IL8: GOP Wary Of Crane's Prospects.
The Chicago Tribune reported over the weekend that GOP officials "are worried as never before" that longtime incumbent Phil Crane (R), who has been in office since 1969, may be facing the toughest challenge of his career from Melissa Bean (D).
A Market Research Institute poll of 600 likely voters shows that 42% support Billy Tauzin III (R) in the open primary, while his nearest rival, sugar magnate Charlie Melancon (D), pulls 14%, with the remainder of the field in single digits.
MI7: Schwarz, Smith Tied In GOP Primary.
In the crowded MI7 GOP primary, the Jackson Citizen Patriot that an EPIC-MRA poll finds Joe Schwarz (R) and Brad Smith (R) tied at 22 percent apiece, followed by state rep. Clarke Bisbee (R) with 14%.
NJ7: Rothenberg Questions Brozak's Chances.
In his column in today's Roll Call, non-partisan analyst Stuart Rothenberg examines retired Marine officer Steve Brozak's (D) chances against Rep. Mike Ferguson (R). Noting that Brozak has received a fair bit of national media attention after he was selected to speak at the Democratic convention, Rothenberg looks at the district, which he says is very Republican, and notes that "this race has received far more attention than it deserves." Brozak "has a long way to go before this contest moves into the top tier."
TX28: Rodriguez To Appeal Recount.
The AP reports that Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (D), who has alleged voting fraud during the Democratic primary he lost in March, plans to file a petition with the Texas Supreme Court today appealing a recent ruling that let stand the 58-vote lead held by his opponent, Henry Cuellar.