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%

Beltway ConfidentialDCCCelection 2010US

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

City officials closed San Francisco County Jail No. 4 on the top floor of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. in September, reducing the number of beds in the jail system by about 400. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
SF jail closure prompts doctor to call for release of more inmates

Reduced space increases risk of COVID-19 spreading among those in custody

Cyclists have flocked to Market Street since private vehicles were largely banned from a long stretch of it in January. (Amanda Peterson/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Plans for sidewalk-level bikeway on Market Street dropped due to costs, increased cyclist volume

Advocates say revisions to Better Market Street fail to meet safety goals of project

Prop. 21 would allow San Francisco city officials to expand rent control to cover thousands more units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tenant advocates take another try at expanding rent control with Prop. 21

Measure would allow city to impose new protections on properties 15 years or older

Singer-songwriter Cam is finding musicmaking to be healing during 2020’s world health crisis. 
Courtesy 
Dennis Leupold
Cam challenges country music tropes

Bay Area-bred songwriter releases ‘The Otherside’

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Report: Unpaid rent due to COVID-19 could be up to $32.7M per month

A new city report that attempts to quantify how much rent has… Continue reading

Most Read