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Daily Election Report: February 14, 2018

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Senate Elections:

Florida: A new Mason-Dixon found incumbent Dem Senator Bill Nelson leading Republican Governor Rick Scott by one point, 45%-44%. Scott still hasn’t announced his run. It wasn’t significantly different than the October 2017 poll that showed a 44%-44% tie. Nelson last won re-election in 2012, defeating GOP Congressman Connie Mack 55%-42%.

North Dakota: Gary Emineth dropped out saying three-term GOP Congressman Kevin Cramer is running.

Tennessee: Incumbent Senator Bob Corker is “listening closely” to people who are encouraging him to change his mind and run for re-election. The filing deadline in Tennessee is April 5. The problem is that Democrats recruited popular former Governor Phil Bredesen and internal polls find a surprisingly close race between Bredesen and GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

House Elections:

Texas’ 21st, 5th: Ted Cruz has endorsed two of his former staffers for Congress, Chip Roy in the 21st and Jason Wright in the 5th.

North Dakota’s At-Large: Since Cramer is running for higher office, this race is now vacant. No Republican is running for this seat right now. Only one Democrat, former State Representative Ben Hanson, has filed to run here, and he’s been holding town hall meetings throughout the state.

 

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