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Daily Election Report: Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Senate Elections:

Mississippi: Just a day after McDaniel announced his run, the Democratic Party found a strong recruit for this election in this deeply red state: state House Minority Leader David Baria. In his local elections, he has been endorsed by the NRA and police unions. He likely got in the race because he thought McDaniel was beatable, while Wicker isn’t. This happened in 2014, when Democrats recruited Congressman Travis Childers to run for the seat. This race is Safe Republican.

House Elections:

New Hampshire’s 1st: The son of Bernie Sanders, Levi, is running as a Democrat in this Obama-Trump swing district. Of course, his father destroyed Hillary Clinton in the primary last year, and his father is also very popular in the bordering state of Vermont. So, Levi will likely win the primary election. The Republican front-runner is state Senator Andy Sanborn. This race is a tossup.

New Jersey’s 2nd: Former Atlantic County commissioner Seth Grossman is joining the Republican primary. He ran a very unserious campaign against Chris Christie when he ran for re-election in 2013. Grossman lost the Republican primary to Christie 91%-8%. The front-runner for the GOP nomination is wealthy businessman Hirsh Singh. The Democrats have a strong candidate with centrist state Senator Jeff Van Drew. Leans D.

Texas’ 32nd: There was a recent debate for the highly competitive Democratic primary between former Hillary Clinton staffer Ed Meier, former NFL player Colin Allred, former Obama administration official Lillian Salerno, former TV journalist Brett Shipp, and attorney George Rodriguez. The incumbent is Republican Pete Sessions, who represents this Romney-Clinton swing district. This race is a tossup.

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