Voters in Texas’s Sixth Congressional district vote this Saturday, May 1, to decide who they wish to replace their late Representative Ron Wright. Wright had pre-existing lung cancer and died from COVID-19 complications on February 7, 2021. Wright’s passing necessitated a special election to finish his term. Voters can choose between 23 candidates – eleven Republicans, ten … [Read more...] about Previewing the Special Election for Texas’s Sixth Congressional District
Voters in Louisiana’s Second Congressional district vote in a special Congressional election runoff tomorrow. LA-02 became vacant when incumbent Democrat Cedric Richmond resigned January 15 to join the Biden administration. None of the 15 candidates running to replace Richmond won a majority of support in the all-party March 20 special election, necessitating a runoff under … [Read more...] about Previewing the Special Election Runoff for Louisiana’s Second Congressional District
As the 2020 election approached, Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District seemed to be on the verge of a transformation. After all, the area was getting more and more progressive while being represented by an extremely conservative Congressman. As a result, prognosticators pegged PA-10 as the most flippable House seat in the state. Despite all that, GOP incumbent Rep. … [Read more...] about PA-10: An In-Depth Look at How Republican Scott Perry Won Re-Election
Georgia farmers got huge news out of Washington this week. House Democrats chose Rep. David Scott, a Blue Dog Democrat who was first elected to the House in 2002, to chair the powerful Agriculture Committee, following Chairman Collin Peterson's defeat in Minnesota. The 75-year-old Democrat from Atlanta, who entered the race with Peterson's endorsement, handily defeated fellow … [Read more...] about Georgia Rep. David Scott Becomes Chairman of Agriculture Committee
LAST UPDATED: November 24th, 2020 Introduction In this post, we’ll be presenting a preliminary analysis of the DecisionDeskHQ/Øptimus forecast for the 2020 General Election (following on a similar analysis for the 2018 midterms). It’s been a riveting year for elections and forecasts across the board, and we’re happy with the model’s performance. Here’s an outline of what … [Read more...] about 2020 DDHQ/Øptimus Forecast Model- How Well Did We Do?