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Connecticut Redistricting: Testing the Edges of the Battlefield

by Jacob Rubashkin April 20, 2022 · 3:12 PM EDT

In a sea of uncertainty, some things are easy to project, such as the redistricting process in Connecticut. 

For the third time in as many redistricting cycles, Connecticut’s Supreme Court had to step in to draw new congressional maps after both the state legislature and a backup commission failed…

Alaska At-Large Special: Frontier Fiasco

by Jacob Rubashkin April 14, 2022 · 2:30 PM EDT

The death of Republican Don Young, Alaska’s sole congressman and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, has set off what is already proving to be the most crowded, unpredictable special election in recent memory.

Young first came to Congress 49 years ago, in a 1973 special…

Biden’s Approval Rating Struggles Continue

by Ryan Matsumoto April 14, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

In December, Inside Elections took a look at President Joe Biden’s job approval rating and noted how much it had declined since the start of his term. While Biden enjoyed a positive approval rating during his first few months in office, his standing quickly deteriorated throughout the summer and…

2022 State Legislature Preview: GOP Poised for Gains

April 14, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

By Guest Contributor Chaz Nuttycombe, Director of CNalysis

It’s clear that President Joe Biden’s sagging job approval rating is making it difficult for Democrats to maintain their majorities in Congress in this year’s midterm elections. But the downballot effect is real with Republicans poised to…

Massachusetts Redistricting: A Common Story in the Commonwealth

by Bradley Wascher April 14, 2022 · 2:27 PM EDT

Democrats are poised to take over the governorship of Massachusetts from Republicans and will likely hold all of the Bay State’s U.S. House seats, yet potentially lose control of Congress.

The Massachusetts congressional map received minimal modifications in redistricting. Not only will the state…

Report Shorts (April 14, 2022)

by Jacob Rubashkin April 14, 2022 · 2:26 PM EDT

California’s 22nd District Special. Former state Assemblywoman Connie Conway finished first with 35 percent in the April 5 special election primary. She’ll face Democrat Lourin Hubbard (who received 19 percent) in the June 7 runoff in the race for the remainder of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes’ term.…

Maryland Redistricting Redux: Chesapeake Changeup

by Jacob Rubashkin April 11, 2022 · 1:51 PM EDT

With some bipartisan consensus, it appears Maryland finally has a final, final congressional map.

Back in December, Democrats in the Maryland state legislature used their supermajority to pass a new congressional map over the objection of the state’s Republican governor, Larry Hogan.

While that…

Minnesota Redistricting: Land of a Couple Interesting Races

by Jacob Rubashkin April 7, 2022 · 11:58 AM EDT

In Minnesota, reapportionment cut a little too close for comfort. Had New York State counted just 89 more people in the 2020 Census, it would have retained its 27th seat — and Minnesota would have lost its eighth seat.

But that didn’t happen, and the Land of 10,000 Lakes will remain the Land of 8…

2022 Senate Overview (April 1, 2022): Advantage GOP

April 1, 2022 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

The clock is ticking for Democrats. With seven months to go before Election Day, there’s little sign of relief for a country facing myriad challenges, and scant evidence that President Joe Biden’s popularity will rebound significantly. Voters are primed to…