Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist is one of several incumbents facing competitive races in Florida, a perennial battleground in the presidential race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rep. Susie Lee won Nevada’s 3rd District last fall after losing the Democratic primary in the 4th District two years earlier. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
A handful of House candidates this cycle aren’t letting previous losses — or geography — get in the way of another congressional run. Dozens of members of Congress lost races before eventually winning, but some politicians are aiming their aspirations at different districts, and in some cases different states, to get to Capitol Hill.
In Arizona, Democrat Hiral Tipirneni lost two races to Republican Debbie Lesko in the 8th District last year, including a special election. This cycle, she is seeking the Democratic nomination in the neighboring 6th District to take on Republican incumbent David Schweikert.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., is the incoming DSCC chairwoman. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is bringing her chief of staff over to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, naming Scott Fairchild on Friday as the committee’s new executive director.
Democrats are largely on offense in the 2020 cycle, but they will have to protect vulnerable incumbents including Alabama Sen. Doug Jones. Democrats are defending 12 seats while Republicans are defending 22.
Florida Democratic House candidates, from right, Mary Barzee Flores (25th District), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (26th District) and her 10-year-old daughter, Siena, and Donna Shalala (27th District) attend a rally Saturday at Community Bible Baptist Church in Miami. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Fla. — If 2018 proves to be a “Year of the Woman,” it will be in part because of the voters of South Florida.
Four Democratic women are running for House seats in this part of the Sunshine State that the party wants to win if they are to take back the chamber majority (and perhaps a more sizable one).
Former Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is challenging Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., for the seat he used to occupy. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson released his first ad in his attempt to take back his former House seat from the incumbent Democrat.
Grayson’s video shows liberal figures like filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Martin Sheen praising him and saying “we need that kind of courage.” It also features current MSNBC host Chris Hayes and former host Ed Schultz.
Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., is among candidates to be nominated to be Veterans Affairs Secretary (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rep. Brian Mast confirmed he has been under consideration for the nomination to be secretary of Veterans Affairs.
“It is an honor to be considered to serve my fellow veterans and their families at the highest possible level,” the Florida Republican said Thursday.
Former Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., will run for his old seat against Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
“I don’t need anyone’s permission to run for office. What I’ve done is ask the people,” Grayson said. “I can run anywhere in the state; I could run from Key West to Pensacola.”
Former Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., is considering asking former Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., to join his ticket in a bid for governor. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Two former Florida congressmen are mulling joining forces on a bipartisan ticket to run for governor.
Former Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat, is considering running alongside former Republican Rep. David Jolly, depending on the results of a poll Murphy commissioned this week, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Juliet Albin and Josh Wolf talk about their campaign budgeting software, called Warchest, at the WeWork in Navy Yard last month. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The surge of Democratic candidates this cycle has given way to a new crop of campaign managers who are taking their first crack at managing millions of dollars.
And up until recently, there wasn’t a streamlined way for them to handle the money coming in and spend down to zero, which is the most important job for managers.
Former Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., said he is running for Congress again. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Democratic firebrand former Rep. Alan Grayson said he is running for Congress again but has not given indication where he will run.
The former Democratic congressman raised $192,000 in the first quarter of 2018, according to Orlando Rising, and reported having $694,967 in cash on hand at the beginning of April.