House News & Analysis

House Report Shorts (September 18, 2020)

September 18, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large District. Don Young, R, re-elected 53%. Trump 51%. Like Al Gross in this state’s Senate race, Alyse Galvin was affected by the Alaska Division of Elections’ decision to remove the “undeclared” label from independents running with a major party nomination. Unlike Gross, Galvin has sued the Division…

Candidate Conversation: Cameron Webb (D)

September 18, 2020 · 2:25 PM EDT

Virginia’s 5th District — Rating: Likely Republican

Interview Date: Sept. 14, 2020 (Zoom)

Date of Birth: June 21, 1983; Fairfax, Va.

Education: Univ of Virginia (2005); Loyola Univ. Chicago School of Law (2012); Wake Forest School of Medicine (2013) 

Elected Office: None.

Current Outlook: The dynamic of this race shifted…

House Report Shorts (September 4, 2020)

September 4, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alabama. 
2nd District (Southeastern Alabama) Open; Martha Roby, R, not seeking re-election. Trump 65%. Republican nominee Barry Moore landed in hot water after he shared a meme defending alleged Kenosha murderer Kyle Rittenhouse on Facebook. After facing backlash, Moore deleted the meme and wrote a lengthy post apologizing for…

The Election in the Mirror Is Closer Than It Appears

August 21, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

This election cycle, and even just this year, has been filled with multiple historic events: the impeachment of a president, a global pandemic, near economic collapse, a national conversation about racism in America, and the first Black woman on a presidential ticket. Through…

House Report Shorts (August 21, 2020)

August 21, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

California.
25th District (Northern Los Angeles County suburbs) Mike Garcia, R, elected in May 2020 special election 55%. Clinton 50%. If the election were held today, Garcia would probably be the favorite to get elected to a full term after winning the…

Candidate Conversation: Ashley Hinson (R)

August 21, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

Iowa’s 1st District — Rating: Tilt Democratic

Interview Date: July 29, 2020 (Google Meet)

Date of Birth: June 27, 1983; Des Moines, Iowa

Education: Univ. of Southern California (2004)

Elected Office: State Representative (2017-present)

Current Outlook: Hinson is a top challenger in a district Donald Trump carried by more than…

Candidate Conversation: Victoria Spartz (R)

August 21, 2020 · 2:26 PM EDT

Indiana’s 5th District — Rating: Lean Republican

Interview Date: July 30, 2020 (Google Meet)

Date of Birth: Oct. 6, 1978; Ukraine

Education: Kyiv National Economic Univ. (2000); Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis (MAcc)

Elected Office: State Senator (2017-present)

Current Outlook: Spartz won a convincing GOP primary victory with 40 percent in…

Candidate Conversation: Julie Oliver (D)

August 21, 2020 · 2:25 PM EDT

Texas’ 25th District — Rating: Likely Republican

Interview Date: August 14, 2020 (Zoom)

Date of Birth: July 25, 1972; South Oak Cliff (Dallas), Texas 

Education: Univ. of Texas-Arlington (1995); Univ. of Texas law school (1998)

Elected Office: None; 2018 25th District nominee

Current Outlook: Oliver is in a longshot race…

Politicians are the Worst (But Most Important) Political Analysts

by Nathan L. Gonzales August 11, 2020 · 8:31 AM EDT

The 2020 elections are still more than two months away, but I’ve…

Future is Bright for House Democrats

August 7, 2020 · 2:31 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

After losing 40 seats and the House majority in 2018, Republicans convinced themselves that things couldn’t get any worse. But with less than three months to go before the elections, President Donald Trump has yet to regain his footing and Republicans are at…