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House Overview |By David Wasserman, July 15, 2016

Omaha, Nebraska is 1,665 miles from Bangor, Maine. Culturally, they're worlds apart: white-collar Omaha is becoming more cosmopolitan while northern Maine is well-known for its blue-collar independent streak. But they could also be the story of the 2016 election in a nutshell.

House Overview|By David Wasserman, June 17, 2016

Amid Hillary Clinton's rising numbers, House Democrats have also benefited from a small string of favorable developments. This week's primaries in NV-03 and NV-04 couldn't have turned out much better for the DCCC, which got pretty much all the candidates it wanted. And although Republicans are still a solid bet to keep the House, several GOP incumbents continue to be their own worst enemies.

House Overview|By David Wasserman, June 10, 2016

Tuesday's congressional primaries didn't produce a lot of surprises but clarified matters in several of November's top races. If Democrats want to make House gains in the double digit range, they'll need to capitalize on Trump's unpopularity in places like California and reclaim seats where Republicans won upsets, such as Iowa. And for the most part, Democrats got the candidates they wanted...

Florida House|By David Wasserman, June 3, 2016

There's no doubt Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) has had a rocky tenure as DNC chair and that she's incurred the wrath of Bernie Sanders supporters who believe she's "rigged" the primaries in Hillary Clinton's favor. But as her primary opponent begins to take on a national profile, it's worth keeping in mind her August 30 primary will be decided by a relatively small pool of Democratic...

California House|By David Wasserman, May 27, 2016

On June 7, most eyes will be on California's Democratic presidential primary, where Hillary Clinton is set to clinch the delegates necessary for the nomination, regardless of the final margin against Bernie Sanders. But the real action will be in down-ballot races, where June results in a handful of districts could provide clues about candidates' November viability - particularly Democrats'...

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 177 4 3 3 0 1 0
Republicans (247) 0 2 3 17 11 12 202
Total (435) 177 6 6 20 11 13 202

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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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