House News & Analysis

2020 Election Preview: Bracing for History

October 28, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

No matter what happens, the 2020 elections will be historic. With impeachment, a pandemic, economic crisis, a national conversation about racism, and the death of a Supreme Court icon, this election cycle is already unforgettable, even before knowing the actual results.  

While it’s…

House Report Shorts (October 28, 2020): Alaska - New Mexico

October 28, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large District Don Young, R, re-elected 53%. Trump 51%. Independent Alyse Galvin is still running at least a few points behind the long-time congressman. The good news for Democrats is that Trump is on pace to win Alaska by far less than his 14-point victory in 2016. This…

House Report Shorts (October 28, 2020): New York - Wisconsin

October 28, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

New York.
1st District (Eastern Suffolk County) Lee Zeldin, R, re-elected 52%.
Trump 55%. Republicans had long maintained that Democrat Nancy Goroff was a poor fit for this district, but fit may not matter as much in a nationalized election with an unpopular president. Despite Trump winning here by…

House Report Shorts (October 16, 2020)

October 16, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Arizona.
6th District (Scottsdale and North Phoenix) Dave Schweikert, R, re-elected 55%.
Trump 52%. Strong performances at the top of the ticket from Joe Biden and Mark Kelly, the ongoing leftward shifts of educated, wealthy suburbs like the ones that make up this district, and Schweikert’s myriad of ethics…

Candidate Conversation: Hillary Scholten (D)

October 1, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

Michigan’s 3rd District — Rating: Toss-up

Interview Date: Sept. 24, 2020 (Zoom)

Date of Birth: Feb. 22, 1982; Grand Rapids, Mich.

Education: Gordon College (2004); University of Maryland Law School (2011)

Elected Office: None; first run for office.

Current Outlook: Scholten entered the race when it still looked like incumbent…

Candidate Conversation: Christina Hagan (R)

October 1, 2020 · 2:26 PM EDT

Ohio’s 13th District — Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: Sept. 22, 2020 (Zoom)

Date of Birth: December 11, 1988; Alliance, Ohio

Education: Malone Univ. (2011)

Elected Office: State House (former); 2018 candidate for Ohio’s 16th District.

Current Outlook: Hagan is challenging Rep. Tim Ryan in this Youngstown-anchored district that also…

Candidate Conversation: Rich McCormick (R)

October 1, 2020 · 2:25 PM EDT

Georgia’s 7th District -- Rating: Tilt Democratic

Interview Date: Sept. 22, 2020 (Zoom)

Date of Birth: October 7, 1968; Las Vegas, Nev.

Education: Oregon State University (1990) ; Morehouse School of Medicine (2010)

Elected Office: None; first run for office.

Current Outlook: McCormick is running for the open seat in…

The Next Congress Will Be Filled With Losers

by Nathan L. Gonzales September 28, 2020 · 10:28 AM EDT

The votes haven’t even been counted yet, but one thing is certain: The next Congress is going to be filled with losers. Both parties are hinging their majority dreams on candidates who have recently lost races, many of them just two years ago for the very office they are seeking…

Supreme Court Fight Isn’t Guaranteed Game-Changer

by Nathan L. Gonzales September 20, 2020 · 7:05 AM EDT

While Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death will go down as yet another historic event in 2020, it’s unlikely to change the fundamental trajectory of the elections.

In the middle of huge breaking news stories, it can be hard to remember that the country is incredibly polarized and the…

The Senate Deserves Your Attention

September 18, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

While the race for the White House dominates the news, the fight for the Senate is closer.

The easiest thing to do after 2016 would be to declare every race with President Donald Trump on the ballot as a toss-up. But that would…