Senate News & Analysis

New Print Edition: 2008 Senate Overview

May 16, 2008 · 12:37 AM EDT
The May 14, 2008 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 as quarterly House…

Oregon Senate: Tight Democratic Primary

Subscriber
May 2, 2008 · 3:00 PM EDT

State House Speaker Jeff Merkley remains locked in a tight battle with Democratic consultant Steve Novick in the May 20 Democratic primary for the right to face Sen. Gordon Smith (R) in the general election. Merkley is the establishment candidate and favorite of Democratic insiders. A recent SurveyUSA automated…

New Print Edition: 2008 Senate Outlook

February 22, 2008 · 3:36 PM EST
The February 22, 2008 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 as quarterly House…

New Print Edition: Ohio 16 & Virginia Senate

November 17, 2007 · 12:05 AM EST

The November 16, 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…

Reruns for Senate

Stuart Rothenberg November 15, 2007 · 11:05 PM EST

It may sound crazy, but the best way to go about winning a seat in the Senate may well be to lose a Senate race.

Thirteen current Senators lost their initial bids for the Senate, only to be elected later in their political careers. Now, Democrats Mark Warner…

Memo to Merkley: Be Careful How You Criticize Sen. Smith

Stuart Rothenberg November 4, 2007 · 11:05 PM EST

The newspaper headlines could well read “Democrat Merkley Blasts Feinstein, Dorgan and Johnson,” or possibly “Democrat Attacks Leading Democrats.”

That’s because Oregon Senate candidate Jeff Merkley (D) apparently was more concerned with scoring political points than thinking through the circumstances when he attacked incumbent GOP Sen. Gordon Smith’s…

New Print Edition: 2008 Senate Outlook

November 2, 2007 · 2:46 PM EDT
The November 2, 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…

New Print Edition: New Hampshire Senate & New York 19

October 24, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

The October 22, 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…

Should the NRSC Spend Any Time on Lautenberg?

Stuart Rothenberg September 27, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

Twice within the past week I’ve seen or heard comments that Republicans may decide to take a shot at Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) next year, since his poll numbers suggest vulnerability.

While it’s unquestionably true that the National Republican Senatorial Committee has few offensive opportunities in 2008 and…

In 2008 Election Cycle, How Bad Is Bad for Senate Republicans?

Stuart Rothenberg September 13, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

While the 2008 elections are still more than a year away, Democrats appear well-positioned to score additional gains in the Senate. Many observers assume that those gains will be modest, but the party has a serious chance to replicate — or even exceed — its gains of 2006.