July 24, 2014

Explainer: CQ-Roll Call Group's Race Ratings

Safe Democratic
Barring an unforeseen turn of events, the Democratic nominee is all but certain to win in November and neither party is targeting the race.
The Democratic nominee is heavily favored to win in November, but the race is on the radar of one or both parties.
Leans Democratic
The Democratic nominee has the edge, but the contest is competitive and one or both parties are spending money on the race.
Tossup
These are highly competitive races where either party's nominee has a chance of winning in November.
Leans Republican
The Republican nominee has the edge, but the contest is competitive and one or both parties are spending money on the race.
The Republican nominee is heavily favored to win in November, but the race is on the radar of one or both parties.
Safe
Republican
Barring an unforeseen turn of events, the Republican nominee is all but certain to win in November and neither party is targeting the race.