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Colorado’s 6th District: Democrats Try to Crack the Coffman Code

by Leah Askarinam June 1, 2018 · 2:30 PM EDT

A handful of Republican House incumbents represent districts that, on the surface, should be firmly in the Democratic column. But despite a series of factors that have created difficult bids for re-election—including redistricting decisions that unfavorably altered the partisanship of the…

Eight States That Will Decide the Senate Majority

by Nathan L. Gonzales June 1, 2018 · 2:29 PM EDT

There are at least 14 competitive Senate races around the country, but knowing the outcome in just eight of the hottest contests will be all the evidence you need in figuring out whether Democrats will retake the majority this fall. 

On paper, a majority might look firmly in reach for Democrats…

Candidate Conversation - Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)

June 1, 2018 · 2:28 PM EDT

Illinois 13th District — Rating: Likely Republican

Interview Date: May 11, 2018

Date of Birth: June 21, 1971; Springfield, Illinois 

Education: Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1993)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Londrigan, former director of alumni affairs at…

Candidate Conversation - Gretchen Driskell (D)

June 1, 2018 · 2:27 PM EDT

Michigan’s 7th District — Rating: Likely Republican

Interview Date: May 10, 2018

Date of Birth: Oct. 1, 1958; New York, N.Y.

Education: Lynchburg College (1980); George Washington University (MBA 1987)

Elected Office: Saline City Council (former, 1993-1999); Saline Mayor (former, 1999-2012);…

Candidate Conversation - Kathy Manning (D)

June 1, 2018 · 2:26 PM EDT

North Carolina’s 13th District — Rating: Likely R

Interview Date: March 14, 2018

Date of Birth: Dec. 3, 1956; Detroit, Mi.

Education: Harvard (1978); Univ. of Michigan Law School (1981)

Elected Office: None; first run for office

Current Outlook: President Donald Trump received 53 percent in…

Candidate Conversation - Mike Kennedy (R)

June 1, 2018 · 2:25 PM EDT

Utah Senate — Rating: Solid Republican 

Interview Date: May 2, 2018

Date of Birth: Feb. 2, 1969; Lansing, Mich. 

Education: BYU (1994); Michigan State medical school (1998); BYU Law School (2007)

Elected Office: State Rep. (2012-present) 

Current Outlook: It’s going to be difficult for anyone…

Candidate Conversation - Aftab Pureval (D)

June 1, 2018 · 2:24 PM EDT

Ohio’s 1st District — Rating: Likely Republican

Interview Date: May 9, 2018

Date of Birth: Sept. 9, 1982; Beaver Creek, Ohio

Education: Ohio State Univ. (2005); Univ. of Cincinnati law school (2008) 

Elected Office:  Hamilton County Clerk of Courts (2016)

Current Outlook: Democrats believe…

Candidate Conversation - Tom Malinowski (D)

June 1, 2018 · 2:23 PM EDT

New Jersey’s 7th District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: May 9, 2018

Date of Birth: Sept. 23,1965; Poland

Education: UC-Berkeley (1988); Oxford Univ. (Rhodes Scholar, Master’s 1991)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: GOP Rep. Leonard Lance ($850,000 in the…