House Democrats’ ‘Red-to-Blue’ program goes 4 for 29

<p>Back when Election 2010 was looking a bit more like a contest, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee created a “Red-to-Blue” list of 29 House districts. The name, of course, implies that was a program of offense, but in fact several of the candidates were defending Democratic-held seats.

Democrats defeated only two incumbent federal officeholders last night, but they did keep some of their own dicier seats, and they picked up one open House seat in Delaware. Here’s a look at how the Red-to-Blue program did, with asterisks marking the “Blue-to-Blue” seats:

‘Red to Blue’ Winners:                  Margin of win

  • Cedric Richmond (LA-02):                 32%
  • Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01):               6%
  • John Carney (DE-AL):                        16%
  • **Bill Keating (MA-10):                       5%

‘Red to Blue’ Losers                    Margin of loss

  • Ami Bera (CA-03):                              8%
  • Paula Brooks (OH-12):                     16%
  • John Callahan (PA-15):                    25%
  • Chad Causey (AR-01):                      8%
  • Tarryl Clark (MN-06):                     13%
  • Suzan DelBene (WA-08):                10%
  • Lori Edwards(FL-12):                        7%
  • **Joyce Elliott (AR-02):                  20%
  • Joe Garcia (FL-25):                            10%
  • Raj Goyle (KS-04):                            21%
  • **Denny Heck (WA-03):                  6%
  • **Roy Herron (TN-08):                    20%
  • **Ann McLane Kuster(NH-02):       3%
  • **Julie Lassa (WI-07):                       8%
  • **Mike Oliverio (WV-01):                1%
  • **Bryan Lentz (PA-07):                    11%
  • **Gary McDowell (MI-01):              11%
  • Rob Miller (SC-02):                            36%
  • **Stephene Moore (KS-03):            21%
  • Steve Pougnet (CA-45)                      11%
  • Dan Seals (IL-10):                                 2%
  • Tommy Sowers (MO-08):                 35%
  • Manan Trivedi (PA-06):                    14%
  • **Trent Van Haaften (IN-8):              19%
  • Tom White (NE-02):                           22%

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