A Year of CQ Politics Rating Changes: Steady Growth for Dems

Posted November 2, 2008 at 12:00am

CQ Politics Race Rating Changes Favoring Democrats

Senate Seats
Alaska: Ted Stevens, R
Colorado: Wayne Allard, R, retiring
Georgia: Saxby Chambliss, R
Iowa: Tom Harkin, D
Kansas: Pat Roberts, R
Kentucky: Mitch McConnell, R
Mississippi Special Election: Roger Wicker, R (replaced Trent Lott, R, who resigned)
Montana: Max Baucus, D
New Hampshire: John E. Sununu, R
New Mexico: Pete V. Domenici, R, retiring
North Carolina: Elizabeth Dole, R
Oregon: Gordon Smith, R
South Dakota: Tim Johnson, D
Virginia: John Warner, R, retiring


House Races

Alabama 2: Terry Everett, R, retiring
Alabama 3: Mike D. Rogers, R
Alaska At-Large: Don Young, R
Arizona 1: Rick Renzi, R, retiring
Arizona 3: John Shadegg, R
California 3: Dan Lungren, R
California 4: John T. Doolittle, R, retiring
California 26: David Dreier, R
California 46: Dana Rohrabacher, R
California 50: Brian P. Bilbray, R
Colorado 4: Marilyn Musgrave, R
Connecticut 2: Joe Courtney, D
Connecticut 4: Christopher Shays, R
Florida 8: Ric Keller, R
Florida 18: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R
Florida 21: Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R
Florida 24: Tom Feeney, R
Florida 25: Mario Diaz-Balart, R
Georgia 12: John Barrow, D
Idaho 1: Bill Sali, R
Illinois 8: Melissa Bean, D
Illinois 10: Mark Steven Kirk, R
Illinois 11: Jerry Weller, R, retiring
Illinois 13: Judy Biggert, R
Illinois 14: Bill Foster, D
Indiana 2: Joe Donnelly, D
Indiana 3: Mark Souder, R
Indiana 7: Andre Carson, D
Indiana 8: Brad Ellsworth, D
Indiana 9: Baron P. Hill, D
Kentucky 2: Ron Lewis, R, retiring
Louisiana 1: Steve Scalise, R
Louisiana 4: Jim McCrery, R, retiring
Louisiana 6: Don Cazayoux, D
Louisiana 7: Charles Boustany Jr., R
Maryland 1: Wayne T. Gilchrest, R, defeated in primary
Massachusetts 5: Niki Tsongas, D
Michigan 7: Tim Walberg, R
Michigan 9: Joe Knollenberg, R
Minnesota 1: Tim Walz, D
Minnesota 2: John Kline, R

Mississippi 1: Travis W. Childers, D
Missouri 9: Kenny Hulshof, R, running for governor
Nebraska 2: Lee Terry, R
Nevada 2: Dean Heller, R
Nevada 3: Jon Porter, R
New Jersey 3: H. James Saxton, R, retiring
New Jersey 5: Scott Garrett, R
New Jersey 7: Mike Ferguson, R, retiring
New Mexico 2: Steve Pearce, R, running for Senate
New York 13: Vito J. Fossella, R, retiring
New York 19: John Hall, D
New York 25: James T. Walsh, R, retiring
New York 26: Thomas M. Reynolds, R, retiring
New York 29: John R.”Randy” Kuhl Jr., R
North Carolina 10: Patrick T. McHenry, R
North Carolina 11: Heath Shuler, D
Ohio 1: Steve Chabot, R
Ohio 7: David L. Hobson, R, retiring
Ohio 16: Ralph Regula, R, retiring
Ohio 18: Zack Space, D
Pennsylvania 3: Phil English, R
Pennsylvania 4: Jason Altmire, D
South Carolina 1: Harry E. Brown Jr., R
South Carolina 2: Joe Wilson, R
Texas 7: John Culberson, R
Texas 10: Michael McCaul, R
Texas 17: Chet Edwards, D
Virginia 2: Thelma Drake, R
Virginia 5: Virgil H. Goode Jr., R
Virginia 10: Frank R. Wolf, R
Virginia 11: Thomas M. Davis III, R, retiring
Wyoming At-Large: Barbara Cubin, R, retiring
CQ Politics Race Rating Changes Favoring Republicans
Senate Seats
Alabama: Jeff Sessions, R
South Carolina: Lindsey Graham, R

House Races

Alabama 5: Robert E. “Bud” Cramer, D, retiring
Florida 16: Tim Mahoney, D
Kentucky 3: John Yarmuth, D
New Hampshire 1: Carol Shea-Porter, D
Pennsylvania 6: Jim Gerlach, R
Pennsylvania 11: Paul E. Kanjorski, D
Pennsylvania 12: John P. Murtha, D
Texas 22: Nick Lampson, D