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House Republicans Entrust Majority to Rogers at NRCC

Nathan L. Gonzales January 18, 2017 · 8:30 AM EST

Midterm elections are supposed to be trouble for the president’s party, but House Republicans are confident that if they have a problem, John Rogers can solve it.

Rogers was born in Amsterdam, New York, a small-town about a half-hour west of Albany, but Republican friends know him best for once…

Montana Senate: GOP Chances Left in Zinke’s Wake?

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 4:00 PM EST

Nearly two years before Election Day 2018, some Republicans have already thrown in the towel on one of their top Senate takeover targets.  

Donald Trump’s selection of GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke to become the Secretary of the Interior creates yet another House open seat but essentially takes a potential…

Six Lessons from Minnesota’s 3rd District

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:59 PM EST

When DFL state Sen. Terri Bonoff got into the race against GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen in April, it was heralded as a “big deal.”  

Democrats had coaxed a long-recruited candidate off of the sidelines and into a previously uncompetitive suburban district where Donald Trump was destined to lose and…

Georgia 6 Special: Republicans Look to Hold Suburban Seat

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:58 PM EST

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of Health & Human Services sets up a special election in Georgia that is most likely to stay in Republican hands, but might be impossible for Democrats to pass up. 

As an orthopedic surgeon and Affordable Care Act critic, GOP Rep. Tom Price is…

Kansas 4 Special: Secret Race to Replace New CIA Director

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:57 PM EST

Donald Trump doesn’t appear to have much faith in the CIA’s findings on Russia’s involvement in the election, but that didn’t stop him for nominating Kansas GOP Rep. Mike Pompeo to direct the agency.

There is no clear successor in Pompeo’s 4th District, but state Treasurer Ron Estes is regarded…

California 34 Special: Becerra Jumps Off Leadership Ladder to Become State Attorney General

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:56 PM EST

Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra is vacating his Southern California House seat to become California’s state attorney general, leaving behind a safe Democratic district and a hole in the House leadership ladder. 

Becerra, 58, was the term-limited chairman of the House Democratic Caucus with a logjam above him on the leadership…

Louisiana Runoffs Wrap 2016 Elections

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:55 PM EST

The electoral college votes have been cast, all of the close races concluded without extensive recounts and lawsuits, and the Louisiana runoffs are over, bringing an end to the 2016 elections.

GOP state Treasurer John Kennedy defeated Democrat Foster Campbell, 61-39 percent, on Dec. 10 in the final Senate contest…

Candidate Conversation - Clay Higgins (R)

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:54 PM EST

Congressman-Elect for Louisiana’s 3rd District

Interview Date: Dec. 15, 2016

Date of Birth: Aug. 24, 1961; New Orleans, La. 

Education: Louisiana State Univ. (attended)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Higgins won the Dec. 10 runoff against fellow Republican Scott Angelle, 56-44 percent, in the race to…

How Tomi Lahren Could Get Elected to Congress

Nathan L. Gonzales December 15, 2016 · 9:53 AM EST

With millions of video views and hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, young Tomi Lahren is leaving her mark on the political world from her new media perch on the right. Could Congress be next?

Lahren is no stranger to Republicans, conservatives, and Donald Trump supporters. Her “Final Thoughts” segment…

Will Applegate’s Rematch With Issa Be Successful?

Nathan L. Gonzales December 14, 2016 · 10:03 AM EST

No one paid much attention to Doug Applegate’s challenge to California Rep. Darrell Issa until there were only five months left in the campaign, and the Democrat came within 2 points of knocking off the Republican incumbent.

Applegate didn’t waste any time and has already announced his 2018 candidacy, but…