Ten Congressional Races You Should Be Watching

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida-02

Florida’s 2nd Congressional District is the definition of an ideological battleground, with a near even split of Democrats and Republicans duking it out at the polls every few years. 2016 is gearing up to be no different, as DNC darling Gwen Graham seeks to maintain her precarious incumbency against two solid Republican challengers: Mary Thomas, General Counsel at the Department of Elder Affairs and Neal Dunn, a veteran and local physician. Thomas has a compelling personal story; born to immigrant parents, she would be the first Indian-American woman to serve in Congress. Her solid tenure in Governor Rick Scott’s administration has earned her the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund and Club for Growth. Meanwhile, Dunn’s service and conservative advocacy as a private citizen has earned him support from many in the Florida State Legislature, including former state Senate president Don Gaetz and two former state House Speakers. So, no matter who wins the Republican primary in this District, FL-2 is gearing up to be a conservative success story. The best part? There’s nothing sweeter than unseating a Democrat incumbent.