Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

The Democratic Comeback Kids The Democratic Comeback Kids

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Politics

The Democratic Comeback Kids

November 7, 2012

The GOP wave of 2010 that swept Republicans into a House majority was followed Tuesday with a small but significant riptide of former Democratic members of Congress reclaiming a spot in the lower chamber. Five former representatives knocked off two years ago claimed victory in their 2012 return bids, and Ann Kirkpatrick looks likely to add to that total in Arizona's 1st District. Charlie Wilson, running in Ohio's 6th District, was the only repeat loser.

Two of the congressional comeback kids -- Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire's 1st District and Dan Maffei in New York's 24th -- exacted revenge on their opponent from two years ago. Alan Grayson (Florida 9th), Bill Foster (Illinois 11th) and Dina Titus (Nevada 1st) found success in new districts.

Charles Djou, the only 2010 Republican loser running again, fell short in Hawaii's 1st District.

Other former representatives attempted to come back from a longer hiatus, and they found success as well.. Rick Nolan, out of office since 1981, returned Democratic control to Minnesota's 8th District by defeating Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn. Republicans Matt Salmon (Arizona 5th) and Steve Stockman (Texas 36th) are on their way back as well.

But Democrat Nick Lampson, defeated in 2008, came up short in Texas' 14th District.


Job Board
Search Jobs
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Product Manager - Chemical Development and Supply - Tulsa, OK
American Society of Civil Engineers | Tulsa, OK
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Business Development Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Comments
comments powered by Disqus