Election to watch – District 25, CA – Rep. Steve Knight (R) is the most vulnerable Republican in California. Shifting demographics and political affiliations. Dems outnumber registered Repubs by 14,000 voters. One is four are not registered with any party. June 5th Primary: Dems Katie Hall, Atty Bryan Caforio, or Jess Phoenix will face Knight. (Roll Call)
California races to watch: - June 5th Primary. The top 2 vote getters appear on the November Ballot, no matter what party. 3 of the top 7 self-funded Houses races are in Orange County.
39th CD (vacant seat of Rep. Ed Royce, R) - Millionaires Andy Thorburn (D), Gil Cisneros (D), each adding over $2 million into the race. Six Democrats are running.
49th CD (vacant seat of Darrell Issa, R) - Sara Jacobs (D, Qualcomm heiress), adds over a million into the race, Paul Kerr (D), also contributing significantly to his campaign, in a crowded Democratic field. (ABC News)
WI, CD 1 - <WI, CD 1 – Rep. Paul Ryan’s seat: Republicans interested include: St. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Bryan Steil, St. Sen. David Craig, St. Rep. Tyler August. The Dems are well-funded with Ironworker Randy Bryce having raised 4.75 million. Also running, Dem. School Board member Cathy Myers. Trump carried this district by 10 points in 2016.
Florida 2018 elections: Florida 2018 elections: Gov. Rick Scott (R) challenging Sen. Bill Nelson (D). This should be one of the most expensive races in Florida history. Add Rep. Dennis Ross (R,FL) to the list of House members not running for re-election.
Sen. Thad Cochran (R, MS) - Chairman of the Appropriate Committee, will resign from the Senate on April 1, 2018, over health issues. Gov. Phil Bryant (R,MS) will select Cochran’s replacement. Some have urged Bryant to appoint himself.