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House Overview|By David Wasserman, February 5, 2016

It's no secret that House Democrats, and most Democratic strategists in general, would love nothing more than for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to win the GOP presidential nomination. If either were to top the ticket, many Republicans in swing districts would have little choice but to awkwardly run as far away as possible, while challengers could theoretically take advantage of sky-high base...

Virginia House |By David Wasserman, January 8, 2016

Yesterday, a federal court judge ordered a new Virginia congressional map for use in this year's election, converting GOP Rep. Randy Forbes' 4th District into a safe Democratic seat. The new map (image courtesy of Daily Kos Elections) effectively unpacks Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott's 56 percent African-American 3rd District into two separate Democratic seats.

Illinois House |By David Wasserman, December 11, 2015

Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush has easily won reelection in a heavily African-American Chicago seat for 24 years, but his fight for a 13th term may be decided in a courtroom rather than at the polls. It's a well-worn tradition in Illinois politics to challenge petition signatures, but primary challenger Chicago Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr. is confident Rush is 572 signatures short of the 1,314 he...

Florida House|By David Wasserman, December 4, 2015

On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court signed off on a new congressional map, and the state's mid-decade game of musical chairs could leave at least three incumbents without a seat. The new map greatly imperils Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham (FL-02) and GOP Reps. Dan Webster (FL-10) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26). All told, the likeliest outcome is a Democratic net gain of one or two seats. In...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, November 20, 2015

Retirement season is upon the House, and so far the numbers are pretty even: there are 13 Democratic open seats and 15 GOP open seats, although there could be 10-20 more before the cycle is over. The good news for Democrats is that just two of their 13 open seats are at serious risk of falling to Republicans, while five of Republicans' 15 open seats are at risk of falling to Democrats.

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 170 11 2 4 0 1 0
Republicans (247) 0 2 2 12 13 12 206
Total (435) 170 13 4 16 13 13 206

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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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