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Utah House|By David Wasserman, July 21, 2017

Believe it or not, Georgia's 6th CD wasn't the final special election of 2017. Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz's resignation from the House to become a Fox News commentator has spawned a spirited GOP three-way primary to succeed him on August 15. And although this is the 16th most Republican and likely the most heavily Mormon district in the country, the final general election margin on November...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, June 16, 2017

The huge story out of last week's UK parliamentary elections was that Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call them backfired spectacularly. Less noticed here, but perhaps with much larger implications for American politics, was where Tories suffered their most embarrassing losses: the constituencies where a Labour victory, especially one led by the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, would have...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, May 19, 2017

If there's anything to be learned from past wave elections, it's they don't discriminate on the basis of seniority. In 2010, angry voters did the unthinkable and threw out long-venerated committee chairs like Reps. Jim Oberstar (MN-08), Ike Skelton (MO-04), Paul Kanjorski (PA-11), John Spratt (SC-05), Chet Edwards (TX-17), Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) and Rick Boucher (VA-09) - who had a combined 200...

Georgia House|By David Wasserman, April 14, 2017

The surprising closeness of the KS-04 special election has Democrats excited about Jon Ossoff's prospects of winning GA-06 outright by hitting 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary election. After all, the thinking goes, if Republican Ron Estes (KS-04) won by only seven points in a district President Trump carried by 27, then surely Ossoff can attain a majority in a district Trump only...

House Overview|By David Wasserman, March 17, 2017

The departures of five members for various cabinet and state-level positions has spawned a packed season of House special elections between April and June. Budget and health care fights could turn these contests into message testing opportunities for parties and groups, but most are taking place in safe seats.

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Solid D Likely D Lean D Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
Democrats (188) 178 2 4 2 1 1 0
Republicans (247) 0 2 3 16 11 14 201
Total (435) 178 4 7 18 12 15 201

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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

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