July 27th, 2010
10:30 AM ET
12 years ago

The CNN 100 – Full list

(CNN) - Though all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will be up this November, the battle to control the chamber next year will come down to a much smaller number of congressional districts scattered across the country. CNN has identified the top 100 House races, which we’ve dubbed “The CNN 100,” and will profile one of these races at random each day for the final 100 days leading up to the election. These seats run the gamut both politically and demographically: red states and blue states, urban and rural, open seats and seats with incumbents facing their first competitive race in years. Some are highly competitive, while the race is still developing in others. We’ve listed the CNN 100 below in two groups: the 50 most vulnerable seats, and another 50 races worth watching.

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Read the complete list after the jump:

50 Most Vulnerable House Seats:

District	Incumbent/Party
AL	2nd	Bobby Bright (D)
AZ	1st	Ann Kirkpatrick (D)
AZ	5th	Harry Mitchell (D)
AZ	8th	Gabrielle Giffords (D)
AR	1st	(Open) Marion Berry (D)
AR	2nd	(Open) Vic Snyder (D)
CO	4th	Betsy Markey (D)
DE	At-Large	(Open) Mike Castle (R)
FL	2nd	Allen Boyd (D)
FL	8th	Alan Grayson (D)
FL	24th	Suzanne Kosmas (D)
GA	8th	Jim Marshall (D)
HI	1st	Charles Djou (R)
IL	10th	(Open) Mark Kirk (R)
IL	11th	Debbie Halvorson (D)
IN	8th	(Open) Brad Ellsworth (D)
IN	9th	Baron Hill (D)
KS	3rd	(Open) Dennis Moore (D)
LA	2nd	Anh "Joseph" Cao (R)
LA	3rd	(Open) Charlie Melancon (D)
MD	1st	Frank Kratovil (D)
MI	1st	(Open) Bart Stupak (D)
MI	7th	Mark Schauer (D)
MS	1st	Travis Childers (D)
NV	3rd	Dina Titus (D)
NH	1st	Carol Shea-Porter (D)
NM	2nd	Harry Teague (D)
NY	20th	Scott Murphy (D)
NY	23rd	Bill Owens (D)
NY	24th	Michael Arcuri (D)
NY	29th	(Vacant) Eric Massa (D)
OH	1st	Steve Driehaus (D)
OH	15th	Mary Jo Kilroy (D)
OH	16th	John Boccieri (D)
OH	18th	Zach Space (D)
PA	3rd	Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
PA	7th	(Open) Joe Sestak (D)
PA	8th	Patrick Murphy (D)
PA	10th	Chris Carney (D)
PA	12th	Mark Critz (D)
SC	5th	John Spratt (D)
TN	4th	Lincoln Davis (D)
TN	6th	(Open) Bart Gordon (D)
TN	8th	(Open) John Tanner (D)
TX	17th	Chet Edwards (D)
VA	2nd	Glenn Nye (D)
VA	5th	Tom Perriello (D)
WA	3rd	(Open) Brian Baird (D)
WI	8th	Steve Kagen (D)
WV	1st	(Open) Alan Mollohan (D)

50 House Races to Watch:

District	Incumbent/Party
AZ	7th	Raul Grijalva (D)
CA	3rd	Dan Lungren (R)
CA	11th	Jerry McNerney (D)
CA	47th	Loretta Sanchez (D)
CO	3rd	John Salazar (D)
CO	7th	Ed Perlmutter (D)
CT	4th	Jim Himes (D)
CT	5th	Chris Murphy (D)
FL	12th	(Open) Adam Putnam (R)
FL	22nd	Ron Klein (D)
FL	25th	(Open) Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
GA	2nd	Sanford Bishop (D)
ID	1st	Walt Minnick (D)
IN	2nd	Joe Donnelly (D)
IL	14th	Bill Foster (D)
IL	17th	Phil Hare (D)
IA	1st	Bruce Braley (D)
IA	3rd	Leonard Boswell (D)
KY	6th	Ben Chandler (D)
MA	10th	(Open) Bill Delahunt (D)
MI	9th	Gary Peters (D)
MN	1st	Tim Walz (D)
MS	4th	Gene Taylor (D)
MO	4th	Ike Skelton (D)
NH	2nd	(Open) Paul Hodes (D)
NJ	3rd	John Adler (D)
NM	1st	Martin Heinrich (D)
NY	1st	Tim Bishop (D)
NY	13th	Michael McMahon (D)
NY	19th	John Hall (D)
NY	25th	Dan Maffei (D)
NC	2nd	Bob Etheridge (D)
NC	7th	Mike McIntyre (D)
NC	8th	Larry Kissell (D)
NC	11th	Heath Shuler (D)
ND	At-Large	Earl Pomeroy (D)
OH	6th	Charlie Wilson (D)
OR	5th	Kurt Schrader (D)
PA	4th	Jason Altmire (D)
PA	11th	Paul Kanjorski (D)
PA	15th	Charlie Dent (R)
RI	1st	(Open) Patrick Kennedy (D)
SD	At-Large	Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
TX	23rd	Ciro Rodriguez (D)
UT	2nd	Jim Matheson (D)
VA	9th	Rick Boucher (D)
VA	11th	Gerry Connolly (D)
WA	8th	Dave Reichert (R)
WV	3rd	Nick Rahall (D)
WI	7th	(Open) David Obey (D)

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    In Lee County, FL, my republican congressional representative lives in California with Sonny Bono's second wife. Since he is not on the list, it appears that our own carpetbagger is not 'vulnerable.'

    July 27, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Eric

    When the Bamster won in 2008 and when Pelosi/Reid began their reign of error in 2006, the day after the elections, the news media trumpeted, "The people have spoken! They want change!"

    I'm making a prediction today that the news media will cry the day after theis November's election, lamenting, "The people have thrown a temper tantrum!" (See Peter Jennings the day after the 1994 routing).

    ...and all because smart voters can clearly see with their own eyes, from their own daily experiences, that SOCIALISM. DOES. NOT. WORK.

    But feel free to say we're having a temper tantrum... just so long as we get to eject National Socialists from the congress.

    July 27, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. Anonymous

    I'm only concerned with Bachmann's seat. I just want to see that witch gone.

    July 27, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  4. Don Falconnetti

    It is interesting to note that most of the so called "contested" races are those in which a Democrat is the incumbent. So if the GOP does not fare as well as it expects, could this be viewed as a rejection of their politics and an endorsement of President Obama? Food for thought.

    July 27, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. don't let us down dems

    a GOP rule is UNTHINKABLE

    I understand why Reagan succeeded now despite his lack of intelligence, his secretary of state was amazing, Shultz is the reason Reagan did as well as he did

    Bush and Bush Jr. did not have a Shultz and that is why we are in the pickle we are in... we had Rummy and Powell... Powell needed more spine and Rummy was a DISASTER

    Albright and Clinton were and are pretty good

    July 27, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. doug

    19 out 100 Republican and only a handful which are not subject to ACORN, SEIU, DEMOCRAT voter fraud.

    The DNC is putting out a bulletin for all libs to take some black panther training courses of how to intimidate voters and commit voter fraud.

    Voter fraud is to Democrat what Gasoline is Automobile.

    Chicago lib libs like Obama always say vote early and vote often, is it any wonder that every single American with morals, values, honesty, and integrity all have the same thing in common? Which is they vote Republican! Watch, a lib will prove this to be true if they respond to it.

    July 27, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  7. mary dale

    So much hype, so much time on the media's side. THese are guesses; i could do the same thing.

    July 27, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. southerncousin

    Thank you NRSC for giving us some hope and change. The hope and change that the idiot liberal ran on in 2008 turned out to be doom and disaster for those of us who actually work, pay taxes and take personal responsibility for our lives and can think for ourselves. He has sponsored and propagated class warfare, racism and demean and degraded us ably abetted by the "Nutroots Nation" of liberal, elitist, snobs.

    July 27, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  9. Willy Brown

    Doing a little turd polishing are we?

    July 27, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Hahahahahahaha.... 45 of the 50 "most vulnerable" are held by democrats. Sucks to be them.

    I hope that obnoxious, loud-mouthed jerk Grayson hits the bricks in Florida. He'll probably wind up as a cabana boy for Olberman on MSNBC.

    July 27, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  11. Dale

    THis is easy.

    DON'T vote for any current incumbent. And definitely grid lock these people so they will not be allowed to continue destroying the country.

    And if I hear one more person accusing others of being racist just because they don't agree with you I'm going to scream. This could cause a real war.

    Where is President Obama ? Why does he not condem this???????

    July 27, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  12. Joseph

    Please do not limit Obama's appearances. He is the president for all Americans. May it be on The View or Jerry Springer shows, Americans are watching. Even God Himself once said," I am the God of all flesh.......". Our president should appear for the high as well as for the low. That is the reason we love him.

    July 27, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  13. Bobert

    Wow, out of the 50 most vulnerable seats, only 5 are Republicans? That should really tell you something, liberals.

    July 27, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Adler has something to worry about. The district was held for a long time by a Republican, but it wasn't heavily Republican. I am sure the the Republican candidate, a former Eagles football player, is like the rest of the party - without a plan other than opposing Obama.

    Adler has opposed some Obama ideas like the health care plan. It seems that it could be a toss up. The history says one thing, but the GOP opponent says that they are desperate.

    July 27, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |