House News & Analysis

Report Shorts (June 30, 2023)

June 30, 2023 · 1:26 PM EDT

Arizona Senate. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hosting a fundraiser for Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego — notable because Democrats’ Senate leadership has avoided talking about this race while independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is still undecided about seeking re-election. Battleground.

California’s 30th District. Physician Alex Balekian changed his party affiliation…

New York 4: South Shore Standoff

by Jacob Rubashkin June 16, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

Democrats’ path back to the House majority runs squarely through New York. Six districts in the Empire State voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 but a Republican for Congress in 2022, an embarrassing set of defeats for a party that otherwise exceeded electoral expectations.

Nowhere was that defeat…

Report Shorts (June 16, 2023)

June 16, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

California Senate. Silicon Valley executive Lexi Reese, most recently the COO of payroll processor Gusto, launched an exploratory bid as a Democrat. While Reese has assembled a credible team and has the capacity to self-fund, it’s not clear she’ll be able to break into the top tier of candidates that…

Michigan 7: Behind the Scenes of the Race to Replace Slotkin

by Erin Covey June 12, 2023 · 2:00 PM EDT

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin announced her campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Debbie Stabenow in February, leaving open one of the most competitive congressional districts in the country. But more than three months later, no one on either side of the aisle has stepped up to the plate.

The clock is…

Supreme Court’s Decision Could Reshape House Battlefield

June 8, 2023 · 2:00 PM EDT

By Erin Covey and Jacob Rubashkin

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that Alabama’s congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act by diluting the political power of Black voters, and ordered the state to draw a new map — a stunning decision from a court that has…

Utah 2 Special: Beehive State Buzz

by Jacob Rubashkin June 7, 2023 · 11:48 AM EDT

Utah Republican Chris Stewart recently made a surprise announcement that he would resign from Congress before the end of his term to care for his ailing wife. Stewart’s early exit —he told Roll Call he was aiming for September — will set up a special election to fill…

2024 House Overview: Waiting to Engage

June 2, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin, and Erin Covey

What is everyone waiting for? Republicans are clinging to a narrow House majority and a quarter of the 2024 election cycle has already passed, and yet potential candidates in districts around the country are waiting on the sidelines. 

“There’s total instability…

2024 House Overview (June 2, 2023): Alabama-Iowa

June 2, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Filing deadline June 1.
At-Large, Mary Peltola, D, re-elected 55%. Trump 53%. Republicans believe that Peltola is highly vulnerable if the GOP can coalesce behind one candidate before the all-party primary. But who that candidate is, nobody is quite sure. GOP strategists in D.C. point to Kara Moriarty,…

2024 House Overview (June 2, 2023): Kansas-New York

June 2, 2023 · 2:28 PM EDT

Kansas. Filing deadline June 3, 2024.
3rd District (Kansas City suburbs) Sharice Davids, D, re-elected 55%. Biden 51%. Some Republican strategists believe that Davids will be vulnerable this year if the GOP nominates a candidate without ties to unpopular former Gov. Sam Brownback. Other national operatives place this seat…

2024 House Overview (June 2, 2023): North Carolina-Wyoming

June 2, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina
Republicans are poised to redraw the state’s congressional map, leaving up to four Democrats in serious danger of losing their seats in 2024. Last year, the North Carolina Supreme Court threw out the GOP-controlled state Legislature’s gerrymandered map, putting in place a temporary map that resulted in…