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Various news outlets rank the competitiveness of congressional elections. CQ Weekly has done so consistently since the early 1970s, usually in an October special issue before the election. The publication most often ranks races as safe, favoring one party, leaning to one party, or too-close-to-call. For the past few cycles, CQ has linked to election rankings of the Rothenberg & Gonzalez Political Report (http://rothenberggonzales.com/).