2016 House Ratings (September 30, 2016)

September 30, 2016 · 3:25 PM EDT

Candidate Conversation - Stephanie Murphy (D)

Nathan L. Gonzales September 30, 2016 · 3:24 PM EDT

Candidate for Florida’s 7th District

Interview Date: Sept. 23, 2016

Date of Birth: Sept. 16, 1978; Saigon, Vietnam

Education: College of William & Mary (2000); Georgetown Univ., (Master’s 2004)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Murphy is the Democratic nominee in an…

Candidate Conversation - Mike Gallagher (R)

Nathan L. Gonzales September 30, 2016 · 3:23 PM EDT

Candidate for Wisconsin’s 8th District

Interview Date: Sept. 21, 2016

Date of Birth: March 3, 1984; Green Bay, Wis.

Education: Princeton Univ. (2006); Georgetown (Ph.D)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Gallagher is the GOP nominee in a competitive open seat because…

Fight for the Senate Intensifies

Nathan L. Gonzales September 16, 2016 · 4:00 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s shrinking lead in the presidential race could help Republicans keep control of the Senate. Even if Donald Trump doesn’t win the race for the White House, losing competitive states by a close margin will improve vulnerable GOP senators’ chances of survival. 

The map continues to…

Presidential Race Tightens

September 16, 2016 · 3:59 PM EDT

This can’t be what Democrats imagined when Republicans nominated Donald J. Trump as their presidential nominee.

Hillary Clinton’s high-single-digit lead in the national polls coming out of the conventions has all but evaporated, and even her grip on the Electoral College looks less certain than it…

Maine 2: The Land of Second Chances?

Simone Pathé September 16, 2016 · 3:58 PM EDT

Republicans hold just two House seats in New England: New Hampshire’s 1st District, which Frank Guinta’s Tuesday primary victory imperils for the GOP, and Maine’s 2nd District, a rural, blue-collar area long represented by a Blue Dog Democrat. 

GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin narrowly won Maine’s northern…

Democrats Believe House Prospects Will Dramatically Improve

Nathan L. Gonzales September 16, 2016 · 3:57 PM EDT

In spite of Donald Trump closing the gap with Hillary Clinton and GOP prospects for holding the Senate improving, House Democrats believe we are on the eve of the fight for the House turning dramatically in their favor. 

Democratic strategists don’t believe Republican incumbents and challengers…

Candidate Conversation - Brady Walkinshaw (D)

September 16, 2016 · 3:56 PM EDT

Candidate for Washington’s 7th District

Interview Date: Sept. 12, 2016

Date of Birth: April 26, 1984; Minneapolis, Minn.

Education: Princeton Univ. (2006)

Political Office: State Representative

Current Outlook: Walkinshaw is locked in a competitive race for retiring-Rep. Jim McDermott’s…

Senate Math Still Favors Democrats

Nathan L. Gonzales September 2, 2016 · 3:00 PM EDT

Donald Trump continues to struggle in the presidential race and the Republicans’ hold on the Senate is a precarious position. 

Many of the most vulnerable Republican senators are doing everything in their power to stave off a re-election loss, but Trump appears to be digging holes in some states…