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House Overview|By David Wasserman, August 29, 2014

The bad news for Democrats: out of the 30 House incumbents we currently regard as vulnerable - that is, either in our Lean or Toss Up columns in our latest ratings - 22 are Democrats and just eight are Republicans. Of those 22 Democrats, 17 are freshmen who won narrowly in the favorable year of 2012 but now must prove they can withstand a much less favorable climate in 2014. The good news...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, August 22, 2014

Next Tuesday marks the last major primary day of the year, as Arizona and Florida head to the polls for their primaries and Oklahoma decides a GOP runoff in the 5th CD. After next week, the only real House primary contests left will be in New Hampshire, where Republicans are holding competitive primaries in both districts for the right to take on Democratic Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie...

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, August 5, 2014

In real estate, the three most important things are said to be "location, location, and location." In politics, it might well be "timing, timing, and timing." As we approach the 2014 midterm elections, the Senate's Democratic majority is teetering on the edge, but the House is just an afterthought, with little chance that it will change control or direction. Had it not been for the Democratic...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, August 1, 2014

With three months left to go before Election Day, the political environment feels much more like 2010 than 2012. President Obama continues to be a drag on Democrats in most competitive House districts. Although Democrats are hoping to refocus voter attention on "do nothing Republicans," they face severe challenges in motivating some elements of their base to the polls. As both parties size...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, July 25, 2014

It should be great news for House Democrats that a laundry list of moderate Republicans like Reps. Tom Latham (IA-03), Mike Rogers (MI-08), Jon Runyan (NJ-03), Jim Gerlach (PA-06), Frank Wolf (VA-10), and Tom Petri (WI-06) are retiring, leaving fairly marginal seats open. But given the beneficial national environment and midterm turnout dynamic, not to mention recent redistricting, Republicans

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (201) 160 15 11 13 0 2 0
Republicans (234) 0 0 2 3 9 15 205
Total (435) 160 15 13 16 9 17 205

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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 Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index (PVI)

The 2014 Partisan Voting Index

Since 1997, the Cook Political Report's Partisan Voting Index (PVI) has been the gold standard in measuring how each state and district performs at the presidential level relative to the nation as a whole. Click below for the breakdown of PVI for every House district in the 113th Congress.
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