Maryland 6: Cultivating a Candidate

by Jacob Rubashkin May 19, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

David Trone’s entrance into the Democratic primary for Maryland’s open Senate seat last week sets up a battle royale between the wealthy wine store magnate, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and potentially liberal hero Rep. Jamie Raskin. It also creates an open seat race in…

Kentucky Governor: Cameron Wins, Quarles Places, Craft Shows

by Jacob Rubashkin May 17, 2023 · 9:53 AM EDT

Not every race ends in a photo finish.

On Tuesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron easily won the GOP nomination for governor. He captured 48 percent of the vote, well ahead of state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, who came in second with 22 percent.

Back in third was Kelly Craft,…

Texas Senate: Allred Is All In

by Erin Covey May 12, 2023 · 12:00 PM EDT

Democrats’ dreams of winning in the Lone Star State have failed to materialize for the past few decades. But with Sen. Ted Cruz up for re-election, they have a rare opportunity to seriously compete against an incumbent Republican senator in 2024.

The party landed a top recruit in Democratic Rep.…

New York 3: Santos Charges Increases Odds of Special Election

by Jacob Rubashkin May 10, 2023 · 1:29 PM EDT

Republican Congressman George Santos was charged with 13 federal crimes on Tuesday morning, increasing the likelihood of a special election in New York’s 3rd District. 

The Justice Department alleges that Santos solicited and then pocketed political contributions intended for a fake super PAC…

´╗┐Michigan 10: Melee in Macomb

by Erin Covey May 5, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

After being touted as a rising star for the past half decade, Michigan Republican John James finally made it to Washington.

The Army veteran and Detroit businessman narrowly won the race to represent the newly drawn 10th District last November. Though it wasn’t seen as particularly competitive…

New Mexico 2: Las Cruces Commotion

by Jacob Rubashkin May 5, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

In 2022, New Mexico’s 2nd District played host to one of the closest House races in the nation. Former Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez’s 1,350-vote win gave Democrats their narrowest victory of the evening. And he helped his party keep the battle for the House close by ousting GOP Rep.…

Report Shorts (May 5, 2023)

May 5, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

Maryland Senate. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin announced he will not seek re-election, setting up a competitive Democratic primary to replace him. Rep. David Trone is running, as is Montgomery County Councilman Will Jawando. Rep. Jamie Raskin says he’ll take May to decide. Prince George’s County…

Kentucky Governor: Riders Up!

by Jacob Rubashkin May 5, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

The biggest horse race of the month isn’t taking place at Churchill Downs. It’s at the ballot box. 

The winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby may trot away with $1.86 million, but that’s less than one-fifth of what three Republican gubernatorial hopefuls have spent on TV ahead of the state’s May 16…