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  •  Looking at the House you have more options (1+ / 0-)
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    It wouldn't surprise me if these people have previously been approached and declined, but in the house the following are in seats we would probably pick up in a special election, assuming the political climate is the same in a few months:
    Dan Benishek
    Mike Coffman
    Rodney Davis
    Chris Gibson
    Tim Griffin
    Mike Grimm
    Peter King
    John Kline
    Tom Latham
    Frank LoBiondo
    David McKinley
    Gary Miller
    Tom Reed
    Dave Reichert
    Scott Rigell
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
    Frank Wolf
    Bill Young

    And some that might lead to pick ups:
    Rick Crawford
    Larry Buschon
    Mario Diaz-Balart
    Jeff Denham
    Sean Duffy
    Mike FitzPatrick
    Randy Forbes
    Scott Garrett
    Richard Hanna
    Joe Heck
    Jaime Hererra-Beutler
    Walter Jones
    Bill Johnson
    David Joyce
    John Mica
    John Runyan
    Scott Tipton
    David Valadao

    I'm sure there are others, but not a whole lot of them look appealing for appointments and I'm sure the best options have already been approached/felt out, as we did to John McHugh.

    As far as the senate goes, the following senators would allow our Democratic governor to replace the appointed Republican with a Dem:
    Kelly Ayotte
    Roy Blunt
    John Boozman
    Mark Kirk
    Mitch McConnell
    Rand Paul

    While the following senators would see us win the subsequent early election (whether it's a special or earlier cycle general):
    Susan Collins
    Chuck Grassley
    Ron Johnson
    Pat Toomey

    And the following are possible:
    Richard Burr
    Dan Coats
    Dean Heller
    Rob Portman
    Marco Rubio

    I highly doubt any of these people would be foolish enough or selfish enough to agree to an Obama appointment when it jeopardizes their seat though.

    NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

    by sawolf on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:12:22 PM PST

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