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U.S. Senate

Marsha Blackburn – Winner!

Marsha Blackburn – Winner!

Senator Bob Corker (CFG Lifetime Rating: 80%) is retiring from his Senate seat, leaving an opening for a new TN Senator this upcoming November. While Tennessee is a staunchly conservative, strongly Republican state that gave Donald Trump more than 60% of the vote in the 2016 Presidential election, the Democrats have recruited the richest candidate they could fin in former Gov. Phil Bredesen to make this a tight race. The… Read More
Ted Cruz – Winner!

Ted Cruz – Winner!

Senator Ted Cruz (CFG Lifetime Rating: 93%) has been a staunch champion of economic conservatism during his first term in the Senate. Though Texas is generally a strong conservative state, it only went for Donald Trump by 9 points in 2016, a weaker margin than that obtained by Mitt Romney or John McCain in the previous two Presidential elections. In addition, polling shows a potentially close race between Cruz and… Read More
Josh Hawley – Winner!

Josh Hawley – Winner!

Hawley is challenging liberal Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill (CFG Lifetime Rating: 17%). She is far to the left of an increasingly conservative Missouri electorate, and is regarded as one of the most vulnerable Democrat Senators running for reelection in 2018. Hawley won more votes than any other statewide candidate (even Trump) in 2016, making him such a formidable challenger to McCaskill that he’s currently cleared the field of any major… Read More
Matt Rosendale – Lost

Matt Rosendale – Lost

State Auditor Matt Rosendale is challenging liberal Democrat U.S. Senator Jon Tester, whose lifetime Club for Growth rating during his 10 years in the Senate is an abysmal 14%. Rosendale is the strongest candidate to run against Tester, who is very vulnerable to a challenge considering that Donald Trump won Montana by 20 points over Hillary Clinton. On June 5 Rosendale won a hard-fought primary election battle and will advance… Read More
Rick Scott – (Awaiting Recount Results)

Rick Scott – (Awaiting Recount Results)

Rick Scott is a self-made businessman who joined the Navy and used the GI Bill to put himself through college. He went on to run the largest healthcare company in the world and become Florida’s 45th governor. As governor, Scott fought for billions in tax cuts and reduced more than 5,000 job-killing regulations. Scott is running against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson who has been in office for nearly 40 years!… Read More

U.S. House | Competitive in November

Dave Brat – Lost

Dave Brat – Lost

Congressman Brat (CFG Lifetime: 97%) is in a competitive general election race against liberal Democrat Abigail Spanberger. This district only went for Donald Trump with 50.2% of the vote in 2016, making this a competitive race in a midterm election environment. With the liberals desperate to expand the field of play for House seats in November, it’s important to rally behind Brat in order to keep this seat in conservative… Read More
Ted Budd – Winner!

Ted Budd – Winner!

This district has been historically very conservative, both fiscally and socially. However, Democrats have now begun targeting this area since it was Trump’s worst performing GOP district (52.7%) in North Carolina. The Democrats have recruited a formidable opponent in Kathy Manning, a well-connected, Harvard-trained lawyer and philanthropist from Greensboro. In the race, she is portraying herself as a moderate, but she’s far from it. In fact, Manning is on record… Read More
Steve Chabot – Winner!

Steve Chabot – Winner!

Representative Steve Chabot (CFG Lifetime Rating: 91%) is one of the few longtime stalwart economic conservatives in the US House. While he is in a slightly Republican-leaning district (Cook PVI Rating: R+5), he has had many competitive elections in the past and faces a stiff challenge from liberal Aftab Pureval, who was the first Democrat to be elected as the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts in over a century. Pureval… Read More
Mark Harris – Likely Winner

Mark Harris – Likely Winner

Mark Harris advanced to the general election after defeating incumbent Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger in the primary, 48.5%-46.2%. Harris faces a formidable general election opponent in Democrat Dan McCready, who’s already raised more than $1 million and has strong support from the Democratic party apparatus and liberal leaders like former Vice President Joe Biden. Though NC-09 is a Republican-leaning district, Harris will need as much support as possible in order… Read More
Scott Perry – Winner!

Scott Perry – Winner!

Congressman Perry was first elected in 2012 in Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district. He decisively won that election and subsequent re-elections. The district was reliably conservative with Trump winning 58.6% of the vote last year. The Cook Report had it as an R+11 district. However, earlier this year, the state supreme court redrew the congressional district lines, calling the previous ones unconstitutional. That puts Perry in the new 10th congressional district,… Read More
Denver Riggleman – Winner!

Denver Riggleman – Winner!

Virginia’s 5th Congressional District is Republican-leaning (Cook PVI: R+6), but Denver Riggleman is a last-minute replacement as the GOP nominee, with incumbent Congressman Tom Garrett (CFG Lifetime Rating: 99%) having resigned unexpectedly. The Democrats have a very liberal but well-funded nominee in Leslie Cockburn, making it essential to rally around Riggleman quickly in order to keep this seat in the hands of conservatives in November. Read More
Dino Rossi – Lost

Dino Rossi – Lost

Dino Rossi is running for the Washington 8th Congressional District open seat, currently represented by Congressman Dave Reichert (CFG Lifetime Rating: 46%), who is retiring. This district is very competitive, with Hillary Clinton having defeating Trump by three points in 2016, but Rossi  has demonstrated past electoral success here in previous bids for statewide office. To date, he has cleared the field of any GOP opposition, which means the real… Read More
Chip Roy – Winner!

Chip Roy – Winner!

Incumbent Congressman Lamar Smith (CFG Lifetime Rating: 74%) is retiring, leaving an open seat in a solidly Republican district that Trump won over Clinton by 10 points. The field is very crowded on the Republican side, with 18 candidates running. This is a great opportunity for an upgrade, considering that the winner of the GOP primary will likely win the general election. Read More
Ross Spano – Winner!

Ross Spano – Winner!

Ross Spano is the conservative Republican nominee to replace Congressman Dennis Ross (CFG Lifetime Rating: 78%) in the 15th District of Florida. While this seat is Republican-leaning (going for Trump with 53% of the vote in 2016), it is not strongly so, and the liberal DCCC’s decision to move this seat onto their “Red to Blue” target list suggests that they think they have a shot at an upset, making… Read More

U.S. House | Likely Republican

Michael Cloud – Winner!

Michael Cloud – Winner!

The previous congressman, Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold (CFG Lifetime Rating: 78%), resigned due to a personal scandal.  The district is solidly red – Trump beat Clinton by 24 points.  The Cook Report considers it an R+13 district.  A special election was held for this seat on June 30, 2018 and Michael Cloud beat his democrat opponent and is currently serving in the U.S. Congress. Read More
Russ Fulcher – Winner!

Russ Fulcher – Winner!

Russ Fulcher is running for the Idaho First Congressional District open seat, currently represented by Congressman Raul Labrador (CFG Lifetime Rating: 93%), who is running for Governor. This district is strongly Republican, going for Trump with almost 64% of the vote, making it likely that the winner of the primary will win the general election and represent this district in Congress. Read More
Mark Green – Winner!

Mark Green – Winner!

This seat is currently held by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (CFG lifetime: 90%), who is likely running for the U.S. Senate to replace the retiring Sen. Bob Corker (CFG lifetime: 80%). President Trump won this district with 67% of the vote, and the Cook Report has it as a strong R+20 district. Dr. Mark Green won the August 2, 2018 Primary Election and is the heavy favorite to win the general… Read More
Greg Steube – Winner!

Greg Steube – Winner!

Republican Congressman Tom Rooney (CFG Lifetime Rating: 72%) is retiring after the end of his current term, leaving this seat open for the 2018 election. This district is strongly Republican (Cook PVI: R+13), going for Trump with 62% of the vote in 2016. Senator Steube is a frontrunner for the seat, but he faces fierce opposition in the August primary from “go along to get along” Julio Gonzalez. If Stuebe… Read More
Van Taylor – Winner!

Van Taylor – Winner!

Texas State Senator Van Taylor is running for the open House seat currently held by retiring Congressman Sam Johnson (Lifetime CFG Rating: 88%). This district is strongly Republican, and Taylor will be the strong favorite in both the primary and general elections. Read More
Ron Wright – Winner!

Ron Wright – Winner!

In the March 6th primary, Wright vaulted into the runoff, coming in a strong first place and exceeding the vote margin of the runner-up by more than 20 points, likely making him the favorite moving forward. This district is solidly Republican (R+9 Cook PVI), making the winner of the primary runoff a strong favorite in the general election in November. Read More
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