Note: This blog's templates will be updated this afternoon to a responsive design bringing it in line with MiamiHerald.com.

At that time, we will also change to the Facebook commenting system. You will need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment.

« Three things Crist doesn't like about House health plan | Main | Senate panel approves CSX compromise with rental car surcharge »

South Florida doesn't make Rothenberg's roster

Political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg is out with his latest House ratings on the most competitive seats and South Florida's three races failed to make the grade.

Four Florida seats did muster a mention: with Palm Beach Gardens Democratic Rep. Tim Mahoney's bid for re-election making it into the "pure toss-up category." Other Florida seats: Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Oviedo, was listed as "leans Republican" and Reps. Ric Keller, R-Orlando, and Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, were listed as "Republican favored."

Though Democrats say they may have their best bids ever against three Miami Republicans, Rothenberg remains unimpressed by the looming matchups between Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Miami and former Hialeah mayor Raul Martinez, or Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami vs. former Miami Dade Democratic party chief Joe Garcia. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami vs. Annette Taddeo also failed to make the cut.

The Rothenberg Political Report notes that "any seats not listed are currently considered to be at limited risk for the incumbent party."

Comments