Buy My Book Here

Fox News Ticker

Please check out my new books, "Prosecutors Gone Wild: The Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni, and Louise Marshall" and also, "The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers"

Monday, March 22, 2010

Stupak's Challenger Soars

Bart Stupak's challenger in the general election has gone from unknown to relatively unknown.

Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak's (D) distinction as the man who secured passage of health care reform for Democrats could make him a national target of Republican
and conservative interests. He now has a Republican challenger, who in about 24
hours since Stupak cut a deal with the White House -- giving Democrats the
necessary number of votes -- has gotten a lot more well known.

Dan Benishek, a surgeon who announced his candidacy one week ago, went from about 3,500 Facebook friends Sunday afternoon to 14,500 by mid-Monday. Benishek has also received mentions from a few well-known conservative bloggers, including Michelle Malkin who linked to his makeshift campaign Web site.

This is a race to watch. Stupak is entering his tenth race in his district. He usually wins by a lot more than his party in his district. Obama split with McCain here in 2008 but Stupak gained 65% in the same election.

The Democrats were weary of having a close vote and having their rank and file being accused of being the vote that put health care reform over the top. It appears that Stupak has become that guy because it was his coalition that put the Dems over the top.

If this becomes a race, the Democrats are going to see things get really ugly. If not, then maybe all the excitement is a bit premature.


AG said...

Wait, he soared because 8,000 people friended him on Facebook? That's not a lot of people, even for the U.P.

If anything, I've heard more about Stupak's Democratic Primary challenger than this guy. And I live in Michigan.

mike volpe said...

Relax. I said he went from unknown to relatively unknown.

Stopthepresses2 said...

Why wait for November? Why wait until Obama tries to force another socialist program down our throats? Now is not the time to shrivel away. Now is the time to stand up and fight back harder then ever before. Now is the time to take the fight to them. Will you join us on a campaign to DESTROY THE MOUTHPIECE OF OBAMA'S SOCIALIST AGENDA, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA? WE ARE IN A FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY, A FIGHT FOR OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE. Join the fight here,

Gil said...

I saw this the other day and loved it.

What is Stupakspelled backwards?