House News & Analysis

Candidate Conversation - H.P. Parvizian (D)

February 2, 2018 · 2:27 PM EST

Candidate for Texas’ 2nd District

Interview Date: Jan. 31, 2018

Date of Birth: Aug. 16, 1977; Washington, D.C. 

Education: European Univ - Montreux, Switzerland (2004)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Parvizian is the underdog in the Democratic primary (non-profit executive Todd Litton is the frontrunner) in…

Candidate Conversation - Dino Rossi (R)

February 2, 2018 · 2:26 PM EST

Candidate for Washington’s 8th District

Interview Date: Jan. 29, 2018

Date of Birth: Oct. 15, 1959; Seattle, Wa. 

Education: Seattle Univ. (1982)

Elected Office: State Senate (former 2016-2017, 2012, 1997-2003); 2004, 2008 gubernatorial nominee; 2010 U.S. Senate nominee 

Current Outlook: Rossi is the likely Republican nominee in the open seat…

Candidate Conversation - Owen Hill (R)

February 2, 2018 · 2:25 PM EST

Candidate for Colorado’s 5th District

Interview Date: Jan. 30, 2018

Date of Birth: Feb. 17, 1982; Boonton, N.J.

Education: Air Force Academy (2003); Pardee RAND Graduate School (Ph.D., 2006)

Elected Office: State Senate; 2014 U.S. Senate candidate 

Current Outlook: As a sitting state senator, Hill is one of the most…

Candidate Conversation - Matt Heinz (D)

February 2, 2018 · 2:24 PM EST

Candidate for Arizona’s 2nd District

Interview Date: Oct. 18, 2017

Date of Birth: June 6, 1977; Midland, Mich.

Education: Albion College (1999); Wayne State School of Medicine (MD)

Political Office: Arizona House (former, 2009-2013); 2016 2nd District nominee

Current Outlook: Heinz is a credible contender in one of Democrats’ better…

Candidate Conversation - Ann Kirkpatrick (D)

February 2, 2018 · 2:23 PM EST

Candidate for Arizona’s 2nd District

Interview Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Date of Birth: March 24, 1950; McNary, Ariz. 

Education: Univ. of Arizona (1972; law school 1979)

Elected Office: U.S. House (former, 2009-2011, 2013-2017); Arizona House (former, 2005-2007); 2016 U.S. Senate nominee. 

Current Outlook: Kirkpatrick is a top contender for the…

Candidate Conversation - Lea Marquez Peterson (R)

February 2, 2018 · 2:22 PM EST

Candidate for Arizona’s 2nd District

Interview Date: Jan. 10, 2018

Date of Birth: Jan. 19, 1970; Santa Fe, N.M.

Education: Univ. of Arizona (1992); Pepperdine Univ. (MBA, 1996)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Marquez Peterson is the likely GOP nominee in the open seat race to…

Ratings Change: New Jersey Open Seat Shifts to Toss-up

January 29, 2018 · 1:31 PM EST

GOP Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s retirement makes his 11th District of New Jersey even more vulnerable for Republicans  

While the congressman had some of his own baggage—an employee at a local bank landed in hot water with her employer when the congressman alerted the CEO that she was a…

Watch the Polls, Ignore the Post-Shutdown Chatter

by Stuart Rothenberg January 29, 2018 · 9:11 AM EST

Over the past few weeks, members of Congress, journalists and television hosts agreed on one thing: The looming government shutdown was a huge deal. Then, after the shutdown ended, those same people pontificated about who won and who lost, as well as about liberal dissatisfaction with the deal to open…

Pennsylvania 7: How Do You Rate a Race for a Seat that Doesn’t Exist?

January 26, 2018 · 11:50 AM EST

The deep, dark secret of political handicapping is that there isn’t a singular equation that can project the winner of each congressional race. It is helpful to know who is running and where they are running. But thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court throwing out the congressional map and…

9 Things to Know about Pennsylvania’s 7th District Race

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 22, 2018 · 12:00 PM EST

Republican Rep. Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania is the latest Member hit with allegations of sexual misconduct, putting his suburban Philadelphia seat at even more risk of a Democratic takeover. 

GOP Leadership removed Meehan from the Ethics Committee within hours of the initial New York Times report that he…