Saturday, 18 June 2016

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).



Thursday, 16 June 2016

Marquette Univ. Poll: WI – Clinton 46, Trump 37.
Marquette Univ. Poll: WI – Feingold (D) -51, Johnson (Incumbent, R) – 42.
Gallup Poll: President Obama Job Approval – 53; Disapprove -44.
Bloomberg Poll: General Election: Clinton- 49, Trump- 37, Johnson- 11. 
CBS News Poll: General Election: Clinton- 39, Trump- 32, Johnson-11 (RealClearPolitics)

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Tuesday elections to watch (The Hill):
NC - District 2 – Redistricting pits Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) against Rep. George Holding (R).

NC- District 3 – Rep.Walter Jones faces a rematch against Taylor Griffin
NC – District 9 – Can Rep. two-term Rep. Robert Pittenger hold on to his seat
CA-  District 17 – Rep. Mike Honda (D), faces serious challenge by Ro Khanna (D
CA – District –24  Race to succeed retiring Rep. Lois Caps. GOP State Rep. Katcho Achadjian and Supervisor Salud Carbajal (D) will likely be on the November ballot.
IA – District 1 – Freshman Rep. Rod Blum (R) will probably face City Councilwoman Monica Vernon (D).

Sunday, 05 June 2016

2016 Senate Races to Watch: - Pure Toss-up Ayotte (R,NH), FL Open (Rubio, R), NV Open (Reid,D); Toss-up/Tilt Dem: Johnson (R, WI); Toss-Up/Tilt Repub: Portman (R, OH), Toomey (R, PA); Lean Dem: Kirk (R,IL); Lean Repub: Burr (R,NC); Dem Favored: Bennet (D,CO); Rep Favored: Blunt (R,MO); McCain (R,AZ); IN Open (Coats,R).  The remainder of the Senate seats are Safe Dem and Safe Repub. (Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report)


Sunday, 29 May 2016

FL news - Nine Florida House members and one senator are retiring this year, driven in part by a dramatic redistricting plan, term limits on chairmanships and, in the case of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a bid for the White House. That’s a third of the state’s delegation, the highest turnover rate among large states in 2016. (Roll Call). 
This could affect the voting in November. FL is a pivotal presidential state.