2020 House Overview (May 22, 2020): Kansas - New York

May 22, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

2nd District (Topeka, Lawrence, eastern rural Kansas) Steve Watkins, R, elected 48%.
Trump 56%. Watkins ($438,000 cash on hand on March 31) has been embroiled in varying degrees of ethics and personal scandals since before he won in 2018, perturbing state treasurer Jake LaTurner ($572,000)…

2020 House Overview (May 22, 2020): North Carolina - Wyoming

May 22, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina. 
2nd District (Raleigh) Open; George Holding, R, not seeking re-election.
Clinton 60%. 2016 Senate nominee Deborah Ross ($161,000 in the bank on March 31) is the Democratic nominee and the prohibitive favorite for this redrawn seat in November. Likely D.

6th District…

Candidate Conversation: Adair Boroughs (D)

by Jacob Rubashkin May 22, 2020 · 2:26 PM EDT

South Carolina’s 2nd District — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: May 11, 2020 (via Google Meet)

Date of Birth: July 5, 1980; Rock Hill, South Carolina

Education: Furman Univ. (2002, Truman Scholar 2001); Stanford Univ. (J.D. 2007)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Likely New Members of the 117th Congress (May 20, 2020)

by Jacob Rubashkin May 20, 2020 · 12:27 PM EDT

Predicting election outcomes can be a fraught business. You don’t have to look further than the 2016 presidential race to see that. 

But for some races, one candidate has such an advantage -- due to the constituency’s partisan lean, candidate quality, or other factors -- that their path to…

Presidential Snapshot in Time (May 15, 2020)

by Bradley Wascher May 15, 2020 · 9:17 AM EDT

As parts of the country begin to reopen — and rapper Nicki Minaj scores her first number-one song on the Billboard charts — the race for president has barely changed over the past two weeks. 

This Presidential Snapshot in Time series seeks to understand the polling trends driving the 2020…

California 25: Can Garcia Win the Battle and the War?

by Jacob Rubashkin May 8, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

Republicans are poised to win back a Democratic leaning district in a special election, but what will it really say about their chances in November?

In 2018, non-profit executive Katie Hill scored one of the midterm’s more surprising victories when she unseated two-term GOP Rep. Steve Knight. It…

Maine 2: Good as Golden

by Jacob Rubashkin May 8, 2020 · 2:29 PM EDT

While every member of Congress likes to think their district is unique, Democratic Rep. Jared Golden may have the best argument for Maine’s 2nd. 

This rural district, the easternmost of all 435 and the largest in area this side of the Mississippi, has always marched to the beat of its own…

Candidate Conversation: Jim Marchant (R)

by Jacob Rubashkin May 8, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Nevada’s 4th District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: April 29, 2020 (via Google Meet)

Date of Birth: May 28, 1956; Gainesville, Florida

Education: Troy University (1978)

Elected Office: State Assembly (former)

Current Outlook: Marchant is a top contender for the GOP…

The Senate is in Play, You Know

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 8, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

It only took about six months, but the country is waking up to the fact that there’s more than a presidential race this year and the Senate majority is at stake in November. But this isn’t a surprise to Inside Elections readers.

“With President Donald Trump struggling to recreate his 2016…