House News & Analysis

2024 House Overview: Waiting to Engage

June 2, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin, and Erin Covey

What is everyone waiting for? Republicans are clinging to a narrow House majority and a quarter of the 2024 election cycle has already passed, and yet potential candidates in districts around the country are waiting on the sidelines. 

“There’s total instability…

2024 House Overview (June 2, 2023): Alabama-Iowa

June 2, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Filing deadline June 1.
At-Large, Mary Peltola, D, re-elected 55%. Trump 53%. Republicans believe that Peltola is highly vulnerable if the GOP can coalesce behind one candidate before the all-party primary. But who that candidate is, nobody is quite sure. GOP strategists in D.C. point to Kara Moriarty,…

2024 House Overview (June 2, 2023): Kansas-New York

June 2, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

Kansas. Filing deadline June 3, 2024.
3rd District (Kansas City suburbs) Sharice Davids, D, re-elected 55%. Biden 51%. Some Republican strategists believe that Davids will be vulnerable this year if the GOP nominates a candidate without ties to unpopular former Gov. Sam Brownback. Other national operatives place this seat…

2024 House Overview (June 2, 2023): North Carolina-Wyoming

June 2, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina
Republicans are poised to redraw the state’s congressional map, leaving up to four Democrats in serious danger of losing their seats in 2024. Last year, the North Carolina Supreme Court threw out the GOP-controlled state Legislature’s gerrymandered map, putting in place a temporary map that resulted in…

Texas 32: All Blue in Allred’s Seat

by Erin Covey May 19, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

There aren’t a lot of opportunities for ambitious Democrats in Dallas to go to Congress. But Democratic Rep. Colin Allred’s decision to take on GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has created a rare open congressional seat.

Dallas is a longtime blue bastion in the Lone Star State, and the metroplex’s growing…

Maryland 6: Cultivating a Candidate

by Jacob Rubashkin May 19, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

David Trone’s entrance into the Democratic primary for Maryland’s open Senate seat last week sets up a battle royale between the wealthy wine store magnate, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and potentially liberal hero Rep. Jamie Raskin. It also creates an open seat race in Maryland’s most competitive House…

New York 3: Santos Charges Increases Odds of Special Election

by Jacob Rubashkin May 10, 2023 · 1:29 PM EDT

Republican Congressman George Santos was charged with 13 federal crimes on Tuesday morning, increasing the likelihood of a special election in New York’s 3rd District. 

The Justice Department alleges that Santos solicited and then pocketed political contributions intended for a fake super PAC supporting his successful 2022 campaign.…

Michigan 10: Melee in Macomb

by Erin Covey May 5, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

After being touted as a rising star for the past half decade, Michigan Republican John James finally made it to Washington.

The Army veteran and Detroit businessman narrowly won the race to represent the newly drawn 10th District last November. Though it wasn’t seen as particularly competitive most of the…

New Mexico 2: Las Cruces Commotion

by Jacob Rubashkin May 5, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

In 2022, New Mexico’s 2nd District played host to one of the closest House races in the nation. Former Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez’s 1,350-vote win gave Democrats their narrowest victory of the evening. And he helped his party keep the battle for the House close by ousting GOP…

Report Shorts (May 5, 2023)

May 5, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

Maryland Senate. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin announced he will not seek re-election, setting up a competitive Democratic primary to replace him. Rep. David Trone is running, as is Montgomery County Councilman Will Jawando. Rep. Jamie Raskin says he’ll take May to decide. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks is likely…