Washington 3: Contest in the Cascades

by Erin Covey February 3, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez wasn’t supposed to win. The 34-year-old auto-shop owner launched her 2022 campaign in a district that Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler had represented for over a decade, and that Donald Trump won by 4 points in 2020. 

The Democratic congresswoman is now one of the most…

West Virginia 2: More Moore?

by Jacob Rubashkin February 3, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

When Republican Rep. Alex Mooney announced his long-expected 2024 Senate campaign just a week after the 2022 midterms, he kicked off a marquee Senate race that could determine control of that chamber.

But he also leaves an open seat in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district for the first time…

Report Shorts (February 3, 2023)

by Erin Covey February 3, 2023 · 2:27 PM EST

Arizona Senate. After publicly flirting with challenging Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for months, Rep. Ruben Gallego has officially announced his campaign. Now that Sinema has become an independent, he has a clear path to the Democratic nomination. But if Sinema decides to run for re-election, he’ll have a…

Arizona 3: Phoenix Democrats Rising

by Erin Covey January 26, 2023 · 2:00 PM EST

Rep. Ruben Gallego’s Senate ambitions have been clear for a while. But now that the Democratic congressman has officially announced his campaign to challenge independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona Democrats hoping to succeed him in Congress have begun laying the groundwork for their own 2024…

Kyrsten Sinema Is Still on ActBlue — For Now

by Jacob Rubashkin January 24, 2023 · 5:32 PM EST

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema may not be a Democrat anymore, but she still has access to one of Democrats’ premier campaign tools: ActBlue.

The online fundraising platform that has helped Democrats dominate the small-dollar money game for the past decade is still hosting the independent senator’s…

2023 Gubernatorial Overview: Three’s Company

January 20, 2023 · 2:30 PM EST

There’s no such thing as an off-year in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, which will all elect governors this year. 

The trio of states offers a little bit of everything: both a Republican and Democratic governor running for re-election, as well as an open seat. A majority of the action will…

2024 Gubernatorial Overview (January 20, 2023): Focus on the Few

January 20, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

By Erin Covey & Jacob Rubashkin

Democrats had a better-than-expected 2022 — and not just in Washington, D.C. Though the party was defending seats won in the 2018 “Blue Wave” election, including in GOP-leaning and swing states, they managed to increase their number of governors nationwide.


Report Shorts (January 20, 2023)

January 20, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

Senate. Two recent polls suggest that independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has a tough road to re-election if she runs for a second term. A Dec. 19-20 Public Policy Polling survey commissioned by Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego found Sinema in third place with 13 percent, behind 2022 GOP…

Illinois 4 Special: The Potential Race to Replace Chuy García

by Erin Covey January 17, 2023 · 2:45 PM EST

The upcoming Chicago mayoral race has drawn a crowded field of candidates hoping to unseat Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Chief among her challengers is Democratic Rep. Chuy García, a progressive congressman from the southwest side of Chicago. If he wins, it’ll put another congressional special election on…