Tuesday, October 06, 2009

New Print Edition: Kentucky Senate & Ohio 12

The October 2, 2009 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers.

The print edition of the Report comes out every two weeks. 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 preview of the introduction to this edition:

Kentucky Senate: That’s What He Said
By Nathan L. Gonzales

Open seats are usually tougher to defend for the incumbent party, but in the case of Kentucky in 2010, Republican strategists are more than happy to start with a clean slate.

Almost immediately after Sen. Jim Bunning (R) narrowly won a second term in 2004, Democrats started thinking about his next race. A number of top elected officials eyed the contest, but the Democratic field narrowed to state Attorney General Jack Conway and Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, whom Bunning defeated five years ago. Subscribers get the full story in the print edition of the newsletter.

Ohio 12: A Day Late and a Dollar Short?

Even Democrat Paula Brooks’s political foes see her as a formidable candidate. But many of them think that she may have chosen the wrong district and the wrong cycle to run for Congress.

Early last cycle, the Democrat explored a run in the open 15th District race. She eventually deferred to fellow Franklin County commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy (D), who won the general election at a time when Democrats had the wind at their backs.

Now Brooks is running in the neighboring 12th District, but she’ll likely face a dramatically different environment in the mid-term election, and she’ll have to knock off incumbent Cong. Pat Tiberi (R) to get to Congress.
Subscribers get the full story in the print edition of the newsletter.