The Washington Post's Chris Cilliizza, who ranks U.S. House races all over the country, just moved the race between Jonathan Paton and Ann Kirkpatrick for Arizona's First District from being "Leans Democratic" to "Tossup".
Given recent polls showing Paton ahead, and major newspaper endorsements from the Arizona Republic, Arizona Daily Star, and Casa Grande Dispatch, Paton is poised to win this race.
Here is what Cillizza had to say:
* AZ-1 moves from"lean Democratic” to"toss-up”
Former congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D), who is trying to win a district with a slight GOP lean, just got passed over for the Arizona Republic’s endorsement."We have seen more complete meltdowns in our board meetings, but never one so unexpected,” the paper said of Kirkpatrick. Republican Jonathan Paton has a good shot here.