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Candidates grapple for open seats

...Max Sandlin, of Texas. But presidential politics aid Democrats elsewhere. In Connecticut, for example, GOP Reps. Chris Shays and Rob Simmons are struggling for new terms in a state that is safe for Mr. Kerry. In a late-campaign bid for gains...
Keep Newt speaker

...the GOP House leadership rallied around him. It must have been particularly gratifying for the speaker when Reps. Chris Shays, R-Conn., and Peter King, R-N.Y., stood up for him. They were his harshest GOP critics leading up to the...