Congressional Winners and Losers

July 29th 2011

Great Lakes $50 Million Funding Boost Remains Undermined by Ballast Boondoggle

Some good news emerged this week in the effort to improve Great Lakes restoration funding in the 2012 House Interior-EPA funding bill. The House passed an amendment offered by Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) to add $50 million to the Great … Continue reading

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December 14th 2010

Election Day 2010: Erie Sees Red

Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper (D) lost her third district race to Mike Kelly, a republican and former car dealer. Dahlkemper – whose district borders Lake Erie – was an unwavering supporter of Great Lakes restoration – appearing at the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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December 8th 2010

Election Day 2010: Indiana Incumbents Win Lake Districts

New Democrat Evan Bayh decided not to seek reelection this year opening up a US Senate seat for Indiana that veteran republican lawmaker Dan Coats handily won. An old school Republican Congressman, former US Ambassador and Lobbyist, Coats promised to … Continue reading

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December 7th 2010

Election Day 2010: Wisconsin: Awash in Water and now Oil?

The Great Lakes became a contentious issue during the campaign for Russ Feingold’s (D) US Senate seat. Feingold’s republican opponent Ron Johnson let slip that he would support drilling for oil in the Great Lakes. It wasn’t long before someone … Continue reading

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December 1st 2010

Election Day 2010: Red Tide Hit Ohio Shoreline Stays Blue

It was a painful election day for Democrats in Ohio as a red tide came in and took with it the Governorship, five Congressional seats and any sway in the state legislature. But what is most interesting is that when … Continue reading

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