Redistricting News & Analysis

In Fight for the House, the Trajectory Is Clear

by Stuart Rothenberg July 23, 2012 · 9:30 AM EDT

House races often don’t start getting attention until after Labor Day. But with the presidential contest sucking the air out of the political environment and defining the electoral landscape, House candidates may find they have an even harder time than usual defining themselves and their opponents.

That means…

North Carolina: Republicans Prepare for Big November

by Jessica Taylor July 18, 2012 · 12:14 AM EDT

Republicans got their top picks in two North Carolina congressional runoffs Tuesday, furthering the likelihood they will flip several seats in the Tar Heel State this fall.

In the 8th District runoff, former Capitol Hill aide Richard Hudson easily defeated former Iredell County Commissioner Scott Keadle, 64 percent…

2012 House Overview (June 29, 2012) Alabama-Florida

June 29, 2012 · 12:04 AM EDT

Alabama (6R, 1D)
A couple GOP primaries saw sparks but no fire, but that’s the most excitement Alabama will see this year.

Alaska (1R) August 28 primary.
Rep. Don Young (R) had $552,000 in the bank on March 31. No other candidate had more…

2012 House Overview (June 29, 2012) Georgia - New York

June 29, 2012 · 12:03 AM EDT

Georgia (8R, 5D – gaining 1 new seat) July 31 primary, August 21 runoff.
GA 9 (Open; new).
State Rep. Doug Collins and radio talk show host Martha Zoller are battling it out in the GOP primary for this new, safe GOP seat. Collins is expected to get…

2012 House Overview (June 29, 2012) North Carolina - Wyoming

June 29, 2012 · 12:02 AM EDT

North Carolina (6R, 7D) July 17 runoff.
NC 7 (McIntyre, D).
Democrat Mike McIntyre’s district became slightly more Republican in redistricting, even though a third of the district is new territory for him. But if only one endangered Tar Heel Democrat survives, it will be McIntyre. National Republicans…

South Carolina 7: Law-Abiding Leftovers

by Jessica Taylor June 1, 2012 · 11:56 AM EDT

The fight for South Carolina’s new 7th congressional district has the dubious distinction of being perhaps the first race ever in the country where both parties saw their top contenders drop out after being arrested.

But then again, this is South Carolina -- did you really expect anything…

North Carolina Primaries: Republicans Narrow Their Fields

by Jessica Taylor May 9, 2012 · 12:59 PM EDT

Congressional races in the Tar Heel State were already going to be uphill for Democrats, but in a handful of races, they’re going to have to wait until July 17 to know exactly which Republican they’re up against. 

The GOP primaries in the 8th District to take on…

Guarded Prospects for Southern Democrats, Northeast Republicans

by Stuart Rothenberg May 9, 2012 · 10:03 AM EDT

It looks as if there will be no rest for the weary, at least for Democratic House candidates in the South. Heading into November’s elections, except for a handful of races, Democratic opportunities in the region continue to be limited to districts that are heavily populated by minorities.

California House: Shifting Landscape

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 4, 2012 · 1:30 PM EDT

California’s new citizen redistricting commission rocked the congressional delegation, leaving incumbents with tough choices, and in some cases, no natural district to run in. But that’s not the only change in the nation’s most populous state. California now has a top two jungle primary, which throws an obstacle into…

Texas 23: The Only Game in Town

by Jessica Taylor May 4, 2012 · 1:29 PM EDT

The race to knock off Rep. Quico Canseco (R) will likely be the only competitive general election contest in the Lone Star State -- but Democrats must first pick their standard bearer to take on the freshman Republican.

After a series of legal battles, a new…