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2018 House Overview: Will Past Be Prologue?

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Nathan L. Gonzales September 1, 2017 · 2:30 PM EDT

The President’s party often suffers heavy House losses in midterm elections. But what happens when voters perceive the President to be outside the traditional two-party system?

President Donald Trump is technically a Republican because he ascended through the GOP nominating process. Still, many…

2018 House Overview (Sept. 1, 2017) Alabama - Iowa

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September 1, 2017 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alabama. Feb. 9 filing deadline. June 5 primary.

2nd District (Martha Roby, R, re-elected in 2016 with 49%). 2016 Presidential Winner: Trump 65%. The congresswoman was re-elected with less than 50 percent in 2016 when a conservative write-in candidate, Becky Gerritson, received nearly 11 percent…

2018 House Overview (Sept. 1, 2017) Kansas - New York

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September 1, 2017 · 2:28 PM EDT

Kansas. June 1 filing deadline. August 7 primary.

2nd District (Open; Lynn Jenkins, R, not seeking re-election). Presidential Winner: Trump 56%. The combination of an open seat and a strong Democratic candidate, former state House Minority Leader Paul Davis, makes this an interesting race, even…

2018 House Overview (Sept. 1, 2017) North Carolina - Wyoming

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September 1, 2017 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina. Feb. 28 filing deadline. May 8 primary.

2nd District (George Holding, R, re-elected 57%).  2016 Presidential Winner: Trump 53%. Holding won a competitive primary over fellow Rep. Renee Ellmers in a redrawn district, followed by an uneventful general election win. Democrats are…

2018 House Ratings (September 1, 2017)

September 1, 2017 · 2:26 PM EDT

Arizona Senate: Flake Re-Election Race Heats Up

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Nathan L. Gonzales August 18, 2017 · 12:30 PM EDT


After Donald Trump won Arizona’s 11 electoral votes in 2016, despite his historic unfavorable ratings, it looked like The Grand Canyon State was firmly in the Republican column. But GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is feeling political pressure from both Democrats and Trump supporters and may find himself…

Colorado 2: Democrats Search for Oxygen in Open Seat

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Leah Askarinam August 18, 2017 · 12:29 PM EDT

At this point in the 2018 election cycle, only a handful of Democrats are planning to vacate safe congressional seats, leaving few opportunities for state and local elected officials and political novices to climb the political ladder. In Colorado though, Democratic newcomers may have hit the…

Report Shorts: Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Texas, Tennessee

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August 18, 2017 · 12:28 PM EDT

Colorado’s 7th District. Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter first announced he was running for governor, then announced he was not running for governor and still wouldn’t seek re-election. Now, he’s seriously reconsidering that decision and may run for a seventh term after all. A decision to run for…