Friday, September 07, 2007

New Print Edition: New York 25 & Washington 8

The September 7, 2007 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House and Senate ratings, and coverage of the gubernatorial races nationwide. To subscribe, simply click on the Google checkout button on the website or send a check. Here is a brief sample of what's in this edition...

New York 25: Familiar Faces
By Nathan L. Gonzales

After years of working as a staff member on Capitol Hill, Democrat Dan Maffei came within just a couple points of becoming a member of Congress himself. But his narrow loss in 2006 lit a fire under long-time incumbent Jim Walsh (R), and a rematch may be more difficult than persuading a couple thousand people to switch their votes.

Washington 8: We’ve Seen This Before

Democrats have spent the better part of the last two years pairing President Bush with Republican Cong. Dave Reichert. Their goal: Make the 2008 House race a referendum on Bush.

But in something of a surprise, the GOP congressman, who survived the Democratic wave of 2006, has now invited the President to Washington’s 8th District for a fundraiser.

Reichert may be on the leading edge of a number of Republican incumbents who realize that Democrats are going to attack him for being in the same party as the unpopular president, so he might as well have some money to defend himself.

Last year’s Democratic nominee Darcy Burner was unable to ride the wave to victory in the suburban Seattle district, but she’s running once again and has, at least temporarily, a clear shot at the Democratic primary.

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