House News & Analysis

The ‘Nepo Babies’ of the House of Representatives

by Jacob Rubashkin March 16, 2023 · 5:06 PM EDT

In its last issue of 2022, New York magazine published an exploration of Hollywood’s so-called “nepo babies.” The article cataloged the countless famous children of famous and well-connected parents across film, television, sports, music and modeling. Think Allison Williams, Zoe Kravitz, even A-listers including Oscar winners George Clooney and…

2024 House Overview: Republicans Try to Hold the Line

March 10, 2023 · 2:30 PM EST

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin, and Erin Covey

While it took more than a year for the 2022 House battleground to come into focus because of redistricting, this cycle is less complicated. With district lines in place in the vast majority of states and one cycle worth of election…

2024 House Overview (March 10, 2023): Alabama-Iowa

March 10, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

At-Large, Mary Peltola, D, re-elected 55%.
Trump 53%. The parties disagree about what happened here. Democratic strategists believe Peltola is a special candidate who has positioned herself perfectly within Alaska’s unique electorate. Republicans believe her win was more a result of the state’s ranked-choice voting and the deeply…

2024 House Overview (March 10, 2023): Kansas-New York

March 10, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

3rd District (Kansas City suburbs) Sharice Davids, D, re-elected 55%. Biden 51%. Republican strategists don’t like to admit it, but Davids is quietly a political powerhouse. State Republicans redrew her district to be substantially more Republican after 2020, but she defeated the same opponent by an even greater…

2024 House Overview (March 10, 2023): North Carolina-Wyoming

March 10, 2023 · 2:27 PM EST

North Carolina
The Old North State is, again, engulfed in a complicated redistricting battle. The map used in 2022, which created seven Republican-leaning districts, six Democratic-leaning districts, and a purple district, was put in place by the North Carolina Supreme Court, controlled by Democrats at the time. But that…

California 30: Scuffle for Schiff’s Seat

by Jacob Rubashkin March 9, 2023 · 3:37 PM EST

When Los Angeles Democrat Adam Schiff announced his Senate bid last month, he became an instant frontrunner in the race to replace long-time incumbent Dianne Feinstein. And while the contours of that battle royale have already taken shape — with fellow Reps. Katie Porter and Barbara Lee rounding out the…

California 12: Simon Says, ‘I’m Running’

by Jacob Rubashkin March 3, 2023 · 4:15 PM EST

Longtime California Rep. Barbara Lee became the third major candidate to toss her hat in the ring for the Golden State’s open Senate seat next year. And while her main competition, Reps. Adam Schiff and Katie Porter, set off heated battles for their congressional districts now that they are running…

Michigan 7: Leaving Lansing

by Erin Covey March 1, 2023 · 4:45 PM EST

Rep. Elissa Slotkin has spent her entire political career running competitive races. The Democrat’s moderate reputation and fundraising prowess have insulated her from Republicans' repeated attempts to defeat her over the past three election cycles.

But now that Slotkin is running to succeed retiring Sen. Debbie Stabenow, flipping Michigan’s 7th…

Rhode Island 1 Special: Cicilline Steps Out

by Jacob Rubashkin February 23, 2023 · 9:12 AM EST

Rep. David Cicilline’s surprise decision to resign from the House of Representatives at the end of spring opens up his eastern Rhode Island seat, and a dizzying array of potential candidates are already eying the solidly Democratic district. 

This is the first time since 1967 that Rhode Island has played…

Redistricting Battles Loom Over the 2024 Cycle

by Erin Covey February 17, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

When control of the House of Representatives hinges on outcomes in just a few districts, each state’s redistricting process can have dramatic consequences. 

Even though most states have wrapped up the decennial redistricting process based on the 2020 Census, ongoing redistricting fights across several states could determine which party takes…