4/24/2017 - 2017-2018 Gubernatorial Ratings: 38 states will elect a governor over the next 2 years. Currently: Repubs hold 33 governorships; Dems hold 16 governorships (one Indep Gov. of Alaska). – Races to watch: Toss-Up: FL Open (Scott,R), MI Open (Snyder,R), NV Open (Sandoval,R). Tilt Democratic: Rauner (R-IL); Tilt Republican: OH Open (Kasich,R). (From Nathan Gonzales Inside Elections).
GA - Special Election – CD6 - 11 candidates will appear on the April 18th ballot vying to replace Tom Price who became Heath and Human Services Secretary. This is the most expensive election in Georgia history. If no one get 50%, there is a run-off of the top 2 candidates. Trump won this district by 1.5%
CA - CD 48 - Harley Rouda (Dem) raised $100,000 in 12 days after he announced he is running against 12-term Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Rep) in 2018. Rohrabacher won reelection by 17 points in 2016 but Hillary Clinton won the district by 2 points.>
FL- Open seat -18th CD – Rep. Patrick Murphy running for Senate. Randy Perkins (D,FL) will face Brian Mast (R,FL). Race is a toss up. Perkins spent $ 3 million of his own money in the Primary. Mast, who lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, will be a tough opponent. (Roll Call)
FL Senate Primary winners; Sen. Marco Rubio (R,FL) will face Rep. Patrick Murphy (D,FL) in the Fall election.
FL- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D,FL,former DNC Chairwoman) easily won her primary. Her opponent raisedmore than $3.3. million (Bernie Sanders supporters).
FL- Rep. Corrine Brown (FL,D) was defeated in the redrawn 5th District. She was indicted in July on fraud charges. Al Lawson, former State Legislator won 47% of the vote. This is a safe Dem. seat.