In our congressional district, we had a D Melissa Bean as our congresswoman. She beat a very good campaign from well financed candidate in 2008.
This year, we had a R named Joe Walsh who did almost no campaigning that I saw. Bean had some TV ads in which she tried to paint Walsh as a extremist who was super Pro-Life and super pro-2nd amendment (guns for the constitutionally challenged).
Walsh won by about 350 votes out of 200,000+ votes. Bean voted for Obamacare (twice once the house version and the rammed through senate version), for the "Stimulus" bill, and for the Cap(Tax) & Trade bill. She claimed to be independent but I could not find an important (to the dems) Pelosi bill for which she did not vote.
The arrogance of some politicians caught up with her. I was extremely surprised that Joe won but am very happy that he did!
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Barack Obama said today that politics has become too gummed up by money and influence... and then he had to leave to attend a fundraiser. Jay Leno
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