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Candidate Conversation - Ben McAdams (D)

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December 15, 2017 · 2:25 PM EST

Ben McAdams (D)

Candidate for Utah’s 4th District

Date of Birth: Dec. 5, 1974; Salt Lake City, Utah 

Education: Univ. of Utah (2000), Columbia Law School (2003)

Political Office: Salt Lake County mayor; state Senator (former)

Current Outlook: Rep. Mia Love narrowly lost her 2012 congressional…

Candidate Conversation - Max Rose (D)

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December 15, 2017 · 2:24 PM EST

Max Rose (D)

Candidate for New York’s 11th District

Interview Date: Dec. 12, 2017

Date of Birth: Nov. 28, 1986; Brooklyn, N.Y.

Education: Wesleyan (2008); London School of Economics (Master’s, 2009)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Republican Rep. Dan Donovan won…

2018 House Ratings (December 15, 2017)

December 15, 2017 · 2:23 PM EST

10 Thoughts After the Alabama Senate Election

December 13, 2017 · 12:48 AM EST

One of the best parts about covering elections is that there is always a result. After all the prognosticating, projecting, discussing and arguing, there’s a winner. But determining the true meaning of victory and loss can be difficult.

There will be plenty of time to analyze the Alabama Senate…

2018 Senate Ratings (December 13, 2017)

December 13, 2017 · 12:47 AM EST

No One Is Afraid of a Government Shutdown

Nathan L. Gonzales December 8, 2017 · 12:47 PM EST

Call me crazy, but I'm not sure we won't see a government shutdodwn, even though Congress managed to pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through Dec. 22. Why? Because no one in Washington is particularly afraid of a government shutdown.

Democrats aren’t afraid of a government…

Ratings Update: Tennessee Senate Remains Solid R for Now

December 7, 2017 · 1:14 PM EST

Democrats made a big splash this week with the entry of former Gov. Phil Bredesen into the Tennessee Senate race, but the party still has an uphill battle in a state President Donald Trump won convincingly, and it’s not even clear Bredesen gives Democrats the best chance of winning.

On the…

Ratings Change: Franken’s Minnesota Seat Starts as Likely for Democrats

December 7, 2017 · 12:30 PM EST

Sen. Al Franken’s resignation puts another Democratic seat into the 2018 mix, but it’s still unclear whether his departure provides Republicans with a legitimate takeover opportunity.

In order to handicap a race, it’s helpful to know where the contest will take place and who is running. In this…

2018 Senate Ratings (December 8, 2017)

December 7, 2017 · 12:29 PM EST

Missouri Senate: Claire’s Courtship of Trump Voters

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Leah Askarinam December 1, 2017 · 2:30 PM EST

If Democrats want to have any shot at winning a Senate majority in 2018, Sen. Claire McCaskill likely needs to win re-election—a tall task, given that Missouri voted for President Donald Trump by nearly 20 points. 

McCaskill is one of 10 Democratic senators running for re-election in states that…