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A New Chapter: From Rothenberg to Inside Elections

Nathan L. Gonzales January 13, 2017 · 9:30 AM EST

According to branding experts, you’re supposed to change the name of your company every two years. It builds loyalty and boosts profits. Wait…that’s not what they’re saying? You’re probably thinking, that sounds like the same experts who said Hillary Clinton would be the next president.

Two years…

Trump Should Get Off to a Fast Start – But Will He?

Stuart Rothenberg January 10, 2017 · 8:00 AM EST

If you look only at Donald Trump’s recent “favorable” ratings, you might well think him politically weak.

After all, substantially more Americans continue to have an unfavorable opinion of him than a favorable one in post-election polls, and he lost the popular vote by almost 2.9 million votes.  …

Montana Senate: GOP Chances Left in Zinke’s Wake?

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 4:00 PM EST

Nearly two years before Election Day 2018, some Republicans have already thrown in the towel on one of their top Senate takeover targets.  

Donald Trump’s selection of GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke to become the Secretary of the Interior creates yet another House open seat but essentially takes a potential…

Six Lessons from Minnesota’s 3rd District

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:59 PM EST

When DFL state Sen. Terri Bonoff got into the race against GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen in April, it was heralded as a “big deal.”  

Democrats had coaxed a long-recruited candidate off of the sidelines and into a previously uncompetitive suburban district where Donald Trump was destined to lose and bring…

Georgia 6 Special: Republicans Look to Hold Suburban Seat

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:58 PM EST

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of Health & Human Services sets up a special election in Georgia that is most likely to stay in Republican hands, but might be impossible for Democrats to pass up. 

As an orthopedic surgeon and Affordable Care Act critic, GOP Rep. Tom Price…

Kansas 4 Special: Secret Race to Replace New CIA Director

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:57 PM EST

Donald Trump doesn’t appear to have much faith in the CIA’s findings on Russia’s involvement in the election, but that didn’t stop him for nominating Kansas GOP Rep. Mike Pompeo to direct the agency.

There is no clear successor in Pompeo’s 4th District, but state Treasurer Ron Estes is regarded as…

California 34 Special: Becerra Jumps Off Leadership Ladder to Become State Attorney General

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:56 PM EST

Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra is vacating his Southern California House seat to become California’s state attorney general, leaving behind a safe Democratic district and a hole in the House leadership ladder. 

Becerra, 58, was the term-limited chairman of the House Democratic Caucus with a logjam…

Louisiana Runoffs Wrap 2016 Elections

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:55 PM EST

The electoral college votes have been cast, all of the close races concluded without extensive recounts and lawsuits, and the Louisiana runoffs are over, bringing an end to the 2016 elections.

GOP state Treasurer John Kennedy defeated Democrat Foster Campbell, 61-39 percent, on Dec. 10 in the…

Candidate Conversation - Clay Higgins (R)

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Nathan L. Gonzales December 20, 2016 · 3:54 PM EST

Congressman-Elect for Louisiana’s 3rd District

Interview Date: Dec. 15, 2016

Date of Birth: Aug. 24, 1961; New Orleans, La. 

Education: Louisiana State Univ. (attended)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Higgins won the Dec. 10 runoff against fellow Republican Scott…