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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) –
http://www.handguncontrol.com/ddozen/index.asp

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 – http://www.moveon.org

D) Change the Congress’ Project Gun Vote (PGV), sponsored by opponent of the right to bear arms, California Democrat Barbara Boxer – http://www.changethecongress.com/gunvote

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.


HOUSE:

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.


SENATE

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.


Sean Oberle is a featured writer with KeepAndBearArms.com whose archive is kept here: http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com/Oberle.  Distribution permitted and encouraged. Please say you saw it first on KeepAndBearArms.com.

 

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