Senate News & Analysis

Primary Results in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina, and Ohio 6 Special

by Jacob Rubashkin June 12, 2024 · 12:46 PM EDT

Two more House Republicans survived spirited primary challenges this week. Elsewhere, Republicans picked their nominees in takeover targets in Maine and Nevada, and nearly got a shock in GOP territory in Appalachian Ohio.

Voters in four states – Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina – cast primary ballots on…

New Mexico Senate: Domenici Digs Deep

by Jacob Rubashkin June 7, 2024 · 2:30 PM EDT

New Mexico isn’t on the Senate battlefield — yet. In a cycle dominated by Trump-state Democrats in Montana and Ohio and presidential battleground mainstays such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, the Land of Enchantment has flown under the radar.

For much of the cycle, Sen. Martin Heinrich appeared on a…

House: Key Primary Results from Iowa, Montana, New Jersey and New Mexico

by Jacob Rubashkin June 5, 2024 · 11:06 AM EDT

Earlier in the cycle, June 4 looked like a must-watch primary night with marquee Senate primaries in New Jersey and Montana. But most of the drama dissipated long before voters went to the polls on Tuesday, and the remaining notable races played out as expected. 

Voters in five states cast…

Podcast Episode 24: Nevada Races with Gabby Birenbaum of The Nevada Independent

May 30, 2024 · 12:37 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Gabby Birenbaum of The Nevada Independent look ahead to key races in Nevada including upcoming primaries and a handful of consequential races that will help determine who sits in the White House and which party controls Congress. 

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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.

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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.


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…