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Nevada 2: The Great Wide Open

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Nathan L. Gonzales March 29, 2005 · 9:24 PM EST

Nevada is more than just Las Vegas or even Clark County. It’s Reno, state capital Carson City and the so-called Cow Counties. Since 1996, those areas – and even part of Clark County – have been represented by Cong. Jim Gibbons (R), but that’s going to end next year…

Florida 11: Down By the Bay

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Nathan L. Gonzales March 29, 2005 · 9:20 PM EST

By all indications, Florida’s 11th Congressional District will host a competitive Democratic primary next year. Only someone living in a hole is surprised that the Tampa-area seat is open, considering Cong. Jim Davis (D) has been a likely gubernatorial candidate for at least two years.

Davis’ January announcement…

Pennsylvania 6: New Cycle, (Slightly) New Scenario

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Nathan L. Gonzales March 16, 2005 · 9:02 PM EST

Another less than impressive showing by Cong. Jim Gerlach (R) in Pennsylvania’s competitive 6th District almost guarantees him another tough race next year.

In 2002, the scenario was an open seat with Ed Rendell (D) at the top of the ticket running for governor and driving turnout in…

Idaho 1: Dems Hoping for a Dynamite Race

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Nathan L. Gonzales March 16, 2005 · 8:57 PM EST

Democrats are searching near and far for any and all potential opportunities, hoping that voters in this second mid-term election will want to send a disgruntled message to President George W. Bush by voting against his party in 2006.

The Democrats’ search has landed them in one of…

Illinois 8: Going for the Hold

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Nathan L. Gonzales February 10, 2005 · 9:52 PM EST

Last November, Democrat Melissa Bean pulled off the biggest upset of the 2004 election cycle. Knocking off 17-term incumbent Phil Crane (R) in Illinois’ 8th C.D. was no easy task. In fact, it took Bean two tries and four years to do it. But for the new congresswoman, there…

Iowa 1: If It’s Open, They Will Run

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Nathan L. Gonzales February 10, 2005 · 9:48 PM EST

The 2004 election results still have some Democrats feeling sick. But an open seat in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District may be just the cure the party needs.

Cong. Jim Nussle (R) is expected to vacate his seat in order to run for governor, leaving Republicans with a very…