Maryland Senate & House: Chesapeake Churn

by Jacob Rubashkin February 13, 2023 · 2:04 PM EST

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin has not yet announced whether he plans to run for a fourth term, but the Old Line State’s political world is already bracing for a historic primary to replace him, with the potential to reshape the state’s politics in substantial ways up and down the ballot.

Not only would…

Indiana 5: Who’s Your Successor?

by Erin Covey February 10, 2023 · 12:00 PM EST

With Gov. Eric Holcomb term-limited, Sen. Mike Braun running for governor, and Rep. Jim Banks running for Braun’s Senate seat, the 2024 election cycle is moving full steam ahead in the Hoosier State. Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz’s announcement that she won’t run for re-election only adds to the…

California 47: Orange County Open

by Jacob Rubashkin February 3, 2023 · 2:30 PM EST

Once again, it could come down to the suburbs. The 2024 election cycle is just a couple of months old, yet some battlegrounds are emerging, including one in Southern California. 

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been a fixture in California politics for more than 40 years, but most observers…

Washington 3: Contest in the Cascades

by Erin Covey February 3, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez wasn’t supposed to win. The 34-year-old auto-shop owner launched her 2022 campaign in a district that Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler had represented for over a decade, and that Donald Trump won by 4 points in 2020. 

The Democratic congresswoman is now one of the most…

West Virginia 2: More Moore?

by Jacob Rubashkin February 3, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

When Republican Rep. Alex Mooney announced his long-expected 2024 Senate campaign just a week after the 2022 midterms, he kicked off a marquee Senate race that could determine control of that chamber.

But he also leaves an open seat in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district for the first time…

Report Shorts (February 3, 2023)

by Erin Covey February 3, 2023 · 2:27 PM EST

Arizona Senate. After publicly flirting with challenging Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for months, Rep. Ruben Gallego has officially announced his campaign. Now that Sinema has become an independent, he has a clear path to the Democratic nomination. But if Sinema decides to run for re-election, he’ll have a…

Arizona 3: Phoenix Democrats Rising

by Erin Covey January 26, 2023 · 2:00 PM EST

Rep. Ruben Gallego’s Senate ambitions have been clear for a while. But now that the Democratic congressman has officially announced his campaign to challenge independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona Democrats hoping to succeed him in Congress have begun laying the groundwork for their own 2024…

Kyrsten Sinema Is Still on ActBlue — For Now

by Jacob Rubashkin January 24, 2023 · 5:32 PM EST

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema may not be a Democrat anymore, but she still has access to one of Democrats’ premier campaign tools: ActBlue.

The online fundraising platform that has helped Democrats dominate the small-dollar money game for the past decade is still hosting the independent senator’s…

2023 Gubernatorial Overview: Three’s Company

January 20, 2023 · 2:30 PM EST

There’s no such thing as an off-year in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, which will all elect governors this year. 

The trio of states offers a little bit of everything: both a Republican and Democratic governor running for re-election, as well as an open seat. A majority of the action will…

2024 Gubernatorial Overview (January 20, 2023): Focus on the Few

January 20, 2023 · 2:29 PM EST

By Erin Covey & Jacob Rubashkin

Democrats had a better-than-expected 2022 — and not just in Washington, D.C. Though the party was defending seats won in the 2018 “Blue Wave” election, including in GOP-leaning and swing states, they managed to increase their number of governors nationwide.