Senate News & Analysis

How One Senate Class Shows a National Realignment

by Jacob Rubashkin June 25, 2020 · 11:52 AM EDT

In 2014, Republicans took over nine Democratic Senate seats — the largest gain in two…

Georgia Senate: The Road to Redemption

by Jacob Rubashkin June 19, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

Jon Ossoff has been the punchline of an expensive joke for the last three years. But the one-time failed House candidate might get the last laugh in a Senate race that has been out of the spotlight until recently.

Much of the attention around Georgia has focused on whether it’s…

Report Shorts (June 19, 2020)

June 19, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Colorado Senate, Cory Gardner, R, elected 48%. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for former Gov. John Hickenlooper, the likely Democratic nominee. He was forced to pay a $2,750 fine after the state’s Independent Ethics Commission found him guilty of accepting two illegal gifts on trips he took as…

Likely New Members of the 117th Congress (June 8, 2020)

by Jacob Rubashkin June 8, 2020 · 1:40 PM EDT
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Report Shorts (June 5, 2020)

June 5, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Jacob Rubashkin

Hawaii’s 2nd District (Northern Oahu and all other islands) Open; Tulsi Gabbard, D, ran for president. The primary isn’t until August but pilot/state Sen. Kai Kahele is the likely Democratic nominee and likely new Member of Congress in this Democratic district…

Candidate Conversation: Charles Booker (D)

June 5, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

Kentucky Senate — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: May 28, 2020 (via Google Meet)

Date of Birth: October 20, 1984; Louisville, Ky. Education: Univ. of Louisville (2007, J.D. 2010)

Elected Office: State House (2019-present)

Current Outlook: Booker is one of three Democrats running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.…

Candidate Conversation: Mike Broihier (D)

June 5, 2020 · 2:26 PM EDT

Kentucky Senate — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: May 27, 2020 (via Google Meet)

Date of Birth: March 7, 1962; Racine, Wisconsin

Education: Rutgers (1984)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Broihier is one of three Democrats vying to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.…

The Senate is in Play, You Know

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 8, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT
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Six Months from Election Day, Expect the Expected

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 7, 2020 · 2:56 PM EDT

Anything can happen in November. At least that’s what we’re supposed to say. But is it really true?

Even in the middle of a global pandemic and after a historic impeachment process, the political environment hasn’t changed dramatically over the last year and a half. The coronavirus has crippled the…

Questioning My Boldest Projection for 2020

by Nathan L. Gonzales April 13, 2020 · 8:13 AM EDT

Through all of the twists and turns of this election, I’ve been confident about one thing: record-breaking turnout. Obviously, with the spread of a pandemic, I’ve started to question my projection a bit.

I first wrote about the potential for a record-setting turnout in December 2018, and for the most…