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House Overview|By David Wasserman, October 17, 2014

It's mid-October, so cue the craziness: if you believed every one of the hundreds of new polls or ad buys floating around, you might think Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09) is losing reelection in a heavily Democratic seat while liberal professor Larry Lessig's MayDay PAC is on its way to ousting Energy & Commerce Chair Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06). At times like these, it's best to take a deep breath...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, October 10, 2014

Thursday began with a Politico story hitting GOP hopeful Barbara Comstock (VA-10) for failing to disclose income from the Workplace Fairness Institute, a client whose anti-labor legislative priorities she helped pass as a state delegate. But it ended with a Roll Call story about Democrats' decision to cancel their ad reservations in the DC media market. If Comstock gets a free pass on the...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, October 3, 2014

One month out, Republicans appear on track to expand their House majority by between two and 12 seats. As more GOP incumbents like Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) have moved towards safer ground, Republicans are talking more openly about targeting some seats that were previously considered "reaches," such as Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei's NY-24 and Maine's open 2nd CD. To be sure, the news isn't all...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, October 3, 2014

For all of House Democrats' problems this cycle, money hasn't seemed to be one of them. Thanks in part to their domination of online fundraising, the DCCC outraised the NRCC $10.2 million to $4.4 million in August. "We may have more money than we have winnable races," said one Democratic consultant earlier in the year. Yet when it comes to actual spending in the most competitive races, so far...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, September 26, 2014

Are the most important House races of the cycle the ones getting some of the least attention? In the "new world order" of House races, some of the most fascinating yet under-noticed contests are general elections featuring multiple candidates of the same party. Neither the DCCC nor NRCC care about them. But to some reform advocates, they could provide a blueprint for mitigating the...

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (201) 163 10 12 13 1 2 0
Republicans (234) 0 0 1 4 5 14 210
Total (435) 163 10 13 17 6 16 210

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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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