(Updated) Project 143 — Targeted House races and the GOP candidates w/websites
Updated: Thanks to IJB for the input. Putting two seats, CA-51 and WA-9 in as well. They are doable but the climb looks to be higher for those candidates. Still, they shouldn’t be overlooked.
(H/T Ace of Spades HQ) Here is a great interactive website by 40seats.com where they highlight 80-90 Democratic House incumbents. Check it out!
Note: I having used USElections to get the GOP candidate information where I can. Some states and races still have the GOP primaries as undecided and I don’t know if that’s because they are still undecided or the website needs to update. Your help would be greatly appreciated if you could note other primaries I have listed as “To be determined” that have been settled and provide the GOP candidate’s website.
One thing I have seen as I have been going through these races is that I have seen a lot of “Constitutional, Libertarian, Tea Party, or Independent” candidates in many, many Democratic congressional seats where the incumbent is up for election. It looks from observation that the Democrats are going all out with a split the vote, divide and conquer strategy to minimize their losses and save as many incumbents as they can. Ad money usually matters but with the American people so incensed at President Obama and the Democratic majority Congress, they are resorting to any tricks necessary. All candidates listed are GOP candidates who won their primary.
I should note a wonderful post by dhorowitz3 that I saw earlier with some polling on congressional races. Also, Rasmussen today shows the GOP to be up +12 in the generic congressional and CNN in a poll of adults even more alarminly to Democrats shows the GOP +7 with independents swinging 62-30 for the GOP. Yikes!
There are 137 Democratic House seats targeted for gain based on the partisan breakdown of each district. There are 6 GOP seats targeted for holding. What is likely to happen is the RNC and the NRCC will pour money into the 70 races they think will be competitive. The other candidates in other districts will have to fend for themselves from donations from their local district and from voters abroad. Below is listed all the GOP candidates in their congressional district with links to their websites so you know where to contribute.
On to November!!
Alabama: 2nd — Martha Roby
Delaware: At Large (Primary is currently undecided)
Florida: 2nd Steve Southerland, 8th Daniel Webster , 22nd Allen West, 24th Sandy Adams, and 25th (GOP must hold, still getting information).
Georgia: 2nd Mike Keown, 8th Austin Scott and 12th Ray McKinney
Hawaii: 1st (GOP Hold) Charles Djou — Djou looks to hold this seat but chances cannot be taken.
Idaho: 1st Raul Labrador
Iowa: 3rd Brad Zaun
Kansas: 3rd Kevin Yoder.
Louisiana: 2nd Joseph Cao (The website had a link to William Jefferson’s website instead of Cao’s. Oops) (GOP Hold) 3rd (Primary is undecided)
Maryland: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Maryland GOP primaries are still undecided. Will update when information becomes available.
Massachusetts: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 10th GOP primaries are still undecided here as well.
Nevada: 3rd Joe Heck
New Hampshire: 1st and 2nd (TBD)
New York: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 9th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th, 29th. Looks like these all still have to be determined. Will update.
North Dakota: At large Rick Berg
Oklahoma: 2nd Charles Thompson
Rhode Island: 2nd (TBD)
South Carolina: 5th Mike Mulvaney
South Dakota: At large Kristi Noem
Utah: 2nd Morgan Philpot
Wisconsin: 3rd, 7th, and 8th. All to be determined.
Lets make it happen!!