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House Overview|By David Wasserman, March 17, 2017

The departures of five members for various cabinet and state-level positions has spawned a packed season of House special elections between April and June. Budget and health care fights could turn these contests into message testing opportunities for parties and groups, but most are taking place in safe seats.

House Overview|By David Wasserman, March 3, 2017

President Trump's election was probably the best thing to happen to Democrats' chances of retaking the House majority in 2018, and his rocky start has the out party energized. But to pick up 24 seats, Democrats will need to overcome their voters' urban concentration and GOP-drawn maps. There are only 23 Republicans sitting in districts Clinton won, meaning Democrats will have to reach into...

Georgia House|By David Wasserman, February 17, 2017

GOP Rep. Tom Price's confirmation as HHS secretary sets up an April special election in a wealthy, well-educated Atlanta seat President Trump carried by less than two points after Mitt Romney carried it by 23 points in 2012. And if Trump's approval rating ebbs into the spring, it could turn into the first test of Democrats' ability to compete on traditionally GOP turf where Trump has...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, January 20, 2017

Typically, midterm elections are, to borrow a word from the new president's lexicon, "tremendous" opportunities for the out party to hold a first-term White House occupant accountable. Just ask Bill Clinton about 1994 or Barack Obama about 2010. But as is the case with this new president, 2018 isn't set up to be a "typical" first-term midterm.

House Overview|By David Wasserman, October 14, 2016

Based on the latest public and private polling, we are revising our ratings in eight districts. Five of the changes favor Democrats. Of note, GOP Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49), former chair of the House Oversight Committee, moves to the Toss Up column for the first time since he was elected in 2000. Our outlook remains a Democratic gain of between 5 and 20 seats in the House. Check out our full...

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 178 2 4 2 1 1 0
Republicans (247) 0 2 3 16 11 14 201
Total (435) 178 4 7 18 12 15 201

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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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