2016 House Ratings (September 3, 2015)

September 3, 2015 · 2:59 PM EDT

Reichert Seriously Considering Washington Governor’s Race

Nathan L. Gonzales September 3, 2015 · 1:02 PM EDT

Republican Rep. Dave Reichert is seriously considering a gubernatorial bid in Washington state, according to multiple GOP sources.

The congressman has been the consistent source of rumors for a statewide bid over the past decade. But those rumors were often fueled by House Democrats who wanted him…

Louisiana Governor: Does David Vitter Have Something to Worry About?

Stuart Rothenberg September 2, 2015 · 9:57 AM EDT

Two-term Republican Sen. David Vitter started his bid for Louisiana governor as a solid, if not prohibitive, favorite. But Pelican State watchers believe that Vitter’s prospects look less certain now than they did six months ago.

Does Vitter really have something to worry about? The answer to that…

Parties Play Politics With FEC Complaints

Nathan L. Gonzales August 28, 2015 · 10:17 AM EDT

Ethics problems can be serious trouble for any politician, but party strategists often use Federal Election Committee complaints to play games with the opposition, because the allegation has a slim chance of being ruled on before Election Day.

“Everyone knows both sides file complaints to get…

Campaign Committees Open Holes While Filling Others

Nathan L. Gonzales August 27, 2015 · 9:03 AM EDT

Democrats want to hold the White House, take back the majorities in the Senate and the House, and gain ground in governorships. But what happens when those are conflicting goals?

In Florida, strategists at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are excited Rep. Patrick Murphy is running for…