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:
Ohio 18th – Rep. Zack Space (D) is seeking a 3rd term
Primary: May 4, 2010
Location: Southern and Eastern Ohio
Days until Election Day: 53
In a Republican-leaning district of rural Ohio, Democratic Rep. Zack Space cruised to victory in 2006 and 2008.
But with the political climate favoring the GOP this year, Space might find it difficult to keep bucking the trend.
Some say Space, a Blue Dog Democrat from Dover, Ohio, was fortunate to win the seat in the first place. Indeed, Space was able to capitalize on the downfall of his predecessor, Rep. Bob Ney.