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Steny Hoyer's liberal streak and campaign skills have helped him climb to become the No. 2 Democrat in the House.
With Democrats now in the minority, Hoyer is the Democratic whip.
Hoyer, whose district is near the nation's capital, often sticks up for federal workers at a time when the federal government is considering cuts.
Rank-and-file members pledge roughly $400,000 to shore up struggling incumbents and three challengers who could unseat Republicans.
The No. 2 Democrat thinks his party can pick up seats in November, but far fewer than the minority whip recently predicted to The Post.
The possibility of one day using ground troops against the Islamic State and waiting to debate the issue until next year is supported by many Republicans.
Push back on controversy surrounding the embattled DNC chair
Delay an Islamic State vote until after the midterm elections.
Doing so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.
The No. 2 Democrat in the House called for a debate after the Nov. 4 elections to give a greater legislative imprint on attacks against the Islamic State.
Four incumbents, including one of the chamber's most impressive new lawmakers.
Votes on the House GOP border bills surely will lead the Univision and Telemundo evening newscasts, and it's a sure bet that much of what these congressmen said will appear prominently.
President Barack Obama urged Maryland residents on Sunday to fight for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor at the polls.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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