House News & Analysis

North Carolina: New Congressional Map Boosts Democrats’ Chances

by Ryan Matsumoto December 6, 2019 · 2:29 PM EST

On Monday, a panel of state judges in North Carolina ruled that a new congressional district map drawn by Republican state legislators will be used in the 2020 election. While Democrats argued that the map is still a partisan gerrymander that gives Republicans a likely 8-5 advantage, the judges unanimously…

Candidate Conversation - Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)

December 6, 2019 · 2:27 PM EST

Illinois 13th District — Rating: Toss-Up

Interview Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Date of Birth: June 21, 1971; Springfield, Illinois 

Education: Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1993)

Elected Office: None; 2018 Democratic nominee

Current Outlook: Londrigan, former director of alumni affairs at Univ. of Illinois-Springfield, fell short in her 2018 race against…

Candidate Conversation - Eric Early (R)

December 6, 2019 · 2:26 PM EST

California’s 28th District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Oct. 23, 2019

Date of Birth: Aug. 20, 1958

Education: Southwestern Law School (1993)

Elected Office: 2018 attorney general candidate (14 percent in all-party in primary)  

Current Outlook: To call Early an underdog against Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff would be a…

Candidate Conversation - Dan Feehan (D)

December 6, 2019 · 2:25 PM EST

Minnesota’s 1st District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Date of Birth: July 23, 1982; St. Paul, Minn.

Education: Georgetown Univ. (2005); Harvard (MPP, 2013)

Elected Office: None; 2018 Democratic nominee

Current Outlook: Feehan is seeking a rematch after losing his bid for Democrat Tim Walz’s open…

Candidate Conversation - Eugene DePasquale (D)

December 6, 2019 · 2:22 PM EST

Pennsylvania’s 10th District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Date of Birth: Aug. 13, 19; Pittsburgh, Pa.

Education: College of Wooster (1993); Univ. of Pittsburgh (M.P.P. 1997); (Widener Univ., J.D. 2002)  

Elected Office: State House (elected 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012); state auditor (2013-present)

Current Outlook: Democrats…

2020 House Overview: Great Expectations

by Nathan L. Gonzales November 26, 2019 · 2:30 PM EST

Your view of the past has a profound impact on your predictions for the future, particularly when it comes to the fight for the House majority. 

Democrats view the 2018 election results as a trend, particularly in the suburbs. They believe seats that the party narrowly lost last cycle are…

Candidate Conversation - Sam Peters (R)

November 26, 2019 · 2:26 PM EST

Nevada’s 4th District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Oct. 24, 2019

Date of Birth: Oct. 30, 1974; Bethesda, Maryland (Walter Reed Army Medical Center)

Education: Park Univ. (Bachelor’s, 2001); Central Michigan University (Master’s, 2005).

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Peters is one of a handful…

New York 2: Open Seat Shifts to More Vulnerable Category

by Nathan L. Gonzales November 11, 2019 · 4:40 PM EST

Years of predictions finally came true as GOP Rep. Peter King of New York announced he will not seek re-election in the 2nd District. His decision leaves behind another competitive open seat in the suburbs for Republicans to defend. 

In 2016, President Donald Trump carried the southern Long Island…

Virginia 2: Shifting Sands in Virginia Beach

by Leah Askarinam November 8, 2019 · 2:29 PM EST

After a year of sporadic special elections, Tuesday night presented fodder for days of analysis. There’s plenty for Democrats to be excited about, after they took control of both chambers of the Virginia state legislature. On the micro level, however, some results foreshadowed potentially tough races for Democratic members of…

Candidate Conversation - Alyse Galvin (D)

November 8, 2019 · 2:28 PM EST

Alyse Galvin (D)

Alaska At-Large District — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Date of Birth: July 18, 1965 (Riverside, Calif.)

Education: Univ. of San Diego (Bachelor’s 1989)

Elected Office: None; 2018 At-Large District Democratic nominee

Current Outlook: The National Republican Congressional Committee added GOP Rep. Don Young…