2010 Midterm Elections AP
 
What's at Stake

imagine...

...SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL

...1994 ALL OVER AGAIN

37 Governors...36 Senate seats... 435 House seats... Control of the Senate... Control of the Congress... Control of redistricting in 35 states... Defining political control for a decade

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ratIn 1990, the GOP began to execute "Project Ratf%@!," - a plan to grab maximum political power in the redistricting process.


Project Ratf@#$ had three parts:
PACKING: concentrating Democratic votes into a small number of districts
CRACKING: ensuring that a Democratic population in a district was near 50% but could not achieve a majority
KIDNAPPING: putting two Democratic incumbents in the same district

gerry

gerryWe all
know what
gerrymandering
is but who came up with
the name?

redistricting
brennan
voted

You may be surprised by the voting records of some Dems in the most competitive incumbent House seats

Numbers at a glance

Obama's approval rating:
- Approve: 44%
- Disapprove: 49%

Congress's approval rating:
- Approve: 21%
- Dispprove: 70%

Is the country heading in the
- Wrong direction? 61%
- Right direction? 32%

Among independent voters:
- 40% are projected to vote Republican
- 61% are for Democrats

With the midterm elections fast approaching in November, it is critical that resources be deployed as strategically and efficiently as possible. This is not a time for wild bets, unrealistic expectations or emotional choices. It is not the time to make funding decisions based on personal loyalties.

CHOOSE A STATE

PA OH CO NV
Progressive Champions

Of the most competitive incumbent seats, the 6 Progressive Champions below have the best chances of keeping their seats in November. Steering resources towards these candidates helps to strengthen their holds and maximize net Democratic political power.

MORE PROGRESSIVE CHAMPIONS

John Hall
NY-19

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Resources

Five Thirty Eight - Nate Silver

FiveThirtyEight

Cook Report

Cook Report