With 44 days until the election, the Cook Political Report lists three districts in which Council-backed candidates have taken narrow leads in districts now held by hawks.
Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-02): Kirkpatrick was first elected to the House in 2008. She is now running for Rep. Martha McSally’s (R) seat while McSally runs for the Senate. This is a Tucson district that voted for Hillary Clinton 49%–44% and should elect Kirkpatrick, a strong arms control supporter.
Mike Levin (D-CA-49): Controversial Rep. Daryl Issa (R) is retiring in a district Hillary Clinton carried by more than seven points. Levin, a former student body president at Stanford, has worked as an attorney focused on environmental and energy regulatory compliance and government affairs. In college, he studied nuclear non-proliferation issues and wants to work on reducing nuclear threats in the United States and across the globe.
Susie Lee (D-NV-03): Lee is taking on perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian (R) for the open seat that the Republican lost by a slim margin in 2016. This is a swing district in the southern suburbs of Las Vegas that backed Trump narrowly in 2016 and Barack Obama twice. Lee is favored, and is a staunch advocate of a diplomacy-first foreign policy approach.
Thank you for your involvement in these critical races.
Council for a Livable World
Member of Congress (former) 1/3/1997–1/3/2015