Assemblyman Mike Morrell has decided to run for Bill Emmerson's state senate seat. As I mentioned in my previous post, Morrell is a great choice for the seat. He'll win a special election easily and should be the best candidate to defend the seat in 2016, a Presidential year when the seat could be competitive.
The assembly seat will be a bigger issue for the GOP. It's the GOP's most vulnerable seat and it should be competitive. Republicans do better in non-November elections and they should be able to win the special. It'll be a very competitive campaign in November.