House News & Analysis

California 22 Special: Short Term Assignment

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 4, 2022 · 2:26 PM EST

Typically, congressional seats without an incumbent generate a crowd of aspiring candidates. But an upcoming special election for a vacant seat in California’s Central Valley has drawn little interest. 

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes resigned from California’s 22nd District on Jan. 3 in order to lead former President Donald Trump’s new…

Texas Primary Takeaways

by Jacob Rubashkin March 2, 2022 · 4:07 PM EST

Voters officially kicked off the midterms in Texas Tuesday night, heading to the polls to select party nominees for Congress, governor, and other statewide offices. The results were largely as expected, though a few races will head to runoffs on May 24 because no candidate secured a majority of the…

Kentucky Redistricting: Still One Blue Bluegrass Seat

by Bradley Wascher February 22, 2022 · 2:26 PM EST

Despite some drama, Kentucky’s new congressional map is poised to solidify the delegation’s existing partisan breakdown. 

Heading into redistricting, the Republican-controlled state legislature had the opportunity to go aggressive and potentially move the Democratic-held 3rd District into the GOP’s column. But ultimately Republicans left the 3rd intact, and…

2022 House Overview (February 18, 2022): Republicans Still in Driver’s Seat

February 18, 2022 · 2:30 PM EST

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Jacob Rubashkin

Democrats enjoyed a round of positive media stories because of their perceived success in redistricting. But don’t get distracted; Republicans are still well positioned to win back the House majority. 

Even though a handful of key states haven’t finished the process, there’s a…

2022 House Overview (February 18, 2022): Alabama - Iowa

February 18, 2022 · 2:29 PM EST

Alabama. Current breakdown: 6R, 1D. May 24 primary. July 26 runoff (if necessary). Alabama’s redistricting process was briefly thrown into limbo after a three-judge panel found the state’s map violated the Voting Rights Act, but in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court stayed the panel’s order until the justices can…

2022 House Overview (February 18, 2022): Kansas - New York

February 18, 2022 · 2:28 PM EST

Kansas. Current breakdown: 3R, 1D. June 1 filing deadline. Aug. 2 primary. Kansas Republicans successfully overrode Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a new congressional map, but Democrats are already suing in state court.
3rd District (Sharice Davids, D). Biden 51%. The new map, if it stands, will give…

2022 House Overview (February 18, 2022): North Carolina - Wyoming

February 18, 2022 · 2:27 PM EST

North Carolina. Current breakdown: 8R, 5D (Apportionment: +1 seat). March 4 filing deadline. May 17 primary. July 26 runoff (if necessary). Republicans passed a map that was supposed to give the GOP a 11-3 advantage in the delegation. But the map was thrown out by the courts and Republicans are…

New York Redistricting: Democratic State of Mind

by Jacob Rubashkin February 11, 2022 · 12:42 PM EST

With a House majority of just five seats, plus an unpopular president hanging over their heads, Democrats need all the help they can get in their quest to maintain control of Congress. 

The party received a major boost last week when New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a…

Virginia Redistricting: Old Dominion’s New Districts

by Bradley Wascher February 8, 2022 · 10:00 AM EST

It might have required resorting to Plan B, but Virginia has a new congressional map.

The state’s bipartisan redistricting commission, which was approved by voters in 2020, failed to agree on new district lines in October, handing over control of the mapmaking process to the state Supreme Court.…

Georgia Redistricting: New Lines on Their Minds

by Jacob Rubashkin February 4, 2022 · 2:29 PM EST

Georgia Republicans are on their heels. After nearly two decades of dominating statewide politics, the GOP came within two points of losing the governorship for the first time in 16 years, failed to deliver the state’s electoral votes to the Republican candidate for president for the first time since 1992,…