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2018 US House of Representatives Election


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I looked and didn't see a thread on this, correct me if i'm wrong.

Rep. Darrell Issa to retire, handing Democrats another big pick-up opportunity in California

 

Washington (CNN) - California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa will retire at the end of his term, he announced Wednesday.

 
Issa, one of the wealthiest members of Congress and among the best-known due to his reputation as a conservative attack dog, is bowing out of what would have been one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races.
 
"Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve. Yet with the support of my family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election in California's 49th District," Issa said in a statement Wednesday.

People forget that the house can be just as important as the Senate, and Democrats have a real chance at taking back the house.


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People forget that the house can be just as important as the Senate, and Democrats have a real chance at taking back the house.

 

I really doubt that, the Republicans have a lead of nearly fifty (!) seats. At worst, the Democrats might narrow the gap and put themselves in a position to take the House in 2020.

 

Perhaps we should just have a 2018 elections thread though?



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I really doubt that, the Republicans have a lead of nearly fifty (!) seats. At worst, the Democrats might narrow the gap and put themselves in a position to take the House in 2020.

yes, they may have a lead not, but every single seat out of 435 seats are up for re-election every election cycle.  If the Trump backlash is strong enough, I would say that the Democrats definitely have a chance.


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There is this thread which has a lot of focus on the 2018 race for the House of Representatives:

 

http://www.futuretim...epresentatives/


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Darell Issa retiring is great news! We democrats have a great chance at taking that seat.



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US House Speaker Paul Ryan to quit in blow to Republicans

 

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election this year, in a big blow to Republicans ahead of autumn's mid-term elections.

 

A spokesman for Congress' most powerful lawmaker confirmed he would not stand for another term in his Wisconsin district this November.

 

Republicans are already facing a tough challenge from Democrats to retain control of Congress' lower chamber.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-43729218

 

 

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COOK POLITICAL: 7 more House Races shift towards Democrats
Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement plans could complicate the House GOP's fundraising math. In 2017, Ryan's joint fundraising committee brought in $44 million and transferred $32 million to the NRCC. His exit could leave GOP donors skittish. But even before last week, Democratic donors had been demonstrating far more enthusiasm on a race-by-race basis, a fact reflected in the newest House fundraising reports.

The newest FEC filings spell danger for Republicans. In the most recent fundraising period, Democrats outraised Republicans in at least 60 GOP-held seats, more than twice the 23 seats Democrats need for a majority. Meanwhile, the reverse is true in just five Democratic-held seats. That's going to force the NRCC and Congressional Leadership Fund to bail out a lot of cash-strapped GOP candidates come the fall.

Ratings Changes:
AZ-08: VACANT (Franks) | Solid R to Likely R
AR-02: Hill | Likely R to Lean R
IL-14: Hultgren | Likely R to Lean R
MI-01: Bergman | Solid R to Likely R
OH-14: Joyce | Solid R to Likely R
SC-05: Norman | Solid R to Likely R
VA-05: Garrett | Likely R to Lean R

http://cookpolitical...ges-7-districts






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