House News & Analysis

The Democrats’ Savior

by Stuart Rothenberg January 16, 2018 · 9:05 AM EST

One year ago, as Donald Trump was preparing to take the oath of office, Democrats were in disarray. Supporters of 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were pointing fingers at each other, the Democratic National Committee was in disgrace, and Democratic voters were demoralized.

Now, Trump has…

California 49 Ratings Update: Issa’s Open Seat Remains a Toss-up for Now

January 10, 2018 · 11:55 AM EST

A new day, a new Republican retirement, but a similar story. On Wednesday, GOP Rep. Darrell Issa announced he will not seek re-election to his Southern California district, leaving Republicans to defend another open seat that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016. 

But similar to California’s 39th District, where GOP…

House Seats You Think Can’t Flip but Might

by Stuart Rothenberg January 10, 2018 · 10:41 AM EST

Responses to the “generic ballot” poll question suggest a partisan electoral wave is building. But the fight for control of the House isn’t a single national election. It will be fought district by district, and national Democrats face challenges on the ground even with the generic ballot favoring them.


Ratings Change: Open Seat Shifts California’s 39th District Race to Toss-Up

January 8, 2018 · 7:28 PM EST

Democrats have been targeting California’s 39th District ever since Hillary Clinton carried it over Donald Trump in the last presidential race. But GOP Rep. Ed Royce’s retirement announcement on Monday gives Democrats an opportunity to take over a seat without having to defeat an entrenched incumbent who had $3.5…

2018 Senate Overview (Jan. 5, 2018): Alabama - Maine

January 5, 2018 · 2:29 PM EST

ARIZONA. Open; Jeff Flake (R) not seeking re-election. May 30 filing deadline. Aug. 28 primary. In the face of competitive primary and general elections, Flake announced he would not seek a second term. Former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who lost to Sen. John McCain in the 2016 GOP primary, entered…

2018 Senate Overview (Jan. 5, 2018): Maryland - Ohio

January 5, 2018 · 2:28 PM EST

MARYLAND. Ben Cardin (D) elected 2006 (54%), 2012 (56%). Feb. 27 filing deadline. June 26 primary. In 2016, Clinton defeated Trump 60-34 percent and Democrat Chris Van Hollen defeated Republican Kathy Szeliga 61-36 percent for the state’s other Senate seat. Retired CIA officer Sam Faddis had just $36,000 in the…

2018 Senate Overview (Jan. 5, 2018): Pennsylvania - Wyoming

January 5, 2018 · 2:27 PM EST

PENNSYLVANIA. Bob Casey Jr. (D) elected 2006 (59%), 2012 (54%). March 6 filing deadline. May 15 primary. After Trump’s 49-48 percent win and Sen. Pat Toomey’s re-election in 2016, there was some reason for GOP optimism about defeating Casey next year. But with Republicans struggling to put the first tier…

Candidate Conversation - David Richardson (D)

January 5, 2018 · 2:26 PM EST

Candidate for Florida’s 27th District

Interview Date: December 7, 2017

Date of Birth: April 25, 1957; Houston, TX

Education: University of Central Florida (1979)

Elected Office: State House (current)

Current Outlook: GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s retirement created a tremendous open-seat takeover opportunity, making the Democratic primary and nomination a valuable…

11 Things To Know About Pennsylvania’s 9th District

January 2, 2018 · 5:22 PM EST

GOP Rep. Bill Shuster announced Tuesday that he’s not running for re-election so that he can more closely focus on working with President Donald Trump on an infrastructure bill, leaving behind an open seat.

Here are a few key things to know as the race develops:

9 Things to Know about Nevada’s 4th District Race

by Nathan L. Gonzales December 18, 2017 · 4:13 PM EST

With Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen’s decision not to seek re-election under a cloud of sexual harassment allegations, here are a few things to know about Nevada’s 4th District.

  • Geography: 4th District includes part of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and central “Cow Counties,” according to CQ's Politics in…