vegas last Monday and Tuesday for the A Viva Vegas Tonite at the Henderson pavillion. A Viva Vegas was promoted as solely a Christian gathering and revival with musical performances coming primarily from Latino acts. According to an eyewitness, about 1000 people may have been in attendance on Tuesday night when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, addressed the crowd. Published November 1 2010