House News & Analysis

House Report Shorts (Nov. 13, 2023)

November 13, 2023 · 2:27 PM EST

Arizona’s 6th District. Kathleen Winn, who came in third place in the 2022 GOP primary this seat, is challenging first-term Rep. Juan Ciscomani. Winn, a former community outreach director for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, is running to Ciscomani’s right in the August 6 primary, and could weaken the incumbent…

Podcast Episode 9: 2023 Elections, North Carolina Redistricting, GOP Presidential Primary

November 2, 2023 · 1:00 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Erin Covey and Jacob Rubashkin look ahead to the key 2023 races, talk about the impact of the new maps in North Carolina and Alabama after redistricting, and discuss the GOP presidential primary without Mike Pence in the race.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple…

North Carolina House: Republicans Draw Takeover Opportunities

by Erin Covey October 27, 2023 · 2:26 PM EDT

North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature passed a new congressional map on Wednesday that, as expected, will allow the GOP to easily flip three Democratic-held districts.

Currently, the purple state’s 14-member congressional delegation is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. But this new map creates 10 safe Republican seats, three safe…

Report Shorts (Oct. 27, 2023)

October 27, 2023 · 2:25 PM EDT

Georgia Redistricting. A federal judge ruled that Georgia’s congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered the state to produce a new map for 2024. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has called a special session for redistricting that will convene after Thanksgiving. But unlike in Alabama, it’s unclear that redrawing…

Alabama 2: A Blue Bright Spot in a Red State

by Erin Covey October 20, 2023 · 5:00 PM EDT

Democrats have a rare opportunity to flip a House seat in the Heart of Dixie — and though the seat is anchored in Montgomery, it’s drawn interest from Democrats all across the state.

A panel of federal judges settled on a new congressional map two weeks ago, redrawing Alabama's 2nd…

Podcast Episode 8: Senate Fundraising, House Open Seats, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Races

October 19, 2023 · 12:30 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covey discuss the big takeaways from the third quarter Senate fundraising numbers, the dearth of House open seats, including Michigan’s 7th District, and how Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is connected to two House races.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple…

Gerrymandering Is Not to Blame for the Speaker Mess

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 16, 2023 · 5:37 PM EDT

Whenever something goes wrong on Capitol Hill, gerrymandering is cited as the root of the problem. But while redistricting continues to be a blatantly political act in most states, Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s ouster is a good example of why gerrymandering is not always the cause of chaos in Congress.


Maine 2: Going for Golden

by Jacob Rubashkin October 13, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

Maine’s 2nd District has beguiled Republicans for the last three election cycles, as Democrat Jared Golden racks up wins in what is otherwise GOP country.

The rural district along the Canadian border is overwhelmingly white, doesn’t have many college-educated voters, and backs Republicans for president, governor and Senate.

But ever…

Arizona 1: Scottsdale Showdown

by Erin Covey October 13, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

Rep. David Schweikert has become increasingly vulnerable over the past several election cycles. Last November, local Democratic activist Jevin Hodge came just 3,195 votes away from unseating the Republican congressman, a tighter race than both Republicans and Democrats were expecting.

Last cycle’s tantalizingly close race has inspired a slew of…

Report Shorts (Oct. 13, 2023)

October 13, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alabama Redistricting. Federal judges have decided on a new congressional map after the Republican-controlled state legislature failed to draw a map that complied with the court’s order. Democrats are poised to flip the new 2nd District, which Joe Biden would have won by 12 points. Current 2nd District GOP Rep. Barry…