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News from the Votemaster

MyDD just posted a list purporting to show Karl Rove's top 16 Democratic House seats to be targeted in 2008. Sixteen is the number of seats the Republicans need to recapture the House. Here is the list.

Top Sixteen Republican Targets
1. Hill ( IN-09 )
2. Carney ( PA-10 )
3. Murphy (PA-08)
4. Boyda ( KS-02 )
5. Sestak (PA-07)
6. Ellsworth ( IN-08 )
7. Shuler ( NC-11 )
8. Rodriguez ( TX-23 )
9. Kagen ( WI-08 )
10. Marshall ( GA-08 )
11. Donnelly ( IN-02 )
12. Barrow ( GA-12 )
13. Altmire ( PA-04 )
14. Hall ( NY-19 )
15. Gillibrand ( NY-20 )
16. Herseth (SD-AL)

I agree that many of them are vulnerable, except for Sestak, Shuler, and Herseth. Sestak is a retired admiral in a Democratic district. What can they throw at him? Shuler won because he is a retired football star and still is. Herseth got 70% of the vote in 2006. Doesn't sound like a marginal candidate to me. On the other hand, Nick Lampson ( TX-22 ) is probably very vulnerable since he won by a fluke accident in a Republican district.

The post also lists the Republican seats Rove is most worried about losing. Here is the top 10: 1. Jim Gerlach ( PA-06 )
2. Bachmann (MN-06)
3. Robin Hayes ( NC-08 )
4. Heather Wilson ( NM-01 )
5. Marilyn Musgrave (CO-04)
6. Dan Roskam (IL-06)
7. Chris Shays ( CT-04 )
8. Jean Schmidt ( OH-02 )
9. Thelma rake (VA-02)
10. Barbara Cubin* ( WY-AL )

For more on House races, see the link just below.

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