House News & Analysis

For Incumbents, 2008 Is Shaping Up as the Year of the Primary

Stuart Rothenberg October 11, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

With a strong majority of voters dissatisfied with the performance of President Bush and Congress, and with seven in 10 Americans telling pollsters that the country is on the wrong track, it isn’t entirely surprising that a dozen serious primaries could develop for Republican House incumbents this election cycle.

Washington 8: Outcome of Northwest Rerun Could Rest on the National Mood

Stuart Rothenberg October 9, 2007 · 10:16 AM EDT

Darcy Burner is back, and the former Microsoft employee is understandably optimistic about her rematch against GOP incumbent Rep. Dave Reichert.

Burner, 36, came out of nowhere to draw almost 49 percent against Reichert last year in a suburban Seattle district that has been inching away from its…

New Print Edition: Illinois 8 & Connecticut 4

September 22, 2007 · 1:38 PM EDT

The September 21, 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…

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…