Friday, January 18, 2008

New Print Edition: 2008 House Outlook

The January 16, 2008 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. This issue is our quarterly House Outlook. We post our ratings online, but the race-by-race analysis (with districts, candidates and primary dates) is only available in the print edition.

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...

House Outlook For 2008

While the nation watches the race for the White House, the two parties’ House campaign committee and hundreds of candidates for Congress are focusing on a different electoral battlefield.

Democrats continue to have several advantages in the fight for the House: retirements/open seats, money and the broad national environment. Growing concerns about the economy could also drag down the President’s (and his party’s) numbers further, giving Democratic candidates another powerful message.

But there is some reason for GOP strategists to hope that there will be a shift in the national mood when each party has its nominee for President and the electorate starts to focus on the future, not the past. That, of course, will depend on the nominees themselves, as well as how the nominees sell in particular districts and particular parts of the country.