House News & Analysis
May 5, 2016 · 10:00 AM EDT
Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.
Looking back for the answer to “How did we get here?” and forward to handicapping the general election, one word stands out: assumptions.
There was an assumption that once voters were reminded of any number of ways…
May 5, 2016 · 9:56 AM EDT
A handful of recent primaries in relatively safe districts adds a half-dozen likely new Members to the 115th Congress next year.
Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi was the first new Member after winning the March primary in Illinois’ 8th District, which leans Democratic. Now he’s not alone in a class of…
May 5, 2016 · 9:55 AM EDT
Candidate for New York’s 22nd District
Interview Date: April 26, 2016
Date of Birth: Feb. 4, 1961; Utica, N.Y.
Education: Colgate Univ. (B.A. 1983)
Political Office: State Assembly
Current Outlook: Tenney is a top contender for the Republican nomination in the race to replace retiring-Rep. Richard Hanna, who is regarded…
May 5, 2016 · 9:54 AM EDT
Candidate for Washington’s 7th District
Interview Date: April 21, 2016
Date of Birth: July 1, 1967; Seattle, Wash.
Education: Gonzaga Univ. (B.A. 1989); Univ. of Washington (M.P.P. 1997)
Political Office: King County Councilman; state Senate (former); state House (former)
Current Outlook: McDermott is a top contender for retiring Rep. Jim…
May 4, 2016 · 3:30 PM EDT
I recently asked a veteran Republican strategist how his party picks up the pieces after what now looks to be a very difficult 2016 election. His answer was quick and decisive: Paul Ryan.
If November’s elections are as messy for the GOP as they now appear, with Republicans failing…
May 4, 2016 · 10:35 AM EDT
As Democratic chances of taking back the House improve with Donald Trump at the top of the GOP ticket, Democratic party strategists are trying to figure out exactly how and where it’s going to happen. It’s not too difficult to see Democrats gaining 10, or even 20, seats in…
May 2, 2016 · 9:39 AM EDT
Election Day is more than six months away, but the fight for the House is well underway as national Republicans start to reserve ad time to defend some of their most vulnerable districts.
According to two sources following House races, the National Republican Congressional Committee recently reserved time for…
April 24, 2016 · 9:00 AM EDT
If Republican Barbara Comstock ever wonders what attacks are coming her way later this year, the Virginia congresswoman can read the entire 535-page opposition research book on her life, which Democrats posted online.
Strategists at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee did not publish the document by accident. It’s…
April 22, 2016 · 3:00 PM EDT
Democratic operatives are re-evaluating their strategy to win back the House - cutting emotional ties from some rural areas that made up their previous majority to focus on more suburban districts, where they believe changing demographics are moving seats into the Democratic column. While this scenario could take multiple cycles…
April 22, 2016 · 2:59 PM EDT
Arizona. June 1 filing deadline. Aug. 30 primary.
1st District (Open; Kirkpatrick, D). Ann Kirkpatrick’s Senate run leaves Democrats with a difficult open seat to defend. Her party has coalesced behind former GOP state Sen. Tom O’Halleran, who is running as a Democrat and had $330,000 on hand on…