House News & Analysis

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…

New Print Edition: Ohio 15 & New Hampshire 1

August 10, 2007 · 3:49 PM EDT

The August 10, 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…

Even in Bad Environment, NRCC Finds Willing Candidates

Stuart Rothenberg August 6, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

The national political environment looks pretty crummy for Republicans these days, and I’m not at all sure that it will improve between now and the time voters go to the polls next November. But that hasn’t stopped a handful of potentially strong GOP challengers from launching their bids against…

Candidates Often Avoid Party Labels

Stuart Rothenberg July 24, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

With former colleagues being dragged off to jail, an unpopular president, the Iraq War and huge losses in the 2006 elections, it’s no wonder that Republican candidates are shying away from the GOP brand. But why are some Democratic candidates still apprehensive about placing the “D” behind their own…