In our continuing quest to keeps things interesting across the political spectrum, here are Leavenworth Street’s odds for the upcoming Congressional races. Wednesday and Thursday we’ll bring you the 2nd and 3rd District odds. We will also update these odds as Election Day draws nearer.
1st District Odds
Jeff Fortenberry (R) — Incumbent
Maxine Moul (D) — former Lt Gov.
The numbers are in his favor, but he’s an unproven first term congressman. His campaign seems to be slow starting (maybe that’s a good thing for the already campaign-weary public). Also, there is still some bitterness lingering from the primary last time around, which hurts party unity. Fort should win, but he’s no shoe-in.
Mad Maxine’s pro-choice advocacy will hurt her. But she has raised cash surprisingly well, and she’s well-known in the District. She could ride Senator Nelson’s coattails a bit, but if Nelson is blowing out Ricketts as Election Day nears, Dems won’t have any other great reasons to make it to the polls. This is an outside shot, but not out of the question. This isn’t a bad position for her at this point.