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January 28, 2014

2 Seats, 1 State, Zero Opportunities

If Democrats plan to win Tom Coburn’s seat in Oklahoma, they’ll be working against the partisanship of the state and over six decades of history.

The Republican senator announced that he would leave his seat at the end of this Congress, two years before the end of his term. But the special election to replace Coburn will be held this year, along with GOP Sen. James M. Inhofe’s regularly scheduled bid for re-election.

On one hand, this would appear to give Democrats a shot in a state where they hadn’t planned on playing in 2014. But on the other hand, it is very rare that a state’s two Senate seats go for different parties in the same election. Full story

July 13, 2013

Top 5 Races to Watch in the Southwest

The battle for the Southwest boils down to two states: Arizona and Texas. And unless Republicans redraw the congressional map in the Lone State State once again — highly unlikely —  there are not many competitive races.

Here are the top five races to watch in the Southwest:

Arizona’s 2nd District. Rep. Ron Barber, a Democrat, won re-election to a full term last fall. But his close race against retired combat pilot Martha McSally wasn’t easy, and she has already filed paperwork for a rematch. Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rating: Pure Tossup.  Get the full Rothenberg Political Report analysis here ($). Full story

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