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New Mexico Senate Remains Solid Democratic For Now

March 25, 2019 · 12:20 PM EDT

Open seats are usually better takeover opportunities, but Republicans still have plenty of work to do in New Mexico to prove they’ve got a real chance of flipping the seat. Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico announced on Monday that he would not seek re-election, but it’s been close to 20…

Georgia 6: Still On Our Mind

by Leah Askarinam March 22, 2019 · 2:30 PM EDT

All eyes seem to be on Democrat Stacey Abrams while she decides whether to run for Senate, but another Georgia politician is also considering a 2020 comeback after a 2018 loss. 

Republican Karen Handel, who won the most expensive U.S. House race in the country in a 2017 special election before…

How Democrats Could Lose the Popular Vote

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 22, 2019 · 2:29 PM EDT

After winning the most votes in six of the last seven presidential elections and buoyed by demographic changes, Democrats are eager to rid the country of the Electoral College and elect a president with a national popular vote. 

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democrat to call…

Arizona 1: Republicans Hope The Third Time Is A Charm

by Leah Askarinam March 22, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

There are now 31 Democrats representing districts Donald Trump carried in 2016, and a Republican gain of 19 seats would ensure a new House majority. But Arizona’s 1st District is a good example of why that task will be more difficult than it looks on paper.

Republicans flipped a few open seats in…

Pennsylvania 12 Special: Not-So Special?

by Leah Askarinam March 22, 2019 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina’s House elections may be receiving more attention at the moment, but the next U.S. House special election is in Pennsylvania.

On May 21, the same day as the state’s municipal elections, voters will choose someone to serve in the seat of former Republican Rep. Tom Marino. 

At the…

Can a Senator be Nominated and Win the White House?

by Stuart Rothenberg March 13, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

The abundance of sitting senators running for president seems to confirm the old joke that a senator looking into a mirror sees a future president. But it doesn’t say much about whether the Senate is a good springboard to the White House. Historically, it has not been.

Sitting senators have…