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Inside Elections: What You Need to Know About the House 2018 Landscape

The 2018 midterms are coming, and while the initial Senate map might not look great for Democrats, the House is a different story, says Roll Call’s Elections Analyst Nathan L. Gonzales. Find out what his initial race ratings are for 2018 House races and what history could tell us about potential outcomes for the balance of the chamber.

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Paul Ryan's Primary Opponent Now Challenging Him for Speaker
Paul Nehlen announces bid for speakership after 68-point primary loss

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan trounced his Republican primary foe in August. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Speaker Paul D. Ryantrounced his Republican primary opponent Paul Nehlen by a 68-point margin in August in Wisconsin's 1st District, but that defeat isn’t stopping Nehlen from challenging Ryan again. 

This time Nehlen is vying with Ryan for nothing less than the speaker’s gavel. The speaker of the House does not have to be a sitting member of Congress, though a nonmember has never been elected to that position. 

Hastert to Report to Prison
Former House speaker got 15 months in hush-money scheme that revealed past sex abuse

Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in April. (J. Scott Ferrell/ CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will report to a prison this week following his conviction in a hush-money scheme that revealed he sexually abused minors decades ago, his lawyer confirmed to The Associated Press .  

His attorney, Thomas Green, said Monday that Hastert  will report to the Rochester Federal Medical Center in Minnesota, which provides intensive health care to its prisoners. He must report by Wednesday.  

Boehner's Office Has Spent $100K Since Retirement
Former speaker keeps space on Hill, allowed by House protocol

John A. Boehner, whose last day as speaker was Oct. 29, 2015, has said he would vote for Donald Trump in November. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Speaker John A. Boehner may be busy commenting on the state of politics while far away from Washington, but the Ohio Republican hasn’t completely closed up shop on Capitol Hill.  

The speaker’s post-retirement office spent nearly $100,000 from the time he left Congress last fall through the end of March, according to data from the Chief Administrative Officer of the House .