CQ Race Ratings Changes, Part Two: Democrats Gain Ground

Posted October 17, 2008 at 12:00am

change its ratings
“Red to Blue” program
in a story Friday
Ohio’s 1st District

South

– Alabama’s 3rd District (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
Alabama’s 3rd District
Florida’s 8th District (New Rating: No Clear Favorite. Old Rating: Leans Republican)
Alan Grayson’s
a longstanding Republican voter registration advantage
Orlando Sentinel
portraying Grayson
– Florida’s 24th District (New Rating: No Clear Favorite. Old Rating: Leans Republican)
Suzanne Kosmas
apologizing to voters
east-central Florida district
the Orlando Sentinel
– Kentucky’s 2nd District (New Rating: Leans Republican. Previous Rating: Republican Favored)
the 2nd District
– Louisiana’s 1st (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
a May special election
Louisiana’s 1st District
– North Carolina’s 10th District (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
North Carolina’s 10th
– South Carolina’s 1st District (New Rating: Leans Republican. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
South Carolina’s 1st District
– South Carolina’s 2nd District (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
the 2nd District

West

– Arizona’s 3rd District (New Rating: Leans Republican. Old Rating: Republican Favored)
Arizona’s 3rd District
indicated the race was neck-in-neck
– California’s 3rd District (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
Bill Durston
a report by ABC News
strong advantage
– California’s 26th District (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
Southern California district
Russ Warner
– California’s 46th District (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
Debbie Cook
a recent ad
coastal Los Angeles district
– California’s 50th District (New Rating: Republican Favored. Old Rating: Safe Republican)
San Diego-area seat
Nick Leibham
a new ad
District (New Rating: Leans Republican. Old Rating: Republican Favored)
Idaho 1
the AP reports