Texas 34 Special: (Rio) Grande Opportunity

by Jacob Rubashkin May 6, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

With all the focus on the November midterm elections, Republicans are hoping their march to the majority starts a few months earlier, in Texas. 

In 2020, Republicans were surprised and energized by significant gains among Latino voters across the country. Nowhere was that more obvious than in…

First Thoughts from Indiana, Ohio Primary Results

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 4, 2022 · 11:04 AM EDT

After a long break since the early races in Texas at the beginning of March, primary season is back with Indiana and Ohio. Here are a few results worth noting:

Ohio Senate. (Open; Rob Portman, R, not seeking re-election). Author J.D. Vance won the GOP nomination after a late surge following an…

Ohio Redistricting Redux: Maps, For Now

by Jacob Rubashkin April 22, 2022 · 12:35 PM EDT

Ohio’s redistricting process for the 2022 midterms appears to have ended as it began: messily.

After a tumultuous process that saw the state legislature and a backup commission fail to (or even make a good-faith attempt to) pass bipartisan maps as required by a new state law passed by voters in…

2022 House Ratings (April 22, 2022)

April 22, 2022 · 12:34 PM EDT

Connecticut Redistricting: Testing the Edges of the Battlefield

by Jacob Rubashkin April 20, 2022 · 3:12 PM EDT

In a sea of uncertainty, some things are easy to project, such as the redistricting process in Connecticut. 

For the third time in as many redistricting cycles, Connecticut’s Supreme Court had to step in to draw new congressional maps after both the state legislature and a backup commission failed…

Alaska At-Large Special: Frontier Fiasco

by Jacob Rubashkin April 14, 2022 · 2:30 PM EDT

The death of Republican Don Young, Alaska’s sole congressman and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, has set off what is already proving to be the most crowded, unpredictable special election in recent memory.

Young first came to Congress 49 years ago, in a 1973 special…

Biden’s Approval Rating Struggles Continue

by Ryan Matsumoto April 14, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

In December, Inside Elections took a look at President Joe Biden’s job approval rating and noted how much it had declined since the start of his term. While Biden enjoyed a positive approval rating during his first few months in office, his standing quickly deteriorated throughout the summer and…

2022 State Legislature Preview: GOP Poised for Gains

April 14, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

By Guest Contributor Chaz Nuttycombe, Director of CNalysis

It’s clear that President Joe Biden’s sagging job approval rating is making it difficult for Democrats to maintain their majorities in Congress in this year’s midterm elections. But the downballot effect is real with Republicans poised to…

Massachusetts Redistricting: A Common Story in the Commonwealth

by Bradley Wascher April 14, 2022 · 2:27 PM EDT

Democrats are poised to take over the governorship of Massachusetts from Republicans and will likely hold all of the Bay State’s U.S. House seats, yet potentially lose control of Congress.

The Massachusetts congressional map received minimal modifications in redistricting. Not only will the state…