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36 Congressional Races
A Scorecard to Tell if the Grabbers Have a Happy Election

by Sean Oberle

Just like every interest group this year, the grabbers have issued lists of candidates whom they want to lose and win. From four such lists, I have assembled 36 races that the antis will be watching Nov.7. 

The only caveat that I’d offer is that it would be very presumptuous to assume that a victory or loss hinged on the gun issue; if that occurs, it will get sorted out in the post election reporting. 

Nonetheless, a victory for “our guy” is bad for the grabbers and vice versa. Thus, I offer this scorecard only as a window into the emotions of the grabbers on election night.

The four groups that issued voter lists this year are:

A) Handgun Control Inc. (HCI) –

B) Million Mom March (MMM) – http://www.millionmommarch/org/vote

C) Move On (MVO), a group created to punish Republicans who voted for impeachment, but which has expanded to target legislators who do not push the anti right to bear arms agenda –

D) Change the Congress’ Project Gun Vote (PGV), sponsored by opponent of the right to bear arms, California Democrat Barbara Boxer –

Our guy or gal is first. The incumbent’s title is before his or her name (no title means open seat). Following each race are the groups weighing in.


1) California 6th: Kenneth McAuliffe (R) vs. Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D) – MMM.

2) California 27th: Rep. James Rogan (R) vs. Adam Schiff (D) – HCI, MMM, MVO.

3) Colorado 1st: Jesse Thomas (R) vs. Rep. Diana DeGette (D) – MVO.

4) Colorado 6th: Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) vs. Ken Toltz (D) – HCI, PGV.

5) Connecticut 5th: Mark Nielson (R) vs. Rep. Jim Maloney (D) – MMM.

6) Florida 8th: Rick Keller (R) vs. Linda Chapin (D) – MMM.

7) Florida 12th: Adam Putnam (R) vs. Mike Stedem (D) – HCI.

8) Georgia 7th: Rep. Bob Barr (R) vs. Roger Kahn (D) – HCI, MVO.

9) Illinois 10th: Mark Kirk (R) vs. Lauren Beth Gash (D) – MVO, PGV.

10) Illinois 15th: Tim Johnson (R) vs. Michael Kelleher (D) – MMM.

11) Illinois 17th: Mark Baker (R) vs. Rep. Lane Evans (D) – HCI.

12) Kentucky 3rd: Rep. Anne Northup (R) vs. Eleanor Jordan (D) – HCI, MVO.

13) Kentucky 6th: Rep. Ernie Fletcher (R) vs. Scotty Baesler (D) – HCI, MMM, MVO.

14) Minnesota 6th: John Kline (R) vs. Rep. Bill Luther (D) – HCI.

15) Nevada 1st: Rep. John Porter (R) vs. Shelly Berkley (D) – HCI.

16) New Hampshire 2nd: Rep. Charlie Bass (R) vs. Barney Brannen (D) – HCI, MMM, MVO.

17) New Jersey 3rd: Rep. James Saxton (R) vs. Susan Bass (D) – HCI, MVO.

18) New Jersey 7th: Mike Ferguson (R) vs. Maryanne Connelly (D) – MVO.

19) New Mexico 1st: Rep. Heather Wilson (R) vs. John Kelly (D) – HCI, MMM.

20) New York 4th: Gregory Becker (R) vs. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy – MVO.

21) Ohio 12th: Pat Tiberi (R) vs. Maryellen O’Shaughnessy (D) – HCI, MVO.

22) Pennsylvania 13th: Stuart Greenleaf (R) vs. Rep. Joseph Hoeffel (D) – MMM.

23) Pennsylvania 15th: Rep. Pat Toomey (R) vs. Ed O’Brien (D) – HCI.

24) Pennsylvania 17th: Rep. George Gekas (R) vs. Hermann Hess (D) – MMM.

25) Texas 5th: Rep. Pete Sessions (R) vs. Regina Montoya Coggins (D) – HCI, MVO.

26) Washington 1st: Dan McDonald (R) vs. Rep. Jay Inslee (D) – HCI, MMM, MVO.

27) Washington 2nd: John Koster (R) vs. Rick Larsen (D) – HVI, MVO.


28) Delaware: Sen. Bill Roth (R) vs. Tom Carper (D) – MVO, PGV.

29) Florida: Bill McCollum (R) vs. Bill Nelson (D) – HCI, MVO.

30) Michigan: Sen. Spencer Abraham (R) vs. Debbie Stabenow (D) – HCI, MMM.

31) Minnesota: Rod Grams (R) vs. Mark Dayton (D) – HCI.

32) Missouri: Sen. John Ashcroft (R) vs. late Mel Carnahan (D) – HCI, MMM, MVO.

33) Nevada: John Ensign (R) vs. Ed Bernstein (D) – PGV.

34) Pennsylvania: Sen. Rick Santorum (R) vs. Ron Klink (D) – HCI.

35) Virginia: George Allen (R) vs. Sen. Chuck Robb (D) – HCI, MMM.

36) Washington: Sen. Slade Gorton (R) vs. Maria Cantwell (D) – HCI, PGV.

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