The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

House Republicans Looking Safer, Bit by Bit


There will be a few exceptions here and there, but until the public perception of the economy improves, you’ll see lots of shifting assessments like this:

CQ Politics has changed its ratings to Safe Republican, up from Likely Republican, on the races featuring re-election bids by Tom McClintock of California’s 4th District, Brian P. Bilbray in California’s 50th, Dean Heller in Nevada’s 2nd and Christopher Lee in New York’s 26th.

Today, a House Republican announced he’s retiring at the end of this year, George Radanovich of California. His district is pretty GOP-heavy territory.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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