New Print Edition: Missouri Senate & New York 29

October 20, 2009 · 9:00 AM EDT

The October 16, 2009 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers.

The print edition of the Report comes out every two weeks. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House and Senate ratings, and coverage of the gubernatorial races nationwide. To subscribe, simply click on the Google checkout button on the website or send a check.

Here is a brief preview of the introduction to this edition:

Missouri Senate: Family Matters
By Nathan L. Gonzales

A Senate race between the Carnahans and the Blunts in Missouri won’t have a lot of surprises, but there could be plenty of suspense.

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) and former House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R) come from the Show Me State’s most prominent political families and are slated to face off in next year’s U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Kit Bond (R).

At the beginning of the year, Republican strategists were not particularly optimistic about holding the open seat. But as the national political environment has shifted and the threat of a serious GOP primary has faded, Republicans are growing more optimistic.

But Carnahan is the probably the best candidate Democrats could have wished for. She comes from a well-liked political family, holds statewide office, and isn’t burdened by a legislative voting record her opponents can dissect.

The race will likely come down to the national environment and campaign tactics and strategy. And if history is any guide, this should be another barn-burner. Subscribers get the full story in the print edition of the newsletter.

New York 29: Partisan Guns Blazing
By Nathan L. Gonzales

Republicans may lose yet another congressional seat in New York this fall, but they’re hoping that their Empire State comeback includes defeating freshman Cong. Eric Massa (D) in the 29th District next year. Subscribers get the full story in the print edition of the newsletter.