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House Report Shorts (August 7, 2020): Alaska - Iowa

August 7, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

Alaska
At-Large District. Don Young, R, re-elected 53%.
Trump 51%. Independent Alyse Galvin fell 7 points short of unseating Young, the longest-tenured current House member, in 2018, but she’s back and hoping that Young’s flippant early response to the coronavirus can give her a boost. The numbers point to…

House Report Shorts (August 7, 2020): Kansas - New York

August 7, 2020 · 2:29 PM EDT

Kansas
1st District (Western Kansas) Open; Roger Marshall, R, running for the Senate.
Trump 69%. With Marshall opting to run for Senate, the GOP field was wide open in “The Big First,” where securing the Republican nod is tantamount to election. Former Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann finished first in…

House Races to Watch

August 7, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

With President Donald Trump underperforming by at least 8-10 points…

Young GOP Veteran Faces Tough Road in the Suburbs

by Nathan L. Gonzales August 5, 2020 · 12:46 PM EDT

Marine veteran Tyler Kistner is one of the few Republican challengers to outraise a Democratic incumbent in the second quarter of the year. But his difficult path to election in the Twin Cities suburbs in Minnesota is a microcosm of the House GOP’s struggle nationwide as President Donald Trump labors…

New Jersey 2: The Van Drew Two-Step

by Jacob Rubashkin July 24, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

After taking over a seat Donald Trump carried in 2016, Jeff Van Drew might have thought switching to the GOP was the best way to survive. But that path has become more complicated as support for the president slumps in New Jersey and nationwide.

In 2018, Democrats cheered when Van…

Should Down-Ballot Republicans Ready a ‘No Blank Check’ Strategy?

by Stuart Rothenberg July 10, 2020 · 8:45 AM EDT

Report Shorts (June 19, 2020)

June 19, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Colorado Senate, Cory Gardner, R, elected 48%. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for former Gov. John Hickenlooper, the likely Democratic nominee. He was forced to pay a $2,750 fine after the state’s Independent Ethics Commission found him guilty of accepting two illegal gifts on trips he took as…

Likely New Members of the 117th Congress (June 8, 2020)

by Jacob Rubashkin June 8, 2020 · 1:40 PM EDT
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Florida 26: Can Local Politics Trump Partisanship?

by Jacob Rubashkin June 5, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

Republicans are putting Tip O’Neill’s “All politics is local” to the ultimate test in Florida. GOP strategists generally believe that their path back to the House majority lies in districts carried or narrowly lost by President Donald Trump in 2016. Florida’s 26th is not one of those districts; it voted…

Report Shorts (June 5, 2020)

June 5, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Jacob Rubashkin

Hawaii’s 2nd District (Northern Oahu and all other islands) Open; Tulsi Gabbard, D, ran for president. The primary isn’t until August but pilot/state Sen. Kai Kahele is the likely Democratic nominee and likely new Member of Congress in this Democratic district…