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Dems expected to lose seats in West in 2010

Sat, Nov 28, 2009

US Congress

Arizona RepublicBy Erin Kelly, Republic Washington BureauWASHINGTON - After making historic gains in the interior West in the past three elections, Democrats are bracing for expected losses in the region in 2010.Declining support for Democrats among the West's crucial independent voters, combined with traditional losses for the president's party in

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Tags: Harry Mitchell, Ann Kirkpatrick, Gabrielle Giffords, Republicans, Democrats

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Vice President Biden touts stimulus during Ariz. visit

Tue, Nov 17, 2009

Economy

Statepress.comBy Derek QuizonVice President Joe Biden said the $787 billion federal stimulus passed in February has created thousands of jobs and jump-started the economy in a roundtable discussion at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday morning.Biden spoke to an exclusive crowd that included state and local officials such as

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Tags: Joe Biden, Stimulus package, Arizona.Harry Mitchell, Kyrsten Sinema

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Fundraising going well for House Dems from Arizona

Fri, Jul 17, 2009

US Congress

Arizona RepublicBy Erin KellyWASHINGTON - Arizona's eight U.S. House members are so far proving why it's tough to challenge incumbents in the race for campaign money.The three members of Congress expected to face the biggest 2010 challenges - Democratic Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, Harry Mitchell and Gabrielle Giffords - raised far

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Tags: Ann Kirkpatrick, Paul Gosar, Harry Mitchell, Gabrielle Giffords, Jim Ward, Jesse Kelly, Raul Grijalva

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Blue Dog districts Need Health Care More than Most

Thu, Jul 16, 2009

Healthcare

FiveThirtyEightBy Nate SilverOne thing I don't understand is the equivalence, such as in this Roll Call article today, between the health care debate and the climate bill that was passed by the House a couple of weeks ago. There are 48 Congressional Districts that were won by John McCain and

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Tags: Blue Dog Democrats, John McCain, Ann Kirkpatrick, Gabrielle Giffords, Harry Mitchell

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Mesa shelter picked for launch of Obama volunteer initiative

Tue, Jun 23, 2009

President

Arizona RepublicBy Jim Walsh U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke led by example, reading to children and cutting a turkey breast for lunch at Mesa's La Mesita family homeless shelter as he helped kick off President Barack Obama's "United We Serve" volunteer program.Locke, the son of Chinese immigrants who grew up

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Tags: Barack Obama, United We Serve, Volunteer program, Harry Mitchell, Michelle Obama

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Voters can go online to see earmark requests

Tue, Apr 14, 2009

Economy

Arizona Republic by Erin Kelly WASHINGTON - How much money do Arizona's representatives hope to bring home for 2010? The answer is more than $4 billion for local projects. Now, because of a new House rule, constituents can see those requests. The House requires members to post all their requests

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Tags: Raul Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick, Gabrielle Giffords, Trent Franks, Jeff Flake, Arizona Congressional Districts, Harry Mitchell,

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