October 23rd, 2010
09:17 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: In the Vegas suburbs, no such thing as a sure thing

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.Today's featured district is:

Nevada 3rd - Rep. Dina Titus (D) is seeking a 2nd term

Date of Primary: June 8
Location: Suburbs of Las Vegas, South end of Las Vegas strip
Days until Election Day: 10

In a Y-shaped district encompassing Las Vegas suburbs, X marks the spot for a House contest you wouldn't want to bet on.

Freshman Rep. Dina Titus is the first Democrat to represent Nevada's 3rd congressional district since its creation in 2003. And although President Obama won the district by 12 points, Titus won by only five. She may be happy to eek out a one-point victory this November.
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Nevada
October 22nd, 2010
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: Indiana's 8th leaning GOP

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.

Today's featured district is:
IN 08: Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D) is running for Senate in Indiana leaving an open seat.
Primary: May 4, 2010
Days until the election: 11

Indiana's 8th congressional district comes with voters who definitely lean to the more conservative side of the political spectrum, and in a year when conservatives are making a come-back, this one is a key for the GOP. Since the district's representative, Rep. Brad Ellsworth, a Democrat, has decided to run for the state's open Senate seat, this seat is up for grabs, and it's looking more and more like Republicans will take this seat on November 2.
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Filed under: 2010 • Brad Ellsworth • CNN 100 • Indiana
October 21st, 2010
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: The GOP has a good shot to win in Hawaii

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.

Today's featured district is:

HI 01: Rep. Charles Djou (R) is fighting to keep the seat he won in a special election.
Primary: September 18, 2010
Days until the election: 13

This race is a little quirky. Hawaii's first congressional district, former home to President Barack Obama, longtime Democratic district, but the GOP has a great shot at keeping this seat. Why? Well – a couple reasons: foremost being that this year seems to be the year where the impossible becomes possible in Hawaii politics: a Republican, Charles Djou, won the special election for former Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie's seat and now, when Democrat Colleen Hanabusa is trying to take it back, Djou is well-positioned to keep the seat.
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Filed under: 2010 • Charles Djou • CNN 100 • Hawaii
October 20th, 2010
07:54 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: Democratic powerhouse could lose his seat

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.Today's featured district is:

PA 11: Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D) defends his seat.
Primary: May 18, 2010
Days until the election: 14

A Democratic powerhouse is on the line here in Pennsylvania's 11 district, and he'll have to give it everything he's got in order to keep his seat. Rep. Paul Kanjorski – a 26 year veteran of the House and the Chairman of the Financial Services committee is being challenged for the third time by Republican Lou Barletta.
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Pennsylvania
October 19th, 2010
07:23 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: A preacher versus a gospel singer.

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.Today's featured district is:
TN 08: Rep. John Tanner (D) is retiring
Primary: August 5, 2010
Days until the election: 15

With 15 days to go until the midterm elections, it is probably fair to say that there is probably a fair amount of eye-glazing information out there about races that will come down to the wire. But this one – in Tennessee's 8th congressional district – to fill retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner's seat – is a fantastic little burst of color into the drab black and white of the political numbers game. A preacher versus a gospel singer....what could be better than that?!
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100
October 17th, 2010
08:33 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: Arcuri and Hanna duke it out to the end

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:

NY 24: Rep. Michael Arcuri is defending his seat.
Primary: September 14, 2010 Location: Central New York
Days until the election: 16

This one is a fight in the trenches. Two-term Democratic Rep. Michael Arcuri is fighting to hold his seat for a third term in a do-over race against Republican Richard Hanna. Hanna, whose 48 percent of the vote in 2008 came too close for comfort to Arcuri, now has the advantages of name-recognition in the district, a built-in infrastructure, and of course the terrible environment for incumbents.
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Michael Arcuri • New York
October 16th, 2010
07:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: Election Night House battlefield taking shape

Washington (CNN) - The CNN 100, a list of the nation's 100 most vulnerable House races, has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the battle to control the chamber this November.

The list is now comprised of 90 Democratic seats, 15 of which are open seats and another 75 with incumbents running for re-election. There are 10 Republican seats in the CNN 100, 4 open seats and 6 incumbent races.

The updated list can be viewed here. The latest changes are listed after the jump:
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Filed under: CNN 100
October 16th, 2010
10:41 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: Toss-up in the Granite State

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:

NH 01: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is defending her seat.
Primary: September 14, 2010
Location: Manchester and eastern New Hampshire
Days until the election: 17

New Hampshire has a unique national reputation of having a large number of independent voters. Much of this reputation is due, of course, to the state's position in the presidential nominating calendar. That independent streak extends to congressional elections, including Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's re-election campaign as voters in the 1st district decide whether they back a Democratic incumbent or the Republican challenger.
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • New Hampshire
October 15th, 2010
07:30 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: Deja Vu in Ohio 15

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here .

Today's featured district is:
OH 15: Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy may lose her seat.
Primary: May 4, 2010
Location: Columbus and surrounding area
Days until the election: 18

By this time they surely know each other well. In one of dozens of re-matches of congressional races from 2008, Democratic freshman Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy is facing off again against former GOP State Senator Steve Stivers in Ohio's 15th District.

Kilroy narrowly won the seat two years ago by a mere 2,300 votes - carrying it with only 46 percent of the total.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Ohio
October 14th, 2010
12:35 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: In Delaware, a glimmer of hope for Dems

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list ">here. Today's featured district is:

DE-AL: Rep. Mike Castle is retiring
Primary: September 14, 2010
Location: State of Delaware
Days until the election: 19

It's one of the few districts in which Democrats are on offense. The open, at-large seat from Delaware could switch parties for the first time in 17 years.

Republican Rep. Mike Castle, who lost his party's nomination for the Senate to Christine O'Donnell, has represented the first state in the House since 1993. Now, Democrat John Carney is fighting hard to replace him and buck the national trend leaning towards a possible Republican majority in Congress.
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Delaware
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