House News & Analysis

Colorado 8: Toss-up Tussle

by Jacob Rubashkin December 1, 2023 · 2:30 PM EST

On a good night for Democrats across the country last November, Colorado stood out as a particularly bright spot. Nowhere was that more clear than in Colorado’s 8th District, a newly created seat outside Denver that both Republicans and Democrats anticipated would go Republican in the midterm elections.

In a…

Washington 6: Democrats Face a Fork in the Road

by Erin Covey December 1, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

After serving in Congress for the past decade, Democratic Rep. Derek Kilmer is headed for the exits. The 49-year-old congressman spent much of his congressional career focused on attempting to make the institution more functional, and was a leader of the New Democrat Coalition, a caucus of more moderate House…

California 31: San Gabriel Showdown

by Jacob Rubashkin December 1, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

At 86 years old, Grace Napolitano must have outlived some potential successors. But now the oldest member of the House of Representatives has decided to retire.

The San Gabriel Valley Democrat has served 13 terms in Congress, and has often sat at the top of retirement watch lists, especially after…

Texas 12 & 26: Pair of Bright Red Open Seats

by Erin Covey December 1, 2023 · 2:27 PM EST

Two longtime Republican members of Congress in North Texas are headed to the exits — Kay Granger, who represents Fort Worth and its western suburbs, and Michael Burgess, who represents the suburbs and exurbs north of Cowtown.

Granger, the dean of Texas’ 38-member congressional delegation, is one of Congress’ most…

Report Shorts (Dec. 1, 2023)

by Erin Covey December 1, 2023 · 2:26 PM EST

Alaska’s At-Large District. Republican Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom announced her campaign against Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola. Republicans are optimistic that Dahlstrom can pull together various wings of the state Republican Party, but the race is complicated by Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system and 2022 GOP candidate Nick Begich’s campaign. Lean Democratic. 

Podcast Episode 10: Manchin’s Exit, House Exodus, and GOP Presidential Primary

November 17, 2023 · 10:26 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covery look at the fight for the Senate in the wake of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's decision not to see re-election in West Virginia, discuss the recent exodus from the House with multiple members not running again, talk about the latest in the GOP…

Michigan 8: Kildee’s Retirement Gives Republicans Another Takeover Opportunity

by Erin Covey November 16, 2023 · 7:04 PM EST

For the first time in nearly 50 years, a Kildee won’t represent mid-Michigan in Congress.

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee, whose district includes Flint and the Tri-Cities region, announced today that he would not run for re-election, bringing his decade-long career in the House to a close. In a statement, the…

Ohio 9: Congress’ Longest-Serving Woman Fights for Another Term

by Erin Covey November 13, 2023 · 2:30 PM EST

At the beginning of the 2022 cycle, Rep. Marcy Kaptur appeared to be one of the most endangered House Democrats in the country. 

Redistricting had transformed Kaptur’s comfortably blue district into a Republican-leaning seat that was now a top target for the GOP. But in a stroke of luck, Republican…

Virginia 2: Battle at the Beach

by Jacob Rubashkin November 13, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

Virginia Republican Jen Kiggans has worn a lot of hats in her lifetime, but next year she’s putting on an unfamiliar one: endangered incumbent.

Kiggans is a former Navy aviator, nurse practitioner, and state senator, but she’s never had to run for re-election before. Now the Republican congresswoman is a…

Arizona 8: Phoenix Free-for-all

by Erin Covey November 13, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko’s retirement may have sparked this cycle’s messiest Republican primary — two 2022 statewide nominees, the Arizona state House speaker, and Lesko’s scandal-ridden predecessor are all vying for a chance to succeed the outgoing congresswoman.

Within 24 hours of Lesko’s announcement, 2022 attorney general nominee Abe Hamadeh…