High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Leroy "Bob" Ehrlich, Jr. (born November 25, 1957) is an American politician who served as the 60th Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007. A Republican, he became governor after defeating Democratic opponent Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a member of the Kennedy family, 51% to 48% in the 2002 elections. Prior to serving as governor, Ehrlich represented Maryland's 2nd Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. Ehrlich lost to Democrat Martin O'Malley in the November 2006 elections. He was the only incumbent governor to be defeated in the November 2006 elections.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Virginia Dodd Smith (June 30, 1911 January 23, 2006) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1991 from the Third Congressional District of Nebraska. She was the first, and only woman so far to represent Nebraska in the United States House of Representatives. In Congress, Smith worked to guard funding for rural projects affecting her district and was a vocal opponent of legislative pay increases. She actively sought emergency federal aid for Grand Island after a series of devastating tornadoes swept through the city in 1980. In 1987, she led a drive to roll back a $12,100 pay raise and refused to accept the money when her efforts failed. Smith was a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, where she was regarded as a swing vote on many Reagan administration priorities. Hers was the critical vote in favor of funding the controversial MX missile in 1982, but she opposed the president''s request for funding the Contra rebels in Nicaragua in 1985.
Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district is a relatively safe seat for the Republicans. In 2004, for example, the Republican candidate, former businessman Bill Shuster, won a convincing majority over his Democratic opponent winning 70% of the vote. In 2006, he defeated teacher Tony Barr 60%-40%. Shuster was first elected to the district in 2001. According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, the 9th is the most Republican district in Pennsylvania (and the Industrial Midwest), with a score of R +17.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Robert L. "Bob" Turner (born May 2, 1941) is a United States Representative serving the New York's ninth congressional district. Previously, he was an advertising and television industry executive who retired in 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. In the September 13, 2011 special election to replace Democrat Anthony Weiner, Turner defeated his Democratic opponent, New York State Assembly member David Weprin, 53 percent to 47 percent.
Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district is located primarily in the northeast corner of the state. The district was one of the 12 original districts created prior to the 4th Congress. It is currently represented by Republican Tom Marino, who defeated Democratic incumbent Chris Carney during the 2010 U.S. House elections. In 2006, the 10th district experienced one of the greatest party shifts among all House seats that switched party control: in 2004, Sherwood won with an 86% margin of victory over his nearest opponent and two years later, Carney unseated Sherwood by a 53%-47% margin.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Office of Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean (S/LPD or ARA/LPD) was an intra-agency propaganda organization established in the United States during the administration of Ronald Reagan. It was founded and managed by the Cuban-American Otto Reich, an ardent opponent of Fidel Castro.In theory, the S/LPD operated under the auspices of the Department of State, but congressional investigations later determined it reported directly to Reagan's National Security Council aide in the White House, Colonel Oliver North.
Steven Brett Guthrie is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Kentucky's 2nd congressional district, based about Bowling Green. Guthrie is a former member of the Kentucky State Senate, having represented the 32nd district where he had served from 1999-2008. Guthrie served as vice chairman of the Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee, and was chairman of the Transportation Committee. In the 2008 congressional general election, he defeated his Democratic opponent, State Senator David Boswell from Sorgho in Daviess County, for the right to succeed the retiring Republican U.S. Representative Ron Lewis of Hardin County. Guthrie earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematical economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1987 and his Master's of Public and Private Management from Yale University in 1997.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. William Thompson (November 10, 1813 October 6, 1897), a lawyer, clerk, newspaperman, longtime Army officer, and Democrat, was the first person elected to Congress from Iowa''s 1st congressional district. His race for re-election in 1848 was the only Iowa U.S. House election to be revoted. After Thompson''s opponent, Whig candidate Daniel F. Miller, challenged Thompson''s apparent victory, Congress ordered his seat vacated and a special election conducted, which Thompson lost. He was a cavalry officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, and in the regular army for ten years thereafter. Thompson was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where he attended the common schools. He assisted his father to clear a farm in the dense forests of Ohio, and when twenty-one began to study law in the office of Columbus Delano.
Horace Jeremiah "Jerry" Voorhis (April 6, 1901 September 11, 1984) was a Democratic politician from California in the United States. He served five terms in the United States House of Representatives, representing the 12th Congressional district in Los Angeles County from 1937 to 1947. He was the first political opponent of Richard Nixon, who defeated him for re-election in 1946 in a campaign cited as an example of red-baiting in Nixon's political rise. Voorhis was born in Kansas, and moved around much in his childhood. He graduated from Yale University after being elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a master's degree in education from Claremont Graduate School. He then founded and became headmaster of the Voorhis School for Boys in 1928, a post he retained into his congressional career