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2chambers: October, 2012

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Rep. Bob Turner’s Queens home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

New York congressman says he's more concerned with the fate of constituents more affected by the storm.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House, House Republicans

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 10/27/2012

House elections spell a Republican story and victory

Many in Washington now agree: Democrats hold almost no chance of winning back the House.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:30 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 House races, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 10/27/2012

Marco Rubio’s daughter involved in Miami motor vehicle crash

The Florida senator spent most of Saturday campaigning in Florida with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:28 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, Senate

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/26/2012

In Florida House races, TV ads highlight arrest records, potty politics (Video)

Short summary of story

By Theresa Poulson  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #5in5

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Val Demings: Im a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but Im also a strong proponent of responsible gun ownership

Meet a former police chief now running for Congress.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Daniel Webster: You cant change the culture in Washington if you dont change how you get there

Webster, who served in the Florida state legislature for almost 30 years, details how he would change the mechanics of Congress.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Who gets to represent Disney World in Congress?

5in5 | This race is one of several across Florida that could be decided based on which presidential candidate turns out more supporters.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

And so it ends

As our third and final five-day road trip draws to a close, a final assessment of our travels.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #5in5, congress, florida, Miami, Orlando

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

A conversation with Todd Long

Long-shot Republican opponent on his race against Alan Grayson.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Alan Grayson on ‘sewer money negative ads’ and why Democrats poorly defended ‘Obamacare’

Why he thinks Democrats have done a poor job defending "Obamacare."

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Alan Grayson poised to return to Washington

#5in5 | An outspoken former Democratic lawmaker is on the verge of victory once again.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/24/2012

#5in5 in photos!

Not only are we writing about competitive Congressional races, but we're also snapping some shots along the way.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #5in5, florida

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Patrick Murphy: ‘Allen West has tried to rebrand himself’

Meet the Democrat who hopes to unseat Allen West.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Allen West: ‘I don’t have to prove anything to anybody’

Why does one of the most outspoken lawmakers think he'll win reelection? Plus: What he thinks of veteran suicides.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Race between Allen West and Patrick Murphy focuses on the past

#5in5 | Past indiscretions are topic of a nasty race between a tea party leader and a first-time candidate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012

#5in5: Look how far we’ve come…

#5in5 rolls from West Palm Beach today north towards Orlando, but it's already been quite a trip. Where have we been? How far have we come?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #5in5

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Allen West: We used bayonets in Iraq and horses in Afghanistan

#5in5 | Florida lawmaker critiques the president's understanding of military history.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #5in5, allen west, Allen West for Congress, debate, florida, florida politics, Mitt Romney, president obama

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Florida races a mixed bag for Marco Rubio

5in5 | Senator isn’t on the ballot this year, but he’s still spending a lot of time campaigning.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Adam Hasner: ‘Republicans and Democrats share in the blame’ for growing deficits

Florida Republican with close ties to Marco Rubio hopes to win a House seat.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Lois Frankel: ‘I have learned how to take votes where I had to hold my nose’

The former state legislator and mayor of West Palm Beach says she has the bipartisan experience needed in Washington.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

‘Potty politics’ define the race between Lois Frankel and Adam Hasner

An ad in this West Palm Beach district stars a woman sitting on a toilet -- all to make a point about the Democratic candidate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/23/2012

#5in5 by the numbers so far…

After a few days in Florida, it's time to look at where we've been -- and where we're going next.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012

What do a Miami megachurch, a sea turtle and roasted pigs have in common?

It requires a deep understanding of multiple cultures and languages.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

#5in5: Joe Garcia says David Rivera is ‘a guy facing a really ugly future’

Meet the man expected to represent the southern-most district in the USA.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

#5in5: David Rivera says he’s victim of ‘a partisan-motivated witch hunt’

Embattled lawmaker says he's ignoring news reports about investigations.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

#5in5: Allegations against David Rivera mirror D.C. mayor scandal

Democrats likely to pick up a seat while GOP incumbent faces investigations.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/22/2012

#5in5: Florida, Florida, Florida

2chambers heads to the Sunshine State for a final look at competitive House races.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/08/2012

2chambers, renovated

Short summary of story

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2chambers, congress, congress news, congressional news, Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Capitol Assets: A close-up look at congressional wealth

Latest installment of The Post's Capitol Assets project finds most lawmakers weathered the Great Recession quite well.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitol assets, congress, Harry Reid, House, John Boehner, Senate, wealthy lawmakers

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/05/2012

What is the fiscal cliff? (Video)

The latest in our "Edsplainer" series tackles the issue set to consume Washington later this year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Canceling exit polls in 19 states could affect 2012, 2014 congressional races

A decision to cut back on exit polling could affect planning for 2014 House and Senate races.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 House races, 2012 Senate races, 2014 Senate races, House, polls, Senate

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Harry Reid + Mitt Romney + taxes, again

The Senate majority leader once again goads the GOP presidential nominee to talk about taxes.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:56 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harry Reid, leadership, Mitt Romney, presidential campaign, Senate, taxes

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/01/2012

5 takeaways from 5 days on the road

#5in5 | Spend a few days talking to voters and candidates on their home turf and you're bound to learn a lot.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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