House News & Analysis

Candidate Conversation - Stacey Evans (D)

January 19, 2018 · 2:25 PM EST

Candidate for Georgia Governor

Interview Date: Nov. 30, 2017

Date of Birth: May 5, 1978; Ringgold, Ga.

Education: Univ. of Georgia (2000, law school 2003)

Elected Office: State House

Current Outlook: Republican Gov. Nathan Deal can’t run for re-election because of term limits, leaving behind an open seat and a…

Candidate Conversation - Van Taylor (R)

January 19, 2018 · 2:24 PM EST

Candidate for Texas’ 3rd District 

Interview Date: Nov. 10, 2017

Date of Birth: August 1, 1972; Dallas, Texas

Education: Harvard Univ. (Bachelor’s 1995, MBA 2001)

Elected Office: State Senate; State House (former); 17th District nominee (2006) 

Current Outlook: GOP Rep. Sam Johnson’s retirement opens up a safe GOP seat in…

Candidate Conversation - Steve Lonegan (R)

January 19, 2018 · 2:23 PM EST

Candidate for New Jersey’s 5th District

Interview Date: Nov. 30, 2017

Date of Birth: April 27, 1956; Teaneck, N.J.

Education: William Paterson Univ. (1980), Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., (MBA, 1981)

Elected Office: Mayor of Bogota (former); 3rd District candidate (2014); U.S. Senate nominee (2013); Gubernatorial candidate (2005, 2009); State Senate nominee…

Candidate Conversation - Angie Craig (DFL)

January 19, 2018 · 2:22 PM EST

Candidate for Minnesota’s 2nd

Interview Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Date of Birth: Feb. 14, 1972; West Helena, Ark. 

Education: Memphis State Univ. (B.A. 1994)

Elected Office: None; 2016 2nd District nominee

Current Outlook: Craig lost by less than 2 points in 2016 in an open-seat race in a district Democrats…

The Democrats’ Savior

by Stuart Rothenberg January 16, 2018 · 9:05 AM EST

One year ago, as Donald Trump was preparing to take the oath of office, Democrats were in disarray. Supporters of 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were pointing fingers at each other, the Democratic National Committee was in disgrace, and Democratic voters were demoralized.

Now, Trump has…

California 49 Ratings Update: Issa’s Open Seat Remains a Toss-up for Now

January 10, 2018 · 11:55 AM EST

A new day, a new Republican retirement, but a similar story. On Wednesday, GOP Rep. Darrell Issa announced he will not seek re-election to his Southern California district, leaving Republicans to defend another open seat that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016. 

But similar to California’s 39th District, where GOP…

House Seats You Think Can’t Flip but Might

by Stuart Rothenberg January 10, 2018 · 10:41 AM EST

Responses to the “generic ballot” poll question suggest a partisan electoral wave is building. But the fight for control of the House isn’t a single national election. It will be fought district by district, and national Democrats face challenges on the ground even with the generic ballot favoring them.


Ratings Change: Open Seat Shifts California’s 39th District Race to Toss-Up

January 8, 2018 · 7:28 PM EST

Democrats have been targeting California’s 39th District ever since Hillary Clinton carried it over Donald Trump in the last presidential race. But GOP Rep. Ed Royce’s retirement announcement on Monday gives Democrats an opportunity to take over a seat without having to defeat an entrenched incumbent who had $3.5…

2018 Senate Overview (Jan. 5, 2018): Alabama - Maine

January 5, 2018 · 2:29 PM EST

ARIZONA. Open; Jeff Flake (R) not seeking re-election. May 30 filing deadline. Aug. 28 primary. In the face of competitive primary and general elections, Flake announced he would not seek a second term. Former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who lost to Sen. John McCain in the 2016 GOP primary, entered…

2018 Senate Overview (Jan. 5, 2018): Maryland - Ohio

January 5, 2018 · 2:28 PM EST

MARYLAND. Ben Cardin (D) elected 2006 (54%), 2012 (56%). Feb. 27 filing deadline. June 26 primary. In 2016, Clinton defeated Trump 60-34 percent and Democrat Chris Van Hollen defeated Republican Kathy Szeliga 61-36 percent for the state’s other Senate seat. Retired CIA officer Sam Faddis had just $36,000 in the…