You know the drill: We lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking districts by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level of interest in and heat generated by a particular race, then assigning each group a garish color.
Yellow means there’s trouble on the sidewalk.
Orange is trouble on the front porch.
Red is trouble walking in the door.
Open seats are rated by the apparent margin between top candidates (closer is hotter).
Incumbents are indicated with this: (i). A printable version is attached as a .pdf file.
This is certainly and intentionally subject to argument, and we’ll revise and adjust each week, based on interviews, our reporting and your feedback through the May 29 primary. Let us know what you think.
They rank the race as a CODE RED, big danger for the incumbent…..which matches what I’m hearing on the street. It’s not over, heck it hasn’t even started yet, but the next couple of weeks should be some real fun.
For those that thought that Vicki Truitt couldn’t be beat, think again. Remember, she barely kept from having to go to a runoff 2 years ago, and the drum beat has just gotten louder and louder…….