House News & Analysis

Illinois House: Democrats Eye Fresh Takeover Opportunities

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Nathan L. Gonzales March 13, 2017 · 2:59 PM EDT

After gaining six seats in 2016, Democrats are still two dozen short of a House majority. That doesn’t mean the House majority is out of reach for Democrats, particularly in a midterm election with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. But they’ll need to gain multiple districts in at…

Candidate Conversation - David Abroms (R)

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March 13, 2017 · 2:58 PM EDT

Candidate for Georgia’s 6th District

Interview Date: March 8, 2017

Date of Birth: May 5, 1983; Birmingham, Ala.

Education: Univ. of Miami (2005); Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham (Master’s degree, 2007)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Abroms is battling 17 other candidates in the April 18…

House Republicans Shouldn’t Get Too Comfortable in Majority

Nathan L. Gonzales March 10, 2017 · 11:17 AM EST

Republican gerrymandering has put the House majority out of reach for Democrats, we’re told. But even though the initial playing field of competitive races is probably too small for the GOP to fall into the minority, Republicans shouldn’t get too comfortable. The playing field could expand dramatically over the next…

Democrats Delight in Delaware Special Election

Nathan L. Gonzales March 6, 2017 · 9:15 AM EST

From the women’s marches to town hall protests, Democrats are starting to feel emboldened about their prospects in the midterms. A recent special election for the state Senate in Delaware only added to Democratic optimism, but the realities surrounding the race are more sobering.

Democrat Stephanie Hansen, a former New…

2018 House Overview: Majority Closer Than It Appears

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Nathan L. Gonzales February 27, 2017 · 3:30 PM EST

After a couple of cycles of being ignored, the fight for the House might finally get its time to shine. 

Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 majority in the Senate, but the slate of states up for re-election next year makes it difficult for Democrats to gain control. In the House,…

2018 House Overview (February 27, 2017) Alabama - Iowa

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Nathan L. Gonzales February 27, 2017 · 3:29 PM EST

Alabama.
2nd District (Martha Roby, R, re-elected in 2016 with 49%). 2016 Presidential Winner: Trump 65%. DCCC Target. The congresswoman was re-elected with less than 50 percent last year when a conservative write-in candidate received nearly 11 percent. Roby vocalized her disappointment with Trump after the Access Hollywood Tape released…

2018 House Overview (February 27, 2017) Kansas - New York

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Nathan L. Gonzales February 27, 2017 · 3:28 PM EST

Kansas.
2nd District (Open; Lynn Jenkins, R).
Trump 56%. DCCC Target. The congresswoman announced she is not seeking re-election next year, prompting a race for her open seat. A host of Republicans are mentioned as potential candidates (some of whom could choose to run for governor) including state Attorney…

2018 House Overview (February 27, 2017) North Carolina - Wyoming

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Nathan L. Gonzales February 27, 2017 · 3:27 PM EST

North Carolina.
8th District (Richard Hudson, R, re-elected with 59%).
Trump 56%. DCCC Target. The congressman won re-election handily, but Democrats believe the district is trending in their direction. House races will top the ballot in the Tar Heel State. Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey, who finished second in…

Georgia 6 Special: Unreasonably Great Expectations

Stuart Rothenberg February 27, 2017 · 9:05 AM EST

The hype about the special election in Georgia’s 6th District has already begun even though the runoff, which will choose the next member of Congress, won’t be held until June 20.

The Daily 202, James Hohmann’s briefing from the Washington Post, went so far as to assert that the…

Congressional Republicans Should Be Afraid of Steve Bannon

Nathan L. Gonzales February 14, 2017 · 2:47 PM EST

It’s no secret that Steve Bannon wants to oversee the demise of the mainstream media, but President Donald Trump’s senior adviser probably wouldn’t mind incapacitating the Republican Party in order to remake it into his own image as well. 

Bannon (and Trump, for that matter) referred to the media, as…