House News & Analysis

2016 House Overview: Waiting for a Wave

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Nathan L. Gonzales July 14, 2016 · 1:00 PM EDT

Donald Trump is supposed to be an anvil around the neck of Republican candidates down the ballot and around the country, but up to this point in the cycle, vulnerable GOP incumbents are holding their own. 

Democrats believe every Republican agrees with Trump and must publicly rebuke everything he has…

2016 House Overview (July 14, 2016) Alabama - Illinois

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July 14, 2016 · 12:59 PM EDT

Alaska. Aug. 16 primary
At-Large District (Young, R). Democrats haven’t held the seat in over 40 years, but strategists think Don Young is vulnerable. Likely nominee Steve Lindbeck, the CEO of Alaska Public Media, and the state Democratic Party released a two-question poll conducted June 29-30 by PPP which…

2016 House Overview (July 14, 2016) Indiana - New Jersey

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July 14, 2016 · 12:58 PM EDT

Indiana.
3rd District (Open; Stutzman, R). State Sen. Jim Banks, who also served in Afghanistan with the Navy Reserves, won the May GOP primary to replace Marlin Stutzman and will be a Member of Congress next year. He faces eight-time candidate/unemployed transient Tommy Schrader (D) in November.

9th District…

2016 House Overview (July 14, 2016) New Mexico - Wyoming

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July 14, 2016 · 12:57 PM EDT

New York.
1st District (Zeldin, R). Former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst won the June 28 Democratic primary by 319 votes and will face Lee Zeldin in the general election. Democrats are emboldened by the way Zeldin has embraced Trump and stumbled through a CNN interview where he called…

Candidate Conversation - Tom Nelson (D)

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July 14, 2016 · 12:55 PM EDT

Candidate for Wisconsin’s 8th District

Interview Date: June 15, 2016

Date of Birth: March 3, 1976; St. Paul, Minn.

Education: Carleton College (B.A. 1998); Princeton Univ. (M.P.A. 2004)

Political Office: Outagamie County Executive; State Assembly (former); 2010 Lt. Gov. nominee

Current Outlook: Nelson will be the Democratic nominee in the…

Why Republicans Decline to Attack Democrats on “Culture of Corruption”

Nathan L. Gonzales July 13, 2016 · 11:34 AM EDT

Republicans are obsessed with one high-profile Democrat who isn’t going to be indicted — while giving a collective shrug after two Democratic House members have been indicted within the past 12 months.  

On Friday, Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida was indicted on conspiracy and fraud charges related…

Rubio, Research Shake Up Florida Races

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Nathan L. Gonzales July 1, 2016 · 9:21 AM EDT

With just days before the July 24 filing deadline, Republican Marco Rubio reversed course and announced his campaign for re-election to the Senate, creating a domino effect on Florida races. 

Rubio announced his retirement early in order to focus on his presidential run and give GOP candidates ample time to…

House Playing Field Takes Shape with Fall Ad Reservations

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Nathan L. Gonzales July 1, 2016 · 9:20 AM EDT

Election Day is still more than four months away, but Republican and Democratic groups focused on the House have already reserved over $100 million in broadcast and cable time for campaign ads this fall.

Even though the fight for the House is viewed as tertiary to the presidential and Senate…

Candidate Conversation - Jason Lewis (R)

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July 1, 2016 · 9:18 AM EDT

Candidate for Minnesota’s 2nd District

Interview Date: June 17, 2016

Date of Birth: Sept. 23, 1955; Waterloo, Iowa

Education: Univ. of Northern Iowa (1979)

Political Office: None; 1990 Candidate for Congress in Colorado

Current Outlook: Lewis is a top contender for the competitive open seat left by retiring GOP Rep.…

Candidate Conversation - Bryan Caforio (D)

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Nathan L. Gonzales July 1, 2016 · 9:17 AM EDT

Nominee for California’s 25th District

Interview Date: June 15, 2016

Date of Birth: March 5, 1983; Tustin, Calif.

Education: UCLA (2005); Yale Law School (2008)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Caforio will face freshman GOP Rep. Steve Knight in this Southern California district just north…