FL- Open seat -18th CD – Rep. Patrick Murphy running for Senate. Randy Perkins (D,FL) will face Brian Mast (R,FL). Race is a toss up. Perkins spent $ 3 million of his own money in the Primary. Mast, who lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, will be a tough opponent. (Roll Call)
FL Senate Primary winners; Sen. Marco Rubio (R,FL) will face Rep. Patrick Murphy (D,FL) in the Fall election.
FL- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D,FL,former DNC Chairwoman) easily won her primary. Her opponent raisedmore than $3.3. million (Bernie Sanders supporters).
FL- Rep. Corrine Brown (FL,D) was defeated in the redrawn 5th District. She was indicted in July on fraud charges. Al Lawson, former State Legislator won 47% of the vote. This is a safe Dem. seat.
8/13/2016 - 2016 Senate Ratings
Pure Toss-up: Ayotte (R-NH); NV open (Reid, D), Toss-up/Tilt Democrat: Johnson (R-WI); IN Open (Coats, R)
Toss-Up/Tilt Republican: Burr (R-NC); Portman (R-OH); Rubio (R-FL); Toomey (R-PA)
Lean Democrat: Kirk (R-IL), Democrat Favored: Bennet (D-Co)
Republican Flavored: Blunt (R-MO); McCain (R-Az), 114th congress: 54 R; 46 D
Not up this cycle 30 R; 36 D, currently safe 14 R; 8 D, competitive 10 R; 2 D
(Rothenberg Gonzales Report)
Roll Call's most vulnerable Reps in 2016: -1. Ami Bera (R,CA, 7th CD);2. Brad Ashford (D, former R); 3. Rod Blum (R,IA,1st CD); 4. Cresent Hardy (R,NV,4th CD); 5. David Jolly (R, FL, 13th CD); 6. Frank Guinta (R,NH, 1st CD); 7. Robert Dold (R, IL, 19tg CD); 8. John Katko (R, NY 24th CD); 9. Lee Zeldin (R, NY, 1st CD); 10. Carlos Curbelo (R, FL, 26th CD); 11. Bruce poliquin (R, ME, 2nd CD); 12. David Young (R, IA, 3rd CD). Democrats must net 30 seats to win a majority in the House.
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL, R) may decide to run for re-election to the Senate after all. Rep. David Jolly (FL, R) has bowed out of the race and will now run for the House again. Jolly will be pitted against former Gov. Charlie Crist (D). Redistricting has changed the profile of his district, adding Democratic voters. (Politico).