House News & Analysis

Texas 32: All Blue in Allred’s Seat

by Erin Covey May 19, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

There aren’t a lot of opportunities for ambitious Democrats in Dallas to go to Congress. But Democratic Rep. Colin Allred’s decision to take on GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has created a rare open congressional seat.

Dallas is a longtime blue bastion in the Lone Star State, and the metroplex’s growing…

Maryland 6: Cultivating a Candidate

by Jacob Rubashkin May 19, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

David Trone’s entrance into the Democratic primary for Maryland’s open Senate seat last week sets up a battle royale between the wealthy wine store magnate, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and potentially liberal hero Rep. Jamie Raskin. It also creates an open seat race in Maryland’s most competitive House…

New York 3: Santos Charges Increases Odds of Special Election

by Jacob Rubashkin May 10, 2023 · 1:29 PM EDT

Republican Congressman George Santos was charged with 13 federal crimes on Tuesday morning, increasing the likelihood of a special election in New York’s 3rd District. 

The Justice Department alleges that Santos solicited and then pocketed political contributions intended for a fake super PAC supporting his successful 2022 campaign.…

Michigan 10: Melee in Macomb

by Erin Covey May 5, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

After being touted as a rising star for the past half decade, Michigan Republican John James finally made it to Washington.

The Army veteran and Detroit businessman narrowly won the race to represent the newly drawn 10th District last November. Though it wasn’t seen as particularly competitive most of the…

New Mexico 2: Las Cruces Commotion

by Jacob Rubashkin May 5, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

In 2022, New Mexico’s 2nd District played host to one of the closest House races in the nation. Former Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez’s 1,350-vote win gave Democrats their narrowest victory of the evening. And he helped his party keep the battle for the House close by ousting GOP…

Report Shorts (May 5, 2023)

May 5, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

Maryland Senate. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin announced he will not seek re-election, setting up a competitive Democratic primary to replace him. Rep. David Trone is running, as is Montgomery County Councilman Will Jawando. Rep. Jamie Raskin says he’ll take May to decide. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks is likely…

Report Shorts (April 21, 2023)

April 21, 2023 · 2:26 PM EDT

California’s 47th District. Former Rep. Harley Rouda ended his comeback bid after suffering a traumatic brain injury. The Democrat was angling to succeed Rep. Katie Porter, who is running for Senate. That leaves state Sen. Dave Min as the most notable Democrat in the race, though attorney Joanna Weiss and…

California 27: Turning Over a New Candidate

by Jacob Rubashkin April 7, 2023 · 1:30 PM EDT

For three consecutive elections, Republican Mike Garcia has bedeviled Democrats by winning a left-trending Los Angeles County seat despite amassing a staunchly conservative record in Congress. But Democrats have a renewed optimism this cycle, because for the first time in four years, they’ll have a different candidate. 

Democrats need a…

Pennsylvania House: Three Key Races in the Keystone State

by Erin Covey April 7, 2023 · 1:29 PM EDT

Across the country, Republican candidates who embraced former President Donald Trump’s MAGA agenda and echoed his false stolen election claims lost a tranche of winnable races in battleground states last cycle. 

Nowhere was this more obvious than in Pennsylvania, where Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano, a state senator who helped…

Report Shorts (April 7, 2023)

April 7, 2023 · 1:28 PM EDT

Arizona's 1st District. The field of Democrats attempting to unseat GOP Rep. David Schweikert is shaping up. Jevin Hodge, who came less than 1 point away from defeating Schweikert last cycle, announced that he won’t run in 2024. Since then, Democratic state Rep. Amish Shah and  former state party chairman…