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All you need to know about Ms. Pelosi's prospects

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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- "Lobbyists, political consultants and recruiters all say that the going rate for Republicans - particularly current and former House staff members - has risen significantly in just the last few weeks, with salaries beginning at $300,000 and going as high as $1-million for private sector positions." ( New York Times article here)

- Not a single Democratic candidate in the upcoming House of Representative elections has run an ad touting health care reform, also known as ObamaCare.

- Unemployment in the U.S. stands at 9.6%

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- President Obama's job approval rating stands at 46%

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