A List of our Current Target Races
Center Street PAC continues to evaluate races, based on candidates and where our data shows we can be competitive. We look at a bipartisan mix of profile, odds of success and candidate merit. We also look at how extreme a candidate’s opponent is. This is a long-term effort, and we will continue to update as we become involved in more races.
Republican JD Vance is challenging Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan for the US Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Sen. Rob Portman. This race is crucial as Ohio is leaning red but Vance has embraced radical positions including supporting Vladimir Putin in his invasion of Ukraine.
Incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert. Boebert is a first-term congresswoman with a history of making wildly erratic and controversial statements. Her legislative history is non-existent and her behavior in Congress has been controversial at best. Her district is narrowly Republican and her Democratic challenger, businessman and former Aspen city councilman Adam Frisch, would be a far better leader.
Retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly was elected to the United States Senate in 2020 in the special election to replace the late Senator John McCain. Sen. Kelly is a former U.S. Navy combat pilot who flew 39 missions in the Persian Gulf and was a test pilot before becoming an astronaut in 1996. He flew four missions on the Space Shuttle before retiring.
One of the most popular members of the United States Senate, Sen. Kelly is running against avowed “America First” candidate Blake Masters, who is heavily funded by Peter Theil, the man behind J.D. Vance in Ohio.
Evan McMullin is running as an independent in the race against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee. Utah Democrats voted against nominating someone from their party to run and are throwing their support behind McMullin. The January 6th Committee has revealed troubling communication, between Sen. Lee and people like Mark Meadows and John Eastman, around strategy to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election.
Elissa Slotkin is a Democratic representative for Michigan’s 8th congressional district. However, she is running in MI-7 because of a move. Rep. Slotkin has extensive national security experience. She served in the CIA where she conducted three tours as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. Rep. Slotkin has worked with both Republican and Democratic Presidents, serving on Pres. George W. Bush’s national security staff, as well as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs under Pres. Barack Obama. Rep. Slotkin’s opponent is Republican State Senator Tom Barrett. His campaign has highlighted some of the worst extremist scare tactics. For example, Barrett was caught sending emails to potential donors, confirming fake gender reassignment for their children. Barrett has neither the temperment nor ideas to serve in Congress.
Rep. Abigail Spanberger is the incumbent Democratic congresswoman from Michigan’s 7th district. Rep. Spanberger has been called a centrist because of her willingness to confront her own party on its own radical stances. Rep. Spanberger’s opponent is an a far-right candidate who doubts pregancy can occur after rape and believes the Jan. 6 rioters were merely exercising their First Amendment rights.