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House Overview|By David Wasserman, May 13, 2016

In December, after Donald Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country, NRCC Chair Rep. Greg Walden declared "This is not what we're about as a party, this is not what we're about as a country, and we cannot yield to this." And what about the GOP House seats he's charged with protecting? "It puts, certainly, competitive seats in jeopardy. We'll have a much more difficult...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, April 22, 2016

The likelihood of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz as the GOP's presidential nominee has given Democrats newfound optimism about their prospects for down-ballot success in 2016. A Hillary Clinton landslide could force Republicans in swing and light-red districts to run against the top of their own ticket and to argue that they would be needed in Congress as a check on a Clinton agenda.

House Overview|By David Wasserman, April 15, 2016

It's not quite a mass exodus, but nearly four dozen members of the House are headed for the exits this year. Despite the GOP's historic majority, nearly two thirds are Republicans - including over a dozen members of the class of 2010. The good news for both parties - but especially Republicans - is that a majority of these are safe seats. We currently rate only 13 of these seats as vulnerable,...

House Overview |By David Wasserman, April 8, 2016

House Democrats have suffered their share of recruitment setbacks this cycle, but they're ending this week on two high notes. In Green Bay, Wisconsin's 8th CD, they landed their top choice, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, to run for a highly competitive open GOP seat. And Democratic sources confirm former state Sen. Gail Schwartz will announce her bid for Colorado's Western Slope 3rd CD...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, April 1, 2016

The prospect of a GOP implosion at the top of the ticket suddenly has House Democrats energized about making a big dent in the GOP's 30-seat majority or even putting the majority in play. The only problem is that House Democrats don't look all that well-equipped to capitalize on a wave. Even though Donald Trump has been the GOP's clear front-runner for several months, we haven't seen a surge of...

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 175 6 3 3 0 1 0
Republicans (247) 0 3 1 15 14 11 203
Total (435) 175 9 4 18 14 12 203

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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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