6 Things I Think After the Texas 6 Special Primary

by Jacob Rubashkin May 3, 2021 · 11:05 AM EDT

The special election to replace Rep. Ron Wright, the Texas Republican who died in February after being hospitalized with Covid-19, had the potential to be the first competitive special election of the Biden era. Wright represented a suburban Fort Worth seat that President Donald Trump carried by…

10 Takeaways from the Reapportionment Announcement

April 26, 2021 · 4:38 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

Nearly four full months late, the U.S. Census Bureau announced apportionment totals for the next round of redistricting. Here are some initial thoughts on the process and the fight for the House: 

•The House majority was in play before the reapportionment…

California Governor Recall: Does Jenner Help or Hurt the GOP cause?

by Jacob Rubashkin April 26, 2021 · 12:50 PM EDT

Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic decathlete and current reality TV star, recently announced she is running as a Republican for governor of California in this year’s likely recall election. She joins former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer and 2018 gubernatorial nominee John Cox, both Republicans,…

West Virginia House: Musical Chairs

by Jacob Rubashkin April 23, 2021 · 2:30 PM EDT

After outperforming expectations in 2020, Republicans can taste the House majority. But they’re guaranteed to lose a seat in West Virginia and will have to gain a district elsewhere on their way to 218 seats. 

In the Senate, West Virginia is as powerful as it has been since the death of legendary…

Taking Stock of Initial NRCC and DCCC Targets

by Jacob Rubashkin April 23, 2021 · 2:29 PM EDT

The 117th Congress has only been in session for a few months, but that has not stopped the parties from laying the groundwork for the 2022 midterm elections.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recently released a list of 22 GOP-held or open seats Democrats plan to target in 2022. The…

Report Shorts (April 23, 2021)

by Jacob Rubashkin April 23, 2021 · 2:28 PM EDT

Florida’s 20th District
The death of Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, who represented parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties for more than 28 years, has set off a large scrum for this solidly Democratic seat that Joe Biden carried by 55 points. The declared candidates already include state Sen.…

Alaska Senate: Al Gross, 2020 Nominee, Considering Another Run

by Jacob Rubashkin April 12, 2021 · 12:21 PM EDT

Al Gross, the independent who ran for US Senate in Alaska in 2020 with backing from state and national Democrats and broke fundraising records but lost to incumbent Republican Dan Sullivan, is considering another run for the Senate in 2022.

Gross told Inside Elections that he is “certainly…