Senate News & Analysis

Michigan Senate: Primary Focus

by Jacob Rubashkin January 26, 2024 · 2:29 PM EST

Longtime Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s decision not to seek a fifth term makes Michigan an intriguing pickup opportunity for Senate Republicans this fall, albeit one that is not nearly as ripe as the party’s top priorities.

Despite success at most other levels of electoral politics, Michigan Republicans have struggled to…

Podcast Episode 14: Iowa Caucus Results, Delegate Counting w/ Leah Askarinam

January 18, 2024 · 11:34 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Leah Askarinam of 538 and the Associated Press discuss the Iowa caucus results and the intricacies of counting delegates in the presidential nominating process.

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The Inside Elections podcast analyzes congressional, presidential…

Senate Report Shorts (Jan. 11, 2024)

January 11, 2024 · 2:28 PM EST

California Senate. Less than two months before the March 5 primary, the TV ad war is heating up. Democratic Rep. Katie Porter has spent or reserved $2 million on ads compared to $1.77 million for Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and $89,000 from Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, according to AdImpact. But…

Podcast Episode 13: New York 3 Special, Iowa Caucus w/ Marianne LeVine

January 5, 2024 · 9:17 PM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Marianne LeVine of the Washington Post discuss the special election to replace George Santos in New York’s 3rd District and the upcoming Republican caucuses in Iowa, with a side of movie reviews. 

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Podcast Episode 12: Baseline, Evenly-Divided Districts, Memorable Holiday Gifts

December 21, 2023 · 11:01 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Bradley Wascher discuss Inside Elections’ Baseline metric, which measures the partisan performance of every district and every state. They also dive into some of the most evenly-divided districts in the country and talk about their favorite holiday gift memories.

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Podcast Episode 11: Santos Special Election, Nepo Babies Running in the House, GOP Presidential

December 7, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covey discuss the upcoming special election in New York’s 3rd District after George Santos was expelled, talk about a the crop of Nepo Baby candidates running for the House with family connections, and look ahead to the GOP presidential primary with the Iowa caucuses…

Report Shorts (Dec. 1, 2023)

by Erin Covey December 1, 2023 · 2:26 PM EST

Alaska’s At-Large District. Republican Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom announced her campaign against Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola. Republicans are optimistic that Dahlstrom can pull together various wings of the state Republican Party, but the race is complicated by Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system and 2022 GOP candidate Nick Begich’s campaign. Lean Democratic. 

Podcast Episode 10: Manchin’s Exit, House Exodus, and GOP Presidential Primary

November 17, 2023 · 10:26 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covery look at the fight for the Senate in the wake of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's decision not to see re-election in West Virginia, discuss the recent exodus from the House with multiple members not running again, talk about the latest in the GOP…

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.

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2024 Senate Overview: Democrats Hoping for Rerun

October 27, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Erin Covey & Jacob Rubashkin

When it comes to the fight for the Senate majority in 2024, Democrats are hoping they’ve seen this movie before. 

In 2022, Democrats expanded the majority against long odds. With strong incumbents, flawed Republican candidates and the Dobbs decision motivating pro-choice…