Election News

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert to Switch Districts, Will Run for Open Seat in District 4

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert said Wednesday that she will seek reelection to Congress in Colorado's 4th congressional district, switching from District 3, where she is currently completing her second term. 

The move allows her to avoid a prospective rematch against Adam Frisch, a well-funded Democrat who came within roughly 500 votes of defeating the incumbent in 2022. The race was the closest U.S. House race that year, despite the conservative lean of the district. 

Live Results: Delaware State House Special Election

We wrote earlier this month about several Oklahoma legislative special elections as the final ones for 2023.  It turns out things weren't quite finished, which brings us to Thursday's State House special election in Delaware.

Delaware State House District 37

Democrats hold a 26-14 partisan edge in the Delaware House of Representatives. There is one vacancy to be filled with this special election. Members serve two year terms; the next regular elections are in 2024.

Updated Cook Political Report Electoral Map

While clearly not today's biggest news around the 2024 presidential election, we wanted to note two ratings changes from The Cook Political Report.

The forecaster moved Michigan and Nevada from Leans Democratic to Toss-up. These were the first updates since their initial ratings were released this past summer. Read the analysis ($)>

Live Results: Oklahoma Legislative Special Elections

Oklahoma closes out the 2023 election calendar with a State Senate special general election and a State House special primary.  

Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

Oklahoma State Senate District 32

Live Results: Houston Mayoral Runoff

Houston is the nation's 4th largest city, with a population of approximately 2.3 million. Mayor Sylvester Turner was ineligible to run for a third four-year term.

A large field competed in the November 7 election to succeed Turner. As widely expected, State Sen. John Whitmire (42% of the vote) and U.S. Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (36%) finished well ahead of the field. Saturday's runoff is required as neither received a majority.

Both candidates are Democrats, although the election is officially nonpartisan.

Kevin McCarthy, Deposed Speaker, to Resign from Congress at End of Year

Republican Kevin McCarthy (CA-20), who served as House Speaker for nine months before being ousted in October, will resign from Congress at the end of the year.

He made the announcement as part of an opinion piece posted to WSJ.com on Wednesday.

McCarthy is in his 9th term, currently representing California's 20th Congressional District. He was reelected by a 34% margin in 2022, the largest GOP margin in the state that year. 

Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry Will Not Seek Reelection in 2024

North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry said Tuesday that he will not stand for reelection in 2024. Click the tweet below for his full statement.

First elected in 2004, McHenry is in his 10th term, and is currently Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. In October, he served for three weeks as Acting Speaker, when Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) was ousted.

McHenry represents the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina. It is currently the state's most conservative; McHenry won reelection by a 45% margin in 2022. 

Due to a recently-completed midcycle redistricting, the boundaries of each district will shift for the 2024 elections. However, district 10 remains safely Republican. Overall, the new map is expected to result in three or four seats flipping to Republicans in 2024.

Live Results: December 5 Legislative Special Elections

The 2023 election calendar is winding down. The remaining race with the most interest is this Saturday's Houston mayoral runoff. Aside from that, there are a number of legislative special elections December 5 and 12.

This Tuesday, we're following State House special general elections in Florida and Minnesota. In New Hampshire, there are party primaries for two vacancies.

Florida State House District 118

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum Suspends Presidential Campaign

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday that he is ending his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

George Santos Expelled from House of Representatives

The House of Representatives voted Friday to remove New York Republican George Santos from office. The vote was 311-114 in favor of expulsion. Eight members did not vote, while two voted 'present'.

Two-thirds of the House - 290 members - was needed for the resolution to pass, a hurdle that was cleared fairly easily. Republicans were nearly split, while all but two Democrats voted in favor.

Click the graphic below to see how each member voted.