Senate numbers for 2016 - Republicans will be defending 24 seats, compared with only 10 for the Democrats. Senate seats to watch: Eight of 10 hotly contested Senate seats are held by Republicans (WI, Il, FL, NV, OH, PA, NH, CO, NC, IN) (The Hill)
FL - Open Senate Seat – Rep. Ron DeSantis (R),latest to announce candidacy. Other interested Repubs include: D.J. DeRenzo, Ilya Katz, George LeMieux, Bill McCollum. Dems: Rep. Patrick Murphy (D) already announced. Also interested: Pam Keith, Richard Dembinsky, Lateresa Jones and Charles Tolbert.
NY - Special Election – Open CD 11 – Richmond Co. DA Dan Donovan (R) is the new Congressman.
Add 2 more names to the Republican Presidential Roster of Candidates. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorino (R, CA) and Dr. Ben Carson (R, MI) have both put their hat in the ring. There will be more to come.
MD - Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), former Mayor of Baltimore, is seriously planning to challenge Hillary Clinton (D) for the Democratic nomination for President. Announcement expected sometime at the end of May. President Obama roasted him at the White House Correspondents Dinner.