CQ Ratings Show South Remains GOP Firewall Against House Election Disaster

Posted September 28, 2007 at 12:00am

national overview and ratings
races in the Northeastern states
No Clear Favorite
– North Carolina’s 8th District (South central — parts of Charlotte, Fayetteville, Concord, Kannapolis)
Leans Republican
– Florida’s 13th District (Southwest — Sarasota, most of Bradenton)
– West Virginia’s 2nd District (Center — Charleston, Eastern panhandle)
Republican Favored
– Florida’s 8th District (Central — most of Orlando)
– Florida’s 15th District (East central — Indian River County; parts of Brevard, Osceola and Polk counties)
– Florida’s 24th District (East central — Orlando suburbs, part of Space Coast
– Virginia’s 2nd District (Southeast — Virginia Beach, parts of Norfolk and Hampton)
No Clear Favorite
– Florida’s 16th District (South central — Port St. Lucie, parts of Port Charlotte and Wellington)
Leans Democratic
– Georgia’s 8th District (Middle Georgia — Macon)
– Georgia’s 12th District (East — most of Augusta and Savannah)
– Texas’ 22nd District (Southeast Houston and southern suburbs — Sugar Land, Pearland, part of Pasadena)
– Texas’ 23rd District (Southwest — south and northwest San Antonio and suburbs, Del Rio)
Democrat Favored
– Florida’s 22nd District (Southeast — coastal Broward and Palm Beach counties)
– Kentucky’s 3rd District (Louisville metro)
– North Carolina’s 11th District (West — Asheville)
– Texas’ 17th District (East central — Waco, College Station, Bryan)