California Senate: Newsom Picks Laphonza Butler to Succeed Feinstein

by Jacob Rubashkin September 29, 2023 · 3:22 PM EDT

Longtime Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein died Thursday at the age of 90. The trailblazing lawmaker was the longest serving woman in Senate history, and she boasted a 53-year career of public service that included a decade as mayor of San Francisco, an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid, and then three…

Michigan 7: The Last Man Standing in Lansing

by Erin Covey September 29, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s U.S. Senate campaign is a boon to Democrats attempting to maintain their tenuous grip on the Senate majority — and a loss for the party’s fight to reclaim the House majority in 2024.

The moderate congresswoman, one of her party’s most prodigious fundraisers, represents one of…

California 13: Central Valley Rematch

by Jacob Rubashkin September 29, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

The second-closest race of 2022 wasn’t supposed to be competitive. But the seat is now at the epicenter of the fight for the House in 2024.

Last cycle, California’s 13th District, located in the Central Valley, was made significantly more Democratic by the state’s citizen redistricting commission,…

Report Shorts (Sept. 29, 2023)

September 29, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

Arizona Senate. 2022 gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake plans to launch her campaign on Oct. 10. Lake, a Trump acolyte, is the clear frontrunner in the GOP primary, but her path to victory in the general election is more complicated. Rep. Ruben Gallego is the likely Democratic nominee. Independent…

Tracking Redistricting Battles Ahead of 2024

by Erin Covey September 26, 2023 · 3:00 PM EDT

Though the 2024 election cycle is well underway, redistricting battles continue across several states.

With the control of the U.S. House on the line, both parties are keeping a close watch on the map drawing processes in North Carolina, Alabama, New York, and several other states still in the…

New Jersey Senate: Menendez Indictment Creates Democratic Headache

by Jacob Rubashkin September 22, 2023 · 12:29 PM EDT

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted on three federal charges Friday, nearly a year after news first broke of a possible investigation into the powerful Democratic lawmaker. In a 39-page indictment, the Department of Justice alleges Menendez and his wife accepted bribes and committed fraud and…

2024 Senate Ratings (September 22, 2023)

September 22, 2023 · 12:28 PM EDT

Virginia 10: New NoVa Open

by Jacob Rubashkin September 21, 2023 · 4:00 PM EDT

Democrat Jennifer Wexton’s surprise announcement that she would not seek a fourth term in Congress kicks off an open seat race in the rapidly changing Northern Virginia suburbs. 

Wexton, who flipped the 10th District from longtime GOP control in 2018, had announced she was diagnosed with…

Podcast Episode 6: House Majority Fight, Toss-Up Races, NASCAR Candidate

September 21, 2023 · 2:55 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covey discuss the fight for the House majority including the key Toss-up races, races with recent rating changes, and the Republican NASCAR driver running in Maine.

The Inside Elections podcast analyzes congressional, presidential and gubernatorial races…

2024 House Overview: Out of the Shadows

September 15, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin & Erin Covey

At risk of being overshadowed by the presidential race and a tight fight for the Senate majority, the House will not be denied a part of the 2024 spotlight. 

Democrats need a net gain of just five seats out of 435 to retake the House, so the…