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Report Shorts - Arizona Senate, New Jersey Senate

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September 15, 2017 · 2:24 PM EDT

Arizona Senate. After publicly feuding with President Donald Trump, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake has been bumped from the headlines, but his re-election next year is still very much in doubt. 

A Democratic poll, conducted August 30-September 1 by GBA Strategies for Senate Majority PAC, showed the senator…

2018 House Ratings (September 15, 2017)

September 15, 2017 · 2:23 PM EDT

‘Scam PACs’ Strike Again in Utah, Wisconsin

Nathan L. Gonzales September 13, 2017 · 12:31 PM EDT

Mysterious and misleading political action committees are nothing new, but two recent examples demonstrate just how brazen some PACs are becoming in their money-grabbing email pitches.

“BREAKING: Sheriff Clarke Resigned,” announced the subject line of a Sept. 2 email from the Sheriff David Clarke…

PA-15 Rating Change: Dent Retirement Puts Seat in Play

September 8, 2017 · 11:00 AM EDT

Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent capped a tumultuous week for Republicans on the Hill by announcing he would not seek re-election in 2018, leaving his 15th District open and vulnerable to a Democratic takeover.

Dent’s decision is the biggest news to come out of Allentown since earlier this summer…

2018 House Ratings (September 8, 2017)

September 8, 2017 · 10:59 AM EDT

The House Retirement Tide Is Coming

Nathan L. Gonzales September 7, 2017 · 10:24 AM EDT

A large crop of House members are likely to retire in the coming months, not necessarily because President Donald Trump is polarizing, the parties are divided, or Capitol Hill is “dysfunctional” — but because 40 years of history tell us it’s going to happen.

Since 1976, 22 House members, on…

WA-08 Rating Change: Reichert Retirement Shifts Seat Away from Republicans

September 6, 2017 · 1:15 PM EDT

There are still 110 days until Christmas, but GOP Rep. Dave Reichert just gave Democrats an early gift. The seven-term congressman announced Wednesday that he would not seek re-election, opening up his competitive 8th District in Washington and giving Democrats a prime takeover target.  

Democrats…

2018 House Ratings (September 6, 2017)

September 6, 2017 · 1:14 PM EDT

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…