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House Overview|By David Wasserman, April 24, 2015

It's time to face it: congressional elections have moved into an era when there are more competitive primaries than general elections. Nowhere has this been on display more than in open seats, which used to be reliable generators of takeover opportunities. But in the last several cycles, the vast majority of these seats have been signed, sealed, and delivered well in advance of November.

House Overview|By David Wasserman, April 3, 2015

House Republicans are down three members from their election night total of 247 seats, but they are virtually certain to retain all three seats in special elections over the next four months. In Illinois's 18th CD and New York's 11th CD, Republicans may end up all but anointing successors to members who fell from grace. The real action is in Mississippi's 1st CD, where the race to replace late

Arkansas House|By David Wasserman, March 13, 2015

Just five years ago, Democrats held Arkansas's governorship, both its Senate seats, and three out of its four House seats. Today, Republicans hold all of these offices - a total shutout. In 2014, Democrats nominated personable and well-funded candidates in the 2nd and 4th CDs, only to watch both lose soundly. Arkansas may be past the point where Democrats are viable candidates for federal...

Arizona House|By David Wasserman, February 27, 2015

Most people don't think things could get any worse for House Democrats. But a Supreme Court case expected to be decided by June could actually cost Democrats two more seats in Arizona, putting them even deeper into the minority.

Mississippi House|By David Wasserman, February 13, 2015

GOP Rep. Alan Nunnelee's death last week following a battle with brain cancer means there will be a special election in northern Mississippi's 1st CD for the second time in seven years. In 2008, when then-Rep. Roger Wicker was appointed to the Senate, Democrats capitalized on a regional GOP split and captured the seat in a huge upset. In 2015, however, the circumstances are quite different and...

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 169 12 5 2 0 0 0
Republicans (247) 0 0 0 9 12 15 211
Total (435) 169 12 5 11 12 15 211

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David Wasserman, House Editor

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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The 2014 Partisan Voting Index

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