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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.

Kentucky House|By David Wasserman, November 13, 2015

Like a craft bourbon, Kentucky's Democrats seem to have distilled to just a few urban centers, Louisville and Lexington, while their support everywhere else in the state seems to have evaporated. Nowhere was that more acutely on display than in last week's governor's race, in which Democratic nominee Jack Conway got clobbered in rural counties and Republican Matt Bevin won a surprisingly large...

Kansas House|By David Wasserman, November 13, 2015

Kansas was supposed to be the exception to the 2014 GOP wave thanks to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's unpopularity, but Democrats high hopes for gains were dashed across the board. Instead, Brownback won reelection 50 percent to 46 percent, Sen. Pat Roberts survived a scare, and all four GOP House incumbents were reelected easily. It looks likely Kansas's streak as a one-party state will persist...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, October 30, 2015

Last week, while GOP Rep. Paul Ryan effectively wrapped up the votes to be speaker, Democrats were busy convening and training over 40 candidates with an eye towards winning back GOP-held seats. Although it's difficult to recruit quality candidates when your party is deep in the minority and the House has become a legislative graveyard, Democrats deserve credit for scoring impressive contenders...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, October 23, 2015

Yesterday, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan all but wrapped up the necessary support to succeed outgoing Speaker John Boehner. But in the wake of the GOP's leadership drama, it's worth taking a fresh look at the factions within the party Ryan will now be responsible for reconciling. And given the party's track record on casting tough votes for spending measures, Ryan isn't likely to have a much easier...

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 170 12 2 3 1 0 0
Republicans (247) 0 0 3 11 12 12 209
Total (435) 170 12 5 14 13 12 209

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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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