Another day, another political target list


Former Republican presidential primary contender Gary L. Bauer is now the Chairman of Campaign for Working Families, and he will be using that platform to try an influence the November election outcome in three Senate races and in 22 congressional districts.

Bauer said, “The American people did not get change they could believe in…Campaign for Working Families is prepared to commit $2 million to restore balance and common sense to Congress.”

Regarding the Senate, CWF is going to spend in Arkansas in opposition to Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), in Nevada in opposition to Harry Reid (D-NV) and in Pennsylvania in opposition to Arlen Specter (D-PA).

CWF is going to invest in seven contests for the House of Representatives featuring an open seat, including AR-1, AR-2, IN-8, LA-3, MI-1, TN-6 and TN-8.

Additionally, it is planning to help Republican candidates unseat Democrats in 15 districts. The targets: Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-1), Harry Mitchell (D-AZ-5), Gabriel Giffords (D-AZ-8), Betsy Markey (D-CO-4), Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL-24), Walt Minnick (D-ID-1), Baron Hill (D-IN-9), Frank Kratovil (D-MD-1), Mark Schauer (D-MI-7), Earl Pomeroy (D-ND-AL), Harry Teague (D-NM-2), Steve Driehaus (D-OH-1), Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA-3), Tom Perriello (D-VA-5) and Alan Mollohan (D-WV-1).

RBR-TVBR observation: It seems like most of the groups making announcements these days are tending to favor Republicans, and a number of Democrats are quite popular, appearing on list after list after list. The way to accomplish that dubious feat, for the most part, is to be in a swing district.