House News & Analysis

Candidate Conversation - Dean Phillips (DFL)

May 4, 2018 · 2:26 PM EDT

Minnesota’s 3rd District — Rating: Lean Republican

Interview Date: April 27, 2018

Date of Birth: Jan. 20, 1969; St. Paul, Minn.

Education: Brown Univ. (1991); Univ. of Minnesota business school (2000)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Rep. Erik Paulsen is one of the most vulnerable Republicans…

Candidate Conversation - Susie Lee (D)

May 4, 2018 · 2:25 PM EDT

Nevada’s 3rd District — Rating: Tilt Democratic

Interview Date: March 15, 2018

Date of Birth: Nov. 7, 1966; Canton, Ohio

Education: Carnegie Mellon Univ. (1989 undergrad, 1990 Master’s)

Elected Office: None; 4th District candidate (2016)

Current Outlook: In 2016, Lee finished third in the Democratic primary in the 4th District,…

Candidate Conversation - Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)

May 4, 2018 · 2:24 PM EDT

Florida’s 26th District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: March 14, 2018

Date of Birth: Jan. 18, 1971; Ecuador 

Education: Pitzer College (1992), Claremont McKenna Graduate University (1996)

Elected Office: None; 2016 nominee for state senate

Current Outlook: Mucarsel-Powell lost a state senate election and now she’s taking on one…

Candidate Conversation - Lisa Brown (D)

May 4, 2018 · 2:23 PM EDT

Washington’s 5th District —Rating: Likely R

Interview Date: March 15, 2018

Date of Birth: Oct. 19. 1956; Robinson, Ill.

Education: Univ. of Illinois (1974); Univ. of Colorado (master’s 1986)

Elected Office: State Senate (former, 1996-2012)

Current Outlook: President Donald Trump carried this eastern Washington district with 52 percent in 2016,…

Candidate Conversation - Greg Steube (R)

May 4, 2018 · 2:22 PM EDT

Florida 17th District — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: March 27, 2018

Date of Birth: May 19, 1978; Bradenton, Florida

Education: Univ. of Florida (2000, law school 2003)

Elected Office: State Senate (2016); State House (former, 2010-16)

Current Outlook: Republicans are looking for a replacement for Rep. Tom Rooney, who…

Candidate Conversation - Jeff Van Drew (D)

May 4, 2018 · 2:21 PM EDT

New Jersey’s 2nd District — Rating: Tilt Democratic

Interview Date: March 15, 2018

Date of Birth: Feb. 23, 1953; New York, N.Y.

Education: Rutgers (1975); Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School (1979)

Elected Office: State Senate; State Assembly (former); Cape May County Freeholder (former); Dennis Township Mayor (former) 

Current Outlook: The combination…

(Mostly) Political One-Liners: Hair in Montana Ads, Let’s Remember Candidates from Kentucky

by Nathan L. Gonzales April 28, 2018 · 10:30 AM EDT

Arizona’s 8th District Special (a): The House majority was in play before the special election and it’s in play after the special election (and more thoughts in the aftermath of the race).

Arizona’s 8th District Special (b): Two months ago, we changed our rating from Solid Republican to…

9 Thoughts After the Arizona 8 Special Election

April 25, 2018 · 12:28 AM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Leah Askarinam 

The Associated Press declared Republican Debbie Lesko the winner in Arizona’s 8th District special election.

It’s late. Let’s do this with bullet points.

  • The House majority was in play before the Arizona results and the House majority is in play…

Trump Numbers Are Up. And Down. But Really Unchanged.

by Stuart Rothenberg April 23, 2018 · 12:44 PM EDT

New national polls show voters are more upbeat about President Donald Trump’s performance and more pessimistic about the Democrats’ chances of taking back the House. Or not.

An April 8-11 Washington Post-ABC News poll showed Trump’s job approval rating at 40 percent, while 56 percent disapproved of his performance.


Wisconsin 1: Republicans Forced to Defend Ryan Open Seat

April 20, 2018 · 2:26 PM EDT

Democrat Randy Bryce garnered national support to oust Speaker Paul Ryan from Congress, with a viral video and nickname (“Ironstache”). But now that Ryan’s decided against seeking re-election, Democrats still have a tough road ahead. President Donald Trump carried the district by 10 points in 2016 and Republicans have won…