September 10th, 2010
11:17 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: Space looks for 3 in row in Ohio's coal country

 The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.
The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.

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.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Ohio • Zach Space
September 4th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: Once-untouchable Rahall faces first credible challenge in years

 The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.
The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.

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:

West Virginia 3rd: Nick Rahall (D) vs. Elliott "Spike" Maynard (R)
Primary: May 11, 2010
Location: Southern West Virginia
Days until Election Day: 59

For more than 30 years, Nick Rahall has represented West Virginians in the heart of "coal country" and has very rarely had to break a sweat on Election Night. That may change in 2010. The 17-term Democrat now faces what will likely be one of his toughest re-election battles to date, though for Rahall, any race where he doesn't rack up a 30-point victory margin might be considered a squeaker.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Nick Rahall • West Virginia