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Texas Senate: Cruz to Victory?

by Leah Askarinam August 3, 2018 · 11:30 AM EDT

Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke began the cycle being dismissed as a three-term congressman running an unconventional campaign in an unwinnable race in Texas. But he’s proven to be a fundraising juggernaut and has some Democrats wondering whether he’s rewriting the playbook for winning in red states.…

Ohio 12 Special: Down to the Wire, Again

by Nathan L. Gonzales August 3, 2018 · 11:29 AM EDT

Here we go again.

Republicans are at significant risk of losing a special election in a seat President Donald Trump carried handily in 2016. Republicans began with an initial lead that has steadily closed as Election Day approaches. Rinse and repeat.

The most recent public polls in Ohio’s 12th…

Tennessee Senate: Back To The Future

by Leah Askarinam August 3, 2018 · 11:28 AM EDT

Following Hillary Clinton’s defeat, Democrats are in the midst of an identity crisis. Some are looking forward to building a racially diverse, urban-centered coalition, as the country becomes less white and more urban. But where that’s not an option, Democrats are looking back to what they hope…

Candidate Conversation - Dan Feehan (DFL)

August 3, 2018 · 11:27 AM EDT

Minnesota’s 1st District — Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: July 11, 2018

Date of Birth: July 23, 1982; St. Paul, Minn.

Education: Georgetown Univ. (2005); Harvard (MPP, 2013)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Democratic Rep. Tim Walz’s run for governor leaves an open…

Candidate Conversation - Colin Allred (D)

August 3, 2018 · 11:26 AM EDT

Texas 32nd District — Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: July 11, 2018

Date of Birth: April 15, 1983; Dallas, Texas

Education: Baylor Univ. (2005); Cal-Berkeley law school (2014)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Allred is challenging GOP Rep. Pete Sessions in a…

Candidate Conversation - Amy McGrath (D)

August 3, 2018 · 11:25 AM EDT

Kentucky’s 6th District — Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: July 12, 2018

Date of Birth: June 3, 1975; Cincinnati, Ohio

Education: US Naval Academy (1997); Johns Hopkins (2014)

Elected Office: None; First run for office.

Current Outlook: McGrath came from behind to win the Democratic primary…

Candidate Conversation - Abby Finkenauer (D)

August 3, 2018 · 11:24 AM EDT

Iowa’s 1st District — Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: July 11, 2018

Date of Birth: Dec. 12, 1988; Dubuque, Iowa

Education: Drake Univ. (2013)

Elected Office: State House (2014; re-elected 2016)

Current Outlook: Finkenauer will face GOP Rep. Rod Blum in a district that President Donald Trump…

Candidate Conversation - Katie Porter (D)

August 3, 2018 · 11:23 AM EDT

California’s 45th District — Rating: Lean Republican

Interview Date: July 11, 2018

Date of Birth: Jan. 3, 1974; Fort Dodge, Iowa

Education: Yale (1996); Harvard Law School (2001)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Porter, a UC-Irvine law professor, will face GOP Rep.…

Candidate Conversation - Eddie Edwards (R)

August 3, 2018 · 11:22 AM EDT

New Hampshire’s 1st District — Ratings: Tilt Democratic

Interview Date: July 23, 2018

Date of Birth: March 2, 1968; Atlanta, Ga.

Elected Office: None; Ran for state senate in 2014

Current Outlook: Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is retiring, leaving behind an open seat that President Donald…

2018 House Ratings (August 3, 2018)

August 3, 2018 · 11:21 AM EDT