Interesting Political Races In 2010

For a political junkie, 2010 offers many interesting races. Among them are the following:

Alabama: Can Democratic Congressman Artur Davis become the first African American governor of a Southern state once governed by George Wallace?

Florida: Can Marco Rubio, Cuban American conservative, overcome Governor Charlie Crist in the GOP Senate race, and also defeat Kendrick Meek, who would become the first African American Senator from a Southern state since Reconstruction?

Texas: Can Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison overcome Governor Rick Perry in the GOP gubernatorial primary?

New York: Can Andrew Cuomo overcome Governor David Paterson in the Democratic gubernatorial primary?

Delaware: Will Democrat Beau Biden, the Vice President’s son, run for his former Senate seat and win it?

Connecticut: Can Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd hold on to his Senate seat?

Pennsylvania: Can Democratic Senator Arlen Specter retain his seat in the Senate?

Nevada: Can Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hold on to his seat and remain Majority Leader?

Arizona: Can Republican Senator John McCain retain his seat against a conservative challenger in the primary?

California: Can Jerry Brown, former Democratic governor in the 1970s and 1980s, return to the Governorship after 28 years?

There certainly is no lack of drama coming this year, where the entire House of Representatives and two thirds of the Senate, and three fourths of the governorships, are up for grabs! 🙂

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