New Jersey 7: Once Lost or Gone Forever?

by Leah Askarinam May 3, 2019 · 2:30 PM EDT

Donald Trump and Chris Christie haven’t made it easy for Republicans in New Jersey. But 2020 presents an opportunity for the GOP: The former governor is out of the picture, and voters can take out their frustrations on the president himself rather than punishing down-ballot candidates.

New Jersey…

Key Senate Races Take Shape

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 3, 2019 · 2:29 PM EDT

North Carolina. Some conservatives are unhappy with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, who is likely to draw a primary challenge later this month from retired Raleigh financier Garland Tucker III. (Rep. Mark Walker is unlikely to run.) 

Since the birth of the Tea Party movement in 2009, the most publicized…

2019 Gubernatorial Update: Primary Questions

by Leah Askarinam May 3, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

Just eleven states will elect a governor in 2020, but three states will choose a chief executive this year, including two with primaries in the weeks and months ahead. Considering the 2020 elections are more than a year away, this year’s gubernatorial races will give everyone the opportunity to try…

North Carolina 3 Special: GOP Runoff Set for Jones Replacement

by Leah Askarinam May 3, 2019 · 2:27 PM EDT

The 2020 elections are still more than a year away, but voters in North Carolina’s 3rd District are choosing a new member in a special election after the death of GOP Rep. Walter Jones.

It’s probably the second-best special election takeover opportunity for Democrats looking to add to their…

Republicans Have a Post-Trump Identity Crisis on the Horizon

by Nathan L. Gonzales April 30, 2019 · 8:54 AM EDT

Republicans are enjoying their ride in the White House and basking in the glow of a divided Democratic presidential field, but a monumental identity crisis is looming for the GOP.

Whether you think President Donald Trump won’t be president in two months, two years or six years, Republicans are…

Arizona Senate: Flight Path to Victory

by Leah Askarinam April 19, 2019 · 2:30 PM EDT

A year ago, Republican Martha McSally left her House seat behind only to lose a high-profile Senate election. Now, McSally is an appointed U.S. Senator in the state’s other seat and gearing up for another high-profile campaign with the majority potentially at stake.

Arizona is the only state in…

Amidst Breaking News, Expect the Status Quo to Prevail

by Nathan L. Gonzales April 19, 2019 · 2:29 PM EDT

The Mueller Report is out, the media coverage is saturating, but I’m skeptical that it will fundamentally change the political dynamic. President Donald Trump is a polarizing figure, most voters chose a side before the latest news, and that makes it difficult for any individual event to be a…

New York 1: Democrats Long for a Pick-Up

by Leah Askarinam April 19, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

The 2018 Democratic wave resulted in a new House majority and some districts—namely in the suburbs—that hosted closer-than-expected elections. For some of those districts, the 2018 result could have been an aberration, the result of a particularly strong year for Democrats. For others, however,…

Candidate Conversation - Wesley Hunt (R)

April 19, 2019 · 2:27 PM EDT

Texas’ 7th District — Lean Democratic

Interview Date: April 9, 2019

Date of Birth: Nov. 13, 1981; Houston, Tx. 

Education: West Point (2004); Cornell (M.B.A, M.P.A 2015; MILR 2016)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Hunt has the potential to be the type of top-tier…