2018 House Overview: Early Warning Signs?

Nathan L. Gonzales November 10, 2017 · 2:30 PM EST

Democrats haven’t struggled to recruit candidates, but this week’s results in Virginia should encourage any wavering House challengers to get off the sidelines. Even so, it remains unclear whether Tuesday’s sweeping victories portend a national electoral wave next year. 

Two gubernatorial wins and…

2018 House Overview (Nov. 10, 2017) Alabama - Iowa

November 10, 2017 · 2:29 PM EST

Alabama. Feb. 9 filing deadline. June 5 primary.

2nd District (Martha Roby, R, re-elected in 2016 with 49%). 2016 Presidential Winner: Trump 65%. The congresswoman looked at risk of another primary challenger after facing down one in 2016 and getting less than 50 percent in the general election…

2018 House Overview (Nov. 10, 2017) Kansas - New York

November 10, 2017 · 2:28 PM EST

Kansas. June 1 filing deadline. Aug. 7 primary.

2nd District (Open; Lynn Jenkins, R, not seeking re-election). Trump 56%. The combination of an open seat and a strong Democratic candidate makes this a competitive race, even though Trump won handily. Former state House Minority Leader Paul Davis…

2018 House Overview (Nov. 10, 2017) North Carolina - Wyoming

November 10, 2017 · 2:27 PM EST

North Carolina. Feb. 28 filing deadline. May 8 primary.

2nd District (George Holding, R, re-elected 57%). Trump 53%. Businessman Sam Searcy, who owns a vodka distillery and has the ability to self-fund, could mount a serious challenge to Holding. Searcy raised just $95,000 in the third quarter but…

Candidate Conversation - Lauren Baer (D)

November 10, 2017 · 2:26 PM EST

Lauren Baer

Candidate for Florida’s 18th District

Interview Date: Oct. 30, 2017

Date of Birth: Dec. 7, 1980; New York, N.Y.

Education: Harvard (2002), Oxford (Master’s 2004), Yale Law School (2007)

Elected Office: None; first run for office

Current Outlook: Democrat Patrick Murphy held this…

Candidate Conversation - Paul Davis (D)

November 10, 2017 · 2:25 PM EST

Paul Davis 

Candidate for Kansas’ 2nd District

Interview Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Date of Birth: July 12, 1972; Woodland, Ca.

Education: University of Kansas (1995), Washburn Law School (1997)

Elected Office: State House (former); 2014 gubernatorial nominee

Current Outlook: Davis is running for…

Candidate Conversation - Roger Dean Huffstetler (D)

November 10, 2017 · 2:24 PM EST

Roger Dean Huffstetler 

Candidate for Virginia’s 5th District

Interview Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Date of Birth: April 28, 1978; Gaston County, N.C.

Education: University of Georgia (2001), Harvard (MBA/MPA; 2010)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Huffstetler is one of the…

2018 House Ratings (November 10, 2017)

November 10, 2017 · 2:23 PM EST