California 30: Scuffle for Schiff’s Seat

by Jacob Rubashkin March 9, 2023 · 3:37 PM EST

When Los Angeles Democrat Adam Schiff announced his Senate bid last month, he became an instant frontrunner in the race to replace long-time incumbent Dianne Feinstein. And while the contours of that battle royale have already taken shape — with fellow Reps. Katie Porter and Barbara Lee rounding…

California 12: Simon Says, ‘I’m Running’

by Jacob Rubashkin March 3, 2023 · 4:15 PM EST

Longtime California Rep. Barbara Lee became the third major candidate to toss her hat in the ring for the Golden State’s open Senate seat next year. And while her main competition, Reps. Adam Schiff and Katie Porter, set off heated battles for their congressional districts now that they are running…

Michigan 7: Leaving Lansing

by Erin Covey March 1, 2023 · 4:45 PM EST

Rep. Elissa Slotkin has spent her entire political career running competitive races. The Democrat’s moderate reputation and fundraising prowess have insulated her from Republicans' repeated attempts to defeat her over the past three election cycles.

But now that Slotkin is running to succeed…

Rhode Island 1 Special: Cicilline Steps Out

by Jacob Rubashkin February 23, 2023 · 9:12 AM EST

Rep. David Cicilline’s surprise decision to resign from the House of Representatives at the end of spring opens up his eastern Rhode Island seat, and a dizzying array of potential candidates are already eying the solidly Democratic district. 

This is the first time since 1967 that Rhode Island has…

Montana Senate & House: Big Decisions in Big Sky Country

by Jacob Rubashkin February 17, 2023 · 2:30 PM EST

Republicans are on the ascendancy in Montana, but they still have one major roadblock to total domination of Big Sky Country: Jon Tester.

The farmer from Big Sandy has bedeviled the GOP and thrilled Democrats since he first won election in 2006, and even as the state that once produced Democratic…

Redistricting Battles Loom Over the 2024 Cycle

by Erin Covey February 17, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

When control of the House of Representatives hinges on outcomes in just a few districts, each state’s redistricting process can have dramatic consequences. 

Even though most states have wrapped up the decennial redistricting process based on the 2020 Census, ongoing redistricting fights across…

Report Shorts (February 17, 2023)

February 17, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

California Senate. In one of the least surprising moves of the cycle, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced she will not seek re-election. Democratic Reps. Katie Porter and Adam Schiff were already in the race, and they are now joined by Rep. Barbara Lee. There’s a reasonable chance that two…

Indiana 3: A Run on Banks’ Seat

by Erin Covey February 15, 2023 · 12:45 PM EST

Republican Rep. Jim Banks appears to have already locked up support for his 2024 Senate run. But the race to replace the congressman in his northeastern Indiana district has only just begun.

Most of Banks’ potential opponents have decided not to run for the open Senate seat, and the congressman…