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Utah House|By David Wasserman, July 21, 2017

Believe it or not, Georgia's 6th CD wasn't the final special election of 2017. Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz's resignation from the House to become a Fox News commentator has spawned a spirited GOP three-way primary to succeed him on August 15. And although this is the 16th most Republican and likely the most heavily Mormon district in the country, the final general election margin on November...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, July 7, 2017

This is a tricky point in the election cycle to begin making predictions. On one hand, the danger signs are everywhere for the GOP: President Trump's approval is mired in the high 30s, and support for the AHCA's legislation is stuck in the high teens, and Democrats have been significantly over-performing - despite falling short - in a broad array of special elections. They also lead most...

New York House|By David Wasserman, June 30, 2017

Democrats are eager to prove that they still have recruiting momentum after their dispiriting loss in Georgia, and they got some good news this week when their top choice in Upstate New York's 22nd CD, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, announced he will challenge freshman GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney. President Trump won the district with 54 percent last fall, but the polarizing Tenney failed to crack...

Georgia House|By David Wasserman, June 21, 2017

It's a devastating psychological blow for a party to spend over $30 million on a House special election and still lose. For Democrats, Jon Ossoff's defeat to Karen Handel stings, and the blame game is already raging: "Why did Ossoff run such a bland campaign? Why didn't he take a sledgehammer to Trump and the AHCA? Don't Democrats need to recruit little league coaches with deeper ties to their...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, June 16, 2017

The huge story out of last week's UK parliamentary elections was that Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call them backfired spectacularly. Less noticed here, but perhaps with much larger implications for American politics, was where Tories suffered their most embarrassing losses: the constituencies where a Labour victory, especially one led by the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, would have...

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David Wasserman is the House Editor for The Cook Political Report, where he is responsible for rating, handicapping, and analyzing U.S. House races.
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