The 7th Congressional district includes my old home town so I am really getting pumped about this. The open seat changes the equation for victory in a big way. Politico:
Obey’s chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee allowed him to have a near-stranglehold on the rural northwest Wisconsin district, but his comfortable re-election victories belie the competitive nature of the seat. While President Obama carried the district with 56 percent of the vote, John Kerry barely won it by just over 5,000 votes in 2004.Obey was one of the architects of the failed stimulus plan which rewarded porky union bosses while leaving most of the country in the lurch on jobs.
Now how about Sen. Feingold take a hike to open up a Senate seat, hmm?
Current RCP maps. House. Senate. Governorship.