Nevada: The state’s number one political expert Jon Ralston argues that the Democratic Party is losing ground in this swing state that Hillary Clinton won by two percentage points and even concluded that the “blue wave seems less certain.” He cited the fact that the party’s registration advantage has shrunk by 30 percent since November. He also claims that “Heller has started a romance with the president that has given him the upper hand against Tarkanian.” He further notes that this is the first election cycle in the “post-Harry-Reid-era” and pointed out that one-term Congresswoman Jacky Rosen is untested.
California’s 21st: Apparently, Democrats are struggling to recruit a candidate against Republican Rep. David Valadao, a district Hillary Clinton won 57%-41% and Obama won 55%-44%. The only Democrat in the race is engineer T.J. Cox.
New Hampshire’s 1st: With Levi Sanders in the race, the establishment is scrambling to find a candidate to defeat him. They recruited Obama admin. official Maura Sullivan, who is apparently “right out of central casting.” She’s a Marine and Harvard graduate. She’s also a carpet-bagger.
Texas’ 2nd: Republican donor and technology consultant Kathaleen Wall is the overwhelming front-runner and has spent $6 million of her own money.
Texas’ 7th: Laura Moser has an interesting response to the DCCC’s opposition to her – “No one will call me Nancy Pelosi’s patsy now.” That’s a good point, but she still has some serious baggage that will hurt her in this Romney-Clinton district.