DC Ticker: Cheney, Buy; Nazi Guy, Sell

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Last week, I explained the DC Ticker I compile most days, which is now being featured on ABC News’ website show, Political Punch, hosted by Jake Tapper. Here are the picks featured on this week’s PP:

Dick Cheney, buy. After a summer heart operation that was quite serious, the ex-veep is back in the saddle, once again making speeches defending his administration and criticizing Obama. We still have Dick Cheney to kick around.

George Allen, buy. From “macaca” to back-at-ya. He’s considering a 2012 run for his old Senate seat in Virginia. With purple Virginia looking more reddish these days, the fellow might have a good shot against the man who defeated him in 2006, Democratic Sen. Jim Webb.

Sharron Angle, buy. Polls show her ahead or close in the race against Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid. Given how lousy a candidate she’s been, it shouldn’t be this close.

Rep. Walt Minnick, buy. In the (supposed) Year of the Tea Party, can a first-term House Democrat win reelection in the conservative wilds of Idaho? Dems are increasingly confident Minnick can hold his at-risk seat.

Rich Iott, sell. Nazi reenactment? Say no more. (But it’s never a good thing when a candidate is compelled to clarify that he does not subscribe to the tenets of Nazism.)

You can receive the almost-daily DC Ticker report by following my Twitter feed. (#DCticker is the Twitter hashtag.) Please feel free to argue with my selections—though all decisions of the judges are final. And please feel free to make suggestions for buy or sell orders in the comments below or on Twitter (by replying to @DavidCornDC). Don’t forget: DC Ticker is merely an advisory service. It and its author cannot be held liable for any investments made in politicians, policy wonks, or government officials on the basis of the information presented. Invest in politics at your own risk.

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