Monday, March 1, 2010

National Focus on CD8: The Fix Is In!

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Chris Cillizza, the political blogger at the Washington Post, will be focusing on our own Congressional District 8 this year. From The Fix:

Last week, we asked Fixistas to choose the House race they wanted to see get the full Fix treatment — the first of a series of chances you will have in the coming months to vote on the contests we should cover more closely.

And, the winner is......:

Arizona's 8th district!

Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has held the southeastern Arizona seat since 2006 when she won an open seat race to replace retiring Rep. Jim Kolbe (R). In 2008, Giffords beat back Tim Bee, a state Senator touted as by national Republicans. She won easily 55 percent to 43 percent even as homestate Sen. John McCain carried the district by six points over President Obama.

Republicans are targeting the seat again 2010 with state Sen. Jonathan Paton expected to be the nominee although he currently faces a primary challenge from Iraq veteran Jesse Kelly.

The Cook Political Report currently

rates the district as "lean Democrat" while the Rothenberg Report ranks it as "Democrat Favored".

We'll get cracking on a detailed look at the race immediately so stay tuned. And, don't forget to suggest nominees for future House races for us to spotlight in the comments section below.

This is sure gonna be interesting!

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