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Three new races to look at.
Drawing on and expanding from Jim Geraghty’s summary:
- IA-03. D+1. Leonard Boswell is the incumbent (first elected 1997); Cook currently does not list the district as in play (Likely Democratic). Former wrestler Jim Gibbons (no campaign website yet) has just announced; he’ll be facing former National Guard chopper pilot Dave Funk in the primary.
- MN-01. R+1. Tim Walz is the incumbent (first elected in 2006); Cook currently does not list the district as in play (probably because the Congressman won handily in 2008). Former state legislator (and lightning rod) Allen Quist has declared; he’ll be hammering Walz on the latter’s support of the ‘stimulus,’ cap-and-trade, and health care rationing.
- CT-04. D+5. Jim Hines is the incumbent (freshman); Cook currently lists the district as in play (Likely Democratic). Rick Torres (no campaign website yet) joins Rob Russo, Dan Debicella, Rob Merkle, & Will Gregory as competing for the Republican nomination.
Yup, the 2010 campaign season’s started. Time to start paying attention to your own, local races…
Crossposted to Moe Lane.