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A pickup of just six seats in November will give the Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives, and control of the House leadership and the powerful committee chairmanships. canada goose coats on sale Here’s a look at some of the key races that could tilt the House canada goose clearance balance.

Democrats are foaming at the mouth over the prospect of evicting Rep. Jim Rogan from office. Rogan stepped into the national spotlight last year as one of the House managers stoking the fires at the Clinton impeachment trial. Now, as Canada Goose online the president prepares to finish out his final term, Rogan could find himself the one booted canada goose coats out of Washington against his will. His suburban Los Angeles seat is considered one of the most vulnerable in the House, and he faces a strong challenger in Democratic state Senator Adam buy canada goose jacket Schiff.

And if California’s March 7 primary canada goose store is any indication, Rogan may be ripe for the picking. Despite a strong Republican turnout and the largest campaign war chest canada goose black friday sale in Congress, he narrowly lost the primary’s popular vote to Schiff. Rogan’s already raised over $3.8 million, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee, but his cash reserves are down to $965,000, just a few thousand dollars more than his opponent. Schiff’s brought in about $1.9 million, including donations from such local luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen of Dreamworks fame. Michael Forbes is at the top of the GOP hit list. A member of the infamous Republican freshman class of 1994 and a onetime Newt Gingrich loyalist, Forbes jumped ship after charging Republican leaders with being “tone deaf” to the concerns of ordinary Americans. Brookhaven Supervisor and fireworks kingpin Felix Grucci has won the contract to take out the turncoat congressman.

But Forbes is also getting the cold shoulder from some canada goose uk outlet of his newfound Democratic brethren, who see the cheap canada goose pro life representative as a member of the family in name only. Several key local party leaders are withholding their endorsements, and Suffolk Canada Goose Parka County legislator Bill Holst, who lost to Forbes in this race in 1998 (when Forbes ran as a Republican) is mounting a challenge. Holst plans to seek support from liberal Democrats and abortion rights groups in this contentious intramural fight.


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It’s Wrestlemania in the Constitution State, where WWF veteran Bob Backlund is trying to follow the wide path cleared by former sparring partner Jesse Ventura to elected office.

Backlund advocates smaller canada goose uk shop government buy canada goose jacket cheap and says, “Helping people is my number one issue.” But he hasn’t let politics cramp his style. Between campaign appearances at Bowl A Rama in Newington and the Friendly Tap in Cumberland, Rhode Island, he’s still found time to show up regularly on WWF Smackdown!

Though he’s tangled with the likes of Hulk Hogan and the Iron Sheik, Backlund may be in for the fight of his life against incumbent John Larson, cheap canada goose uk a freshman Democrat and former state Senate president. The district is the most heavily Democratic in Connecticut and Canada Goose sale went for President Clinton by a canada goose clearance sale 29 point margin in 1996.

VALLEY BOYSSmack in the heart of Silicon Valley, California’s 15th District offers Democrats a golden opportunity to gain ground in the Golden State. Senate, the seat will be open, and Democrats are eager to fill it with one of their own. And the results of California’s open primary suggest they have a good chance of claiming this Democratic leaning district, where President Clinton won by 18 points in 1996.

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State Assemblyman Mike Honda earned the Democratic nod with a victory over canadian goose jacket businessman and former Secretary of the Army Bill Peacock, who spent over $1 million of his own money on the race. More significantly, Honda also outpolled the Republican choice, fellow state Assemblyman Jim Cunneen. A former high tech executive and political canada goose uk black friday centrist, canada goose Cunneen is well heeled and well positioned to cash in on Campbell’s crossover success, making this one of the year’s truly competitive races. COOK’s GOOSE COOKED

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It’s the end of the line for one of the more colorful characters in the House, Utah’s Merrill Cook. Dogged by accusations of erratic behavior, Cook lost his bid cheap Canada Goose for a third term to a political novice, becoming just the second Capitol Hill incumbent and the first Republican to lose in a primary this campaign season.

The combustible congressman, who also owns an explosives business, was soundly defeated in Utah’s GOP primary by 35 year old Internet business owner Derek Smith, who now faces a tough battle with Democrat Jim Matheson, the son of a former governor.

Cook canada goose factory sale had tried the patience of state Republicans for years. In April, he was ordered by a jury to pay a former campaign consultant almost Canada Goose Jackets $175,000 in fees dating from his victorious 1996 race. The judge later added uk canada goose outlet interest and legal costs raising Cook’s bill to more than half a million dollars.

The lawsuit was hardly the first public embarassment for Cook, who once tried to dump the GOP and launch a new party, and is prone to rambling news conferences and profanity laced tirades.

There have also been Canada Goose Outlet allegations of tape recorded phone sex and questions about the congressman’s mental stability.

After being fired by Cook, former chief Canada Goose Online of staff Janet Jenson accused him of delusional behavior.

“Merrill has taken up permanent residence in whacko land,” Jenson wrote in an office uk canada goose e mail. “If he asks you to fax his underwear to the speaker’s office, please just do it.”

Despite his primary night setback, Cook, 54, insists he’s not done with politics. “This guy’s not finished yet,” he said.