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February 2016 House Update

February 29th, 2016

U.S. House – February 2016 Update The table below shows summarizes and aggregates ratings for the most competitive House races of 2016. While Republicans are at little risk of losing their majority in the House, their large gains in 2014 leave them over-exposed, which may lead to losses. Republicans face three likely redistricting-related losses. In […]

February 2016 Senate Update

February 29th, 2016

U.S. Senate – February 2016 Update Republicans currently hold 54 seats and must defend 10 of the 12 most competitive seats up for election, creating a major challenge to holding the Senate. Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, and New Hampshire are Republican seats characterized as Tossup or Tilt Democrat. Democrats are defending two vulnerable seats, Colorado and […]

2016 Presidential Watch

August 6th, 2015

With a flurry of campaign announcements, June closed out the second quarter of 2015. At this point, 20 candidates are running for two nominations, with Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich announcing his bid on July 21, former Virginia Republican Governor Jim Gilmore expected to announce his campaign in August and Democratic Vice-President Joe Biden still […]

Spotlight: Jim Banks

August 6th, 2015

When U.S. Representative Marlin Stutzman announced his bid to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Dan Coats, Indiana conservatives did not have to look far to find their ideal candidate to replace him. They just needed o wait for him to return from Afghanistan. State Senator and Naval Reservist Jim Banks had been reelected to a second […]

Upcoming Debates

August 6th, 2015

Rick Perry’s 2011 “Oops” illustrated how debates can make or break a campaign. In January, the RNC announced nine debates between August 2015 and February 2016, with the possibility of adding three additional debates in March 2016. The exceptional number of candidates in the primary has made each debate more crucial for candidates, but creates […]

2016 Senate Landscape Reset

August 6th, 2015

Now that the last Independence Day fireworks have gone dark, it is a good time to take another look at the overall U.S. Senate landscape. To recap, Republicans enjoyed a 2014 where Democrats were defending seven seats in states won by Mitt Romney in 2012, with Republicans winning all seven as well as seats in […]