Sunday, 23 August 2015

8/22/2015 - The 114th congress has 54 Repubs and 46 Dems (includes Ind).
2016 Election: 30 Repubs and 36 Dems are not up for election.
Handicapping the 2016 Senate Races (Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report):
Safe seats: 14 Repubs and 8 Dems;
Competitive seats:10 Repubs and 2 Dems. (specifics to follow) 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

4 Democratic Senate races to watch - They are MUST WIN seats if the Democrats have any hope to regaining the Senate majority.  OH- former Gov. Ted Strickland (D) will challenge Sen. Rob Portman (R).  IL - Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D) will challenge Sen. Mark Kirk (R). WI - former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) will challenge Sen. Ron Johnson (R). CO- former St. AG Catherine Cortez Masto (D) will run for the Harry Reid seat (National Journal).



Saturday, 25 July 2015

GOP Debate Countdown -  14 days until the first GOP debate in Ohio - the probable ten include: 1) Trump ... 2) Jeb ... 3) Walker ... Tied for 4) Huckabee, Rand, Rubio ... 7) Carson ... 8) Cruz ... 9) Christie ... 10) Perry. Possible changes. Christie and Perry could drop off. Santorum and Kasich are closest to making it. Not in the running for now: Santorum, Kasich, Jindal, Carly, Lindsey, Pataki, Gilmore (Politico).

Wednesday, 08 July 2015

7/8/2015 - CO – Rep. Mike Coffman (R) will be challenged by St. Sen. Morgan Carroll (D).  The district covers the southern portion of Denver and is thought to be the most competitive district in the State. The Cook Political Reports moved the race up to “toss-up”.  (The Hill).

Thursday, 09 July 2015

The Republican contenders: - Only 10 will appear in the first Republican debate August 6th. Top Tier: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker (to announce), Ben Carson, Marco Rubio.  In Good shape: Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Donald Trump. Just in: Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Chris Christie.  Outside: Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich (to announce), Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, Jim Gilmore (to announce). (The Hill)