House News & Analysis

Hawaii 1: As the World Turns

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 29, 2010 · 11:00 AM EST

After Scott Brown’s (R) shocking win in the Massachusetts’ Senate race, the political world is set to turn almost six thousand miles away to Hawaii’s 1st District, where the cycle’s next contest will be fought.

Democratic Cong. Neil Abercrombie plans to resign at the end of February in…

Illinois Primary: First in the Nation

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 15, 2010 · 1:00 PM EST

Off-year gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia and the Senate special election in Massachusetts have kept things exciting, but the 2010 elections officially begin early next month in the Land of Lincoln. With competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate and multiple House races, it’s a great place…

Ohio 15: It’s Not 2008 Anymore

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 15, 2010 · 1:00 PM EST

The terrain is the same but the environment is very different in Ohio’s 15th District, where freshman Cong. Mary Jo Kilroy (D) and former state Senator Steve Stivers (R) will face off for the second consecutive election cycle.

Less than a percentage point separated the two candidates in…

Stu on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

January 4, 2010 · 9:12 AM EST

Stu was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal yesterday with Charlie Cook talking about the upcoming 2010 elections. You can watch the video below or click here. They aren't as grumpy as they look in those photos.
 

December 18, 2009 House Overview

December 18, 2009 · 1:00 PM EST

The national political landscape continues to change to the GOP’s advantage, with voters showing dissatisfaction with the economy and the direction of the country. President Barack Obama remains personally popular, but his job numbers have softened.

The inability of Congressional Democrats to pass a health care reform bill…

New York 1: Job Security

by Nathan L. Gonzales December 11, 2009 · 1:00 PM EST

Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but strategists from both parties agree that jobs will be the top issue in New York’s 1st District next year.

After winning the seat in 2002, Cong. Tim Bishop (D) hasn’t faced much of a challenge. But this cycle,…

Michigan 7: Schauer Power

by Nathan L. Gonzales November 17, 2009 · 1:00 PM EST

Mark Schauer is no stranger to winning in competitive districts, but winning reelection next year could be the Democrat’s greatest feat yet.

Last year, the Democratic state senator knocked off conservative Cong. Tim Walberg in Michigan’s 7th District. But he won with less than 49% and Republicans believe…

New York 29: Partisan Guns Blazing

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 16, 2009 · 3:00 PM EDT

Republicans may lose yet another congressional seat in New York this fall, but they’re hoping that their Empire State comeback includes defeating freshman Cong. Eric Massa (D) in the 29th District next year.

Republicans are at serious risk of losing the 23rd District in a special election this…

Ohio 12: A Day Late and a Dollar Short?

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 2, 2009 · 1:00 PM EDT

Even Democrat Paula Brooks’s political foes see her as a formidable candidate. But many of them think that she may have chosen the wrong district and the wrong cycle to run for Congress.

Early last cycle, the Democrat explored a run in the open 15th District race. She…

Colorado 4: Since You’ve Been Gone

by Nathan L. Gonzales July 10, 2009 · 3:00 PM EDT

After a couple cycles of frustration, Democrats finally ousted Republican Cong. Marilyn Musgrave last year. Now, they have the challenging task of keeping Colorado’s 4th District in their column.

Since her initial election in 2002, Musgrave’s reelection percentages steadily declined as she became more and more polarizing, continually…