Live from GOP: Cox Names His Most Competitive Districts (and Names Quite a Few)

New York Republican State Committee Chairman Ed Cox certainly has high hopes, some coming from the most unlikely places. 

Cox said he got encouraging news from RNC Chairman Michael Steele after the two appeared at an event last week for Charlie Rangel’s challenger, Michael Faulkner.

“Steele told us that Mr Faulkner–according to his polls, the Republican National Committee polls–thatwithin four percentage points of beating Charlie Rangel. That was what Chairman Steele said, and that district is one in which it would be very interesting if Mike Faulkner were to win that,” Cox said.

He went on to list ten congressional districts that he things are particularly competitive: the 1st, the 4th, the 13th (Michael Grimm is running a very good race out there”), the 19th and 20th, the 22nd (“I think George Forbes will beat Maurice Hinchey”), the 23 (“is always exciting, that’s close, lots of cross guards out there”), the 24th, the 25th and the 29th.

The room filled with resounding “boos” the jumbo screens showing news feeds declaring the senatorial races for Democrats Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand.