July 19, 2012
Is Henry Waxman in danger of losing his seat?
First elected in 1974, Waxman has never had to so much as breathe hard to win elections to congress. But this time may be different as Politico explains: But in an interview, Waxman said he would be directing nearly all his money toward his own reelection this time around. He said he's assembling a campaign team and will be ramping up his fundraising efforts in the weeks ahead. "Quite frankly, I haven't had to run a serious campaign in quite a long time, but now, I'm going to," Waxman told POLITICO. "I'm not going to take anything for granted." "In past elections, I spent next to nothing," he added. "This time, I'll be putting forward a real campaign." Waxman, the top Democrat on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, finished more than 20 points ahead of his independent opponent, businessman Bill Bloomfield, in the state's new "jungle primary," in which the top two finishers advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation. But, competing in a splintered...(Read Full Post)