Entries Tagged as 'Congressman Dave Reichert'

New York Nine: Don’t Get Too Excited

September 12th, 2011 at 12:00 pm 21 Comments

It looks like Bob Turner, a Republican, is going to walk away with the special election in New York’s Ninth Congressional District. (This is the seat vacated by Anothony Weiner.) Certainly, a Republican House pickup is a cause for celebration.

It’s true also that a result will, at least in part, be a referendum on the President and, in a heavily Jewish district, his policies towards Israel. But, just as victories for Democrats in two special elections for previously Republican seats during the 2008-2010 period didn’t signal any Democratic pickups in the 2010 elections (quite the opposite), a Republican victory in 2011 won’t necessarily foretell big Republican pickups in the 2012 elections.

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GOP Goes Green for Huntsman

July 29th, 2011 at 8:14 am 7 Comments

FrumForum attended the Republicans for Environmental Protection’s Theodore Roosevelt Banquet on July 28, featuring a keynote address by presidential candidate, The Honorable Jon Huntsman, Jr., and a speech by Congressman Dave Reichert – who left the event early to join Congress in attempting to work out a debt ceiling solution. Some of the other organizations in attendance were the Exelon Corporation, the College Republicans National Committee, the American Action Forum, the Heartland Institute, and the Wilderness Society.