Status-Quo on Tuesday Is Good News for GOPBy Stuart Rothenberg
Republicans got some good news Tuesday when they won special elections in Ohio and Virginia to retain two Congressional seats that became open upon the death of sitting GOP U.S. House members.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee didnt seriously contest Virginias open 1st District, but the DCCC and the National Republican Congressional Committee ended up pouring considerable resources into Ohios 5th C.D.
Republicans have reason to feel good about holding both
seats, particularly given the nasty GOP primary in Ohio 5 and the partys continued problems in the Buckeye State.
Ohio Democrat Robin Weirauch didnt do any better than she did last year even though the seat was open, she was running for the third time, and Democrats tried to tie Republican nominee Bob Latta to discredited former Ohio Republican officeholders.
GOP strategists were successful in turning out Republican voters, some of whom
are less than enthusiastic about the President. In other words, the NRCC still knows how to motivate the party faithful.
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Eric Dondero is a US Navy Veteran, former Libertarian Party National Committeeman, Founder of the Republican Liberty Caucus and fmr. Senior Aide to US Congressman Ron Paul R-TX. He is now a national Republican Political Consultant based in Houston, Texas.