Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Print Edition: Colorado Senate & New York 1

The December 11, 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 updated 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:

Colorado Senate: Proving Ground
By Nathan L. Gonzales

Former Denver Public Schools chief Michael Bennet (D) is on a steep learning curve about what it means to be a United States senator.

After President Barack Obama appointed Sen. Ken Salazar (D) to be his secretary of the Interior, Gov. Bill Ritter (D) appointed Bennet to fill the vacancy. At the time, Bennet was largely a political unknown and has never been a candidate himself. But now he could face both a competitive primary and general election in his first trip down the campaign trail.

Former state Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff is viewed as a rising star in the Democratic Party, but he has his work cut out for him against the party-backed Bennet. And once he’s nominated, Bennet will likely face former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton (R) and maybe more importantly, a large group of independent voters in the general election.

Subscribers get the lay of the land, candidate bios, consulting teams, and how it plays out- all in the print edition.

New York 1: Job Security
By Nathan L. Gonzales

Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but strategists from both parties agree that jobs will be the top issue in New York’s 1st District next year.

After winning the seat in 2002, Cong. Tim Bishop (D) hasn’t faced much of a challenge. But this cycle, Republicans are excited about wealthy entrepreneur Randy Altschuler and believe he has the resources and resume to win the Long Island district.

Democrats are anxious to talk about Altschuler’s skill creating jobs overseas while Republicans are more than happy to highlight the Democratic Party’s disappointing record of job creation at home. It remains to be seen what shape the economy is in next fall, but this race demonstrates the Republicans’ ability to broaden the playing field from the last couple of cycles.

Subscribers get the lay of the land, candidate bios, consulting teams, and how it plays out- all in the print edition.