Thursday, April 4, 2013

How the Democrats will win

We have another year until the next election for Congress kicks off, so now is the time for the Democratic party to build an honorable track record to defeat the Republicans next year. The Democrats need to pick up 17 seats and lose none in order to win. They need to play strong defense and specific offense in districts that are at risk with people who have good strong legislative track records at the state level to beat the Republicans.

The following seats and Congresspeople are at risk, according to the election rankings and Cook PVI (Any PVI Republican of 5 or less, or any Democratic PVI that has a Republican representative):
  1. Arizona's 1st district
  2. Arizona's 2nd district
  3. California's 7th district
  4. California's 10th district
  5. California's 21st district
  6. California's 25th district
  7. California's 31st district
  8. California's 36th district
  9. California's 49th district
  10. Colorado's 3rd district
  11. Colorado's 6th district
  12. Florida's 2nd district
  13. Florida's 7th district
  14. Florida's 10th district
  15. Florida's 13th district
  16. Illinois' 6th district
  17. Illinois' 13th district
  18. Illinois' 16th district
  19. Indiana's 2nd district
  20. Iowa's 3rd district
  21. Kansas' 3rd district
  22. Kentucky's 6th district
  23. Michigan's 1st district
  24. Michigan's 3rd district
  25. Michigan's 4th district
  26. Michigan's 6th district
  27. Michigan's 7th district
  28. Michigan's 8th district
  29. Michigan's 10th district
  30. Michigan's 11th district
  31. Minnesota's 1st district
  32. Minnesota's 2nd district
  33. Minnesota's 3rd district
  34. Minnesota's 6th district
  35. Nevada's 2nd district
  36. Nevada's 3rd district
  37. New Jersey's 2nd district
  38. New Jersey's 3rd district
  39. New Jersey's 5th district
  40. New Jersey's 11th district
  41. New York's 2nd district
  42. New York's 11th district
  43. New York's 19th district
  44. New York's 21st district
  45. New York's 22nd district
  46. New York's 23rd district
  47. New York's 27th district
  48. Ohio's 10th district
  49. Ohio's 14th district
  50. Ohio's 16th district
  51. Pennsylvania's 3rd district
  52. Pennsylvania's 6th district
  53. Pennsylvania's 7th district
  54. Pennsylvania's 8th district
  55. Pennsylvania's 15th district
  56. Virginia's 2nd district
  57. Virginia's 10th district
  58. Washington's 3rd district
  59. Washington's 8th district
  60. Wisconsin's 1st district
  61. Wisconsin's 6th district
  62. Wisconsin's 7th district
  63. Wisconsin's 8th district
The following seats are potentially at risk for the Democrats assuming that third parties don't run because of our voting system, these are seats where Democrats won but got less than 52% of the vote:

  1. Arizona 1
  2. Arizona 2
  3. Arizona 9
  4. California 7
  5. California 36
  6. California 52
  7. Connecticut 5
  8. Florida 18
  9. Illinois 10
  10. Massachusetts 6
  11. Nebraska 2
  12. Nevada 4
  13. New Hampshire 1
  14. New Hampshire 2
  15. New York 18
  16. New York 21
  17. North Carolina 7
  18. Pennsylvania 12
  19. Utah 4
Basically, the next election looks really good for Democrats. If both parties lose their close seats, than the Democrats will be up 44 seats. This is due to a lot of very close districts for the Republicans. Given that the Republicans follow Democrats in most polls, it is likely that the next election could be very good for Democrats, Hispanics, and gays.

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