Monday, 16 October 2017 v2

Election to watch  - VA Governor. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) – is term limited. As an open seat in a purple state, this is an important race Running are: Ed Gillespie (R), former VA Republican Chairman; he has raised $10 million; Ralph Norman (D), former State Senator, has raised $16 million; also running is Cliff Hyra, Libertarian. The race has tightened in the past few weeks with the Democrat, however, still showing a 5 point advantage in the latest poll. Since 1977, the incumbent president party has lost the VA Gubernatorial race the next year. (The Hill). This race will be interesting to watch.

 

Monday, 16 October 2017

California Senatorial Election - California Senatorial Election – California State Senate President Kevin de Leon (CA,D) will challenge Diane Feinstein in 2018. The Democrat did not mention the 84 year old Feinstein in his announcement.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

 3 Dems from districts that Trump won in 2016 will be retiring: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D,NH); Rep. Jacky Rosen (D,NV) running for the Senate against Sen. Dean Heller (R,NV); Rep. Tim Walz (D,MN), running for Governor.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Sen. Bob Corker (R, TN) - the first Senator not to run for reelection in 2018. He is currently the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Monday, 18 September 2017

A RACE TO WATCH: - Republican Senatorial Runoff election- Alabama vacant Senate seat (formerly held by now AG Jeff Sessions). Senator Luther Strange (supported by President Trump) and former justice Roy Moore (supported by Rep. Mo Brooks, who ran against Strange and Moore in the Primary) will face each other next Tuesday.