In the last few weeks the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee released their lists of the priority races they will focus on in the 2016 elections. These lists provide an early glimpse of where the closest and most contentious races are likely to be in this election. The groups responsible for leading the effort to win or retain control of Congress for their respective party each released two lists – one of their most endangered incumbents and one of their top targets across the aisle.
Click this link to see lists of the most endangered incumbents in each party and an indication of which party thinks they are in danger. The two parties are largely in agreement about where the upcoming battles lie, although there are some interesting discrepancies between their respective analyses. We’ll dig deeper into the dynamics of the specific races in future posts.