RACE FOR THE HOUSE | AZ-9 | FL-7 | AZ-2 | MN-7 | NY-3 | TX-28 | IN-7 | NY-23 | CA-39 | NJ-7 | TX-32 | NY-22 | NE-2 | MI-11 | TX-23 | CO-6 | MN-8 | VA-10 | FL-26 | NH-1 | MN-2 | NV-3 | CA-49 | WA-8 | MN-1 | FL-27

Open Seats Top Hotline’s First 2018 House Power Rankings

Lance, Sessions, and Royce pushed back on rumors they were eyeing retirement.

Sept. 13, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

“With a growing number of Republican retirements and a surge of hopefuls flooding top battleground districts, Democrats are increasingly optimistic about winning control of the House 14 months from now. The party appears highly likely to gain seats, particularly with a polarizing Republican president anchored by a historically low approval rating. But with the playing field still forming and the political climate in flux, it’s too early to say whether Democrats can pick up the necessary 24 seats.”

“This is Hotline’s first ranking this cycle of the 15 seats most likely to flip parties. It’s an early snapshot of the districts as the matchups currently stand, based on an assessment of demographics, fundraising, declared and likely candidates, and interviews with party strategists.” (Hotline reporting)

  1. FL-27: OPEN (R)
  2. MN-01: OPEN (D)
  3. WA-08: OPEN (R)
  4. CA-49: Rep. Darrell Issa (R)
  5. NV-03: OPEN (D)
  6. MN-02: Rep. Jason Lewis (R)
  7. NH-01: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D)
  8. FL-26: Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R)
  9. VA-10: Rep. Barbara Comstock (R)
  10. MN-08: Rep. Rick Nolan (D)
  11. CO-06: Rep. Mike Coffman (R)
  12. TX-23: Rep. Will Hurd (R)
  13. MI-11: OPEN (R)
  14. NE-02: Rep. Don Bacon (R)
  15. NY-22: Rep. Claudia Tenney (R)

STAYING PUT. “At least three Republicans have emphasized their plans to run for reelection after several other House GOP lawmakers representing competitive districts announced their retirement in the past week.” Reps. Pete Sessions (TX-32), Ed Royce (CA-39), and Leonard Lance (NJ-07) pushed back at a DCCC retirement watch list that included their names. (The Hill)

PRIMARY TIME. “Primary challengers are poised to make” 2018 “an election cycle with an “unexpected surge in contested House races. And it marks the opening of a new front in the internal GOP war that has already yielded public skirmishes on the Senate campaign trail and between the White House and a GOP-led Congress. ‘This cycle it seems we’re meeting with more primary challengers than we have in any previous cycle that I’ve been at the Club [for Growth], and I’ve been at the Club since 2003,’” said Andy Roth, the group’s vice president for government affairs. (McClatchy)

OUTREACH. “A group of moderate House members is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the latest across-the-aisle outreach by the White House to Democrats.” Likely attendees are: Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY 23), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 05), Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair Henry Cuellar (D-TX 28), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 09), Tom Suozzi (D-NY 03), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL 07), Collin Peterson (D-MN 07), and Martha McSally (R-AZ 02). (Politico)

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