Democrats need a net gain of 15 seats currently held by Republicans to win control of the House. The senior political editor for The Cook Report discusses the chances of a switch in power.
After months of negative ads and bitter campaign literature, two-term Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach and Democratic challenger for the House Lois Murphy remain deadlocked in a critical suburban Philadelphia district. Continue reading
Reverberations of the e-mail scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., can be felt as far as Ohio’s 18th District contest, where Republican state Sen. Joy Padgett is running against Democrat Zack Space. Continue reading
Despite flagging public opinion of the war in Iraq, Rep. Randy Kuhl, R-N.Y., unwavers in his support for the administration. His Democratic challenger Eric Massa opposes the war and is banking on support from voters fed up with the president’s policy. Continue reading
Colorado Democrat and candidate for the state’s 7th Congressional District seat Ed Perlmutter was forced to defend himself Thursday against charges that the work of his lobbyist wife could create a conflict of interest if he is elected. Continue reading
With Labor Day behind them, the campaigns of Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., and Democratic challenger Lois Murphy have continued to hone their strategies in the race for Pennsylvania’s 6th District, one of the closest House races in the nation. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the Iraq war debate in Congress over the deadline for withdrawal and the immigration issue. Continue reading