With the emphasis of attention on the 2012 Presidential election, few are paying attention to the races for Congress and other State and local races. Thus we felt the need to address what is happening in election races local to us.
Nationally, the race for the House of Representatives appears to be in favor of Republicans. They are predicted to win 226 seats versus Democrats 183 seats. The remaining 27 seats to be decided in the 2012 election are currently rated up for grabs. Those races are [New York in bold]:
California Districts: 7, 9, 24, 26, 41, and 57
Colorado District: 6th
Florida Districts: 18 and 26
Iowa Districts: 3 and 4
Illinois Districts: 10,11, 12, and 13
Michigan Districts: 1 and 11
Minnesota District: 8th
North Carolina District: 7th
New Hampshire: 1st
Nevada District: 3rd
New York District: 27th – Chris Collins (challenger) vs Kath Hochul (incumbent)
Ohio District: 16th
Pennsylvania District: 12th
Texas District: 23rd
Utah District: 4th
Currently the House is comprised of 241 Republicans and 194 Democrats, with 218 seats needed to maintain a majority. Thus, even if every seat in contention were to be lost, Republicans are expected to retain the House of Representatives.
In New York:
For the Senate, there is a slight edge towards Democrats with 46 versus Republicans with 43 and 11 seats in contention. The current division in the Senate is 53 Democrats – with both Independants voting consistently Democrat – and 47 Republicans.
The races that are up for grabs are:
MA: Brown (incumbent)
MO: McCaskill (incumbent)
MT: Tester (incumbent)
NV: Heller (incumbent)
OH: Brown (incumbent)
For New York:
In the NY State Senate, recent polls find that the 15th and 37th Districts are both too close to tell.
Overall the issues that are on the mind of voters most are:
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