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Sure, you can watch CNN, Fox, or one of the major networks on Election Night and be kept up to date on the Reid-Angle spotlight race or the macro trends concerning which party will have the upper hand in Congress. But, if you want to stay apprised of what’s happening in key races affecting the congressional committees with primary healthcare jurisdiction, follow the Healthcare Leadership Council (@HealthInFocus or @HLCmembers) on Twitter.
In the Senate, we’ll be monitoring Finance Committee member Blanche Lincoln’s (D-AR) uphill battle to hold onto to her seat against the tough challenge of Congressman John Boozman (R-AR). And in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Patty Murray (D-WA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) are both in neck-and-neck races. We’ll also be looking at Republican committee members Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), whose write-in candidacy is picking up steam, and Richard Burr (R-NC), who leads in the polls but has been a Democratic target.
The House Ways and Means Committee has several Democrats on whom we’ll be reporting, including John Larson (D/CT-1), Ron Kind (D/WI-3), Bob Etheridge (D/NC-2) and John Yarmuth (D/KY-3). On the Republican side, we’ll also be watching Dave Reichert’s (R/WA-8) tough race.
And the House Energy and Commerce Committee features Democratic lawmakers in some of the nation’s most fiercely contested races, including Mary Bono Mack (R/CA-45), Rick Boucher (D/VA-9), Baron Hill (D/IN-9), Chris Murphy (D/CT-5), Betty Sutton (D/OH-13), and Zach Space (D/OH-18). We would also be remiss if we didn’t check on the progress of John Dingell (D/MI-15), facing one of the most challenging races of his distinguished career.
Beyond Congress, we’ll also be keeping track of the anti-health reform ballot initiatives in Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma. So stay with us on Twitter Election Night. We’ll be tweeting as long as the results are still coming in.