Montana Senate: Brawl in Big Sky Country

by Jacob Rubashkin March 20, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

Less than two weeks ago, the Montana Senate race was nearly as big of a national story as the coronavirus. But the world, and the news, has completely changed.

For nearly a year, Republicans figured they had dodged a Bullock when the popular two-term governor decided to pursue a longshot bid for…

California House Races Shift to General Election

by Jacob Rubashkin March 20, 2020 · 2:29 PM EDT

In 2018, the path to the Democratic House majority ran through California, where Democrats flipped seven long-time GOP districts. If Republicans want any chance of taking back control of the House, they’ll have to win at least some of them back in November.

In 2020, California will play host to…

Candidate Conversation - Lisa Song Sutton (R)

by Jacob Rubashkin March 20, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Nevada’s 4th District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: March 2, 2020

Date of Birth: March 11, 1985; Seoul, South Korea

Education: Univ. of Arizona (2006); Univ. of Miami (J.D. 2009)

Elected Office: None

Current Outlook: Song Sutton is headed toward a competitive June 9 primary…

Candidate Conversation - Sarah Riggs Amico (D)

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 20, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

Georgia Senate — Rating: Likely Republican

Interview Date: Oct. 16, 2019

Date of Birth: June 21, 1979; St. Louis, Missouri

Education: Washington & Lee Univ. (2001); Harvard (MBA, 2003)

Elected Office: None; 2018 candidate for lieutenant governor.

Current Outlook: Amico is locked in a…

Coronavirus and the Elections: 7 Key Questions

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 17, 2020 · 8:45 AM EDT

Unfortunately, it sounds like we’re just at the beginning of what could be a multi-week or multi-month coronavirus crisis, so handicapping the pandemic’s impact on the elections is premature. But there are at least a handful of questions that will lead us to understanding the fallout, once the…

Rating Change: Montana Senate Shifts Toward Democrats

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 9, 2020 · 9:40 AM EDT

It’s only been 16 months since Democrats won a Senate race in Montana, and less than six years since Big Sky Country sent two Democratic senators to Capitol Hill. Democrats are looking to recreate the magic again in November, now that they have Gov. Steve Bullock, their top recruit, in the race. 

Georgia Senate: How to Blow a Lead

by Jacob Rubashkin March 6, 2020 · 2:30 PM EST

While Republicans revel in the messiness of the Democratic presidential primary, the GOP has an intra-party fight of its own in Georgia, with control of the Senate potentially on the line. 

In August, GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson announced his resignation due to Parkinson’s disease, triggering a…

Key Senate Races Start to Take Shape

by Jacob Rubashkin March 6, 2020 · 2:29 PM EST

The fight for the Senate got a little clearer with primaries in three Super Tuesday states. But the biggest news this week might have been in Montana, where Democrats are hoping for a last-minute boost before Monday’s filing deadline.

Once again, the Republican primary for an Alabama…

Presidential Battlegrounds: Arizona

by Ryan Matsumoto March 6, 2020 · 2:28 PM EST

If the Democratic nominee won all three of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania this November, he would win back the White House (assuming no other changes to the 2016 electoral map). But if President Donald Trump were to win just one of those states, Democrats would need to make up ground…