How competitive is your House district, with Stephen Wolf

The Downballot

Sep 8 2022 • 33 mins


Daily Kos Elections https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/9/7/2121191/-Daily-Kos-Elections-announces-publication-of-2020-presidential-results-for-new-House-districts (just released a massive new data set) that breaks down the results of the 2020 presidential election for every last one of the nation's new congressional districts, so we're dissecting what it all means with longtime DKE writer Stephen Wolf. Wolf explains why these numbers closely predict the outcome of most House elections, how they show the way in which the overall playing field has grown even more tilted toward Republicans, what the most evenly divided district in the country is, and much more. Co-hosts David Nir and David Beard also discuss the fallout from the huge Democratic upset in the special election for Alaska's lone House seat, which has Republicans pointing fingers at one another (but mostly at Sarah Palin); gawk at the Senate GOP's huge problems with money and candidate quality that's led to open feuding at the highest levels of the party; recap the Massachusetts primaries; and preview the final primaries of the year in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/9/8/2121552/-The-Downballot-How-competitive-is-your-House-district-with-Stephen-Wolf-transcript (Episode transcript available here. )