Archive for the ‘House Races to Watch’ Category

Corrine Brown seeks reelection as debate over gerrymandering in district continues

Posted on: August 19th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

This report is part of collaboration with WNYC’s “It’s a Free Country” to cover the 25 most captivating congressional races from around the country.

During a July redistricting hearing in Jacksonville, Fla., Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown called her district the “most popular” one in the country. Because of its size and shape, Brown’s district has taken center stage in Florida’s intense fight over gerrymandering. # (more…)

Allen West gearing up for another expensive and closely watched election

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

This report is part of collaboration with WNYC’s “It’s a Free Country” to cover the 25 most captivating congressional races from around the country.

The fight for Florida’s 22nd congressional district is shaping up to be one of the most closely watched and expensive elections in the country. Again. # (more…)

Benishek faces possible primary challenge in 2012, loses outsider status

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

This report is part of collaboration with WNYC’s “It’s a Free Country” to cover the 25 most captivating congressional races from around the country.

If the 2012 election were to happen tomorrow the one-time Tea Party favorite, Republican Dr. Dan Benishek, might have trouble holding on to the seat he took over from Democrat Bart Stupak in Michigan’s District 1. (more…)

GOP-engineered District 35 pits Democratic stalwart Doggett against rising star Castro

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by Patrick Michels No Comments

This report is part of collaboration with WNYC’s “It’s a Free Country” to cover the 25 most captivating congressional races from around the country.

When the Republican-led Texas Legislature rearranged the state’s congressional districts in June, Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett recognized immediately that he’d face a tough road back to Washington. (more…)