House News & Analysis

Indiana 5: Ready to Run

by Nathan L. Gonzales February 7, 2020 · 2:30 PM EST

Indiana’s 5th District isn’t at the top of Democrats’ takeover target list, but the race is a good barometer for at least two key trends: the blue shift in the suburbs and the challenge for House Republicans to even maintain their small number of women on Capitol Hill. 

\Even though…

Candidate Conversation - Chris Bubser (D)

February 7, 2020 · 2:28 PM EST

California’s 8th District — Rating: Solid Republican 

Interview Date: Jan. 27, 2020

Date of Birth: June 30, 1964; Pottsville, Pa.

Education: Lehigh Univ. (1986), UCLA (MBA, 1993)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Bubser is the top Democratic candidate in an expansive California district that includes the…

Fate of ‘National Security Democrats’ Provides Key to House Majority

by Nathan L. Gonzales February 5, 2020 · 8:45 AM EST

Four months ago, seven freshman Democrats accelerated the impeachment process with an op-ed in The Washington Post. With less than a year before Election Day, their electoral fates represent a microcosm of the Republican challenge to win back the House majority.

For much of the impeachment discussion and process,…

Virginia 7: No Such Thing as an Easy Race for Republicans

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 24, 2020 · 2:30 PM EST

It’s becoming a familiar story: many of Republicans’ best House takeover opportunities are represented by some of Democrats’ strongest new incumbents. Virginia’s 7th District is a great example. 

All eyes were on central Virginia earlier this week when more than 20,000 gun-rights protesters descended on Richmond in opposition to legislation…

Candidate Conversation - Cynthia Lummis (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:28 PM EST

Wyoming Senate

Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: Jan. 14, 2020

Date of Birth: Sept. 10, 1954; Cheyenne, Wyo.

Education: Univ. of Wyoming (Bachelors, law school)

Elected Office: U.S. House (former), state Treasurer (former), state Senate (former), state House (former)

Current Outlook: Lummis is the frontrunner to replace GOP Sen. Mike…

Candidate Conversation - Robert Emmons Jr. (D)

January 24, 2020 · 2:27 PM EST

Illinois’ 1st District 

Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Nov. 15, 2019

Date of Birth: Oct. 10, 1992; Atlantic City, N.J.

Education: Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: As with virtually all primary challengers to incumbents, Emmons is an underdog against long-time Rep. Bobby…

Candidate Conversation - Jason Church (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:26 PM EST

Wisconsin’s 7th District — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: Nov. 15, 2019

Date of Birth: Feb. 23, 1989; Fort Knox, Ky.

Education: Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse (2011), Georgetown Univ. (Masters, 2015), Univ. of Wisconsin law school (2018)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Church is facing…

Candidate Conversation - Bob Elliott (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:24 PM EST

California’s 10th District — Rating: Likely Democratic

Interview Date: Nov. 14, 2019

Date of Birth: May 8, 1949; Russell, Kansas

Education: U.S. Military Academy West Point; Naval Postgraduate School (Masters, 1985); 

Elected Office: San Joaquin Board of Supervisors; Tracy City Council (former)

Current Outlook: Elliott is battling fellow Republican/former Turlock…

Candidate Conversation - Kendall Qualls (R)

January 24, 2020 · 2:23 PM EST

Minnesota’s 3rd District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Dec. 11, 2019

Date of Birth: Oct. 16, 1963; New York City, N.Y.

Education: Cameron Univ. (1985); Univ. of Oklahoma (Masters, 1988); Univ. of Michigan (MBA, 2011); 

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Qualls is the likely GOP…

California 50: GOP Benefits from Hunter’s Absence

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 16, 2020 · 2:15 PM EST

California Republican Duncan Hunter finally left the House and took any Democratic chances of winning the 50th District with him.

Hunter won reelection in 2018 by 3 points in a Southern California seat that Republicans shouldn’t have to worry about defending, considering President Donald Trump carried it by 15 points…