That is the list of known candidates and competitive races. At any time before the filing deadline, the party may convince other candidates to run (NPCs are free). For each contested election below I have included a rough estimate of polling. It shouldn't be seen as party membership in that district, simply how the vote would go without player intervention.
Each party should select four races that they wish to actively roleplay. I would recommend that you chose the races that have your party losing by a small majority. In states that are at-large, you will need to select the entire state. This list is also required by the filing deadline (Saturday night).
You'll notice that some active players are being opposed, but none have serious challengers. You should consider the opposition as flattery, as the admin team is giving you an opportunity to roleplay your own election if you so desire.
Oye. We failed to go through with our electoral reform effort, and we're stuck with a ton of at-large races once again as a result.
I'll have suggestions tomorrow. But I think it's key we focus in states where we have a player, given the ability of a player to campaign in his/her own state, and given the strength of such campaigning.
James Terrus, Esquire
Attorney for the United States
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
United States Representative from New York's 2nd Congressional District
Editor, The New York Daily Times
Colonel Christopher Bretagne, United States Army
Commander, Artillery Department
Everyone needs to file for re-election immediately. Do so here, cost is $50.
We've five active players right now to my knowledge: Terrus (NY), Desrochers (NY), Legion (MA), Key (MA), Magenta (MD), Landry (MD), and Addie (SC). There is a significant advantage to campaigning in a state with a player, so we should focus amongst these states. There are five competitive races spread amongst these four states.
Maryland at Large: Assuming Mulready and Steward file for re-election, we get 4/7 in current state. We can ideally get Forrest up the list, though, and possible also Key (if we get him to pledge Federalist). Massachusetts 8th: If we can get Dwight Foster to drop out of this race, we'll likely only need to pick up a couple percent to win it. Massachusetts 10th: We need to pick up 20% here to win. Massachusetts 11th: We need only 5% here to win. New York 3rd: We can likely get Kent to pledge Federalist if we back him, and he needs to pick up only 4%.
My personal thought is to go after MD-AL, MA-8, MA-11, and NY-3. We've the hardest battle in MA10, after all.
I know some people will object to us not hitting Connecticut, New Hampshire, or Pennsylvania. But it's almost assured that another party will pick these major at-large states. We should make sure to pick the places where we've the greatest advantage -- and that's in the above five races, where our folks can actually campaign.
I'm sorry, guys. Work has been busy as hell, and I'm currently in Belgium (for work), but I'll do what I can to help here. I'm going to get caught up today and help organize everything else- don't worry, I'm not giving up.