House News & Analysis
July 24, 2017 · 8:59 AM EDT
With congressional job approval hovering around 17 percent, members of Congress are carrying their own baggage into their re-election races, even without the weight of a spouse in legal trouble.
Jane Sanders isn’t a stranger to the spotlight, as her husband, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, ascended the political…
July 21, 2017 · 2:30 PM EDT
You don’t have to be a political insider to have been keeping up with the special election in Utah’s 3rd District. Really, you could be a reader of Sports Illustrated, or a fan of the Boston Celtics or Utah Jazz.
The race has caught national attention for various reasons…
July 21, 2017 · 2:29 PM EDT
Since Republicans’ repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act isn’t going quite as planned, party strategists have a plan to make their unpopular alternative look more appealing in comparison.
Republicans are focused on getting Democratic congressional candidates on-the-record about their support for a “single-payer” healthcare system. But the term…
July 21, 2017 · 2:28 PM EDT
What happens when Ed Perlmutter doesn’t run in the “Perlmutter District?”
When the lines were revealed for Colorado’s new 7th District ahead of the 2002 elections, the seat was casually referred to as the “Perlmutter District” because it seemed tailor-made for the Democratic state senator.
But Perlmutter decided not to…
July 21, 2017 · 2:27 PM EDT
It’s been only a few weeks since the Democrats secured Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi as an opponent to GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney in New York’s 22nd District, and the family members of the contenders are already fair play in this race.
As a member of the New York Assembly, Tenney…
July 21, 2017 · 2:26 PM EDT
Candidate for Alabama’s 5th District
Interview Date: July 12, 2017
Date of Birth: Oct. 3, 1982; San Benito, Texas
Education: West Point Military Academy (2005); Georgetown Univ. (Master’s, 2010)
Political Office: None; First run for office
Current Outlook: While GOP Rep. Mo Brooks challenges appointed-Sen. Luther Strange (R) in this…
July 19, 2017 · 7:18 PM EDT
The calls from Democrats and many in the media for a bipartisan health care bill are understandable. But a bipartisan plan is a very heavy lift for Congress – probably even heavier than a partisan one.
Almost everyone likes the sound of a “bipartisan approach.” It comes with connotations of…
July 17, 2017 · 8:59 AM EDT
With re-election rates often hovering above 90 percent, open seats are critical factor in Democrats’ quest for a House majority. New Mexico’s 2nd District has been an elusive target for years, as long as Rep. Steve Pearce has been on the ballot. But the Republican congressman’s decision to…
July 7, 2017 · 2:56 PM EDT
Democrats have been trying to get St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly to run in Illinois’ 12th District for five years. He finally took the plunge this week and announced his challenge to GOP Rep. Mike Bost.
One big question is whether Democrats missed their window of opportunity. Heading…
July 5, 2017 · 4:01 PM EDT
The new Republican National Committee web video “Where’s Their Plan?” purports to place the onus for the nation’s health care crisis on Democrats, but instead shows how far off base the RNC is in understanding how the issue is likely to play next year if the party can’t pass a…