House News & Analysis

Ohio 15: It’s Not 2008 Anymore

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 15, 2010 · 1:00 PM EST

The terrain is the same but the environment is very different in Ohio’s 15th District, where freshman Cong. Mary Jo Kilroy (D) and former state Senator Steve Stivers (R) will face off for the second consecutive election cycle.

Less than a percentage point separated the two candidates in…

Stu on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

January 4, 2010 · 9:12 AM EST

Stu was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal yesterday with Charlie Cook talking about the upcoming 2010 elections. You can watch the video below or click here. They aren't as grumpy as they look in those photos.
 

December 18, 2009 House Overview

December 18, 2009 · 1:00 PM EST

The national political landscape continues to change to the GOP’s advantage, with voters showing dissatisfaction with the economy and the direction of the country. President Barack Obama remains personally popular, but his job numbers have softened.

The inability of Congressional Democrats to pass a health care reform bill…

New York 1: Job Security

by Nathan L. Gonzales December 11, 2009 · 1:00 PM EST

Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but strategists from both parties agree that jobs will be the top issue in New York’s 1st District next year.

After winning the seat in 2002, Cong. Tim Bishop (D) hasn’t faced much of a challenge. But this cycle,…

Michigan 7: Schauer Power

by Nathan L. Gonzales November 17, 2009 · 1:00 PM EST

Mark Schauer is no stranger to winning in competitive districts, but winning reelection next year could be the Democrat’s greatest feat yet.

Last year, the Democratic state senator knocked off conservative Cong. Tim Walberg in Michigan’s 7th District. But he won with less than 49% and Republicans believe…

New York 29: Partisan Guns Blazing

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 16, 2009 · 3:00 PM EDT

Republicans may lose yet another congressional seat in New York this fall, but they’re hoping that their Empire State comeback includes defeating freshman Cong. Eric Massa (D) in the 29th District next year.

Republicans are at serious risk of losing the 23rd District in a special election this…

Ohio 12: A Day Late and a Dollar Short?

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 2, 2009 · 1:00 PM EDT

Even Democrat Paula Brooks’s political foes see her as a formidable candidate. But many of them think that she may have chosen the wrong district and the wrong cycle to run for Congress.

Early last cycle, the Democrat explored a run in the open 15th District race. She…

Colorado 4: Since You’ve Been Gone

by Nathan L. Gonzales July 10, 2009 · 3:00 PM EDT

After a couple cycles of frustration, Democrats finally ousted Republican Cong. Marilyn Musgrave last year. Now, they have the challenging task of keeping Colorado’s 4th District in their column.

Since her initial election in 2002, Musgrave’s reelection percentages steadily declined as she became more and more polarizing, continually…

Washington 8: Badge of Honor

by Nathan L. Gonzales July 10, 2009 · 3:00 PM EDT

Republican Cong. Dave Reichert survived the Democratic wave of 2006. Two years later, he survived as well, and he out-did himself by improving his winning percentage while his party sunk further into the minority. Democrats are hoping that the third time will be the charm.

The competitive nature…

Maryland 1: Shoring Up the Base

by Nathan L. Gonzales June 26, 2009 · 3:00 PM EDT

Abraham Lincoln was right: A house divided against itself cannot stand – at least not in Maryland’s 1st District.

Last cycle, Republicans suffered through a bitter primary that left incumbent Cong. Wayne Gilchrest in its wake. Gilchrest subsequently endorsed Queen Anne’s State’s Attorney Frank Kratovil (D) for the…