WASHINGTON (CNN) – Earlier this month, then-Rep. Mark Foley, R-Florida, and Democrat Tim Mahoney filed fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission for the 16th Congressional District of Florida. The highlights are listed below:
Tim Mahoney (D)
Total Raised: $1,148,435
(including $555,400 in loans to himself and $22,600 in contributions to himself)
Cash on hand as of 8/16/2006: $343,755.55
Mark Foley (R)
Total Raised: $1,538,654
Cash on hand as of 8/16/2006: $2,787,281
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Quick facts on Rep. Mark Foley, R-Florida, and the 16th Congressional District he represents:
Rep. Mark Foley (R)
* represents Florida's 16th congressional district
* elected 1994
* was seeking 7th term in Congress
Votes in Congress supporting Pres. Bush's position
2005: 79 percent of the time
2004: 79 percent of the time
2003: 93 percent of the time
2002: 90 percent of the time
2001: 81 percent of the time
Source: Congressional Quarterly
Votes in Congress supporting Pres. Clinton's position
2000: 39 percent of the time
1999: 32 percent of the time
1998: 38 percent of the time
Source: Congressional Quarterly
Florida 16th Congressional District
Location: South central Florida, includes parts of Martin and Palm Beach Counties, including Port St. Lucie and parts of Port Charlotte and Wellington
2004 presidential results in FL-16
Bush: 54 percent
Kerry: 46 percent
2000 presidential results in FL-16
Bush: 53 percent
Gore: 47 percent
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Candidates for the U.S. Senate and House are furiously beefing up their campaign bank accounts today before a midnight Saturday reporting deadline set by the Federal Election Commission.
These third-quarter fundraising totals, which will not be released to the public until next month, will be used by campaigns, parties, and news organizations to assess candidates' financial strength heading into the final weeks of the hotly contested mid-term elections.
As of the last reporting deadline on June 30, Senate candidates had raised a total of $350 million ($190 million by Democrats, $154 million by Republicans), and House candidates had raised at total of $544 million ($246 million by Democrats, $296 million by Republicans).
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The latest Keystone Poll from Pennsylvania's hotly contested 7th Congressional District, conducted September 22-27 by Franklin and Marshall College:
Joe Sestak (D) 45%
Rep. Curt Weldon (R) 44%
Sample size: 363 likely voters
Margin of error: +/- 5.2%
For full Keystone Poll results, including how U.S. Senate candidates Rick Santorum and Bob Casey fare in 7th district, click here.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The latest Keystone Poll from Pennsylvania's hotly contested 6th Congressional District, conducted September 20-25 by Franklin and Marshall College:
Rep. Jim Gerlach (R) 45%
Lois Murphy (D) 38%
Do not know 17%
Sample size: 431 registered voters
Margin of error: +/- 4.7%
For full poll results, including how Senate candidates Rick Santorum and Bob Casey are faring in this important district, click here.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. John McCain of Arizonais lending a hand to fellow Republican and possible 2008 presidential rival Sen. George Allen of Virginia in a new TV ad launching Thursday.
In the ad, produced by Scott Howell and Company, McCain says: "I have a friend in Washington, and he represents the state of Virginia. George Allen works hard. He believes in what he does. He's dedicated. He understands a lot of issues - has the utmost confidence and belief that in this terrible, titanic struggle that is going on now between good and evil in the world that we will and must prevail. And one of the reasons why we prevail is because George Allen's leadership, vision, courage and his ability to stand up for what he believes in."
Allen has a tougher-than-expected re-election bid against Democrat Jim Webb.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Minneapolis-St. Paul would host the 2008 Republican National Convention. Minnesota is an important swing state in presidential politics, but does hosting a convention in a state help you win that state? Here's a look at the track record of past convention host cities:
2004 GOP: New York City (Bush lost New York)
2004 Dem: Boston (Kerry won Massachusetts)
2000 GOP: Philadelphia (Bush lost Pennsylvania)
2000 Dem: Los Angeles (Gore won California)
1996 GOP: San Diego (Dole lost California)
1996 Dem: Chicago (Clinton won Illinois)
1992 GOP: Houston (Bush won Texas)
1992 Dem: New York (Clinton won New York)
1988 GOP: New Orleans (Bush won Louisiana)
1988 Dem: Atlanta (Dukakis lost Georgia)
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Republican National Committee will hold its 2008 presidential nominating convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Republican
officials announced Wednesday afternoon.
The Twin Cities beat out Cleveland, New York City and Tampa-St.
Petersburg in Florida for the right to host the weeklong convention, scheduled to take place Sept. 1-4, 2008.
Democrats have not yet announced the host city for their presidential nominating convention, which will be held the week before, Aug. 25-28.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, and Denver were bidding for the Democrats' convention. That list has now been narrowed to New York and Denver.
The first and only time a GOP convention was held in Minneapolis-St. Paul was in 1892, when Republicans re-nominated President Benjamin Harrison for a second term. He lost that year to Grover Cleveland. The Democrats have never held their convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – If the Republians pick Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the site of their national convention in 2008, it will mark only the second time in history that the city has hosted a major party's presidential nominating convention.
The first and only time was in 1892 when the GOP re-nominated President Benjamin Harrison for a second term. He lost that year in the general election to Democrat Grover Cleveland.
The Democrats have never held their national convention in Minneapolis.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Pennsylvania State Treasurer Bob Casey, Jr., continues to lead incumbent GOP Sen. Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race, according to the latest poll conducted by Temple University and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Casey, the Democratic nominee and son of the late former Gov. Bob Casey, Sr., leads Santorum 49 percent to 39 percent, while 3 percent favored Green Party candidate Carl Romanelli. Eight percent of respondents said they were undecided.
The poll surveyed 666 likely voters from September 14-20 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percent. Santorum has trailed Casey in several independent polls taken this year.