House News & Analysis

Ignored in 2006, Kissell Has Plenty of IOUs to Collect

Stuart Rothenberg September 20, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

Larry Kissell is both an example of Democrats’ opportunities and a foreshadowing of their problems. But since their opportunities are much closer, most Democratic insiders certainly can live with problems that are years away.

Kissell, 56, is making his second bid to knock off incumbent Rep. Robin Hayes…

New Print Edition: New York 25 & Washington 8

September 7, 2007 · 2:50 PM EDT

The September 7, 2007 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…

Ohio 5: Karen Gillmor Out, Latta In

September 7, 2007 · 12:08 AM EDT

Karen Gillmor (R), widow of Cong. Paul Gillmor (R), has decided to forego a run for her late husband’s seat, according to normally reliable Republican sources. State Rep. Bob Latta (R) is now likely to get in the race.

Latta served in the state senate (1997-2000) and ran for the…

EMILY’s List Releases New Endorsements

Stuart Rothenberg September 5, 2007 · 4:52 PM EDT

EMILY’s List, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest grassroots political network” and says that it “is dedicated to building a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office,” has mailed its second round of endorsements this cycle.

The mailing, which is headed…

EMILY’s List Releases New Endorsements

September 5, 2007 · 4:52 PM EDT
EMILY’s List, which describes itself as "the nation's largest grassroots political network" and says that it "is dedicated to building a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office," has mailed its second round of endorsements this cycle.

The mailing, which is headed to…

Emanuel Continues to Show Political Savvy

Stuart Rothenberg August 27, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

I have received so many silly news releases over the years that when I get a truly smart, politically astute one, I just have to take note of it.

Not surprisingly, this one came from the office of House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.). Emanuel, of course,…

Arizona 1: Renzi’s Out, But Who Benefits?

August 24, 2007 · 11:35 AM EDT

Normally, when an incumbent member of Congress decides against seeking reelection, it damages the chances of his or her party to hold the House seat. That isn’t the case with Republican Rick Renzi’s announcement that he will retire rather than seek another term in Arizona’s 1st District.

Renzi’s announcement, first…

Arizona 1: Renzi’s Out, But Who Benefits?

August 24, 2007 · 11:35 AM EDT
By Stuart Rothenberg

Normally, when an incumbent member of Congress decides against seeking reelection, it damages the chances of his or her party to hold the House seat. That isn't the case with Republican Rick Renzi's announcement that he will retire rather than seek another term in Arizona's 1st…

Mississippi 3: Pickering Seat Likely to Stay in GOP Column

August 17, 2007 · 10:33 AM EDT

Republicans are likely to retain the Mississippi Congressional District being left open because of the retirement of Rep. Chip Pickering, but that doesn’t mean that Mississippi 3rd District voters won’t see a competitive campaign.

Contrary to initial reports, Pickering will not resign his seat. Instead, he will serve out his…

Ohio 15:Pryce Opts Not to Seek Reelection

August 15, 2007 · 2:40 PM EDT

Amid reports that eight-term Republican Congresswoman Deborah Pryce (R) is “considering not seeking reelection,” several GOP insiders now tell the Rothenberg Political Report that Pryce has decided against running for another term and will announce her decision tomorrow at an 11am news conference.

Pryce’s district includes part of Franklin County…