40 in 2010: FL-22

October 4, 2009

(In order for the Republicans to take back the House in 2010, they need to net 40 seats. It’s a long shot, but it is possible. By my count, there are 85 Dem-held seats that the Republicans have at least an outside chance of winning. That number will change as we get closer to election time, of course. But for now, I’ll be highlighting some of these seats from time to time.)

I’ve got a list of 85 seats I’m looking at. Some are easily obtainable, like ID-3. Some require a decent candidate and a little luck. Some just need a good campaign to reignite the base. And others are long shots. Florida’s 22nd district is one of these long shots. It’s on the blue-ish side of purple, it’s against an incumbent, and the trending demographics are not exactly in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »