5 States That Will Decide the House Majority

by Nathan L. Gonzales September 13, 2018 · 11:30 AM EDT

With a growing number of vulnerable House districts, there might be too much to watch for on election night. But by focusing on just a handful of states, you can get a pretty good idea of whether Democrats are having a good enough night to gain the 23 seats necessary to win back the majority.

2018 Gubernatorial Overview (Aug. 31, 2018): Mix and Match Opportunities

by Nathan L. Gonzales August 31, 2018 · 11:00 AM EDT

By now it should be clear that the fights for the House and Senate majorities are being played out on two politically different maps. But the race to collect governorships is being fought on yet another battleground.

Democrats need to defend and win GOP-leaning states in order to take back the…

2018 Gubernatorial Overview (Aug. 31, 2018): Alabama - Illinois

August 31, 2018 · 10:59 AM EDT

ALABAMA. Kay Ivey (R), assumed governorship April 2017. *Redistricting role. Ivey, the first female governor of Alabama since the late 1960s, ascended to the office when GOP Gov. Richard Bentley resigned in disgrace, so she hasn’t been elected in her own right. But Ivey won the June Republican…

2018 Gubernatorial Overview (Aug. 31, 2018): Iowa - New Mexico

August 31, 2018 · 10:58 AM EDT

IOWA. Kim Reynolds (R) ascended to office May 2017. *Redistricting role. Reynolds, a former state senator and lieutenant governor, is running for a full term after taking office last year when Gov. Terry Branstad became President Trump’s ambassador to China. She ran unopposed in the GOP primary,…

2018 Gubernatorial Overview (Aug. 31, 2018): New York - Wyoming

August 31, 2018 · 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK. Andrew Cuomo (D) elected 2010 (63%), 2014 (54%). Sept. 13 primary. *Redistricting role. Actress Cynthia Nixon’s primary challenge to Cuomo has received plenty of national attention, but public polling still shows her distinctly behind with less than two weeks to go. Law professor Zephyr…

Candidate Conversation - Richard Ojeda (D)

August 31, 2018 · 10:56 AM EDT

West Virginia’s 3rd District - Rating: Lean Republican

Interview Date: July 12, 2018

Date of Birth: Sept. 25,1970; Rochester, Minn.

Education: West Virginia State College (1997); Webster (MBA, 2004)

Elected Office: State senate (elected 2016); 3rd District candidate (2014)

Current Outlook:

Candidate Conversation - Betsy Rader (D)

August 31, 2018 · 10:55 AM EDT

Ohio’s 14th District — Rating: Likely Republican

Interview Date: July 12, 2018

Date of Birth: June 13, 1961; Coshocton, Ohio

Education: Ohio State Univ. (1982); Yale (JD 1986)

Elected Office: Candidate for county judge (2004)

Current Outlook: Attorney Betsy Rader is taking on the congressman…

Candidate Conversation - Cindy Axne (D)

August 31, 2018 · 10:54 AM EDT

Iowa’s 3rd District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: July 12, 2018

Date of Birth: April 20, 1965; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Education: Univ. of Iowa (1987); Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business (MBA 2002)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: The digital design…

Candidate Conversation - Jared Golden (D)

August 31, 2018 · 10:53 AM EDT

Maine’s 2nd District —Rating: Lean Republican

Interview Date: July 12, 2018

Date of Birth: July 25, 1982; Lewiston, Maine

Education: Bates College (2007); Univ. of Maine-Farmington (attended)

Elected Office: State House (elected 2014; re-elected 2016)

Current Outlook: Golden won a competitive…