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California House|By David Wasserman, May 22, 2015

The 2014 GOP wave stopped short of the West Coast. But if that's not disappointing enough for Golden State Republicans, they could be in an even bigger hole if the Supreme Court invalidates the work of citizen-led redistricting commissions in a ruling on a case originating in Arizona. The decision is expected within a month, and Sacramento Democrats are already chomping at the bit to add even...

Mississippi House|By David Wasserman, May 15, 2015

Tuesday's 13-candidate, nonpartisan special election to replace the late GOP Rep. Alan Nunnelee couldn't have gone better for Republican Trent Kelly, a regional prosecutor and Iraq veteran. Kelly earned one of the two June 2 runoff slots with just 16 percent of the vote. But even better, the other slot went to Democrat Walter Zinn, a former aide to the mayor of Jackson who raised just $11,500...

Mississippi House|By David Wasserman, May 1, 2015

With less than two weeks to go until the May 12 special election , the free-for-all to fill the seat of late GOP Rep. Alan Nunnelee is heating up. Just about the only certainties here are that the race will go to a June 2 runoff and that a Republican will win. Most insiders have long believed Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert and Tupelo prosecutor Trent Kelly would make...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, April 24, 2015

It's time to face it: congressional elections have moved into an era when there are more competitive primaries than general elections. Nowhere has this been on display more than in open seats, which used to be reliable generators of takeover opportunities. But in the last several cycles, the vast majority of these seats have been signed, sealed, and delivered well in advance of November.

House Overview|By David Wasserman, April 3, 2015

House Republicans are down three members from their election night total of 247 seats, but they are virtually certain to retain all three seats in special elections over the next four months. In Illinois's 18th CD and New York's 11th CD, Republicans may end up all but anointing successors to members who fell from grace. The real action is in Mississippi's 1st CD, where the race to replace late

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 169 12 4 3 0 0 0
Republicans (247) 0 0 0 9 13 15 210
Total (435) 169 12 4 12 13 15 210

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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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