Posts Tagged: Dan Seals Results 4
New ratings from the Cook Political Report reflect improved chances for a couple of Jewish challengers in tough congressional races.
The non-partisan group changed the contest between incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Rogers and Democrat Josh Segall in Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District to likely Republican from solid Republican.
Congressman Mark Kirk’s pollster is calling a poll commissioned by the liberal Daily Kos blog flawed.
Put this story in your “it’s never too early to go for the low blow” file: The blogosphere has been abuzz this week after Andy Lappin, a supporter of Illinois Republican Rep. Mark Kirk, played the anti-Semite card against the two Democratic challengers vying to take the lawmaker on in 2008.
Lappin sent out an email slamming Dan Seals and Jay Footlik – a former Clinton aide who is Jewish, with an Israeli-born wife – for attending this month’s YearlyKos convention: “What’s troubling is that Seals and Footlik speak to our community with one mouth and then run to a convention filled with anti-Semitic bloggers,” Lappin wrote in the email.
It turns out that Jay Footlik, the former Clinton aide running for Congress in the 10th district of Illinois, will have a primary opponent. Dan Seals, who nearly upset U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk in last year’s election, announced today that he will run again.
Meanwhile, Josh Kraushaar of the Politico has a post up about the major Jewish donors who are helping raise funds for Footlik.