House News & Analysis

Candidate Conversation - Amy McGrath (D)

August 3, 2018 · 11:25 AM EDT

Kentucky’s 6th District — Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: July 12, 2018

Date of Birth: June 3, 1975; Cincinnati, Ohio

Education: US Naval Academy (1997); Johns Hopkins (2014)

Elected Office: None; First run for office.

Current Outlook: McGrath came from behind to win the Democratic primary against Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.…

Candidate Conversation - Abby Finkenauer (D)

August 3, 2018 · 11:24 AM EDT

Iowa’s 1st District — Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: July 11, 2018

Date of Birth: Dec. 12, 1988; Dubuque, Iowa

Education: Drake Univ. (2013)

Elected Office: State House (2014; re-elected 2016)

Current Outlook: Finkenauer will face GOP Rep. Rod Blum in a district that President Donald Trump carried with less than…

Candidate Conversation - Katie Porter (D)

August 3, 2018 · 11:23 AM EDT

California’s 45th District — Rating: Lean Republican

Interview Date: July 11, 2018

Date of Birth: Jan. 3, 1974; Fort Dodge, Iowa

Education: Yale (1996); Harvard Law School (2001)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Porter, a UC-Irvine law professor, will face GOP Rep. Mimi Walters after receiving…

Candidate Conversation - Eddie Edwards (R)

August 3, 2018 · 11:22 AM EDT

New Hampshire’s 1st District — Ratings: Tilt Democratic

Interview Date: July 23, 2018

Date of Birth: March 2, 1968; Atlanta, Ga.

Elected Office: None; Ran for state senate in 2014

Current Outlook: Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is retiring, leaving behind an open seat that President Donald Trump carried by less…

I Met 12 Democratic Candidates in Two Days and Lived to Write About It

by Nathan L. Gonzales July 30, 2018 · 10:33 AM EDT

I swore I’d never do it again.

In October, I interviewed 16 Democratic House candidates in two days. As much as I enjoy having face-to-face conversations with people running for the offices we cover, it might have been too many in a row.

But when Democratic candidates descended on Washington…

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…