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Candidate Conversation - Lauren Baer (D)

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November 10, 2017 · 2:26 PM EST

Lauren Baer

Candidate for Florida’s 18th District

Interview Date: Oct. 30, 2017

Date of Birth: Dec. 7, 1980; New York, N.Y.

Education: Harvard (2002), Oxford (Master’s 2004), Yale Law School (2007)

Elected Office: None; first run for office

Current Outlook: Democrat Patrick Murphy held this…

Candidate Conversation - Paul Davis (D)

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November 10, 2017 · 2:25 PM EST

Paul Davis 

Candidate for Kansas’ 2nd District

Interview Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Date of Birth: July 12, 1972; Woodland, Ca.

Education: University of Kansas (1995), Washburn Law School (1997)

Elected Office: State House (former); 2014 gubernatorial nominee

Current Outlook: Davis is running for…

Candidate Conversation - Roger Dean Huffstetler (D)

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November 10, 2017 · 2:24 PM EST

Roger Dean Huffstetler 

Candidate for Virginia’s 5th District

Interview Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Date of Birth: April 28, 1978; Gaston County, N.C.

Education: University of Georgia (2001), Harvard (MBA/MPA; 2010)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Huffstetler is one of the…

2018 House Ratings (November 10, 2017)

November 10, 2017 · 2:23 PM EST

Ten Thoughts after Democrats’ Big Wins in Virginia

Nathan L. Gonzales November 8, 2017 · 12:51 PM EST

Everyone take a deep breath. We’re all starving for tangible election results and now we have them. But just as the previous Republican wins in congressional special elections didn’t guarantee the party would have a good 2018, losses on Tuesday night don’t necessarily tell us a Democratic wave in…

Please Don’t Call It a Push Poll: Transgender Edition

Nathan L. Gonzales November 7, 2017 · 4:23 PM EST

Danica Roem and Bob Marshall are facing off in an unusually high-profile race for the Virginia House of Delegates — Roem, a transgender Democrat, is challenging Marshall, a conservative Republican. The race reached a new level in the final weeks when allegations of a so-called push poll came to…

Rating Change: LoBiondo Retirement Makes GOP Seat More Vulnerable

November 7, 2017 · 3:26 PM EST

GOP Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s retirement gives Democrats a better opportunity to win New Jersey’s 2nd District. 

Democrats have had their eye on the South Jersey seat for years, particularly after President Barack Obama won the seat by 8 points in 2012. But the party has struggled to find a credible…