Primary Season’s Second “Super Tuesday”
The second “Super Tuesday” this primary season is quickly
approaching. AGC PAC has been active in many of the nine states that will
hold primaries next Tuesday: Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New
Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. The final
primary, held in Hawaii, will take place on Saturday, September 18.
AGC PAC checks designated to a candidate’s “PRIMARY” race
must be delivered before the primary election. These checks will not be
accepted after the date of the primary race and will be considered void.
NUMBER OF COMPETITIVE RACES
Democrats Defending Seats: 81
Republicans Defending Seats: 8
Democrats Defending Seats: 13
Republicans Defending Seats: 6
Competitive races are those the Cook Political Report has defined as "Lean" or "Toss Up"
AGC is carefully watching the Delaware Senate “likely
Republican” seat left open by Vice President Joe Biden (Sen. Ted Kaufman holds
the seat for the interim). Vying for the GOP nomination are current U.S.
Representative Mike Castle and Christine O’Donnell. Current polls show
Castle, who is likely to be the GOP candidate, winning over presumptive
Democratic candidate Chris Coons, who serves as New Castle’s City Executive. But this could be another Tea Party upset of a GOP favorite.
AGC has identified several seats at play on Tuesday where
contractors are on the ballot:
Delaware Open AL Seat (Two Republicans running for the
Michelle Rollins, Republican, Real Estate Development
Glen Urquhart, Republican, Real Estate Development
NY-24 (Will face current Representative Michael Arcuri
Richard Hanna, Republican, Residential Construction
WI-8 (Winner will face current Representative Steve
Reid Ribble, Republican, Roofing Contractor will face off in the GOP primary against another Republican contractor, Roger Roth, who is a homebuilder.
NY-29 Open Seat
Tom Reed, Republican, Real Estate Development
Stay tuned for all the primary results in next week’s Construction Legislative Week in Review.
Upcoming Pre-Election PAC/Grassroots
On Thursday, September 16, AGC PAC and Grassroots will host
a conference call for the entire Legislative Network and interested parties to
discuss the pre-election environment. Please contact Blair Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
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