Candidate Conversation - Cynthia Lummis (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:28 PM EST

Wyoming Senate

Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: Jan. 14, 2020

Date of Birth: Sept. 10, 1954; Cheyenne, Wyo.

Education: Univ. of Wyoming (Bachelors, law school)

Elected Office: U.S. House (former), state Treasurer (former), state Senate (former), state House (former)

Current Outlook:

Candidate Conversation - Robert Emmons Jr. (D)

January 24, 2020 · 2:27 PM EST

Illinois’ 1st District 

Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Nov. 15, 2019

Date of Birth: Oct. 10, 1992; Atlantic City, N.J.

Education: Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: As with virtually all primary challengers to incumbents,…

Candidate Conversation - Jason Church (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:26 PM EST

Wisconsin’s 7th District — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: Nov. 15, 2019

Date of Birth: Feb. 23, 1989; Fort Knox, Ky.

Education: Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse (2011), Georgetown Univ. (Masters, 2015), Univ. of Wisconsin law school (2018)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Candidate Conversation - Cal Cunningham (D)

January 24, 2020 · 2:25 PM EST

North Carolina Senate - Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: Dec. 6, 2019

Date of Birth: Aug. 6, 1973; Winston-Salem, N.C.

Education: Univ. of North Carolina Chapel Hill (1999); Vanderbilt Univ. (attended), American Univ. (attended); London School of Economics (attended). 

Elected Office: State…

Candidate Conversation - Bob Elliott (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:24 PM EST

California’s 10th District — Rating: Likely Democratic

Interview Date: Nov. 14, 2019

Date of Birth: May 8, 1949; Russell, Kansas

Education: U.S. Military Academy West Point; Naval Postgraduate School (Masters, 1985); 

Elected Office: San Joaquin Board of Supervisors; Tracy City Council (former)…

Candidate Conversation - Kendall Qualls (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:23 PM EST

Minnesota’s 3rd District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Dec. 11, 2019

Date of Birth: Oct. 16, 1963; New York City, N.Y.

Education: Cameron Univ. (1985); Univ. of Oklahoma (Masters, 1988); Univ. of Michigan (MBA, 2011); 

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook:…

Is Trump really the MVP of the GOP?

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 23, 2020 · 10:52 AM EST

After a tumultuous 2018 that saw them lose their House majority, Republicans often seem eager to dismiss those midterm results as typical while pining for the next election when President Donald Trump will top the ballot and drive turnout in their favor.

A closer look, however, shows Trump may not…

The Steyer Boomlet

by Stuart Rothenberg January 21, 2020 · 11:25 AM EST

Once again, there’s a new “hot” candidate. This time it’s billionaire Tom Steyer, who hit double digits in new Fox News polls in Nevada and South Carolina, thereby qualifying him for the CNN/Des Moines Register presidential debate — the last debate before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses.

Of course, other…

California 50: GOP Benefits from Hunter’s Absence

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 16, 2020 · 2:15 PM EST

California Republican Duncan Hunter finally left the House and took any Democratic chances of winning the 50th District with him.

Hunter won reelection in 2018 by 3 points in a Southern California seat that Republicans shouldn’t have to worry about defending, considering President Donald Trump…