Latest EMILY’s List Picks Face Big Challenges

Stuart Rothenberg July 2, 2010 · 12:01 PM EDT

On Friday, EMILY’s List, which seeks to recruit pro-choice Democratic female candidates and support their campaigns, announced two more Senate endorsements: Roxanne Conlin in Iowa and Elaine Marshall in North Carolina.

Democrats are on the defensive nationally and looking for opportunities to…

2010 Gubernatorial Ratings

July 1, 2010 · 11:24 PM EDT

President Obama, Welcome to Bush’s World

Stuart Rothenberg June 30, 2010 · 9:00 AM EDT

In the middle of February, veteran Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg gave some free advice to his party’s Congressional leaders via the New Republic, urging them to take a series of steps to minimize Democratic vulnerabilities (and losses) in the fall elections.

It has been four months…

Bush Bashing Cuts Both Ways in Ohio Race

Stuart Rothenberg June 25, 2010 · 8:59 AM EDT

Talk with Democratic candidates for Congress across the country, as I do, and you will hear the same two lines of argument about how they are going to win their contests in November.

Both narratives seek to morph November’s elections away from being a referendum on President Barack Obama and…

June 24, 2010 Senate Ratings

June 24, 2010 · 9:00 AM EDT

Same Party but Two Very Different Candidates

June 24, 2010 · 9:00 AM EDT

As we crawl toward November, I’m fortunate to interview more and more candidates. Each candidate is unique, but I don’t know that I’ve seen two so very different candidates in a matter of one hour as I did recently, when I interviewed Arizona Democratic Senate hopeful Rodney Glassman and then…

Link Between Grayson, Tea Party Questioned

Nathan L. Gonzales June 23, 2010 · 9:00 AM EDT

One of Rep. Alan Grayson’s pollsters is running for the state House in Florida as a Tea Party candidate, fueling Republican suspicions that the Democratic Congressman is using a newly formed third party to boost his own re-election bid.

On Friday, Victoria Torres, 44, of Orlando qualified to…

June 18, 2010 House Ratings

June 18, 2010 · 10:18 PM EDT

South Dakota At-Large moved to Toss-Up/Tilt Democrat

June 18, 2010 · 3:05 PM EDT

GOP primary voters selected state Rep. Kristi Noem to take on Cong. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) in South Dakota's At-Large District. Noem is just the kind of challenger who creates a big headache for the Democrat. Move from Democrat favored to Toss-up/Tilt Democrat. This contest must now be…

Idaho 1 moved to Lean Democrat

June 18, 2010 · 3:04 PM EDT

Freshman Democrat Walter Minnick has been moved from Toss-up/Tilt Republican to Lean Democrat. State Rep. Raul Labrador, the upset winner in the May GOP primary, benefited from the implosion of the Republican frontrunner, Vaughan Ward. Until Labrador demonstrates that he is putting together the…