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Republican Prospects Improve in Four Congressional Districts

The Cook Political Report moved multiple races toward Republicans ahead of 2018, indicating that the sprint toward the left may be over.

By NTK Staff | 05.22.2018 @4:00pm
Republican Prospects Improve in Four Congressional Districts

Republican prospects to retain control of Congress in 2018 are looking up, according to new race ratings from the Cook Political Report on Tuesday.

Over the past year, Cook and similar race predictors have consistently moved seats toward Democratic challengers. But it appears that run is over and the pendulum is swinging back toward the GOP.

Problems with Democratic candidates motivated most of the moves.

CA-39 Lean D to Toss Up: In California’s 39th Congressional District, the top Democratic candidate was recently accused of trying to extort sex from an assemblywoman in exchange for his endorsement.

CA-49 Lean D to Toss Up: Cook reports that national Democrats are worried that a divided Democratic field will prevent any Democrats from advancing from the jungle primary to the general election.

NE-02 Toss Up to Lean R: Democratic hopes to take a seat in deep red Nebraska took a hit when far-left Kara Eastman beat out the establishment pick to take on Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE).

SC-05 Likely R to Solid R: The media fawned over Democrat Archie Parnell’s campaign in the district’s 2017 special election, but domestic abuse allegations against Parnell seem to guarantee that Republicans will keep the seat.

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