Senate News & Analysis

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.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify,…

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…

Senate Report Shorts (March 28, 2024)

March 28, 2024 · 2:26 PM EDT

New Jersey Senate. In a surprising move, First Lady Tammy Murphy dropped out of the race just before the filing deadline, leaving Rep. Andy Kim as the likely Democratic nominee. With some residual name I.D. from her husband, personal money, and support from what is generally regarded as the state’s…

Podcast Episode 19: Illinois & Ohio Primary Results w/ Erin Covey of The Cook Political Report

March 22, 2024 · 4:43 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covey of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter discuss key recent primary results in Illinois and Ohio, look ahead to the general election in the Ohio Senate race, and analyze Rep. Bob Good’s GOP primary challenge in Virginia. Erin and Jacob also discuss…

Key Primary Results in Illinois and Ohio

March 20, 2024 · 12:18 AM EDT

By Jacob Rubashkin and Nathan L. Gonzales

Another Tuesday and another set of congressional primary results. Republican voters in Ohio chose a nominee in one of the most important Senate races in the country, chose nominees in a couple competitive House races, and a couple nominees who will likely be…

Wisconsin Senate: GOP Puts Hope in Hovde

by Jacob Rubashkin March 14, 2024 · 2:30 PM EDT

Overshadowed by better GOP pickup opportunities in Montana and Ohio, and flashier candidates in Arizona, Michigan and Nevada, Wisconsin’s Senate race has flown under the radar this cycle.

But two-term Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s quest for re-election is quietly shaping up to be the toughest test of her political career, and…

Podcast Episode 18: State of the Union & Super Tuesday with Mary Ellen McIntire of Roll Call

March 9, 2024 · 12:19 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and guest Mary Ellen McIntire of Roll Call talk about how the State of the Union speech and Republican response will impact congressional races, dive into key primaries from Super Tuesday that will help decide the House and Senate majorities and identify a handful of candidates…

Key Super Tuesday Results in Alabama, North Carolina and Texas Congressional Races

by Jacob Rubashkin March 6, 2024 · 1:18 AM EST

With the presidential primaries on cruise control, a couple dozen consequential congressional primaries on Super Tuesday either helped set the stage of competitive general elections or effectively elected a new member of Congress by choosing a winner in a solid district. 

Since California takes awhile to count votes, here are…