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Georgia 6: Runoff a Challenge for Both Parties

Stuart Rothenberg April 20, 2017 · 8:55 AM EDT

Once again, a special election received more attention than it deserved.

No, I’m not saying that it didn’t matter or that the results can’t tell us something about Donald Trump and the 2018 midterm elections. But the primary in Georgia’s 6th District and the subsequent special election certainly…

Job Opening: Analyst - Reporter for Inside Elections

Nathan L. Gonzales April 20, 2017 · 8:30 AM EDT

Sixteen years ago, I left CNN for something called The Rothenberg Political Report. Looking back, I really didn’t have any idea what I was getting into, but I’m grateful to Stu for a tremendous opportunity to work and learn alongside him for well over a decade.

Now I’m looking to build the Inside…

8 Things I Think I Think After the Georgia 6 Special Primary

Nathan L. Gonzales April 19, 2017 · 12:15 PM EDT

My family sat down for dinner at a nice Amish family’s house in Lancaster County, Pa. on Tuesday night, less than two hours before the polls closed in Georgia’s 6th District, and Jon Ossoff’s name didn’t come up once. That’s not surprising, but it is what happens when special elections collide with…

The Bipartisan Effort to Make Senate History

Nathan L. Gonzales April 14, 2017 · 10:06 AM EDT

For all of the moaning and groaning about Washington being dysfunctional, members of Congress aren’t exactly tripping over each other to get out of town.

So far, all of the Republican and Democratic senators up for re-election this cycle seem intent on seeking another term. And if that trend…

11 Things I Think I Think After the Kansas 4 Special Election

Nathan L. Gonzales April 12, 2017 · 11:45 AM EDT

After a few months in the electoral desert, we finally have election results to digest from a competitive race, albeit an unexpected one.

State Treasurer Ron Estes pulled out a 53-46 percent victory to keep the 4th District of Kansas in Republican hands. The 7-point margin is shocking considering…

2018 Senate Overview: Waiting for the New Normal

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Nathan L. Gonzales April 7, 2017 · 3:00 PM EDT

Donald Trump has been president for less than three months and yet it feels like three years, as each day seems to bring at least one urgent story (if not two or three) to the forefront. And even though the 2018 midterm elections are 19 months away, they are not immune from the constant chaos. 

2018 Senate Overview (April 7, 2017) Alabama - Maine

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April 7, 2017 · 2:59 PM EDT

ALABAMA - Luther Strange (R) appointed 2017. Special Election. This seat is the latest addition to the regular class of senate seats up this cycle. GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as President Donald Trump’s attorney general and GOP Gov. Robert Bentley appointed state Attorney General Luther…