Cook Report Moves 14 House Races Towards Democrats Following Shutdown

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Smart Liberal

Detroit, MI

#1 Oct 17, 2013
The Cook Political Report changed its ratings of 15 House seats Friday, moving 14 of them in the direction of Democrats following the government shutdown.

"Mostly as a result of the damage House Republicans sustained during the 16-day government shutdown, we are making changes to our ratings in 15 House seats, all but one in Democrats' direction," Cook Political Report said in a statement.

House Republican seats Cook deemed more in danger include Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Rep. Mark Takano (R-CA). The Cook statement warned that while Democrats have acheived fundraising success recently, they still have a while before the 2014 elections.

"Democrats still have a very uphill climb to a majority, and it's doubtful they can sustain this month's momentum for another year," the Cook statement says. "But Republicans' actions have energized Democratic fundraising and recruiting efforts and handed Democrats a potentially effective message.

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Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#2 Oct 17, 2013
No surprise here. The Republicans need to reinvent themselves as a more moderate party that represents more than just the rich and big business if they expect to win elections.
Schmahl Spew

Edmond, OK

#3 Oct 18, 2013
I expect to see a lot of Republicans out of a job next November.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Oct 18, 2013
Schmahl Spew

Edmond, OK

#5 Oct 18, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/l ivewire/cook-report-moves-14-h ouse-races-closer-to-democrat- favorability-following-shutdow n
That was also in the original post. Is that supposed to mean something?
Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#6 Oct 19, 2013
The Republicans will lose many seats in 2014. IO hope it is enough to give control of the House back to the Democrats so our country can flourish again.
Jersey Girl

East Hanover, NJ

#7 Oct 21, 2013
The Cook Political Report changed its ratings of 15 House seats Friday, moving 14 of them in the direction of Democrats following the government shutdown.
Capt Crunch

Tempe, AZ

#8 Oct 24, 2013
All the polls are controlled by the commies - it's a conspiracy. Even Rasmussen and Gallup are tools of Soros, who was personally responsible for the shutdown of unskewedpolls.com .
simplyspuds

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Oct 25, 2013
Looks like you dimwits can't get your gimmick straight. Now slewser is spam judging your lame attempt-to-be-clever trash!

You should prolly know, he is none too bright - but, then again...
IrishMN

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Oct 25, 2013
simplyspuds wrote:
Looks like you dimwits can't get your gimmick straight. Now slewser is spam judging your lame attempt-to-be-clever trash!
You should prolly know, he is none too bright - but, then again...
Are you trying to say that he is "schmahl-minded"?

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