Indiana 3: Home is Where the Heart Is

Nathan L. Gonzales August 21, 2015 · 1:58 PM EDT

Pam Galloway has never met Alex Mooney, but she might owe him a Thank You card. 

If Mooney, a former state senator from Maryland, hadn’t been elected to West Virginia’s 2nd District last cycle, it would be easy to dismiss Galloway, a former state senator from Wisconsin running in Indiana’s 3rd…

2015-16 Gubernatorial Overview: Parties Brace for Bigger Battles Ahead

August 21, 2015 · 1:57 PM EDT

This year’s competitive race for governor in Kentucky is just a small taste of more and bigger gubernatorial races to come over the next three years. 

This is the slow beginning of the four-year gubernatorial cycle. Three states have elections this year (Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana) and…

Report Shorts (August 21, 2015) Florida 5, Illinois 15, Texas 16, Iowa 1 & 4

August 21, 2015 · 1:56 PM EDT

Florida’s 5th District. The state’s congressional map is still influx as the Legislature deals with the court’s demands. Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown’s district is likely to change significantly, including dropping Orlando territory and gaining parts of Jacksonville. Under that scenario, former…

Group Suggests ‘Schock Waves’ in Illinois Special Election

Nathan L. Gonzales August 19, 2015 · 10:04 AM EDT

Most Democratic strategists probably couldn’t name their party’s nominee in the upcoming race for Illinois’ 18th District, or even remember that there is a special election on September 10. But one not-for-profit group is trying to gin up interest in a possible historic outcome, even as the final…

A Modest Proposal: Timeshare Congressional Districts

Nathan L. Gonzales August 17, 2015 · 8:45 AM EDT

The sharing economy is all the rage. People are sharing homes and cars, books and tools. Why not congressional districts?

Republicans and Democrats sink millions of dollars into a quartet of races that regularly flip from one party to the other. Over the last four election cycles, New Hampshire’s…

Stop the Presses: O’Malley Nabs Swalwell Endorsement

Stuart Rothenberg August 14, 2015 · 12:10 PM EDT

Who knew the Democratic presidential race would be fundamentally changed in the blink of an eye? But that happened recently when California congressman Eric Swalwell, 34, endorsed former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a little.

In the email I received from the…

2016 House Overview: Democrats Struggle To Gain Ground

Nathan L. Gonzales August 11, 2015 · 5:00 PM EDT

Democrats are down to their fewest number of House seats in over half a century, so it’s not hard to imagine the party bouncing back in 2016. But every aspect of trying to get out of the majority is proving to be difficult.

Democrats are looking to favorable redistricting rulings in Florida,…

2016 House Overview (August 11, 2015) Alabama - Illinois

Nathan L. Gonzales August 11, 2015 · 4:59 PM EDT

1st District (Open; Kirkpatrick, D). The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the state’s nonpartisan redistricting commission’s authority and the congressional map will remain in place. Whether she thought her district was going to change or she was just tired of being constantly in electoral…

2016 House Overview (August 11, 2015) Indiana - New Jersey

Nathan L. Gonzales August 11, 2015 · 4:58 PM EDT

3rd District (Open; Stutzman, R). Marlin Stutzman’s Senate run opens up a Republican seat in northeastern Indiana. State Sens. Jim Banks and Liz Brown are running along with former Wisconsin state Sen. Pam Galloway, who moved to the area a few years ago. Wealthy agribusinessman Kip Tom is…