College basketball and the dawn of spring are hardly the only highlights of March. Congressional primaries are now in full swing, and the outcomes of key races could decide control of the Senate in November.
Writing an analysis calculating the final result of redistricting is a little like putting a sign on your back that reads kick me. No matter how methodical and dispassionate you try to be, you are forced to make plenty of subjective judgments, guaranteeing that you will be second-guessed by just about everyone.
In our November Election Preview, we wrote that we expected several Members on this list wouldnt make the next one because of retirements. Sure enough, Reps. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), Dan Burton (R-Ind.) and David Dreier (R-Calif.) all decided to call it quits.
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota
Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington