Senate News & Analysis

Arizona Senate: Open Seat Battle

by Jacob Rubashkin April 11, 2024 · 2:30 PM EDT

Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s decision not to seek re-election transforms Arizona’s upcoming election from a unique three-way contest, to a more conventional but still highly competitive race.

And a blockbuster ruling from the state Supreme Court effectively instituting a near-total ban on abortion has only multiplied the attention being paid…

Maryland Senate: Primary Focus

by Jacob Rubashkin April 11, 2024 · 2:29 PM EDT

With fewer than five weeks to go before Election Night — and three weeks before early voting begins — Maryland’s Senate Democratic primary is tightening and drawing national attention.

The long-simmering clash between 6th District Rep. David Trone and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has picked up steam now…

Senate Report Shorts (March 28, 2024)

March 28, 2024 · 2:26 PM EDT

New Jersey Senate. In a surprising move, First Lady Tammy Murphy dropped out of the race just before the filing deadline, leaving Rep. Andy Kim as the likely Democratic nominee. With some residual name I.D. from her husband, personal money, and support from what is generally regarded as the state’s…

Podcast Episode 19: Illinois & Ohio Primary Results w/ Erin Covey of The Cook Political Report

March 22, 2024 · 4:43 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covey of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter discuss key recent primary results in Illinois and Ohio, look ahead to the general election in the Ohio Senate race, and analyze Rep. Bob Good’s GOP primary challenge in Virginia. Erin and Jacob also discuss…

Key Primary Results in Illinois and Ohio

March 20, 2024 · 12:18 AM EDT

By Jacob Rubashkin and Nathan L. Gonzales

Another Tuesday and another set of congressional primary results. Republican voters in Ohio chose a nominee in one of the most important Senate races in the country, chose nominees in a couple competitive House races, and a couple nominees who will likely be…

Wisconsin Senate: GOP Puts Hope in Hovde

by Jacob Rubashkin March 14, 2024 · 2:30 PM EDT

Overshadowed by better GOP pickup opportunities in Montana and Ohio, and flashier candidates in Arizona, Michigan and Nevada, Wisconsin’s Senate race has flown under the radar this cycle.

But two-term Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s quest for re-election is quietly shaping up to be the toughest test of her political career, and…

Podcast Episode 18: State of the Union & Super Tuesday with Mary Ellen McIntire of Roll Call

March 9, 2024 · 12:19 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and guest Mary Ellen McIntire of Roll Call talk about how the State of the Union speech and Republican response will impact congressional races, dive into key primaries from Super Tuesday that will help decide the House and Senate majorities and identify a handful of candidates…

Key Super Tuesday Results in Alabama, North Carolina and Texas Congressional Races

by Jacob Rubashkin March 6, 2024 · 1:18 AM EST

With the presidential primaries on cruise control, a couple dozen consequential congressional primaries on Super Tuesday either helped set the stage of competitive general elections or effectively elected a new member of Congress by choosing a winner in a solid district. 

Since California takes awhile to count votes, here are…

Podcast Episode 17: Texas House & Senate Primaries with Abby Livingston of Puck News

February 28, 2024 · 10:58 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Abby Livingston of Puck News analyze the key upcoming House primaries in Texas, the Democratic primary for the right to challenge GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, and try to figure out which congressional district some recent TV shows and movies take place in.

Listen…

Report Shorts (Feb. 23, 2024)

February 23, 2024 · 2:29 PM EST

California’s 22nd District. There’s a real possibility that Democrats are shut out of one of their best takeover targets in the country. Some Democratic strategists are concerned that GOP Rep. David Valadao and Republican Chris Mathys will finish in the top two ahead of 2022 Democratic nominee Rudy Salas and…