Report Shorts (Sept. 15, 2023)

September 15, 2023 · 2:26 PM EDT

Montana Senate. A new group calling itself Last Best Place PAC has begun a six-figure ad campaign against GOP Senate candidate Tim Sheehy, the former Navy SEAL and aerial firefighting CEO who is currently the only Republican in the race. Politico points out that, while the PAC’s donors won’t be…

2024 House Ratings (September 15, 2023)

September 15, 2023 · 2:24 PM EDT

Ohio House: Democrats Defend Three Battleground Seats

by Erin Covey September 12, 2023 · 11:45 AM EDT

Three Ohio Democrats who won battleground races in 2022 can breathe a sigh of relief, now that their districts won’t be redrawn ahead of the 2024 election after all.

The state Supreme Court dismissed legal challenges to the current congressional map last Thursday, allowing the lines to stay in…

2024 House Ratings (September 12, 2023)

September 12, 2023 · 11:44 AM EDT

Podcast Episode 5: Rhode Island & Utah Special Elections, Governor Ratings, Space Candidate

September 7, 2023 · 10:17 AM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Erin Covey and Jacob Rubashkin discuss the results of House special elections in Rhode Island and Utah, top races for governor in 2023 and 2024, and the congressional candidates with tickets to space.

The Inside Elections podcast analyzes congressional, presidential and…

Mississippi Governor: If Democrats Can Dream

by Jacob Rubashkin September 1, 2023 · 10:30 AM EDT

The battle lines have been formally set in the Mississippi gubernatorial contest, with incumbent Republican Tate Reeves and Democratic challenger Brandon Presley advancing to the general election after the August 8 primary.

Presley, the public service commissioner for the state’s northern…

Louisiana Governor: Democrats Losing Their Grip

by Erin Covey September 1, 2023 · 10:29 AM EDT

Gov. John Bel Edwards, a pro-life, pro-gun Catholic from rural Louisiana, is the only Democrat who’s won statewide in Louisiana in the past 15 years. Now that he’s term-limited, Republicans have a prime opportunity to take control of the governor’s mansion — if they can avoid the pitfalls of the…

Kentucky Governor Shifts Toward Democrats

by Jacob Rubashkin September 1, 2023 · 10:28 AM EDT

The general election campaign in Kentucky is more than halfway complete, with less than three months remaining before voters head to the polls to choose their commonwealth’s next chief executive.

And in the three months since Republicans nominated state Attorney General Daniel Cameron to take on…

2024 Gubernatorial Overview: Toss-up Races Emerge

September 1, 2023 · 10:27 AM EDT

By Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covey

Gubernatorial races during presidential cycles are usually sleepy. Just 11 states are slated to elect a chief executive in 2024, compared to 38 states in midterm cycles, and only one of them ranks among the 10 most populous in the country.

But there is plenty to…