Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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.