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Presidential Battlegrounds: North Carolina

by Ryan Matsumoto June 5, 2020 · 2:29 PM EDT

One of the biggest upsets in the 2008 presidential election was when President Barack Obama carried the state of North Carolina, which had not voted for a Democrat for president since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Since 2008 however, the state has proved elusive for Democrats, voting Republican in the next…

Report Shorts (June 5, 2020)

June 5, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Jacob Rubashkin

Hawaii’s 2nd District (Northern Oahu and all other islands) Open; Tulsi Gabbard, D, ran for president. The primary isn’t until August but pilot/state Sen. Kai Kahele is the likely Democratic nominee and likely new Member of Congress in this Democratic…

Candidate Conversation: Charles Booker (D)

June 5, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

Kentucky Senate — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: May 28, 2020 (via Google Meet)

Date of Birth: October 20, 1984; Louisville, Ky. Education: Univ. of Louisville (2007, J.D. 2010)

Elected Office: State House (2019-present)

Current Outlook: Booker is one of three Democrats running…

Candidate Conversation: Mike Broihier (D)

June 5, 2020 · 2:26 PM EDT

Kentucky Senate — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: May 27, 2020 (via Google Meet)

Date of Birth: March 7, 1962; Racine, Wisconsin

Education: Rutgers (1984)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Broihier is one of three Democrats vying to take on Senate Majority…

Candidate Conversation: Brigid Callahan Harrison (D)

by Jacob Rubashkin June 5, 2020 · 2:25 PM EDT

New Jersey’s 2nd District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: May 20, 2020 (via Google Meet)

Date of Birth: May 21, 1965; Camden, New Jersey

Education: Stockton Univ. (1988); Rutgers (M.A. 1990); Temple Univ. (Ph.D. 1996)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook:…

Rating Change: Iowa’s 4th Moves to Solid Republican

June 2, 2020 · 11:15 PM EDT

Republicans lost an incumbent but gained some peace of mind as Iowa Rep. Steve King finally went down to defeat. He lost to state Sen. Randy Feenstra on Tuesday in the 4th District primary and by a wide enough margin to avoid the contest going to a convention. 

President Donald Trump carried the…

Presidential Snapshot in Time (May 29, 2020)

by Bradley Wascher May 29, 2020 · 10:28 AM EDT

In May 2006, The Raconteurs released their Grammy-nominated debut single, “Steady, As She Goes.” In May 2020, presidential polling followed that advice. Joe Biden maintains a steady national lead over President Donald Trump, while new state polls still show a tight race in key battlegrounds.…

2020 House Overview (May 22, 2020): Democrats Could Expand Majority

May 22, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

Last week, Republicans won California’s 25th District, giving them their first takeover in the state in 20 years and their first special election flip since 2011. It was a legitimate victory that lowered their threshold for a majority to 17 seats. But…

2020 House Overview (May 22, 2020): Alabama - Iowa

May 22, 2020 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large District Don Young, R, re-elected 53%.
Trump 51%. Independent Alyse Galvin, who lost by 7 points in 2018, is running again and has outraised Young for the last three quarters -- she had $961,000 cash on hand compared to $804,000 for Young. Democrats think this could be a…