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In October, I listed 87 Democrats that had garnered an endorsement from one or more progressive organizations (including 17 endorsed by DailyKos).

Below is a table showing how those 87 races turned out (with 3 races not yet concluded, but leaning D – here I’ve assumed the Democrat will win). Democrats won 54 of the 87 seats (and lost 33):

Safe D: 20 of 20 seats
Likely D: 4 of 4
Lean D: 10 of 10
Tossup: 18 of 22
Lean R: 2 of 9
Likely R: 0 of 6
Safe R: 0 of 16

In these 87 races, Democrats defeated 14 Republican incumbents, with an average Progressive Punch score of 9.29, and lost 1 Democratic incumbent, Betty Sutton (OH-16) with a Progressive Punch score of 91.01.

If you’d like to play with this table further, you can download a copy of my spreadsheet from Google Docs here.

Table of Congressional races targeted by progressive groups

Click table to enlarge.

Incumbents in bold type

Incumbents have Progressive Punch scores for 2011-12 (100=Votes Progressive) and DW-Nominate scores (-1=progressive, +1=conservative), where the numbers are available.

DK = DailyKos “Speaker Pelosi Project” (Orange-to-Blue Program) working for 17 Democrats
PCCC = Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) endorsements of 7 Democrats
Cr = Credo SuperPac working against 11 Republican Tea Partiers
CAF = Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) working against 9 conservative Republicans
PDA = Progressive Democrats of America endorsements of 11 Democrats
BA = Blue America endorsements of 16 Democrats: “tough races” “solid progressives”
DfA = Democracy for America endorsements of 21 Democrats
LCV = League of Conservation Voters Action PAC endorsements of 29 Democrats
FM = Feminist Majority endorsements of 23 Democratic women
HRC = Human Rights Campaign endorsements of 6 Democrats
PA = Progressive Caucus’s Progressive Action PAC endorsements of 26 Democrats
CLW = Council for a Livable World (CLW) endorsements of 36 Democrats
Alt = Alternet: “10 Under-the-Radar Congressional Races to Watch”

Race ratings from DailyKos as of November 6, 2012.

DW-Nominate consevative/progressive rating: David Jarmin, DailyKos

Progressive Punch rating in 2011-12 (as of 10/17/12)

The first edition of this table from September 25, can be found here.


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