Senate News & Analysis

Podcast Episode 23: Oregon primaries with Dirk VanderHart of OPB

May 16, 2024 · 12:45 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Dirk VanderHart of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) look ahead to key House primaries in Oregon and look back at consequential results in Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Pocket Casts here.

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Maryland, Nebraska, West Virginia Unveil Key Primary Results

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 15, 2024 · 12:30 PM EDT

Three small-ish states hosted more than a handful of consequential primaries. Results in Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia either clarified key general election contests or offered nominations to candidates who will likely be coming to Congress next year because they are running in solid states and districts.

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2024 Senate Overview: Republicans Poised to Make Gains

May 9, 2024 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

With a favorable map and Donald Trump leading Joe Biden in the presidential race, Republicans have a great opportunity to win control of the Senate in 2024. Republicans have failed to capitalize on opportunities in the past, but the conditions this year are…

2024 Senate Overview (May 9, 2024): Arizona - Maine

May 9, 2024 · 2:29 PM EDT

Arizona. Open; Kyrsten Sinema (I) not seeking re-election. Primary July 30. With Sinema bowing out of the race, a more conventional two-way contest is brewing between presumptive Democratic nominee Rep. Ruben Gallego, and likely GOP nominee Kari Lake, the former news anchor who was her party’s nominee for governor in…

2024 Senate Overview (May 9, 2024): Maryland - Ohio

May 9, 2024 · 2:28 PM EDT

Maryland. Open; Ben Cardin (D) not seeking re-election. Primary May 14. The Democratic primary between Rep. David Trone and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks is coming down to the wire. Trone’s massive spending advantage, fueled by $61 million of his own money, bought him an early lead, but the…

2024 Senate Overview (May 9, 2024): Pennsylvania - Wyoming

May 9, 2024 · 2:27 PM EDT

Pennsylvania. Bob Casey, Jr. (D) elected 2006 (59%), 2012 (54%), 2018 (56%). Former Bridgewater CEO Dave McCormick is officially the GOP nominee, and Republican strategists are hopeful that a favorable political environment plus McCormick’s military experience and ample pocketbook will vault him over the three-term incumbent, who they see as…

Podcast Episode 22: Mailbag with Leah Askarinam of the Associated Press

May 3, 2024 · 12:41 AM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Leah Askarinam of the Associated Press answer questions in the first-ever mailbag episode, talking about races in Iowa, Florida, and New York, the number of astronauts turned politicians, and a look into the world of political handicapping.

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Podcast Episode 21: Maryland Senate w/ Pamela Wood of the Baltimore Banner

April 18, 2024 · 12:05 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Pamela Wood of the Baltimore Banner discuss the Democratic primary for the Senate in Maryland and a look ahead to the general election against Republican former Gov. Larry Hogan, as well as the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 3rd District featuring a former Capitol police officer…

Arizona Senate: Open Seat Battle

by Jacob Rubashkin April 11, 2024 · 2:30 PM EDT

Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s decision not to seek re-election transforms Arizona’s upcoming election from a unique three-way contest, to a more conventional but still highly competitive race.

And a blockbuster ruling from the state Supreme Court effectively instituting a near-total ban on abortion has only multiplied the attention being paid…

Maryland Senate: Primary Focus

by Jacob Rubashkin April 11, 2024 · 2:29 PM EDT

With fewer than five weeks to go before Election Night — and three weeks before early voting begins — Maryland’s Senate Democratic primary is tightening and drawing national attention.

The long-simmering clash between 6th District Rep. David Trone and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has picked up steam now…