Candidate Conversation - Ken Harbaugh (D)

June 23, 2017 · 2:55 PM EDT

Candidate for Ohio’s 7th District

Interview Date: June 15, 2017

Date of Birth: Dec. 15, 1973; Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Education: Duke University (1996); Yale law school (2008)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Harbaugh is the clear frontrunner for the Democratic…

Candidate Conversation - Andy Kerr (D)

June 23, 2017 · 2:54 PM EDT

Candidate for Colorado’s 7th District

Interview Date: June 13, 2017

Date of Birth: Oct. 21, 1968; Cumberland. Md.

Education: Univ. of Colorado

Political Office: State senator; State representative (former)

Current Outlook: Kerr faces a competitive Democratic primary in the open seat race to…

Eleven Things I Think I Think After the Georgia and South Carolina Special Elections

Nathan L. Gonzales June 20, 2017 · 11:38 PM EDT

One of the best parts about covering elections is that there is a final result. What seems like an endless stream of campaigning and ads and analysis finally comes to an end every time with vote tallies to digest until the next round. 
President Donald Trump and the Republicans continue to play…

Almost a Must-Win for Democrats in Georgia 6

Stuart Rothenberg June 12, 2017 · 9:30 AM EDT

Democratic strategists may hate the idea that they must win the June 20 special election in Georgia’s 6th District, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

Jon Ossoff’s defeat would not tell us what will happen seventeen months from now in the 2018 midterms any more than Republican Tim Burns’…

Four (Almost) Famous Congressional Candidates

Nathan L. Gonzales June 9, 2017 · 9:25 AM EDT

The political media went into a frenzy last cycle when “Little House on the Prairie” actress and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Melissa Gilbert decided to run for Congress in Michigan. Even though the Democrat eventually dropped out before she matched up against Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in…

A Harbaugh Elected in Ohio? You’ll Know It’s a Wave

Nathan L. Gonzales June 5, 2017 · 8:46 AM EDT

Next year, everyone will publish election guides explaining which races to watch to figure out the winds of the midterms and predict if a wave is on the horizon. But if you only have time to watch one race, watch Ohio’s 7th District.

On Thursday, former Navy pilot Ken Harbaugh, a Democrat,…

The GOP’s Political Gamble on the Environment

Stuart Rothenberg June 4, 2017 · 8:00 AM EDT

While activists on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the ideological spectrum argue about whether President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord is a good idea, the political risks of that decision are undeniable.

The president’s announcement is likely to elevate the salience of…

Georgia 6 Special: Down to the Wire

Nathan L. Gonzales June 2, 2017 · 2:30 PM EDT

It shouldn’t have been a surprise when Democrats lost two special elections in districts Donald Trump won by over 20 points, but explaining away a loss in Georgia’s 6th District, where Hillary Clinton narrowly lost to Trump would be much more difficult. Thankfully for Democrats, Jon Ossoff is well…

Introducing the Expanded Inside Elections Team

Nathan L. Gonzales June 2, 2017 · 2:29 PM EDT

I hate press releases, but I’m delighted to introduce a few new members of the Inside Elections team, so this brief will have to suffice. 

Later this month, Leah Askarinam will start as a full-time Reporter & Analyst for Inside Elections, covering all of the key House, Senate, and gubernatorial…