Ten most vulnerable House seats - Ten most vulnerable House seats (8 Republicans and 2 Democrats) This does not include Open Seats. Darrel Issa (R, CA); Jason Lewis (R, MN); John Faso (R,NY); Rod Blum (R, IA); Dana Rohrabacher (R,CA); Barbara Comstock (R,VA); Tom O’Halleran (D,AZ); Rick Nolan (D, MN); Will Hurd (R,TX). (Roll Call).
Rep. Pat Tiberi, (R,OH) is leaving Congress before the end of his term. He will be President for the Ohio Business Roundtable. Rep Tiberi has served the 12th CD since 2001 and is considered a moderate. This may be a district to watch.
Election to watch - VA Governor. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) – is term limited. As an open seat in a purple state, this is an important race Running are: Ed Gillespie (R), former VA Republican Chairman; he has raised $10 million; Ralph Norman (D), former State Senator, has raised $16 million; also running is Cliff Hyra, Libertarian. The race has tightened in the past few weeks with the Democrat, however, still showing a 5 point advantage in the latest poll. Since 1977, the incumbent president party has lost the VA Gubernatorial race the next year. (The Hill). This race will be interesting to watch.
California Senatorial Election - California Senatorial Election – California State Senate President Kevin de Leon (CA,D) will challenge Diane Feinstein in 2018. The Democrat did not mention the 84 year old Feinstein in his announcement.
3 Dems from districts that Trump won in 2016 will be retiring: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D,NH); Rep. Jacky Rosen (D,NV) running for the Senate against Sen. Dean Heller (R,NV); Rep. Tim Walz (D,MN), running for Governor.