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
The Trump presidency appears to be ending the way it began: with Jon Ossoff in the national spotlight. After falling short in a blockbuster and expensive 2017 special election for a congressional seat in Atlanta’s northern suburbs, the 33-year-old documentary filmmaker is back with his eyes on a bigger prize: a seat in the United States Senate. Even before his 2017 … [Read more...] about Georgia Runoffs: Jon Ossoff Lost the First Big Election of the Trump Presidency. Can He Win the Last?
For the last few weeks, you have probably been paying very close attention to the runoff elections for U.S. Senate in Georgia. The two races are drawing national attention and millions of dollars in outside spending, and understandably so: both races are set to decide the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. But the flood of outside money and nonstop television ads are … [Read more...] about The Other Georgia Runoff Happening on January 5
Two months ago, we began a series examining competitive Congressional districts and why exactly they are competitive. The political environment since we wrote these articles. Over 90 million voters have voted early and Election Day is a few days away. Some fundamentals have shifted with time, but the districts remain competitive. Indiana’s 5th District – Originally … [Read more...] about Revisiting Our Profiled Swing Seats