House News & Analysis

Democrats Delight in Delaware Special Election

Nathan L. Gonzales March 6, 2017 · 9:15 AM EST

From the women’s marches to town hall protests, Democrats are starting to feel emboldened about their prospects in the midterms. A recent special election for the state Senate in Delaware only added to Democratic optimism, but the realities surrounding the race are more sobering.

Democrat Stephanie Hansen, a former New…

2018 House Overview: Majority Closer Than It Appears

Nathan L. Gonzales February 27, 2017 · 3:30 PM EST

After a couple of cycles of being ignored, the fight for the House might finally get its time to shine. 

Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 majority in the Senate, but the slate of states up for re-election next year makes it difficult for Democrats to gain control. In the House,…

2018 House Overview (February 27, 2017) Alabama - Iowa

Nathan L. Gonzales February 27, 2017 · 3:29 PM EST

2nd District (Martha Roby, R, re-elected in 2016 with 49%). 2016 Presidential Winner: Trump 65%. DCCC Target. The congresswoman was re-elected with less than 50 percent last year when a conservative write-in candidate received nearly 11 percent. Roby vocalized her disappointment with Trump after the Access Hollywood Tape released…

2018 House Overview (February 27, 2017) Kansas - New York

Nathan L. Gonzales February 27, 2017 · 3:28 PM EST

2nd District (Open; Lynn Jenkins, R).
Trump 56%. DCCC Target. The congresswoman announced she is not seeking re-election next year, prompting a race for her open seat. A host of Republicans are mentioned as potential candidates (some of whom could choose to run for governor) including state Attorney…

2018 House Overview (February 27, 2017) North Carolina - Wyoming

Nathan L. Gonzales February 27, 2017 · 3:27 PM EST

North Carolina.
8th District (Richard Hudson, R, re-elected with 59%).
Trump 56%. DCCC Target. The congressman won re-election handily, but Democrats believe the district is trending in their direction. House races will top the ballot in the Tar Heel State. Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey, who finished second in…

Georgia 6 Special: Unreasonably Great Expectations

Stuart Rothenberg February 27, 2017 · 9:05 AM EST

The hype about the special election in Georgia’s 6th District has already begun even though the runoff, which will choose the next member of Congress, won’t be held until June 20.

The Daily 202, James Hohmann’s briefing from the Washington Post, went so far as to assert that the…

Congressional Republicans Should Be Afraid of Steve Bannon

Nathan L. Gonzales February 14, 2017 · 2:47 PM EST

It’s no secret that Steve Bannon wants to oversee the demise of the mainstream media, but President Donald Trump’s senior adviser probably wouldn’t mind incapacitating the Republican Party in order to remake it into his own image as well. 

Bannon (and Trump, for that matter) referred to the media, as…

New York 24: Katko Stands Tall Between Democrats and Takeover

Nathan L. Gonzales February 10, 2017 · 3:30 PM EST

Less than a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, Democrats are feeling emboldened. Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of Washington, D.C. and cities across the country to demonstrate their opposition to the new president. 

While Democrats were dealt a difficult map in the Senate, party strategists immediately…

Analyzing House Democrats’ Initial Target List

Nathan L. Gonzales February 10, 2017 · 3:29 PM EST

Democrats are still recovering from a severe case of whiplash after losing the White House and making minimal gains in Congress in 2016. But House strategists aren’t wasting any time and have already released an ambitious list of 59 takeover targets. 

After gaining six seats last year, Democrats still need…

Analyzing House Republicans’ Initial Target List

Nathan L. Gonzales February 10, 2017 · 3:28 PM EST

Not to be outdone, the National Republican Congressional Committee released its initial list of House takeover targets a little more than a week after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee revealed its list. 

The GOP list of 36 districts currently held by Democrats is smaller than Democrats’ 59, but Republicans have…