New Mexico 1

On March 15, 2021, Deb Haaland was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Joe Biden’s Secretary of the Interior. On March 16 she resigned her seat in the United States House of Representatives.  

The election date has been set as June 1.

Republicans have chosen State Senator Mark Moores as their nominee. Moores has served as a State Senator since 2013. ​He and his wife are partners in a lab that has been doing COVID related testing. Moores has deep roots in the community and believes he can win a bigger chunk of the Hispanic vote in the district.

 

The Democrats selected Ste Rep. Melanie Stansbury as their nominee, she is a one term member of the legislature and before she was elected she served as staff the New Mexico State Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

 

While this is a normally safe Democrat seat Republicans think they have a good candidate in Moores who can reach into the Latino and democrat communities and win votes.

 

Ohio 11

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge resigned from her seat in the United States House of Representatives on March 10 after being confirmed by the U. S. Senate to serve as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Biden administration.

Governor Mike DeWine announced he has set the primary date for August 3, 2021 and the general election date on November 2, 2021.

There are currently no less than 7 announced Democrat candidates for this seat, which is a solidly Democrat seat.  Former State Senator and left-wing activist Nina Turner is leading the endorsement race with notable endorsements from socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), “Squad” members AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Corie Bush, as well as actors Danny Glover and Mark Ruffalo.

The winner of the August Democrat primary is a lock to win the seat in November.

 

Texas 6

Texas's 6th congressional district's congressman Ron Wright (R-TX)

died February 7, 2021.

Governor Greg Abbott called a May 1, 2021 special election to fill the vacancy.

The special election is expected to be extremely competitive, due to the usually Republican district trending slightly Democrat in recent years (Donald Trump only won the district by 3 points in 2020.

jungle primary will be conducted on May 1, where all candidates will be listed on the same ballot. If no candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote, the race will proceed to a runoff between the two candidates with the two highest number of votes. If a runoff is required, it will take place no earlier than May 24, 2021.

There are currently 11 Republicans vying for the seat, including Ron Wright’s widow Susan Wright, who has the endorsement of the leading conservatives in the Lonestar State.

On the Democrat side there are 10 candidates running for the seat.

This is a highly competitive district that, while it leans R, is a race to watch.

Florida 20

The recent death of Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings has left an opening in this heavily Democrat seat. Governor Ron DeSantis will call a special election. This district is expected to remain in Democrat hands.