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2017-18 Gubernatorial Overview (Oct. 27, 2017) Iowa - New Mexico

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October 27, 2017 · 2:28 PM EDT

IOWA — Kim Reynolds (R) ascended to office May 2017. March 16 filing deadline. June 5 primary. Reynolds was the lieutenant governor when then-Gov. Terry Branstad became President Trump’s ambassador to China, launching the former state senator to the state’s top post. A former Clarke County treasurer, Reynolds is now…

Candidate Conversation - Jason Crow (D)

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October 27, 2017 · 2:25 PM EDT

Candidate for Colorado’s 6th District

Interview Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Date of Birth: March 15, 1979; Madison, Wis.

Education: Univ. of Wisconsin (2002), Univ. of Denver Law School (2009)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Rep. Mike Coffman is one of the 23 Republicans representing districts that…

Candidate Conversation - Abigail Spanberger (D)

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October 27, 2017 · 2:24 PM EDT

Candidate for Virginia’s 7th District

Interview Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Date of Birth: Aug. 7, 1979; Red Bank, N.J.

Education: Univ. of Virginia (2001), German International School of Management and Administration/Purdue Univ. (MBA 2002)

Political Office: None; first run for office

Current Outlook: Spanberger is one of the handful of…

Candidate Conversation - Anthony Brindisi (D)

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October 27, 2017 · 2:23 PM EDT

Candidate for New York’s 22nd District

Interview Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Date of Birth: Nov. 22, 1978; New Hartford, N.Y.

Education: Siena College (2000), Albany Law School (2004)

Political Office: State Assembly; Utica School Board (former) 

Current Outlook: Brindisi is the likely Democratic nominee against freshman GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney,…

Candidate Conversation - Christina Hartman (D)

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October 27, 2017 · 2:22 PM EDT

Interview Date: Oct. 13, 2017

Date of Birth: Aug. 12, 1977; Newburyport, Mass. 

Education: George Washington Univ. (1999); Fordham (Masters 2004)

Political Office: None; 2016 16th District nominee

Current Outlook: Hartman is the Democratic frontrunner for the right to challenge freshman GOP Rep. Lloyd Smucker in this southeast Pennsylvania district.…

Candidate Conversation - Jay Hulings (D)

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October 27, 2017 · 2:21 PM EDT

Candidate for Texas’s 23rd District

Interview Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Date of Birth: May 15, 1975; Rome, Italy

Education: Virginia Tech (1997), Harvard Law School (2000)

Political Office: None, first run for office

Current Outlook: GOP Rep. Will Hurd ousted Democratic incumbent Pete Gallego in 2014 and narrowly won a…

Comparing Trump’s Job Ratings to Obama’s

Stuart Rothenberg October 26, 2017 · 2:04 PM EDT

Nine months into their respective terms, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating is substantially worse than Barack Obama’s was among both partisan groups and Independents, according to Gallup polls.

Trump’s average job approval numbers for the week of October 9 stood at 79 percent among Republicans, 8 percent among…

Rating Change: Democratic Challenger Puts Utah Seat Into Play

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Nathan L. Gonzales October 18, 2017 · 8:20 PM EDT

It’s not hard to see Democratic takeover opportunities in districts where Hillary Clinton prevailed or Donald Trump won narrowly in 2016, but Democrats have expanded the map with at least a couple recruits who should make Republicans work to defend some deeper red territory next year. 
 
Former…

Iowa House: Democrats Take Another Swing at 1st and 3rd Districts

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Leah Askarinam October 13, 2017 · 2:29 PM EDT

The last time Democrats held the House majority, they controlled 60 percent of the congressional districts in Iowa. Today, they’re down to 25 percent, and probably need to win at least one, if not two, districts in The Hawkeye State to get back to the majority.

The 1st and 3rd…

Candidate Conversation - Hans Keirstead (D)

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October 13, 2017 · 2:28 PM EDT

Candidate for California’s 48th District

Interview Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Date of Birth: April 21, 1967; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Education: Univ. of British Columbia (Bachelors 1994, Phd 1998) 

Political Office: None, first run for office

Current Outlook: Keirstead is a top contender against Dana Rohrabacher, one of 2018’s most…