Democrats Target Dingell Opposition

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

John Dingell is the longest-serving U.S. House member, winning re-election 27 times.

Still, there are signs the 84-year-old Dearborn Democrat isn't having an easy go-around this time.

The Michigan Democratic State Central Committee launched a website this week that attacks Dingell's Republican opponent, Rob Steele.

The site calls the Ann Arbor-area cardiologist a "rich doctor" whose "five-car garage isn't big enough to hold all of his nine luxury cars."

And while Dingell held a nine-to-one cash-on-hand advantage over Steele through mid-July, the congressman's fundraising hasn't been as strong as in 2008.

Michigan Democrats spokesman John Tramontana says the party doesn't take any race for granted, including those involving long-serving members of Congress.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:09 PM
    He should have retired when he hit 65.
  • by FedUpTaxpayer Location: South of Lansing on Sep 15, 2010 at 02:01 PM
    Pretty funny the Democrat Committee calling the Doctor "rich" considering: from "John Dingell’s net worth was between $2,357,088 and $6,134,000 in 2007, according to Dingell’s mandated financial disclosure statements. For more information, see the Center for Responsive Politics’ page for Dingell." Sounds like Rep. Dingell is "rich". Pot, meet kettle.
  • by Mike Felgenhauer Location: Leslie Mi on Sep 15, 2010 at 01:34 PM
    Dingell is a hasbeen. A democrat rino whacked out looney lib. I hope he gets voted out. Go tea party
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