´╗┐West Virginia Senate: Last Democrat Standing

by Leah Askarinam February 2, 2018 · 2:30 PM EST

The path to a Democratic Senate majority cuts through West Virginia, where Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a 42-point margin and the congressional representation has flipped from entirely Democratic to almost entirely Republican since 2000. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is the lone survivor.…

Pennsylvania 18 Special: Race Starts to Heat Up

by Nathan L. Gonzales February 2, 2018 · 2:29 PM EST

Ready or not, here it comes. 

It’s been almost two months since the Alabama Senate race and the next congressional special election is just a little more than a month away. GOP state Rep. Rick Saccone and Democratic attorney Conor Lamb are set to square off on March 13 in Pennsylvania’s 18th…

New Jersey 11: Open Seat Shifts to Toss-up

by Nathan L. Gonzales February 2, 2018 · 2:28 PM EST

Writing about open seats is all the rage, but not all open seats are created equal. While South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy’s retirement isn’t a problem for Republicans because of the seat’s rightward lean, GOP Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s retirement makes his 11th District of New Jersey even more…

Candidate Conversation - H.P. Parvizian (D)

February 2, 2018 · 2:27 PM EST

Candidate for Texas’ 2nd District

Interview Date: Jan. 31, 2018

Date of Birth: Aug. 16, 1977; Washington, D.C. 

Education: European Univ - Montreux, Switzerland (2004)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Parvizian is the underdog in the Democratic primary (non-profit…

Candidate Conversation - Dino Rossi (R)

February 2, 2018 · 2:26 PM EST

Candidate for Washington’s 8th District

Interview Date: Jan. 29, 2018

Date of Birth: Oct. 15, 1959; Seattle, Wa. 

Education: Seattle Univ. (1982)

Elected Office: State Senate (former 2016-2017, 2012, 1997-2003); 2004, 2008 gubernatorial nominee; 2010 U.S. Senate nominee 

Current Outlook: Rossi…

Candidate Conversation - Owen Hill (R)

February 2, 2018 · 2:25 PM EST

Candidate for Colorado’s 5th District

Interview Date: Jan. 30, 2018

Date of Birth: Feb. 17, 1982; Boonton, N.J.

Education: Air Force Academy (2003); Pardee RAND Graduate School (Ph.D., 2006)

Elected Office: State Senate; 2014 U.S. Senate candidate 

Current Outlook: As a sitting state senator,…

Candidate Conversation - Matt Heinz (D)

February 2, 2018 · 2:24 PM EST

Candidate for Arizona’s 2nd District

Interview Date: Oct. 18, 2017

Date of Birth: June 6, 1977; Midland, Mich.

Education: Albion College (1999); Wayne State School of Medicine (MD)

Political Office: Arizona House (former, 2009-2013); 2016 2nd District nominee

Current Outlook: Heinz is a…

Candidate Conversation - Ann Kirkpatrick (D)

February 2, 2018 · 2:23 PM EST

Candidate for Arizona’s 2nd District

Interview Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Date of Birth: March 24, 1950; McNary, Ariz. 

Education: Univ. of Arizona (1972; law school 1979)

Elected Office: U.S. House (former, 2009-2011, 2013-2017); Arizona House (former, 2005-2007); 2016 U.S. Senate nominee. 


Candidate Conversation - Lea Marquez Peterson (R)

February 2, 2018 · 2:22 PM EST

Candidate for Arizona’s 2nd District

Interview Date: Jan. 10, 2018

Date of Birth: Jan. 19, 1970; Santa Fe, N.M.

Education: Univ. of Arizona (1992); Pepperdine Univ. (MBA, 1996)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Marquez Peterson is the likely GOP nominee in the open…