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PAC to back bearded political candidates

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Talk about a potentially hairy situation. The U.S. election watchdog has received paperwork from a political action committee that supports bearded candidates.

Duffy wins GOP nod for Wis. House seat

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Former "Real World" TV personality Sean Duffy won the Republican primary Tuesday for the U.S. House seat being vacated by David Obey, results showed.
Politics 2010: Obey's departure opened doors

Politics 2010: Obey's departure opened doors

Jaws that dropped when Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., announced he wouldn't seek re-election have become firmly set in the party races to name potential successors Tuesday.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Obey links war funding, domestic spending

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says he is delaying Afghanistan war funding until Congress acts on aid to states and the unemployed.
Pols line up to succeed Obey

Pols line up to succeed Obey

MADISON, Wis., May 6 (UPI) -- There's no shortage of potential pretenders to the political throne that is the U.S. House seat being vacated by Wisconsin's David Obey, observers say.

Appropriations Chairman Obey retiring

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Appropriations Chairman David Obey, saying he's weary, announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election, ending a nearly 42-year career in Congress.
Pelosi dismisses Obey's war tax proposal

Pelosi dismisses Obey's war tax proposal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw cold water on a colleague's proposed war tax to pay for the troop surge in Afghanistan Thursday, saying she opposed it.

Two Democrats threaten 'tax for troops'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan will be expensive, and U.S. taxpayers will have to foot the bill, members of President Obama's own party have said.

Drilling dispute stalls Appropriations

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee ended Thursday's meeting when Republicans tried to force a vote on offshore drilling.

Mukasey outlines Justice's $22.7B budget

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Politics has permeated the U.S. Justice Department in its decisions and operations, a House panel chairman said Thursday during a department budget hearing.

FBI seeks 1,000 new employees

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller told a U.S. House panel the agency needs another 1,000 employees as he explained his $7.1 billion budget request.

Bush targets $22B in Democrat spending

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush is targeting Democrat-introduced budget bills that add some $22 billion to his $1 trillion proposed budget.

House Democrats close in on Iraq spending

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- House Democrats have so far agreed to add $21 billion to the $103 billion President George Bush asked for in emergency funding for the war in Iraq. Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., said some compromises had been made to the draft

Pig report says lawmakers on a diet

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A new report says U.S. lawmakers appear to be finally cutting back on pork.
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WAP2002061233 - WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Rep. David Obey, D-Wi., speaks to the media after attending a congressional briefing about homeland security on June 12, 2002, on Capitol Hill. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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David Ross "Dave" Obey (pronounced /ˈoʊbi/, OH-bee; born October 3, 1938) is a Wisconsin politician. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1969, representing Wisconsin's 7th congressional district (map). The district includes much of the northwestern portion of the state, including Wausau and Superior.

On May 5, 2010, Obey announced that he will not seek reelection to Congress in November 2010.

Obey was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, the son of Mary Jane (née Chellis) and Orville John Obey. Soon after his birth, his family moved back to his parents' native Wisconsin, and Obey was raised in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he has lived since. He graduated from Wausau East High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from and did his graduate work in Soviet politics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Before serving in Congress, Obey worked as a real estate broker.

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