Friday, January 9, 2009

2012 Maryland Redistricting

MD-1(Kravotil-D) 40% Obama(D) Eastern Shore/Part Baltimore Suburbs.
MD-2(Ruppersberger-D) 60% Obama(D) Baltimore City/Suburbs
MD-3(Sarbanes-D)59% Obama(D) Baltimore City/Suburbs
MD-4(Edwards-D) 85% Obama(D) PG County/Montgomery County
MD-5(Hoyer-D) 65% Obama(D) PG County/Southern MD
MD-6(Bartlett(R)40% Obama(D) Western MD/Montgomery County/Baltimore Suburbs.
MD-7(Cummings-D)79% Obama(D) Batlimore City/Suburbs
MD-8(Van Hollen-D) 73% Obama(D)PG County/Montgomery County.

Take Southern MD from MD-5 (Hoyer-D) and give it to MD-1(Kravotil-D).
Add Anne Arundel County from MD-1,MD-2,and MD-3 to MD-5. (Hoyer-D)
Take Parts of MD-7 (Cummings-D) Howard County Base and give it to MD-2 and MD-3.
Take Parts of MD-4(Edwards-D) Montgomery County Base and give it to MD-7. (Cummings-D).
Take all of Prince Georges County and Parts of Montgomery County from MD-8(Van Hollen'-D) and give it to MD-4(Edwards-D).
Take all of Montgomery County and Parts of Frederick County from MD-6(Bartlett-R) and give it to MD-8(Van Hollen).
Take Baltimore and Harford County from MD-1(Kravitol) and give it to MD-6(Bartlett-R).

Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009/2010 Governors Races-OPEN Seats.

Open Seat Governors Races.
1) Alabama(Bob Riley-R is term limited). (Tossup)
Democratic Candidates- Jim Folsom(Lt Governor/Former Governor)
Ron Sparks(State Agriculture Commissioner)
Arthur Davis(US Congressman AL-7CD)
Republican Candidates- Beth Champman(Secretary of State)
Kay Ivey(State Treasurer)
Troy King(State Attorney General)
Jo Bonner(US Congressman AL-1CD)
2)California(Arnold Schwarzenneger-R is term limited) Likely Democratic Takeover.
Democratic Candidates- Jerry Brown(Attorney General/Former Governor)
John Garamendi(Lt Governor/Former Insurance Commissioner)
Bill Lockyer(Treasurer/Former Attorney General)
Steve Westly(Former Controller)
Gavin Newsom(San Francisco Mayor)
Antonio Villagrosa (Los Angeles Mayor)
Republican Candidates- Steve Poizner(State Insurance Commissioner)
Tom Campbell(Former US Congressman CA-15CD)
3)Georgia(Sonny Perdue-R is term limited)- Lean Republican Retention.
Democratic Candidates- Thubert Baker(Attorney General)
Mike Thurmond(State Labor Commissioner)
Roy Barnes(Former Governor)
Republican Candidates- Casey Cagle(Lt Governor)
Karen Handel(Secretary of State)
John Oxedine (State Insurance Commisioner)
Lynn Westmoreland(US Congressman GA-3CD)
4)Hawaii(Linda Lingle-R is term limited)- Likely Democratic Takeover)
Democratic Candidates- Mazie Horino(US Congresswoman HI-2CD/Former LT Governor)
Ed Case(Former US Congressman HI-2CD)
Colleen Hanabusa(State Senate President)
Mufi Hannemann(Mayor of Honolulu)
Republican Candidate- Duke Aiona-(Lt Governor)
5)Kansas(Kathleen Sebelius-D is term limited)- Likely Republican Takeover)
Democratic Candidates- John Moore(Former Lt Governor)
Republican Candidates- Sam Brownback(US Senator)
Ron Thornburgh(Secretary of State)
6)Maine(John Baldacci-D is term limited)- Likely Democratic Retention.
Democratic Candidates- Mike Michaud(US Congressman ME-2CD)
Republican Candidates- Too be listed.
7)Michigan(Jennifer Granholm-D is term limited)-Tossup.
Democratic Candidates- John Cherry(Lt Governor)
Bart Stupak(US Congressman MI-1CD)
Don Williamson (Flint Mayor)
Republican Candidates- Mike Cox(Attorney General)
Candace Miller(US Congresswon MI-10CD/ex Secretary of State)
Peter Hoeksta(US Congressman MI-2CD)
Terry Lynn Land(Secretary of State)
8)Oklahoma(Brad Henry-D is term limited)-Tossup.
Democratic Candidates- Jari Haskins(Lt Governor)
Drew Edmondson(Attorney General)
Republican Candidates- John Sullivan(US Congressman-OK-1CD)
Tom Cole(US Congressman OK-4CD)
Mary Fallin(US Congresswoman OK-5CD/ex Lt Governor)
9)Oregon(Ted Kulongoski-D is term limited)- Likely Democratic Retention.
Democratic Candidates- John Kitzhaber-(Former Governor)
Randall Edwards(ex Treasurer)
Earl Blumenaur(US Congressman OR-3CD)
Pete DeFazio(US Congressman OR-4CD)
Republican Candidates- Gordon Smith(ex US Senator)
Greg Walden(US Congressman OR-2CD)
10)Pennsylvania (Ed Rendell-D is term limited)- Tossup
Democratic Candidates- Dan Onorato (Allegheny County Executive)
Jack Wagner(State Auditor)
Republican Candidates- Tom Corbett(State Attorney General)
Jim Gerlach(US Congressman PA-6CD)
11)Rhode Island(Don Carcieri-R is term limited)-Likely Democratic Takeover.
Democratic Candidates- Elizabeth Roberts(Lt Governor)
Patrick Lynch(Attorney General)
David Ciccilline(Providence Mayor)
Republican Candidates- TBD
12)South Carolina(Mark Sanford-R is term limited)-Likely Republican Retention.
Democratic Candidates- Joe Erwin(ex State Democratic Chair)
Jim Hodges(ex Governor)
Republican Candidates- Andre Bauer(Lt Governor)
Henry McMaster(Attorney General)
13)South Dakota(Mike Rounds-R is term limited)-Tossup if Sandlin runs/Likely Republican Retention.
Democratic Candidate- Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin(US Congresswoman-SD-ALCD)
Republican Candidate- Dennis Daugard(Lt Governor)
14)Tennessee-(Phil Bredensen-D is term limited)-Tossup
Democratic Candidates- Lincoln Davis(US Congressman TN-4CD)
Harold Ford Jr(Ex US Congressman TN-9CD)
Republican Candidates- Bill Frist(ex US Senator)
Marsha Blackburn(US Congresswoman TN-7CD)
Zack Wamp (US Congressman TN-3CD)
15)Virginia-(Tim Kaine-D is term limited)- Tossup
Democratic Candidates- Brian Moran(State Delegate)
Creigh Deeds(Ex State Senator)
Terry McCaullife(Ex DNC Chair)
Republican Candidate- Bob McDonell(Attorney General)
16)Wyoming-(Dave Freudenthal-D is term limited) Likely Republican Takeover)

In 2009/2010
Democrats will retain Governorships in
8)New Hampshire
9)New Jersey
10)New Mexico
11)New York

Republicans will retain Governorship
7)South Carolina
8)South Dakota

Democratic Pickup
3) Nevada
4)Rhode Island

Republican Pickup


Friday, January 2, 2009

Senate Appointments made by Democratic Governors vs Republican Governors.

Excluding WY Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal appointment of Republican John Barrasso for the late Republican US Senator Criag Thomas's VACANT US Senate Seat in June 2007. Barrasso won the 2008 WY US Senate Race to complete remaining years of Thomas's Senate Term which expires in November 2012.

US Senate appointments made by Democratic Governors were starting from the most recent.

CO- Governor Bill Ritter will appoint Denver Public Schools CEO Michael Bennett(D) to Ken Salazars(D)soon to be VACANT US Senate Seat. Running in 2010 for a full term.

NY- Governor David Paterson will appoint Former First Daughter and Political Activist and Legal Scholar Caroline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton's (D) soon to be VACANT US Senate Seat. Running for in 2010 to complete the remaining years of Senator Hillary Clinton's Senate term which expires in November 2012.

IL- Governor Rod Blagojevich has appointed Former IL Comptroller and Attorney General Roland Burris to President Elect Barack Obama's(D) VACANT US Senate Seat. Caretaker appointment- IL 2010 US Senate Race is wide open.

DE- Governor Ruth Minner has appointed former Senate Chief of Staff Ted Kaufman to Vice President Elect Joe Biden's (D) soon to be VACANT US Senate Seat. Caretaker appointment- Biden's son DE AG Beau is the front runner for the DE 2010 US Senate Race to complete the remaining years of the Senior Biden's Senate Term which expires in November 2014.

NJ- Governor Jon Corzine appointed US Representative Bob Menendez for his old US Senate Seat. Menendez won the 2006 NJ US Senate Race for a full term.

MO- Then Governor Roger Wilson appointed former First Lady Jean Carnahan for the VACANT US Senate seat- her late husband ex Governor Mel Carnahan won. Jean Carnahan lost the 2002 Special Election to complete the remaining years of Mel Carnahan's US Senate Term which expired in November 2006.

GA- Then Governor Roy Barnes appointed former Governor Zell Miller to the late Republican US Senator Paul Coverdell's VACANT US Seat. Miller won the 2000 GA US Senate Race to complete the remaining years of Coverdell's Senate term which expired in November 2004. Miller retired in 2004 and joined the dark side.

TX- Then Governor Ann Richards appointed former US Congressman Bob Kruegar to Lloyd Bentsen's VACANT US Senate Seat. Kruegar lost in the 1993 Special Election to complete the remaining year of Bentsen's Senate Term which expired in November 1994.

TN- Then Governor Ned McWhether appointed his former Lieutenant Harlan Matthews to Al Gore's VACANT US Senate Seat. Matthews was a caretaker. Fred Thompson(R) won the 1994 TN US Senate Race to complete the remain years of AL GOre's Senate Term which expired in November 1996.

ND- Then Governor Geore Sinner appointed Joyce Burdick to her late Husband Quentin Burdick's vacant US Senate Seat. Burdick was a caretaker. Retiring Democratic US Senator won the 1992 ND US Senate Race to complete the remaining years of Burdick's Senate Term which expired in November 1994.

PA- Then Governor Bob Casey appointed Harris Wofford to the late Republican US Senator John Heinz' vacant US Senate Seat. Wofford won the 1991 Special Election to complete the remaining years of Heinz Senate Term which expired in November 1994.

HI- Then Governor John Waihee appointed US Representative Daniel Akaka to late US Senator Spark Matsunaga's vacant US Senate Seat. Akaka won the 1990 HI US Senate Race to complete the remaining years of Matsunaga's Senate term which expired in November 1994.

Senate appointments made by Republican Governors.
MS- Governor Haley Barbour appointed US Representative Roger Wicker for Trent Lott's VACANT US Senate Seat. Wicker won the 2008 MS US Senate Race to complete the remaining years of Lott's Senate Term which expires in November 2012.

AK- Governor Frank Murkowski appointed his daughter Lisa Murkowski for his VACANT US Senate Seat. Murkowski won the 2004 AK US Senate Race for a full first term.

RI- Governor Lincoln Almond appointed Lincoln Chaffee to his late father John Chaffee's VACANT US Senate Seat. Lincoln Chaffee won the 2000 RI US Senate Race for a full first term.

KS- Governor Bill Graves appointed Lt Governor Sheila Frahm to Bob Dole's VACANT US Senate Seat. Frahm lost the Republican primary to Sam Brownback who won the 1996 KS US Senate Race to complete the remaining years of Dole's Senate Term which expired in November 1998.

CA- Governor Pete Wilson appointed John Seymour to his VACANT US Seat. Seymour lost the 1992 CA US Senate Race to Diane Feinstien to complete the remaing years of Wilson's Senate term which expired in November 1994.

IN- Governor Bob Orr appointed US Representative Dan Coats to Dan Quayle's VACANT US Senate Seat. Coats won the 1990 IN US Senate Race to complete the remaining years of Quayles Senate Term which expired in November 1992.

US Senate Seniority Status in the 111th Congress.

1)Robert Byrd(D-WV)
2)Ted Kennedy(D-MA)
3)Daniel Inouye(D-HI)
4)Pat Leahy(D-VT)
5)Richard Lugar(R-IN)
6)Orrin Hatch(R-UT)
7)Max Baucus(D-MT)
8)Thad Cochran(R-MS)
9)Carl Levin(D-MI)
10)Chris Dodd(D-CT)
11)Charles Grassley(R-IA)
12)Arlen Specter(R-PA)
13)Jeff Bingaman(D-NM)
14)John Kerry(D-MA)
15)Tom Harkin(D-IA)
16)Mitch McConnell(R-KY)
17)Jay Rockefeller(D-WV)
18)Barbara Mikulski(D-MD)
19)Richard Shelby(R-AL)
20)John McCain(R-AZ)
21)Harry Reid(D-NV)
22)Kit Bond(R-MO)
23)Kent Conrad(D-ND)
24)Herb Kohl(D-WI)
25)Joe Lieberman(I-CT)
26)Daniel Akaka(D-HI)
27)Dianne Fienstien(D-CA)
28)Byron Dorgan(D-ND)
29)Barbara Boxer(D-CA)
30)Judd Gregg(R-NH)
31)Russ Feingold(D-WI)
32)Patty Murray(D-WA)
33)Bob Bennett(R-UT)
34)Kay Bailey Hutchison(R-TX)
35)Jim Inhofe(R-OK)
36)Olympia Snowe(R-ME)
37)Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
38)Ron Wyden(D-OR)
39)Sam Brownback(R-KS)
40)Pat Roberts(R-KS)
41)Dick Durbin(D-IL)
42)Tim Johnson(D-SD)
43)Jack Reed(D-RI)
44)Mary Landreiu(D-LA)
45)Jeff Sessions(R-AL)
46)Susan Collins(R-ME)
47)Mike Enzi(R-WY)
48)Chuck Schumer(D-NY)
49)Jim Bunning(R-KY)
50)Mike Crapo(R-ID)
51)Blanche Lincoln(D-AR)
52)George Voinovich(R-OH)
53)Evan Bayh(D-IN)
54)Bill Nelson(D-FL)
55)Tom Carper(D-DE)
56)Debbie Stabenow(D-MI)
57)John Ensign(R-NV)
58)Maria Cantwell(D-WA)
59)Ben Nelson(D-NE)
60)Lisa Murkowski(R-AK)
61)Frank Lautenberg(D-NJ)
62)Saxby Chambliss(R-GA)
63)Lindsey Graham(R-SC)
64)Lamar Alexander(R-TN)
65)John Cornyn(R-TX)
66)Mark Pryor(D-AR)
67)Richard Burr(R-NC)
68)Jim DeMint(R-SC)
69)Tom Coburn(R-OK)
70)John Thune(R-SD)
71)Johnny Isakson(R-GA)
72)David Vitter(R-LA)
73)Mel Martinez(R-FL)
74)Bob Menendez(D-NJ)
75)Ben Cardin(D-MD)
76)Bernie Sanders(I-VT)
77)Sherrod Brown(D-OH)
78)Bob Casey(D-PA)
79)Jim Webb(D-VA)
80)Bob Corker(D-TN)
81)Claire McCaskill(D-MO)
82)Amy Klobuchar(D-MN)
83)Sheldon Whitehouse(D-RI)
84)Jon Tester(D-MT)
85)John Barasso(R-WY)
86)Roger Wicker(R-MS)
87)Mark Udall(D-CO)
88)Tom Udall(D-NM)
89)Mike Johanns(R-NE)
90)Mark Warner(D-VA)
91)Jim Risch(R-ID)
92)Jeanne Shaheen(D-NH)
93)Kay Hagan(D-NC)
94)Jeff Merkley(D-OR)
95)Mark Begich(D-AK)
96)Al Franken(D-MN)
97)Rolland Burris(D-IL)
98)Ted Kaufman(D-DE)
99)Caroline Kennedy(D-NY)
100)Michael Bennet(D-CO)