Candidate Conversation - Chrissy Houlahan (D)

October 13, 2017 · 2:25 PM EDT

Candidate for Pennsylvania’s 6th

Interview Date: Oct. 11, 2016

Date of Birth: June 5, 1967; Patuxent River, Md. 

Education: Stanford Univ. (1989), MIT (Master’s, 1994)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Rep. Ryan Costello is one of the 23 Republicans who represents a…

New Hampshire 1: Open Seat Moves to Toss-Up

October 6, 2017 · 2:15 PM EDT

Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s retirement leaves an already competitive seat more vulnerable as an open seat, considering Donald Trump carried New Hampshire’s 1st District 48-46 percent in 2016. 
“I felt the tug of family at our reunion on Independence Day, and I have continued to feel it,”…

What Happened to Mountain Republicans in the South?

Stuart Rothenberg October 3, 2017 · 1:11 PM EDT

Even when Democrats dominated the so-called Solid South, the GOP showed strength in mountain areas of the region. Northwestern Arkansas, eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina and western Virginia all had substantial Republican sympathies.

But now that the national Republican Party has…

2018 Senate Overview: Divided and Conquer?

Nathan L. Gonzales September 29, 2017 · 2:30 PM EDT

At the beginning of the cycle, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would expand their majority. With 25 Democratic senators up for re-election in 2018, compared to just eight Republican senators, the map is dramatically tilted in the GOP’s favor. But nearly halfway through the midterm cycle,…

2018 Senate Overview (Sept. 9, 2017): Alabama - Maine

September 29, 2017 · 2:29 PM EDT

ALABAMA. Open; Luther Strange (R) defeated in Sept. primary. Dec. 12 Special Election. Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the state Supreme Court, won the GOP primary runoff on Sept. 26 over Sen. Luther Strange, who had been appointed early this year to replace Jeff Sessions. Moore had been…

2018 Senate Overview (Sept. 9, 2017): Maryland - Ohio

September 29, 2017 · 2:28 PM EDT

MARYLAND. Ben Cardin (D) elected 2006 (54%), 2012 (56%).  Feb. 27 filing deadline. June 26 primary. Unless GOP Gov. Larry Hogan decides to challenge Cardin instead of seeking re-election (which he’s not going to do), Republicans aren’t going to win this seat. In 2016, Clinton defeated Trump 60-34…

2018 Senate Overview (Sept. 9, 2017): Pennsylvania - Wyoming

September 29, 2017 · 2:27 PM EDT

PENNSYLVANIA. Bob Casey Jr. (D) elected 2006 (59%), 2012 (54%). March 6 filing deadline. May 15 primary. After Trump’s 49-48 percent win over Clinton and Sen. Pat Toomey’s re-election in 2016, there was some reason for GOP optimism about defeating Casey next year. But with Republicans struggling to…

Candidate Conversation - Paul Perry (D)

September 29, 2017 · 2:26 PM EDT

Candidate for Pennsylvania’s 7th District

Interview Date: Sept. 20, 2017

Date of Birth: Aug. 16, 1985; Norristown, Penn.

Education: American Univ. (2007); Univ. of California-Berkley (M.P.P, 2011); Harvard (Ph.D. 2014)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Perry starts…