Thursday, October 23, 2008

Evans-Novak Report Moves 9th to Leaning Democratic Takeover

Wow, this is good stuff. The NRCC is pulling its advertising support from the 9th and Evans-Novak Political Report is moving the Peters/Knollenberg race to leaning Democratic. What great news to wake up to.

Michigan-9: Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R) faces the toughest reelection of his life, polling even with former state Sen. Gary Peters (D). Peters has nearly kept pace with Knollenberg's fundraising, and the DCCC and the AFL-CIO are both piling on.

Knollenberg is trumpeting his success in pushing a $25 billion carmaker bailout through Congress. A slew of third-party candidates — including assisted-suicide practitioner Dr. Jack Kevorkian could mix things up here

Knollenberg has an incumbent advantage, but that could also be a disadvantage this year. Leaning Democratic Takeover.

And from the AP
Bachmann is one of four at-risk Republican incumbents left to fend for themselves by a cash-strapped House campaign arm in the crucial final days of the campaign amid a tough political environment for the GOP . The National Republican Campaign Committee has also canceled planned TV ads to help GOP Reps. Marilyn Musgrave in Colorado, Tom Feeney in Florida and Joe Knollenberg in Michigan, spokeswoman Karen Hanretty confirmed.

Musgrave, Feeney and Knollenberg are extremely vulnerable and Democrats — who are eyeing double-digit gains in their House majority — have been targeting them heavily. Bachmann, whose district is solidly conservative, has only recently emerged as a prime target after her controversial remarks on MSNBC's "Hardball," which sparked a flood of campaign contributions to her Democratic opponent and have reshaped the race.

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