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2020 House Ratings (December 16, 2019)

December 16, 2019 · 12:14 PM EST

North Carolina: New Congressional Map Boosts Democrats’ Chances

by Ryan Matsumoto December 6, 2019 · 2:29 PM EST

On Monday, a panel of state judges in North Carolina ruled that a new congressional district map drawn by Republican state legislators will be used in the 2020 election. While Democrats argued that the map is still a partisan gerrymander that gives Republicans a likely 8-5 advantage, the judges…

Kansas Senate: Rock Chalk Train Wreck?

by Nathan L. Gonzales December 6, 2019 · 2:29 PM EST

Democrats have won just one statewide race in Kansas over the last decade, but Kris Kobach’s potential nomination in 2020 is fueling Democratic hopes and could significantly improve the party’s prospects of regaining control of the Senate. 

Even though Donald Trump won Kansas easily in 2016, and…

Don’t Forget Arizona and Minnesota in Presidential Contest

by Stuart Rothenberg December 6, 2019 · 2:28 PM EST

Arizona has voted Democratic in only one of the last 17 presidential elections going back to 1952. That was in 1996, when President Bill Clinton won re-election in a three-way race. Minnesota, on the other hand, has been a Democratic bedrock, with Democratic presidential nominees carrying the state…

Candidate Conversation - Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)

December 6, 2019 · 2:27 PM EST

Illinois 13th District — Rating: Toss-Up

Interview Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Date of Birth: June 21, 1971; Springfield, Illinois 

Education: Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1993)

Elected Office: None; 2018 Democratic nominee

Current Outlook: Londrigan, former director of alumni affairs at Univ.…

Candidate Conversation - Eric Early (R)

December 6, 2019 · 2:26 PM EST

California’s 28th District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Oct. 23, 2019

Date of Birth: Aug. 20, 1958

Education: Southwestern Law School (1993)

Elected Office: 2018 attorney general candidate (14 percent in all-party in primary)  

Current Outlook: To call Early an underdog against…

Candidate Conversation - Dan Feehan (D)

December 6, 2019 · 2:25 PM EST

Minnesota’s 1st District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Date of Birth: July 23, 1982; St. Paul, Minn.

Education: Georgetown Univ. (2005); Harvard (MPP, 2013)

Elected Office: None; 2018 Democratic nominee

Current Outlook: Feehan is seeking a rematch after losing his bid…

Candidate Conversation - Eugene DePasquale (D)

December 6, 2019 · 2:22 PM EST

Pennsylvania’s 10th District — Rating: Tilt Republican

Interview Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Date of Birth: Aug. 13, 19; Pittsburgh, Pa.

Education: College of Wooster (1993); Univ. of Pittsburgh (M.P.P. 1997); (Widener Univ., J.D. 2002)  

Elected Office: State House (elected 2006, 2008, 2010, and…