Indiana Redistricting: Solidifying the Status Quo

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 13, 2021 · 9:44 AM EDT

Just because a party can gerrymander the living daylights of a state, doesn’t mean it will. The new congressional map in Indiana is a good example. 

With control of the state legislature and the governorship, Republicans had full control of the redistricting process. But rather than squeezing one…

Missouri Senate: Schmitt Raised $646,301 in Third Quarter

by Jacob Rubashkin October 11, 2021 · 8:20 PM EDT

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, one of the leading contenders to replace retiring Republican Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate next year, raised $646,301 in the third fundraising quarter of this year. The Glendale Republican entered October with $1,114,774 in his campaign account, according to…

Maine Redistricting: Same As It Ever Was

by Jacob Rubashkin October 11, 2021 · 11:25 AM EDT

On Sept. 29, Maine became the second state to finalize its congressional districts for the next decade, capping a six-week process more notable for what it wasn’t: contentious, protracted, or extensive.

With just two districts to draw, minimal population shifts, and a redistricting scheme that…

2022 House Ratings (October 11, 2021)

October 11, 2021 · 11:24 AM EDT

2022 Senate Overview (October 8, 2021): Firewall on Fire

October 8, 2021 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

With an evenly divided Senate, control of the chamber has been at risk since the beginning of the cycle. But even though the initial 2022 battleground is evenly divided as well, President Joe Biden’s slumping job rating is fueling GOP hopes of regaining…

2022 Senate Overview (October 8, 2021): Alabama - Georgia

October 8, 2021 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alabama. Open; Richard Shelby, R, not seeking re-election. Jan. 28 filing deadline. May 24 primary, July 26 runoff (if necessary). The GOP primary is the real contest in the Yellowhammer State, which Trump won by 25 points last November. At the moment there are four major candidates in the race:…

2022 Senate Overview (October 8, 2021): Hawaii - North Carolina

October 8, 2021 · 2:28 PM EDT

Hawaii. Brian Schatz (D) appointed 2012, elected 2014 (70%), 2016 (74%). June 7 filing deadline. Aug. 13 primary. Schatz has no announced challengers in the Democratic primary or the general election, was sitting on $3.6 million at the end of June, and gets to run in a state Biden won by 30 points.…

2022 Senate Overview (October 8, 2021): North Dakota - Wisconsin

October 8, 2021 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Dakota. John Hoeven (R) elected 2010 (76%), 2016 (78%). April 11 filing deadline. June 14 primary. In 2016, Hoeven won the largest Senate victory in state history with a 61-point thumping of Democratic-NPL nominee Eliot Glassheim. His only vulnerability would be in a primary, and he seems to…

Candidate Conversation: Tina Ramirez (R)

October 8, 2021 · 2:26 PM EDT

Virginia’s 7th District — Rating: To Be Determined After Redistricting

Interview Date: Sept. 24, 2021

Date of Birth: Oct. 6, 1978; San Bernardino, Calif.

Education: Vanguard Univ. (Bachelor’s 1999, Master’s in Education 2000); Univ. of Essex (Master’s in Human Rights 2004)

Elected Office: None;…