House News & Analysis

Wild Cards Create Wild Scenarios in Congressional Races

Stuart Rothenberg October 6, 2008 · 12:05 AM EDT

While third-party and Independent candidates for president remain largely irrelevant to the battle between Democratic Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), three nontraditional candidates in other races are proving to be more important.

In Minnesota, former Sen. Dean Barkley, running as the Independence Party’s…

Two Democrats Earn Top Score From Conservative Group

Nathan L. Gonzales October 3, 2008 · 12:05 AM EDT

Two socially conservative groups unveiled their vote ratings this week, and a couple of Democrats made the list of House Members with perfect scores during the 110th Congress.

FRC Action and Focus on the Family Action released their Vote Scorecard, rating Members on 17 votes deemed critical to…

New Print Edition: 2008 House Overview

July 25, 2008 · 9:55 PM EDT
The July 25, 2008 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House…

Minnesota 3: Toss-Up

Nathan L. Gonzales June 13, 2008 · 3:00 PM EDT

If you’re looking for a truly toss-up race in a swing district, look no further than Minnesota’s 3rd District.

The suburban Minneapolis district is precisely the type of territory and district that Democrats have experienced recent electoral success. And moderate Cong. Jim Ramstad’s (R) retirement left this seat…

Minnesota 3: Toss-Up

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Nathan L. Gonzales June 13, 2008 · 11:32 AM EDT

If you’re looking for a truly toss-up race in a swing district, look no further than Minnesota’s 3rd District. 

The suburban Minneapolis district is precisely the type of territory and district that Democrats have experienced recent electoral success. And moderate Cong. Jim Ramstad’s (R) retirement left this seat…

California 4: Brown’s Poll Signals Tough Road Ahead

June 5, 2008 · 3:45 PM EDT
By Nathan L. Gonzales

As California state Sen. Tom McClintock (R) was on his way to a primary win over former Rep. Doug Ose (R-Calif.) in the Golden State‚Äôs 4th district, a new poll released by the likely Democratic nominee, Charlie Brown, showed him leading both Republicans in hypothetical…

Florida 24: Race to November

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Nathan L. Gonzales May 2, 2008 · 3:00 PM EDT

Tom Feeney knows his congressional district. Heck, he drew it for himself.

By the numbers, Florida’s 24th District doesn’t look particularly vulnerable, but the Republican congressman’s connection to incarcerated former lobbyist Jack Abramoff have plenty of GOP strategists uneasy.

Feeney’s profile appears similar to some of his…

Mississippi 1: Something Special

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Nathan L. Gonzales May 2, 2008 · 3:00 PM EDT

It won’t be easy for Republicans to explain away a loss in Mississippi’s 1st District. But they might want to start working on their excuses now.

Two months ago, Republicans lost former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s seat in Illinois, but blamed the special election loss on a flawed…

New York 13: Fosella’s DUI

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May 2, 2008 · 3:00 PM EDT

Cong. Vito Fosella, the only Republican left from the five boroughs of New York City, was cited by police in Northern Virginia for driving under the influence of alcohol. Democrats have been targeting the Staten Island GOPer, with attorney Steve Harrison and Brooklyn Councilman Domenic Recchia running on the…

Nevada 3: Daskas Out

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May 2, 2008 · 3:00 PM EDT

Democratic Congressional hopeful/Clark County prosecutor Robert Daskas, who was promoted by Democratic strategists as a highly recruited challenger to Cong. Jon Porter (R), has dropped his bid for Congress. Democrats immediately turned to former state Senate majority leader Dina Titus, who lost her bid for governor by five points…