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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Civil War in Libya -
government forces continue to battle rebels demanding the removal of Muammar Gaddafi. The possibility of a protracted civil war is indeed a real one. has more below.


Republicans and Democrats Already Developing Plans for 2012 Congressional Races -
Democrats need to pick up 25 seats in the House to regain a majority and have already targeted 14 Republican held seats in Democratic leaning districts. Over, in the Senate, where Republicans only need to pick up 3 seats, five contests have been zeroed in on and the strategy begun. has a good read here.


Romney Speaks to New Hampshire Republicans -
Mitt Romney, one of the leading contenders for the Republican 2012 presidential, called for the repeal of the Obama health care law. A problem hanging over his head, as he enacted a similar law when he was Governor of Massachusetts. has more here.


Peter O'Malley, brother of Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Become Maryland Democratic Party Chair -
in a formal vote yesterday as Maryland Democrats gathered for their annual meeting. Peter O'Malley has long been involved in managing the campaigns of his brother and knows Democrats across the state very well.

The state coordinated campaign next year will focus on the reelection of President Obama and Senator Ben Cardin, along with the eight congressional seats up for election. The Baltimore Sun has more here.


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