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Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call Race Ratings Changes

Nunn is challenging Perdue for Georgia Senate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

While national polls show a stable landscape, polls in individual races continue to show some movement. That movement leads us to make a number of changes to our Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings .  

Most of the House changes benefit the GOP, while the Senate and governor changes are far more mixed.  

Senate Changes:

  • Georgia (GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss is retiring) from Republican Favored to Leans Republican.
  • Louisiana Senate (Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu) from Pure Tossup to Tossup/Tilts Republican.

(Read more about the Senate changes in the Oct. 17 Rothenberg Political Report ($)) House Changes:

  • Arkansas 2 (GOP Rep. Tim Griffin is not seeking re-election) from Leans Republican to Tossup/Tilts Republican.
  • California 7 (Democratic Rep. Ami Bera) from Tossup/Tilts Democratic to Pure Tossup.
  • Florida 26 (Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia) from Tossup/Tilts Democratic to Pure Tossup.
  • Iowa 1 (Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley is running for Senate) from Leans Democratic to Tossup/Tilts Democratic.
  • Massachusetts 9 (Democratic Rep. William Keating) from Safe Democrat to Favored Democratic.
  • Nevada 3 (GOP Rep. Joe Heck) from Favored republican to Safe Republican.
  • New York 11 (GOP Rep. Michael G. Grimm) from Tossup/Tilts Democratic to Pure Tossup.
  • New York 18 (Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney) from Favored Democratic to Leans Democratic.

(Read more about the House changes in the Oct. 17 Rothenberg Political Report ($)) Governor Changes:

  • Alaska (GOP Gov. Sean Parnell) from Leans Republican to Tossup/Tilts Republican.
  • Idaho (GOP Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter) from Safe Republican to Favored Republican.
  • Illinois (Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn) from Tossup/Tilts Republican to Pure Tossup.
  • Maryland (Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley cannot seek another subsequent term; the seat is open) from Safe Democrat to Favored Democratic.

(Read more about the gubernatorial changes in the Oct. 17 Rothenberg Political Report ($)) Be the first to know about Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call race rating changes with our new Roll Call politics app !  

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