Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ABC News: Grijalva Challenger Ruth McClung "Might Actually Win"

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 12:29 PM

The race between Congressman Raul Grijalva and Republican challenger Ruth McClung gets some national attention:

It's unusual enough that a 28-year-old rocket scientist is running for Congress. It's unusual enough that she's a self-proclaimed "conservative Republican" backed by the Tea Party running in a substantially liberal Arizona district. It's unusual enough that, running in a Latino-majority district that shares hundreds of miles of border with Mexico, the candidate does not speak Spanish.

But the most unusual thing about Ruth McClung: she might actually win.

"We're moving this race to toss-up," said David Wasserman, House editor for the non-partisan Cook Political Report. "This is a big surprise for Democrats."

Read the whole thing here.

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