VA Election - The Democrats might gain control of the State House of Delegates (there are 4 pending races). The Dems picked up 15 seats, 12 held by Republicans seeking re-election. (Washington Post).
2017 Elections Winners - VA: – Democrat Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie. NJ: Democratic Phil Murphy over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. In the 2017 and 2018 Gubernatorial elections: 28 of the 38 Governors up for election have power to veto new congressional maps. (Roll Call).
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.