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Rex Freedom has been busy so it's been a while since the `50 State Page' http://www.barrywelsh.org/... has been updated.

According to those fine folks there are 38 races left to fill. The up to date number is lower than that and is below the fold.....

First the bad news -

1)    Diane Lee Lawrence has withdrawn in FL 25 - http://election.dos.state.fl.us/... which means we have 4 vacancies in Florida in GOP held districts and 3 Dem incumbents yet to file. The GOP held districts with no confirmed Dem are the 7th, 12th and 14th and 25th. Oh yeh and can someone remind Brown to file in the 3rd please, and Wexler in the 19th, and Wasserman Schultz in the 20th. The 7th is supposed to have fighting Dem John Chagnon filing but he is nowhere to be seen in the media or on the internet.

There is still time for 4 candidates to be found in Florida as filing doesn't close until May 12th.

2)    There are 5 (not 6) districts where there won't be a Dem candidate on the ballot in November.
They are:
CA 42 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
MS 3 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
PA 9 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
PA 15 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
TX 11 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

There was some speculation on the lefty blogosphere about whether the Dems in PA could nominate candidates (after the close of filings) in the 2 outstanding districts in PA by way of a nominating convention a la Iowa.
I did try and email the Democrat Party Organisation in every County in the 9th and 15th and indeed tried to email the PA Democrats and every House Democrat in the PA Congressional delegation and got not one response.    Yep not one.

So I assuming that the candidate list in PA is set unless I hear differently.

Now the good news -

By the standards required by Rex and the gang we have 3 more confirmed candidates as follows:

IA 2 - DAVE LOEBSACK
http://www.dailykos.com/...
http://www.loebsackforcongress.org/

SC 2 - MICHAEL ELLISOR
http://www.scdp.org/...

VA 7 - MARTIN DUDZIAK
http://www.votemartin.org/

2 Active websites and a candidate filing with the SC Dems. (You file with the party and not the elections board in SC.)

However we have another 8 candidates who have recently received media coverage about their candidacy or impending candidacy.

AL 1 - VIVIAN BECKERLE
http://www.dailykos.com/...
http://www.al.com/...

AR 3 - WOODROW ANDERSON
http://www.arkdems.org/...
http://www.arktimes.com/...
http://www.nwanews.com/...
http://www.arkansasnews.com/...

The formal launch of his campaign will be on Thursday.

MI 3 - JIM RINCK
http://www.mlive.com/...

MI 6 - KIM CLARK
http://www.cqpolitics.com/...

I would prefer a bit more evidence here but nonetheless.

NY 3 - DAVID DENENBERG
http://www.newsday.com/...
http://www.opednews.com/...

http://kingwatch.blogspot.com/
http://www.davedenenberg.com/

NY 13 - STEVE HARRISON
http://www.silive.com/...
http://www.dailykos.com/...
http://ny13.blogspot.com/

Brooklyn Councilman Bill De Blasio is also considering running and the media mentions of him refer to Harrison already being in the race.
http://www.silive.com/...

NY 26 - JACK DAVIS
http://www.amhersttimes.com/...

http://www.jackdavis.org/...

The formal launch of his campaign will be on Thursday.

WA 5 - PETER GOLDMARK
http://www.nwprogressive.org/...
http://www.evergreenpolitics.com/...
http://www.thestranger.com/...
http://159.54.227.3/...

Yes he has changed his mind again.

This of course leaves 29 districts to fill. Only 29! Of course 5 of these will remain unopposed as filing has closed in those states.
So of course here are the 24 still to be filled districts:-

AL 2 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
AL 3 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
AL 4 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
AL 6 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

AZ 6 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

FL 7 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
FL 12 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
FL 14 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
FL 25 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

GA 9 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
GA 10 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
GA 11 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

LA 4 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
LA 5 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
LA 6 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
LA 7 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

MN 3 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

NJ 2 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
NJ 4 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

OK 1 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
OK 4 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

TN 2 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

VA 4 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...
VA 6 - http://nationalatlas.gov/...

BTW I have heard rumours of candidates in 4 of the above districts but only Chagnon in FL 7 is worthy of mention as the others are older rumours who need to get active before I am convinced they are running.

Even a quick glance through the 24 unopposed races should demonstrate 2 things. Most of these districts are in the south and most are in states with more than 1 unopposed race.

I will leave it others to interpret the significance of that.

Lastly but not least
This list of deadlines - http://www.barrywelsh.org/... - which is accurate if not up to date is informative. With the addition of the candidates listed in this diary the next filing deadline with an unopposed district is April 6 - Tennessee - with only TN 2 awaiting a candidate. This is followed by Alabama on April 7 with 4 vacancies, New Jersey on April 10 with 2 vacancies, Virginia on April 14 with 2 vacancies And Georgia on April 28 with 3 vacancies.

Originally posted to BENAWU on Tue Mar 28, 2006 at 11:06 PM PST.

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  •  WASSUP (1+ / 0-)
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    msstaley

    DO YOU HAVE ANY RUMOURS, UPDATES OR GOSSIP THAT MAY HELP FILL THE UNOPPOSED RACES?

    •  Hi Benawu, (0+ / 0-)

      we need to get you started with a blog of your own, so that you can update the info without waiting for Rex. It's really easy.

      1. Setup a free account and a blog at blogger.com or wordpress.com
      1. Once you have a blog, you can create a table using html fairly easily (color etc can also be added nicely, with a bit more code)
      1. Then, you can keep updating a permanent post and/or psot updated posts.

      Real easy. Just drop me an email if you want help to get started.

  •  Only 29 left? (0+ / 0-)

    I thought that the Dems could get candidates in in Pennsylvania.  They talked about getting Joe Hoeffel to run PA-15.

    Russ Feingold for President!!!!

    by CO Democrat on Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 05:59:10 AM PST

  •  Republican US House Members being unopposed (0+ / 0-)

    Republican US House Members Running unopposed
    On the Republican Side
    Alabama
    1)Terry Everett- Alabama-2
    2)Mike Rogers- Alabama-3
    3)Roger Aderholt- Alabama-4
    4)Spencer Bachus- Alabama- 6
    Arkansas
    5)John Boozman- Arkansas-3
    California
    6)Gary Miller- California-42
    Florida
    7)Connie Mack-IV- Florida-14
    Georgia
    8)Nathal Deal- Georgia-9
    9)Charlie Norwood Georgia10
    10)Phil Gingrey- Georgia-11
    Louisiana
    11)Jim McCrery- Louisiana-4
    12)Rodney Alexander-Louisiana-5
    13)Richard Baker- Louisiana-6
    14)Charles Boustany- Louisiana-7
    Michigan
    15)Vernon Ehrlers- Michigan-3
    Minnesota
    16)Jim Ramstad- Minnesota-3
    Mississippi
    17)Chip Pickering- Mississippi-3
    New Jersey
    18)Frank LoBiondo- New Jersey-
    19)Chris Smith- New Jersey-4
    Oklahoma
    20)John Sullivan- Oklahoma-1
    21)Tom Cole- Oklahoma-4

    Pennsylvania

    22)Bill Shuster-Pennsylvania-9
    23)Charlie Dent- Pennsylvania-15
    South Carolina
    24)Joe Wilson-South Carolina-2
    Tennessee
    25)John Duncan-Tennessee-2
    Texas
    26)Mike Conway-Texas-11
    Virginia
    27)Randy Forbes-Virginia-4
    28)Bob Goodlatte-Virginia-6
    29)Eric Cantor-Virginia-7
    Filing Deadlines in California,Mississippi,Pennsylvania,South Carolina,Texas,have passed
    Republicans running unopposed.
    1)Gary Miller-CA-42
    2)Chip Pickering-MS-3
    3)Bill Shuster-PA-9
    4)Charlie Dent-PA-15
    5)Joe Wilson-SC-2
    6)Mike Conway-TX-11

    23 Republican US House Seats need to be filled

  •  Competive and Potentially Competitive House Seats (0+ / 0-)

    Open Republican US House Seats.
    1)Arizona-8(Kolbe)-Democratic Pickup
    2)California-50(VACANT-Cunningham)-Democratic Pickup
    3)Colorado-7(Beauprez)-Democratic Pickup
    4)Florida-9(Bilikaris)
    5)Florida-11(Harris)
    6)Illinios-6(Hyde)
    7)Iowa-1(Nussle)-Democratic Pickup
    8)Minnesota-6(Kennedy)-Democratic Pickup
    9)Nevada-2(Gibbons)
    10)New York-24(Boehlert)-Democratic Pickup
    11)Ohio-4(Oxley)
    12)Wisconsin-8(Green)

    Republican US House Members Representating Blue Districts
    13)Connecticut-2(Simmons)-Likely Democratic Pickup
    14)Connecticut-4(Shays)-Likely Democratic Pickup
    15)Connecticut-5(Johnson)-
    16)Florida-22(Shaw)-Likely Democratic Pickup
    17)Iowa-2(Leach)
    18)Kentucky-3(Northup)
    19)New Hampshire-2(Bass)
    20)New Mexico-1(Wilson)-Likely Democratic Pickup
    21)New York-25(Walsh)
    22)Pennsylvania-6(Gerlach)-Likely Democratic Pickup
    23)Pennsylvania-7(Weldon)
    24)Pennsylvania-8(Fitzpatrick)
    25)Washington-8(Reichert)

    Other Republican Seats that are being targeted
    Top Tier
    26)Colorado-4(Musgrave)
    27)Indiana-2(Donnelly)
    28)Indiana-8(Hostettler)-Likely Democratic Pickup
    29)Indiana-9(Sodrel)-Likely Democratic Pickup
    30)Kentucky-4(Davis)-Likely Democratic Pickup
    31)Nevada-3(Porter)
    32)New York-29(Kuhl)
    33)North Carolina-8(Hayes)
    34)North Carolina-11(Taylor)
    35)Ohio-18(Ney)-Likely Democratic Pick-up
    36)Texas-22(Delay)-Likely Democratic Pickup

    Other Competitive/Potential Competitive US House Seats
    37)Arizona-1(Renzi-R)-Competitive
    38)California-11(Pombo-R)-Competitive
    39)California-26(Drier-R)-Competitive
    40)California-46(Rohrabacher-R)-Competitive
    41)Florida-8(Keller-R)-Competitive
    42)Florida-10(Young-R)-Competitive
    43)Georgia-11(Gingrey-R)-Competitive
    44)Illinios-11(Weller-R)-Competitive
    45)Kansas-2(Ryun-R)-Competitive
    46)Louisiana-7(Boustany-R)-Competitive
    47)Michigan-7(Schwarz-R)-Competitive
    48)Michigan-8(Rogers-R)-Competitive
    49)Minnesota-1(Gutneckt-R)-Competitive
    50)Minnesota-2(Kline-R)-Competitive
    51)Montana-AL(Rehberg-R)-Competitive
    52)Nebraska-1(Fortenberry-R)-Competitive
    53)New Hampshire-1(Bradley-R)-Competitive
    54)New Jersey-3(Saxton-R)-Competitive
    55)New Jersey-5(Garrett-R)-Competitive
    56)New Jersey-7(Ferguson-R)-Competitive
    57)New Mexico-2(Pearce-R)-Competitive
    58)New York-3(King-R)-Competitive
    59)New York-13(Fossella-R)-Competitive
    60)New York-19(Kelly-R)-Competitive
    61)New York-20(Sweeney-R)-Competitive
    62)New York-26(Reynolds-R)-Competitive
    63)Ohio-1(Chabot-R)-Competitive
    64)Ohio-2(Schmidt-R)-Competitive
    65)Ohio-15(Pryce-R)-Competitive
    66)Ohio-16(Regula-R)-Competitive
    67)Pennsylvania-4(Hart-R)-Competitive
    68)Virginia-2(Drake-R)-Competitive
    69)Virginia-5(Goode-R)-Competitive
    70)West Virgninia-(Moore-Capito-R)-Competitive
    71)Wyoming-AL(Cubin-R)-Competitive
    72)California-4(Doolittle-R)-Potentially Competitive
    73)Kentucky-1(Whitfield-R)-Potentially Competiitive
    74)Kentucky-2(Lewis-R)-Potentially Competitive
    75)Maryland-6(Bartlett-R)Potentially Competitive
    76)Missouri-2(Akin-R)Potentially Competitive
    77)Pennsylvania-10(Sherwood-R)-Potential Competitive.

    •  list (0+ / 0-)

      Where is this list from?

      •  I was giving a list of Republican Held US House (0+ / 0-)

        Districts that are being agressively targeted by the Democrats
        These Republican House Seats were rated by DCPolitical Report,Cook/Rothenberg/CQ. as Tossup,Leans/Likely or Competitive.
        These District- The Republican House members won their seats with less than 60% of the vote or Bush carried their districts with less than 60% of the popular vote.
        Target District that Bush performed below that national average=50.73

        Polidata.org

        Colorado-7(OPEN-Beauprez-R)
        Connecticut-2(Simmons-R)
        Connecticut-4(Shays-R)
        Connecticut-5(Johnson-R)
        Delaware-AL(Castle-R)
        Florida-22(Shaw-R)
        Illinios-10(Kirk-R)
        Iowa-1(OPEN-Nussle-R)
        Iowa-4(Latham-R)
        Kentucky-3(Northup-R)
        Nevada-3(Porter-R)
        New Hampshire-2(Bass-R)
        New Jersey-2(LoBiondo-R)
        New Mexico-1(Wilson-R)
        New York-25(Walsh-R)
        Ohio-1(Chabot-R)
        Ohio-15(Pryce-R)
        Pennsylvania-6(Gerlach-R)
        Pennsylvania-7(Weldon-R)
        Pennsylvania-8(Fitzpatrick-R)
        Virginia-11(Davis-R)
        Washington-8(Reichert-R)
        Target Districts where Bush's performance level is lower than the states
        Alabama-62.46
        1)Alabama-3(Rogers-R)
        Arizona-54.87
        1)Arizona-1(Renzi-R)
        2)Arizona-5(Hayworth-R)
        3)Arizona-8(OPEN-Kolbe-R)
        Florida-52.10
        1)Florida-10(Young-R)
        Georgia-57.97
        1)Georgia-11(Gingrey-R)
        Indiana-59.94
        1)Indiana-2(Chocola-R)
        2)Indiana-9(Sodrel-R)

        Kansas-62.00

        1)Kansas-2(Ryun-R)
        Nebraska-65.90
        1)Nebraska-1(Fortenberry-R)
        2)Nebraska-2(Terry-R)
        North Carolina-56.02
        1)North Carolina-8(Hayes-R)
        Oklahoma-65.57
        1)Oklahoma-1(Sullivan-R)
        2)Oklahoma-5(OPEN-Istook-R)
        Texas-61.09
        1)Texas-21(Smith-R)
        2)Texas-32(Sessions-R)
        Target Republican US House Members that were re-elected with less than 55.5% of the popular vote
        1)California-26(Drier-R)
        2)Colorado-4(Musgrave-R)
        3)Florida-13(OPEN-Harris-R)
        4)Indiana-8(Hosteller-R)
        5)Kentucky-4(Davis-R)
        6)Minnesota-6(OPEN-Kennedy-R)
        7)New York-29(Kuhl-R)
        8)North Carolina-11(Taylor-R)
        9)Texas-22(Delay)
        10)Virginia-2(Drake-R)
        11)Wyoming-AL(Cubin-R)
        Target Republican US House District that Bush won with less than 55.5% of the popular vote
        1)California-11(Pombo-R)
        2)California-50(OPEN-Cunningham-R)
        3)Florida-8(Keller-R)
        4)Florida-16(Foley-R)
        5)Florida-18(Ros-Lehtanin-R)
        6)Florida-24(Feeney-R)
        7)Illinios-6(OPEN-Hyde-R)
        8)Illinios-11(Weller-R)
        9)Illinios-13(Biggert-R)
        10)Illinios-14(Hastert-R)
        11)Illinios-16(Manzullo-R)
        12)Michigan-4(Camp-R)
        13)Michigan-6(Upton-R)
        14)Michigan-7(Schwartz-R)
        15)Michigan-8(Rogers-R)
        16)Michigan-9(Knollenberg-R)
        17)Michigan-11(McCotter-R)
        18)Minnesota-1(Gutknect-R)
        19)Minnesota-2(Kline-R)
        20)Minnesota-3(Ramstad-R)
        21)New Hampshire-1(Bradley-R)
        22)New Jersey-3(Saxton-R)
        23)New Jersey-7(Ferguson-R)
        24)New York-3(King-R)
        25)New York-13(Fossella-R)
        26)New York-19(Kelly-R)
        27)New York-20(Sweeney-R)
        28)New York-23(McHugh-R)
        29)New York-24(OPEN-Boehlert-R)
        30)New York-26(Reynolds-R)
        31)Ohio-3(Turner-R)
        32)Ohio-12(Tiberi-R)
        33)Ohio-14(LaTorette-R)
        34)Ohio-16(Regula-R)
        35)Pennsylvania-3(English-R)
        36)Pennsylvania-4(Hart-R)
        37)Pennsylvania-18(Murphy-R)
        38)Virginia-10(Wolf-R)
        39)Wisconsin-1(Ryan-R)
        40)Wisconsin-8(OPEN-Green-R)

        Target Republican House Members tied with Abramoff
        1)Ohio-18(Ney-R)
        2)Virginia-5(Goode-R)

  •  Confirmation on MI-6 (0+ / 0-)

    Kim Clark will be announcing tomorrow.

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