Another GOP pickup opportunity

Richard Baehr
Democratic Congressman Mike Ross will retire after his term is up. Ross, from Arkansas' 4th Congressional district, has won easily (by 18% in 2010) in an increasingly Republican district. Charles Cook rates Arkansas 4 as Republican +7. The district went for McCain over Obama by 3 to 2 in 2008. 

This open seat race leans to the GOP in 2012, as Arkansas has voted strongly for the GOP in the last 3 Presidential election years. Ross, who is the only remaining Democrat in Arkansas' U.S. House delegation, may run for Governor in 2014. 

Democratic Congressman Mike Ross will retire after his term is up. Ross, from Arkansas' 4th Congressional district, has won easily (by 18% in 2010) in an increasingly Republican district. Charles Cook rates Arkansas 4 as Republican +7. The district went for McCain over Obama by 3 to 2 in 2008. 

This open seat race leans to the GOP in 2012, as Arkansas has voted strongly for the GOP in the last 3 Presidential election years. Ross, who is the only remaining Democrat in Arkansas' U.S. House delegation, may run for Governor in 2014.