Michigan 10: Melee in Macomb

by Erin Covey May 5, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

After being touted as a rising star for the past half decade, Michigan Republican John James finally made it to Washington.

The Army veteran and Detroit businessman narrowly won the race to represent the newly drawn 10th District last November. Though it wasn’t seen as particularly competitive…

New Mexico 2: Las Cruces Commotion

by Jacob Rubashkin May 5, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

In 2022, New Mexico’s 2nd District played host to one of the closest House races in the nation. Former Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez’s 1,350-vote win gave Democrats their narrowest victory of the evening. And he helped his party keep the battle for the House close by ousting GOP Rep.…

Report Shorts (May 5, 2023)

May 5, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

Maryland Senate. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin announced he will not seek re-election, setting up a competitive Democratic primary to replace him. Rep. David Trone is running, as is Montgomery County Councilman Will Jawando. Rep. Jamie Raskin says he’ll take May to decide. Prince George’s County…

Kentucky Governor: Riders Up!

by Jacob Rubashkin May 5, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

The biggest horse race of the month isn’t taking place at Churchill Downs. It’s at the ballot box. 

The winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby may trot away with $1.86 million, but that’s less than one-fifth of what three Republican gubernatorial hopefuls have spent on TV ahead of the state’s May 16…

North Carolina Governor: 2024’s Marquee Matchup

by Erin Covey May 2, 2023 · 10:15 AM EDT

Mark Robinson’s first campaign rally announcing his run for governor of North Carolina was more notable for what he didn’t say than what he did say. At a racing track in Alamance County last weekend, the Republican lieutenant governor hit on a number of tried-and-true conservative talking points on…

Initial 2024 Presidential Battleground State Ratings

by Nathan L. Gonzales April 26, 2023 · 12:29 PM EDT

It’s not just the candidates who could look the same next fall.

With President Joe Biden’s re-election announcement this week and former President Donald Trump’s announcement last year, it looks like the old cast from the 2020 presidential race is back for a 2024 sequel. And the battleground of…

2024 Senate Overview: Three’s Company

April 21, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Erin Covey, and Jacob Rubashkin

Republicans have yet another good opportunity to win control of the Senate in 2024. They just need some strong candidates to do it.

Considering the favorable Senate battlefield, narrow Democratic majority, and an unpopular Democratic…