New Races, New Faces
There have been a lot of candidates announcing runs across the country. Here are a few of the latest:
Florida Congressman David Rivera is getting his first Democratic challenger, State Representative Luis Garcia. Rivera, considered to be extremely vulnerable, has had low fundraising and allegations of personal finance issues, making the seat prime for a pickup.
Republican Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has announced he will be joining an already crowded field of Republicans vying for the open senate seat that Kay Bailey Hutchison will be leaving behind. Hutchison will be retiring at the end of 2012.
And former Republican Congressman Pete Hoekstra has signaled a plan to challenge Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow for her senate seat. Hoekstra last ran a failed campaign for governor, where he lost the endorsement to Rick Synder, who went on to win the governor’s mansion.