Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Tuesday elections to watch (The Hill):
NC - District 2 – Redistricting pits Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) against Rep. George Holding (R).

NC- District 3 – Rep.Walter Jones faces a rematch against Taylor Griffin
NC – District 9 – Can Rep. two-term Rep. Robert Pittenger hold on to his seat
CA-  District 17 – Rep. Mike Honda (D), faces serious challenge by Ro Khanna (D
CA – District –24  Race to succeed retiring Rep. Lois Caps. GOP State Rep. Katcho Achadjian and Supervisor Salud Carbajal (D) will likely be on the November ballot.
IA – District 1 – Freshman Rep. Rod Blum (R) will probably face City Councilwoman Monica Vernon (D).

Sunday, 05 June 2016

2016 Senate Races to Watch: - Pure Toss-up Ayotte (R,NH), FL Open (Rubio, R), NV Open (Reid,D); Toss-up/Tilt Dem: Johnson (R, WI); Toss-Up/Tilt Repub: Portman (R, OH), Toomey (R, PA); Lean Dem: Kirk (R,IL); Lean Repub: Burr (R,NC); Dem Favored: Bennet (D,CO); Rep Favored: Blunt (R,MO); McCain (R,AZ); IN Open (Coats,R).  The remainder of the Senate seats are Safe Dem and Safe Repub. (Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report)


Sunday, 29 May 2016

FL news - Nine Florida House members and one senator are retiring this year, driven in part by a dramatic redistricting plan, term limits on chairmanships and, in the case of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a bid for the White House. That’s a third of the state’s delegation, the highest turnover rate among large states in 2016. (Roll Call). 
This could affect the voting in November. FL is a pivotal presidential state.


Monday, 23 May 2016

Presidential Ratings – 270 electoral votes to win
Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report – Dems – Projected 332 votes; Repubs – 191votes. 
State ratings: Pure Toss-up (15); Tilt Dem (83); Lean Dem (32); Dem Favored (38); Safe Dem (179);
Repubs Favored (48); Safe Repubs (143); 
Pure Toss-up State: NC; Toss Up/Tilt Democratic States: CO, FL, NH, OH, WI, VA.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016

3/8/2016 - New SuperPac – "The Committee to Draft Paul Ryan" was launched this week by former Ambassador Earle Mack. He plans to spend as much as $1 million to convince Speaker Ryan to run for the Republican presidential nomination (NY Times)