Monday, April 19, 2010

Rothenberg Looks at NM Congress Races

Stuart Rothenberg of Roll Call and The Rothenberg Political Report thinks Republicans will do well in two of the three Congressional races in New Mexico.

In a new article in Congressional Quarterly, He's practically giving CD2 to Republican Steve Pearce. And now he says CD1, currently held by Democrat Martin Heinrich might be a squeaker. .
About a week ago, the Rothenberg Political Report added this district to our list of almost five dozen House seats in play. We rated it as “Democrat favored.” But after meeting (Republican Jon) Barela and looking more closely at the race, I’ll have to reclassify it as “Leans Democrat” (a more competitive category), and as long as Barela raises enough money to be competitive and the current national mood is unchanged, I’d expect the race in New Mexico’s 1st district to go down to the wire.