10 for ’10: Waves Four and Five.
This past week Free and Strong America have put forth their next two waves of the “10 for ’10” initiative. With election day only hours away, this is now make or break time for these close candidates. Gallup is showing a 12-15 point edge for Republicans in their final generic Congressional poll. The makings for a majority changing wave are in our hands, we just need to do our part to bring these candidates to victory on Tuesday. Many close races are decided on late breaking support, so remember these names, along with the thirty from the last three updates, and help them when you can.
Jon Barela, NM-01: The past month has seen Barela climb to a three point lead over his opponent Martin Heinrich.
Mike Fitzpatrick, PA-08: A Democratic firm puts Fitzpatrick down by three, while a university poll puts him up by 5. This race is a tossup and could rely entirely on last minute efforts from supporters.
Chris Gibson, NY-20: Siena polling for October has showed a drastic shift in this race after the primary, with Gibson leading 51-42.
Jon Golnik, MA-05: Golnik aims to defeat entrenched Democrat Niki Tsongas. Though ranked as “likely Democrat” by Cook and RCP, Golnik’s internals reportedly show a Republican up eight points on Tsongas. With some help and a wave this could be an opportunity for a proud pickup. Help him send a message to D.C. family insiders.
State Senator Robert Hurt, VA-05: Hurt has maintained a consistent lead since July, up by eight in the latest polling. Hopefully he will finish strong on Tuesday.
Pat Meehan, PA-07: Polling has shown this race as razor thin, with Meehan leading by 1-4 points. This is rated as a tossup by RCP.
Scott Rigell, VA-02: Another close race on the East Coast, Rigell has a narrow advantage, leading 42-41 in a poll from last week.
David Schweikert, AZ-05: Schweikert is looking to lead a Republican charge in Arizona against Harry Mitchell. In a poll by a Democrat firm, Schweikert maintains a three point edge: 45-42.
Steve Southerland, FL-02: This race leans Republican, as two polls from October show Southerland with an identical lead, 50-38.
Todd Young, IN-09: Although the latest poll shows Young down 46-44, the conservative makeup of this district could see him close the gap. Help him today, to bring about that much needed victory.
Lou Barletta, PA-11: Barletta is in a tight race, with recent polls showing him both up 7 and down 9. Help him out and prove the optimistic poll correct.
Scott Bruun, OR-05: Scott Bruun could also use some support in an unpredictable race. Ranked a toss up by RCP, two polls from the same week have shown him down by 12, and leading by 10.
Morgan Griffith, VA-09: As Virginia trends Republican, Griffith has surged from a double digit deficit into a narrow one point lead in the latest poll.
Randy Hultgren, IL-14: An October poll from a Democratic firm shows Hultgren leading by one point, 47-46.
Harold Johnson, NC-08: The first poll in this district for months, taken in early October shows Johnson trailing by just one point, 46-45. Give him some last minute momentum to close that gap.
Mike Kelly, PA-03: Kelly has maintained a solid lead in the polls through the past three months. The latest shows him leading 44-37.
Mike Keown, GA-02: Two polls by a Republican firm show Keown leading by 2 and 4, with the momentum favoring Keown.
Jon Runyan, NJ-03: Runyan is making a strong bid to unseat freshman John Adler. Polling from last week ranges from a one point deficit, to a five point lead for Runyan.
Bobby Schilling, IL-17: The same pollsters who surveyed Hultgren’s race, put Schilling in a 45-38 lead over his opponent. This district leans GOP.
Dan Webster, FL-08: Two polls from the same firm in September and October have shown Webster maintaining a consistent 7 point lead.
Although many of these candidates are showing leads, nothing has been won yet! Any and all candidates need all of the support that they can get as election day nears. Together these fifty individuals represent the difference from the current minority status of the Republican party in the House, and a twenty seat majority. Each one represents one fewer vote for Nancy Pelosi, and one more for John Boehner and the responsible fiscal conservative agenda that will help the 112th Congress restore some control to the overreaching and dangerous aims of the Obama administration.