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Part I (Weak Elephants)
Part II (New Elephants)
Part III (Elephants on the Run)

Part V (Pink Elephants)

In Part IV of this series, I look at districts in which voters preferred Al Gore over George Bush in 2000, but nonetheless voted Republican in the 2002 Congressional races.  That these districts weren't on board with the George Bush experience from the start suggests that they were also among the first to begin losing faith in him. At a minimum, Democrats should win the few open seats in this group.

Gore won, 51.2% to 43.4%.  Incumbent Bob Beauprez is opposed by Dave Thomas.

Gore won, 54.4% to 39.9%.  Incumbent Rob Simmons will face Jim Sullivan.

Gore won, 53.4% to 43.4%.  Incumbent Chris Shays is opposed by  Diane Farrell

Gore won 52.1% to 43.4%.  Incumbent Nancy Johnson is opposed by Theresa Gerratana after Robert Marconi ended his lackluster campaign.

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Gore won, 54.96% to 41.90%.  Incumbent Mike Castle is opposed by last-minute filer Paul Donnelly.

Gore won, 49.5% to 47.7%.  Incumbent Bill Young is oppsed by Bob Derry

Gore won, 53.0% to 45.4%.  Incumbent Clay Shaw is opposed by Jim Stork.

Gore won, 54.9% to 44.1%.  Incumbent Max Burns is opposed by John Barrow

Gore won, 50.6% to 46.7%.  Incumbent Mark Kirk is opposed by Lee Goodman

Gore won, 52.2% to 44.8%.  Incumbent Jim Nussle is opposed by Bill Gluba

Gore won, 53.1% to 44.8%.  Incumbent Jim Leach is opposed by Dave Franker

Gore won, 49.9% to 48.1%.  Incumbent Anne Northup is opposed by Tony Miller

Gore won, 48.5% to 47.8%.  Incumbent Jon Porter is opposed by Tom Gallagher

Gore won, 48.3%-47.6%.Incumbent Charles Bass is opposed by Paul Hodes

Gore won, 54.6% to 42.9%.  Incumbent Frank Lobiondo is oppsed by a scattered field, including Democrat Tim Robb.

Gore won 53.4% to 43.6%.  Incumbent Jim Saxton is opposed by Herb Conaway

Gore won, 50.1% to 46.6%.  Incumbent Chris Smith is opposed by Amy Vasquez

Gore won, 47.9% to 47.4%.  Incumbent Heather Wilson is opposed by Richard Romero

Gore won, 52.9% to 44.2%.  Incumbent Peter King is opposed by Blair Mathies

Gore won, 52.9% to 44.3%.  Incumbent Vito Fossella is opposed by Frank Barbaro

Gore won, 51.9% to 45.3%.  Incumbent Jim Walsh has no Democratic opponent but is faced by Independent Chris Rosetti

Gore won, 54.6% to 41.1%.  With Jack Quinn's retirement, Republican Nancy Naples will face a September 14 primary winner, probably either Brian Higgins or Paul Clark.  Clark and Higgins are first and second in the money race, respectively.

Gore won, 49.1% to 48.6%.  Incumbent Jim Gerlach is opposed by Lois Murphy.

Gore won, 50.5% to 47.3%.  Incumbent Curt Weldon's original opponent was called up to Iraq.  No comment.  Weldon will now face County Vice Chair Paul Scoles.

Gore won, 51.4% to 46.3%.  Guess what?  Incumbent Jim Greenwood is retiring.  The Democratic nominee is Ginny Schrader, as if you didn't know.

Gore won, 49.1% to 48.1%.  With Toomey leaving this seat in an unsuccessful primary challenge to Specter, Republican Charlie Dent faces Joe Driscoll.

Gore won, 48.6% to 47.3%.  With Jennifer Dunn retiring, Alex Alben faces all comers.

Originally posted to DelRPCV on Sat Jul 24, 2004 at 08:45 AM PDT.

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