DemDaily: Endangered Democrats: The List
September 14, 2017
In following on our rundown on vulnerable House Republicans, a look at the most competitive Democratic seats in the 2018 battle for control of the House.
|Democrats hold 194 seats to Republicans 241. It will take a net gain of 24 seats for Democrats to take control of the House in 2018.|
Of the 435 Congressional seats up in 2018, the Cook Political Report rates 175 as solid Democrat and 186 as solid Republican. That leaves 74 seats in play: currently held by 19 Democratsand 46 Republicans.
While the ongoing Trump controversies, GOP departures (8 retirements/8 running for higher office) and the recent Democratic fundraising performance may have shifted the numbers in Dem's favor, much - as we know - can still happen in the next year leading up to the November, 2018 elections.
Key: Likely Democrat (10), Lean Democrats (6) and Democratic Toss Up (3).
Republican's Top Democratic Congressional District Targets
|01||Tim Walz OPEN|
|03||Jacky Rosen OPEN|
In addition, Cook and other pundits universally rate Florida's 27th Congressional District, where Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is retiring, as a Lean or Likely Democratic takeover.
For Endangered Republicans, see:
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Sources: Cook Political Report, Inside Elections, FiveThirtyEight