Candidate Conversation - Jason Church (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:26 PM EST

Wisconsin’s 7th District — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: Nov. 15, 2019

Date of Birth: Feb. 23, 1989; Fort Knox, Ky.

Education: Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse (2011), Georgetown Univ. (Masters, 2015), Univ. of Wisconsin law school (2018)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Candidate Conversation - Cal Cunningham (D)

January 24, 2020 · 2:25 PM EST

North Carolina Senate - Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: Dec. 6, 2019

Date of Birth: Aug. 6, 1973; Winston-Salem, N.C.

Education: Univ. of North Carolina Chapel Hill (1999); Vanderbilt Univ. (attended), American Univ. (attended); London School of Economics (attended). 

Elected Office: State…

Candidate Conversation - Bob Elliott (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:24 PM EST

California’s 10th District — Rating: Likely Democratic

Interview Date: Nov. 14, 2019

Date of Birth: May 8, 1949; Russell, Kansas

Education: U.S. Military Academy West Point; Naval Postgraduate School (Masters, 1985); 

Elected Office: San Joaquin Board of Supervisors; Tracy City Council (former)…

Candidate Conversation - Kendall Qualls (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:23 PM EST

Minnesota’s 3rd District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Dec. 11, 2019

Date of Birth: Oct. 16, 1963; New York City, N.Y.

Education: Cameron Univ. (1985); Univ. of Oklahoma (Masters, 1988); Univ. of Michigan (MBA, 2011); 

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook:…

Is Trump really the MVP of the GOP?

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 23, 2020 · 10:52 AM EST

After a tumultuous 2018 that saw them lose their House majority, Republicans often seem eager to dismiss those midterm results as typical while pining for the next election when President Donald Trump will top the ballot and drive turnout in their favor.

A closer look, however, shows Trump may not…

The Steyer Boomlet

by Stuart Rothenberg January 21, 2020 · 11:25 AM EST

Once again, there’s a new “hot” candidate. This time it’s billionaire Tom Steyer, who hit double digits in new Fox News polls in Nevada and South Carolina, thereby qualifying him for the CNN/Des Moines Register presidential debate — the last debate before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses.

Of course, other…

California 50: GOP Benefits from Hunter’s Absence

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 16, 2020 · 2:15 PM EST

California Republican Duncan Hunter finally left the House and took any Democratic chances of winning the 50th District with him.

Hunter won reelection in 2018 by 3 points in a Southern California seat that Republicans shouldn’t have to worry about defending, considering President Donald Trump…

2020 Senate Overview: GOP Women Hold Keys to GOP Majority

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 10, 2020 · 2:30 PM EST

There are just eight Republican women in the U.S. Senate, but they are critical in the GOP effort to maintain the majority. 

Of those eight female Republican senators, six will be on the ballot this November and four of them are in competitive races. Martha McSally of Arizona and Susan Collins of…

Important Redistricting Process Begins with Reapportionment

by Ryan Matsumoto January 10, 2020 · 2:29 PM EST

In December, the Census Bureau released new 2019 population estimates that give us clues about which states will gain or lose congressional seats and how the Electoral College will be impacted for the next decade.

History & Process
The Reapportionment Act of 1929 outlined the process by which…