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Three Florida races make National Journal’s latest House rankings

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The Hotline’s Tim Sahd has some updated House race rankings at National Journal. Check out the 30 most competitive congressional races across the country, and what makes them so competitive, now that Democrats have preserved the late Rep. John Murtha’s seat in Pennsylvania and the latest round of House primaries, held on Tuesday night, are behind us. Here are the Florida House races on the list: 23. Florida-08 Alan Grayson (D) (23) GOP ex-state Sen. Dan Webster‘s surprising entry into the race further…

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Three Florida races make National Journal’s latest House rankings

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The Hotline’s Tim Sahd has some updated House race rankings at National Journal. Check out the 30 most competitive congressional races across the country, and what makes them so competitive, now that Democrats have preserved the late Rep. John Murtha’s seat in Pennsylvania and the latest round of House primaries, held on Tuesday night, are behind us. Here are the Florida House races on the list: 23. Florida-08 Alan Grayson (D) (23) GOP ex-state Sen. Dan Webster‘s surprising entry into the race further…

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Health care reform votes might make Democrats vulnerable in midterm elections

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As the waiter delivered a heaping tuna salad sandwich and waffle fries, Bill Jones cut to the chase about U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. “He’s totally lost my vote with how he’s acted publicly, and health care just plays into that,” Jones said from his sidewalk table at Dexter’s, a busy downtown spot. Two years ago Jones, a 44-year-old consultant, was one of the independent voters that helped the blunt-talking Orlando Democrat win a seat in Congress. Today the health care…

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The Sudoku Senate race

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Not only is it light years away from November 2010, but the prospect of another grueling campaign in Florida, this time to replace Mel Martinez in the U.S. Senate, has yet to excite me. I’m obviously not alone in this feeling either as the leading candidates for both parties, Jeb Bush and Alex Sink, have decided not to run for the seat. – That leaves both sides of the aisle with candidates for whom the word senatorial does not immediately…

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