House News & Analysis
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…
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…
July 14, 2016 · 12:58 PM EDT
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.
July 14, 2016 · 12:57 PM EDT
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…