Democratic insiders did not expect to lose the 2020 special election for California’s 25th district. Since 2016, the presidential topline, voter registration statistics, and the demographic makeup of CA-25’s voter pool increasingly favor the Democratic party. Republican Mike Garcia navigated his way to a special election victory, but he faces significant obstacles to winning a … [Read more...] about Competitive Seats: California 25
Located in diversifying Gwinnett County, Georgia's 7th Congressional District was not seen as a prime pickup opportunity for Democrats in the 2018 midterms. The Republican incumbent, Rob Woodall, won re-election with 60% of the vote two years earlier. But it ended up being the closest House race in 2018. Woodall is now retiring, and his 2018 Democratic opponent is now running … [Read more...] about Inside the Competitive Race for Georgia’s 7th District
With his election as Fulton County District Attorney in 1996, then-Solicitor General Paul Howard, Jr. made history when he became the first black District Attorney in Georgia history. Since being elected, he has mostly faced minimal -- if any, opposition in his re-election campaigns. His closest race for re-election was his bid for a second term in 2000. But his long political … [Read more...] about Longtime Atlanta Prosecutor Faces Tough Race from his Former Chief Deputy
Kansas Republicans will head to the polls on Tuesday to select their nominee for U.S. Senate after longtime GOP Sen. Pat Roberts announced that he would not seek re-election. Both privately and publicly, Republicans are already dreading the results. The candidates for the Republican nomination include former Secretary of State Kris Kobach -- who lost the race for governor in … [Read more...] about Potential GOP Disaster on the Horizon in Kansas?
In early 2019, longtime Republican Senator Lamar Alexander announced that he would not run for re-election in 2020. For most of the year, Republican insiders were waiting with bated breath to see who would emerge as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. There's no shortage of Republican politicians in this increasingly red state. Potential candidates included former … [Read more...] about Inside the Bitter GOP Senate Primary in Tennessee