CQ Race Ratings Changes, Part One: Democratic Money Lessens Republican Chances for Victory

Posted October 17, 2008 at 12:00am

– Illinois’ 14th (New Rating: Democrat Favored. Previous Rating: Leans Democratic)
Democrat Bill Foster’s win in a special election
– Indiana’s 2nd (New Rating: Safe Democratic. Previous Rating: Democrat Favored)
this race
– Indiana’s 3rd (New Rating: Leans Republican. Previous Rating: Republican Favored)
district
– Indiana’s 7th (New Rating: Safe Democratic. Previous Rating: Democrat Favored)
this race
– Indiana’s 8th (New Rating: Safe Democratic. Previous Rating: Democrat Favored)
victory
– Iowa’s 4th (New Rating: Republican Favored. Previous Rating: Safe Republican)
a district
reported raising $308,000
– Minnesota’s 1st. (New Rating: Democrat Favored. Previous Rating: Leans Democratic).
this district
– Nebraska’s 2nd (New Rating: Leans Republican. Previous Rating: Republican Favored)
is facing
Marie Horrigan contributed to this report.