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House Overview|By David Wasserman, December 12, 2014

The ink is barely dry on the results of this November's election, but it's not too early to start handicapping 2016. And while you can never say the word "impossible," Democrats' road back to a House majority doesn't look navigable today. After all, Democrats would need to net 30 GOP seats, but there are only 16 House Republicans who won by less than 10 percent in 2014 and only 25 sitting in...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, December 5, 2014

Now that virtually all votes have been counted, there are countless ways to dissect what happened. And while Republicans are almost certain to wind up with an historic majority of 247 seats (pending Saturday's Louisiana runoffs and a recount in Arizona), the seat count isn't the only number that matters. The fissures in the House GOP over voting to block President Obama's executive order on...

Louisiana House|By David Wasserman, November 21, 2014

There are only two more House races to be held in 2014, and both are Louisiana runoffs taking place in safely GOP open seats. Barring a huge upset, these wins will put Republicans at 247 seats next January. This week, late ballot counting gave Democratic Reps. Ami Bera (CA-07) and Jim Costa (CA-16) victories, and a December recount seems unlikely to overturn Republican Martha McSally's...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, November 14, 2014

For House Democrats, Election Night was something close to a nightmare. But ever since then, Democrats have received a steady stream of consolation prizes. A thin silver lining though it might be, nearly all of the too-close-to-call races on Election Night have broken Democrats' way. At one point last week, it looked as if Democrats could lose as many as 18 House seats. Today, it looks like...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, October 31, 2014

On Election Night, nothing may be more demoralizing to House Democrats than if indicted GOP Rep. Michael Grimm (NY-11) were to win reelection while awaiting federal trial. Yet today, that doesn't just look possible, it looks probable. Earlier this year, if you were a Republican House incumbent who wanted to win reelection in 2014, it seemed simple: all you had to remember was to avoid...

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (176) 159 12 4 1 0 0 0
Republicans (238) 0 0 0 6 10 16 206
Total (435) 165 16 7 8 11 17 211

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    A listing of candidates and race ratings in all 435 House districts. Updated weekly and printable for on-the-run reference.
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    A selection of public opinion polling in House general election contests across the nation.
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    The Cook Political Report PVI Chart, organized to show the ranking of each district, from Most Republican to Most Democratic.
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    A breakdown of House Members who won with 55% or less of the vote in their district in 2012.
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    A sortable breakdown of population and racial data from the U.S. Census for new Congressional districts of the 113th Congress.

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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