December 9, 2013 · 10:56 AM EDT
Competitive primaries are raging, but one of the groups that received the most attention last cycle for ousting incumbents is still on the sidelines. So far this cycle, the Campaign for Primary Accountability is nowhere to be found.
After receiving glowing press coverage in 2012, the political action committee has been very quiet this year. Except for a small contribution from the group’s founder and a couple of strongly worded blog posts, the CFPA has been irrelevant thus far, even though primary challenges to House incumbents in Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts and California are well under way.
In early 2012, the Campaign for Primary Accountability PAC was all the rage. With the expressed goal of defeating longtime and unpopular incumbents of both parties, the group struck a chord with national media and received an extraordinary amount of coverage for a group with a thin track record.
The CFPA was featured in The Washington Post, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today and was the focus of a prime package on the CBS Evening News. (Here’s a link to the full CBS interview with founder Leo Linbeck.)
December 6, 2013 · 10:50 AM EDT
Democrat David Alameel announced recently his challenge to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and the wealthy dentist said money won’t be a problem. I’m not so sure.
“I’ll just do whatever it takes,” he told the Dallas Morning News. “Money is not an issue for me.”
The source of Alameel’s confidence…
December 5, 2013 · 10:41 AM EDT
House Democrats are stockpiling cash, and some GOP strategists have expressed concern that Democrats could use their financial advantage to expand the playing field.
Through October, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $65 million and had $25 million in the bank for the 2014…
December 4, 2013 · 10:57 AM EDT
Democrats have had a nice run recently of interesting House recruits and new takeover opportunities resulting from open GOP seats. And yet, it probably won’t matter.
If history is any guide — and it usually is — the president’s recent problems have already overshadowed that good news for House…
December 3, 2013 · 10:36 AM EDT
As longtime readers of this column know, voters in one-party states sometimes elect the nominee of the “wrong” party as governor. Today’s question is whether state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, has a fighting chance to win next year’s gubernatorial election in Texas, which remains a rock-solid…