Friday, July 07, 2006

Election roundup for June

An early June NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll (pdf) found that voters want Democrats to control Congress, and a late June LA Times/Bloomberg poll (pdf) confirmed that result (more in the accompanying LA Times story).

The candidates spent most of June fundraising, look for a post on the second quarter fundraising numbers soon. If anyone wants to help with the research for that post, let me know.

The race in CD20 is shaping up to be one of the most active in the country. WFP-endorsed challenger Kirsten Gillibrand has gone up with her first tv ad. And there will be more to come - she raised over $500,000 in the second quarter, more than Republican incumbent John Sweeney. Meanwhile, Sweeney is still refusing to debate the issues.

In CD24, Hillary Clinton raised money online for Mike Arcuri, part of a broader effort to win more House seats in New York.

In CD25, Dan Maffei's early campaigning is showing Republican incumbent James Walsh that he's in for a fight.

June also saw the exposure of more ethical transgressions by Republican incumbents John Sweeney (CD20) and Vito Fossella (CD13).

Also next week: more on our efforts to Take Back Congress.

Let's make it happen.

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