2022 Senate Overview (July 1, 2021): North Dakota - Wisconsin

July 1, 2021 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Dakota. John Hoeven (R) elected 2010 (76%), 2016 (78%). April 11 filing deadline. June 14 primary. Hoeven had $2.1 million in the bank on March 31, Trump won the state by 34 points in November, and the senator appears to still be on the good side of the former president. That looks like a…

These Four States Could Decide Control of Congress in 2022

by Nathan L. Gonzales June 28, 2021 · 4:46 PM EDT

Sixteen months before Election Day, new House district lines haven’t even been drawn, and yet the fight for Congress is likely to hinge on the outcomes in four critical states.

On a basic level, every state matters in the Senate, considering Republicans need to gain just a single seat to get to…

Virginia Governor: Old Dominion, New Election

by Jacob Rubashkin June 18, 2021 · 2:30 PM EDT

It has been a quiet year for elections so far, with a handful of special congressional races producing status quo outcomes that barely registered in the political consciousness.

But that quiet could be coming to a close as Virginia gears up for November, when it will host the most expensive…

Ohio 15 Special: Clash Near Columbus

by Jacob Rubashkin June 18, 2021 · 2:29 PM EDT

When GOP Rep. Steve Stivers announced he would quit Congress just a few months into his sixth term to take a job as the head of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, he reduced House Republicans’ ranks by one, and created a vacancy in his Columbus-area congressional seat that will be filled via a special…

Gubernatorial Updates (June 18, 2021)

June 18, 2021 · 2:28 PM EDT

ARIZONA. Open; Doug Ducey (R), term-limited. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, the highest ranking elected Democrat in the state, is running to succeed Ducey in what will be one of 2022’s most competitive gubernatorial contests. Hobbs, who saw her national profile grow in the wake of the state GOP’s…

While You Were Underground: A Political Update for Cicadas

by Nathan L. Gonzales June 17, 2021 · 9:26 AM EDT

After living underground for 17 years, cicadas must find the political world a confusing place. So if you see any perplexed cicadas flying around the Washington area, wondering how things changed since the spring of 2004, just send them a link to this quick update. 

Considering Republicans were in…

Decline in Ticket-splitting Reaches Beyond Congress

by Nathan L. Gonzales June 15, 2021 · 12:14 PM EDT

While many voters like to think of themselves as independent-minded folks who consider the person before the party, the 2020 election results paint a different picture. Ticket-splitting is on life support.

The scarcity of mismatched seats at the federal level is well documented. Less than 4…