House News & Analysis

New Hampshire 1: The More the Merrier

by Paul Steinhauser July 20, 2018 · 9:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H.- From Merrimack to Raymond to Wolfeboro, most of the whopping 18 candidates running for New Hampshire’s 1st District took to the streets to march in annual Fourth of July parades, reaching out to voters as the clock counts down towards the state’s early September primary.

The race for…

Ohio 12 Special: Dems Aim To Replicate Lamb’s Success

by Leah Askarinam July 20, 2018 · 9:28 AM EDT

While much of the country is focused on the final wave of primaries, Ohio is hosting a special election to fill former GOP Rep. Pat Tiberi’s 12th District seat on Aug. 7. It’s the fourth House special election across the country this year, and two of the previous ones got…

Candidate Conversation - Antonio Delgado (D)

July 20, 2018 · 9:27 AM EDT

New York’s 19th District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: July 11, 2018

Date of Birth: Jan. 19, 1977; Schenectady, N.Y.

Education: Colgate Univ. (1999), Oxford (Rhodes Scholar, 2001), Harvard Law School (2005)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Delgado faces one of the most vulnerable GOP…

Candidate Conversation - Andrew Janz (D)

July 20, 2018 · 9:26 AM EDT

California’s 22nd District — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: July 10, 2018

Date of Birth: Jan. 5, 1984; Montclair, Calif.

Education: Cal. State Stanislaus (2006 Bachelor’s, 2009 Master’s); Southwestern Law School (2012)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Janz’s campaign (and the race) seemed pretty sleepy until…

Candidate Conversation - Andrew Grant (R)

July 20, 2018 · 9:25 AM EDT

California’s 7th District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: June 27, 2019

Date of Birth: Oct. 13, 1971; Concord, Calif.

Education: U.S. Naval Academy (1995)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Last year, it seemed possible that Democratic incumbent Ami Bera could be vulnerable, given that he…

Candidate Conversation - Josh Harder (D)

July 20, 2018 · 9:24 AM EDT

California’s 10th District: Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: July 9, 2018

Date of Birth: Aug. 1, 1986; Woodland, Calif.

Education: Stanford Univ. (2008); Harvard (MBA/MPP 2014)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Given that Hillary Clinton carried this district last cycle, receiving 49 percent in 2016, this…

Candidate Conversation - Andy Kim (D)

July 20, 2018 · 9:23 AM EDT

New Jersey’s 3rd District — Rating: Lean Republican

Interview Date: July 11, 2018

Date of Birth: July 12, 1982; Boston, Mass.

Education: University of Chicago (2004), Oxford Univ. (Master’s 2005, Doctorate 2010)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Barack Obama carried the 3rd District in 2008 and…

Brett Kavanaugh and the Midterm Effect

by Stuart Rothenberg July 16, 2018 · 9:20 AM EDT

The selection of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court will have less of an impact on November’s midterms than you think. Sure, depending how the confirmation process develops, it’s possible the nomination could affect a handful of races, but the most likely scenario will not change the overall trajectory of…

New Jersey 2: GOP House Open Seat Shifts to Likely Democratic

by Nathan L. Gonzales July 13, 2018 · 11:05 AM EDT

Sometimes political handicapping can be difficult. Shifting a well-liked Democratic senator in North Dakota, who has won a close and competitive race previously, to Tilts Republican from Toss-Up wasn’t an easy decision. But Republican Seth Grossman is making it easy for political analysts.

The former Atlantic County Freeholder won the…

Winter has Come for the Democratic Party

by Nathan L. Gonzales July 6, 2018 · 2:26 PM EDT

You can explain away 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley’s loss in the Democratic primary to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by pointing to demographic changes in the district or campaign missteps by the incumbent, but that obscures a larger trend. Similar to the dynamic in the Republican Party, the power of the Democratic establishment…