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Split Senate Delegations’ Varying Levels of Agreement

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Alaska Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat, is in a tough race for reelection this year, and advertising how well he works with popular fellow Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican. There are 17 states with split Senate delegations — represented by one Republican and one Democrat or Democrat-aligned Independent. We looked at all Senate floor … read more...


Demographic Divide in the House

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Districts won by Republicans in the 2012 elections differ from their Democratic counterparts across a wide range of demographic measures. read more...


The Editors
Oct. 2, 2013
2:30 p.m.
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Congressional Affairs

Politics & Elections

2014 Election Preview

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Fewer than 50 House races in a field of 435 are expected to be at all competitive in 2014, one of the narrowest landscapes in recent memory, and Republicans have a secure hold on their control of the chamber. There is more room for movement in the Senate, where Republicans are expected to make gains but will likely fall short of retaking the majority. read more...


The Editors
Sept. 3, 2013
3:02 p.m.
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Politics & Elections

Second Terms Tend to Be More Difficult

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The president’s current favorable public approval ratings match the highs he enjoyed during his first year in office, but he need only look at recent history to grasp the challenges ahead. Since CQ Roll Call began tracking presidential success in 1953, every two-term president has seen his success on floor votes decline in the second term. read more...


The Editors
Feb. 8, 2013
4:05 p.m.
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Congressional Affairs

Politics & Elections

Meet the 113th Congress

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When the 113th Congress convenes in January, the House Republican majority will decline from 240 to 233, while the Democratic minority will bring its ranks up to an even 200. The Senate Democratic caucus, which includes two independents, will expand its majority to 55. read more...


The Editors
Dec. 20, 2012
1:01 p.m.
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Congressional Affairs

Politics & Elections

New Member Guide and Election Results

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Click here to explore our interactive guide to the new Congress. The presentation includes biographical background on the 94 new members who will begin serving in the 113th Congress in January and also highlights the 24 incumbents — 23 representatives and one senator — who lost their bids for re-election and will be leaving Congress at the end of the year. read more...


The Editors
Nov. 13, 2012
1:14 a.m.
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Politics & Elections

Election Year Appropriations Slipping

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Even during election years, it used to be commonplace for Congress to finish its work on appropriations, if not before the Sept. 30 deadline than at least before the new Congress assumed power in January. In two out the three last election cycles, however, the majority of annual spending bills were never completed, and scores of federal agencies were left operating through continuing resolutions for the entire budget year. read more...


The Editors
Oct. 26, 2012
6:42 p.m.
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Appropriations

Politics & Elections

Freshman Class Faces Re-Election

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Of the 87 Republicans who were first elected to Congress in 2010, nearly two-thirds are running in safe Republicans seats this cycle, according to Roll Call’s race ratings. The 29 members of the freshman class in some danger of losing their seats to challengers are shown above, color coded by race rating for the 2012 election. read more...


Sarah Vanderbilt
Oct. 10, 2012
12:23 p.m.
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Politics & Elections

Election Outlook, State by State

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The presidential contest comes down to 11 contested states, shown in yellow above, which together contain 146 of the 538 electoral votes at stake on election day. Click on an individual state to see its full election outlook, including Senate and House races. read more...


The Editors
Sept. 5, 2012
12:32 p.m.
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Politics & Elections

Redistricting Wraps Up

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Of the 43 states with enough citizens to have more than one House district, all but Kansas have adopted a final redistricting plan. This interactive table provides state-by-state information about the redistricting process complete with images of the new district maps. read more...


Stacey Skotzko
May 15, 2012
4:34 p.m.
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Politics & Elections