In 2012 Republican Congressman Todd Akin took on Senator McCaskill in a state that voted for Romney by a large margin. McCaskill was reelected. Can you change history? Good luck on the campaign trail.
Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp narrowly won her Senate race against freshman US Representative Rick Berg in 2012, even as Romney won the state by double digits on the Presidential level.
Heitkamp is in hot water now. With polarization increasing in the Trump-era, Heitkamp is trailing US Representative Kevin Cramer in polling. Can Heitkamp push a unique message to appeal to the voters one more time? or will Cramer tie himself to Trump to win in a normally Republican state?
VA5 2020 – (D) Cameron Webb versus (R) Bob Good
Physician Cameron Webb takes on Republican Bob Good in Virginia’s 5th district. VA-5 voted for Trump in 2016, and voted for Corey Stewart by 2 in his landslide Senate loss in 2018. Bob Good defeated incumbent Congressman Denver Riggleman in the primary. Can Bob Good hold this traditionally Republican seat?
MN7 2020 – (D) Collin Peterson versus (R) Michelle Fischbach
Minnesota-7 voted for Trump by 31 points in 2016, but long-time Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson has held on. 2020 is likely to be his toughest race yet. He is facing former MN Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach. Can he win?
VA9 2010 – (D) Rick Boucher versus (R) Morgan Griffith
In Virginia-9 long-time Congressman Rick Boucher is trying to win reelection to a seat he has held since 1983. He is facing Virginia State Delegate Morgan Griffith. This western Virginia seat voted for John McCain and has become heavily Republican on the Presidential level. Can Congressman Boucher survive the red wave to hold his seat, or will Griffith upset the long-time Representative in an anti-Obama wave.
New Scenario: Oklahoma Governor 2018
Republicans: Kevin Stitt, Mick Cornett
Democrats: Drew Edmondson, Dan Boren
Libertarian: Joseph Maldonado Passage aka Joe Exotic (yes, I know! not realistic but this is for whimsy, if you want realism play the two-way race)
Made this mockup of the Alaska Senate race for 2020, with regions being Borough/Census Areas.
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-inc), Dr. Al Gross (I/D), John Howe (AIP), Jed Whittaker (Green)
Other alternate candidates off by default include:
Mayor Edgar Blatchford (D),Sen. Mike Gravel (D)
Very elastic electorate and lots of third party voting so this makes for a very fun scenario! Enjoy!
Welp, here we are again. This time we get to see how badly Blanche gets to lose in the 2010 election. Or maybe not? You decide!
- Incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln
- Fmr. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter
- Rep. John Boozman
- Libertarian turned Independent military veteran Trevor Drown
- Green Party Mayor of Greenland John Gray
- Write-in candidates(observer but on the ballot.)