Monday, July 10, 2017
Waiting For The Wave?
In the "We'll Take It" category, Roll Call has changed its ranking of a deeply downstate House district in Illinois from Solid Republican to Likely Republican.
Yes, the GOP incumbent there has had brushes with political death before, and he's survived. But he's only got a few bucks in the bank right now, and a good Democratic challenger has just stepped up to the plate. This news comes on the heels of a breaking story from New Mexico: The only Republican House member in that state's delegation is giving up his seat to run for Governor.
So... Paul Ryan is being hit with retirements while eager Democrats file to run in suddenly-swing CDs across the country. Not bad! Especially when these Republicans' current President is so great, and such a winner. We cats PURR.