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North Carolina 9: McCready Has Narrow Lead in New Bipartisan Poll

August 30, 2019 · 2:31 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Leah Askarinam

Democrat Dan McCready has a narrow advantage over Republican Dan Bishop heading into the final days of the Sept. 10 redo election in North Carolina’s 9th District, according to a new bipartisan poll for Inside Elections. 

The survey, conducted Aug. 26-28…

2020 House Overview (Aug. 30, 2019): Republicans Facing a Rough Road in the House

August 30, 2019 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Leah Askarinam

With Democrats marching to the left in the presidential primary, and new, progressive faces in Congress rising to prominence, some Republicans are confident in their relative standing. But they’ve got a difficult path to the House majority in 2020.

2020 House Overview (Aug. 30, 2019): Alabama - Iowa

August 30, 2019 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alabama. 

1st District (Greater Mobile) Open; Bradley Byrne, R, running for Senate. Trump 64%. A crowded Republican primary, including Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl, former state Sen. Bill Hightower, state Rep. Chris Pringle, businessman Wes Lambert, and potentially others, is inevitable…

2020 House Overview (Aug. 30, 2019): Kansas - New York

August 30, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

Kansas. 

1st District (Western Kansas) Roger Marshall, R, re-elected 68%. Trump 69%. The congressman is angling for Republican Pat Roberts’ open Senate seat, and could create an open House seat. The most important race would be the primary. Businessman and farmer Gary Harshberger of Dodge City is…

2020 House Overview (Aug. 30 2019): North Carolina - Wyoming

August 30, 2019 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina. 

2nd District (Raleigh exurbs) George Holding, R, re-elected 51%. Trump 53%. Some Democrats are hoping Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran Scott Cooper ($178,000 on hand on June 30) puts them over the top in the Raleigh suburbs. But Monika Johnson-Hostler just entered the Democratic race…

Isakson’s Decision Adds Competitive Seat to 2020 Senate Battleground

August 28, 2019 · 11:27 AM EDT

Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson’s resignation adds another seat to the 2020 Senate battleground and gives Democrats another takeover opportunity in their road to the majority. 

According to state law, GOP Gov. Brian Kemp will appoint a senator, who will then stand for election in Nov. 2020 to…

Wisconsin 7: Duffy’s Seat Remains Solid Republican for Now

by Leah Askarinam August 26, 2019 · 12:11 PM EDT

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin will resign in September, he announced Monday. His decision will likely prompt a special election, but Republicans are the early favorites to hold the seat.

“Recently, we’ve learned that our baby, due in late October, will need even more love, time, and attention…

Trump Missing an Opportunity on Guns

by Nathan L. Gonzales August 26, 2019 · 8:55 AM EDT

President Donald Trump has forgotten who holds the power within the Republican Party.

There’s a perception that the National Rifle Association has an impenetrable lock on base Republican voters and thus is holding GOP members of Congress captive. But Trump is the one person who has the capital…