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Our First Look: The Virginia House of Delegates

In a turn of events not seen since the 1980’s, each member of the Virginia House of Delegates will likely have to run for re-election three years in a row due to the chamber having to operate using the current district lines, which were drawn a decade ago. This trend...

How Our Bang for Your Buck Content is Made

Last year, we saw a tremendous increase in campaign fundraising during the election season. Up and down the ballot, candidates raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the 2020 general election. However, grassroots donors on both sides of the aisle burned a...

Our Updated Methodology

While our forecast for state legislative elections was not as strong as we had hoped (primarily due to the massive polling errors), we at CNalysis are satisfied with our success. We predicted 95.08% of state legislative races correctly in 2020, and 3 out of 4 races...

Lee Carter Enters 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial Election

Friday, Delegate Lee Carter (D-Manassas) entered the race to become the next Governor of Virginia. Carter was swept into office in 2017 by a blue wave powered by animosity toward President Trump. Carter, a Sophomore Delegate who was re-elected in 2019 by a narrower...

Our First Look: Virginia Attorney General 2021

In 2013, then-State Senator Mark Herring of Loudoun won the open race to become Virginia’s next Attorney General by just 907 votes out of 2.2 million. A few months prior, Herring beat a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Democratic primary, Justin Fairfax,...

Amanda Chase Throws a Wrench in VA GOP’s Comeback Hopes

Last Saturday, the Virginia GOP chose a convention as its system of nomination for the 2021 statewide elections rather than holding a statewide primary. Many in the party feared a repeat of the 2018 Senate primary, where far-right candidate Corey Stewart (R) managed...

Our Final Forecast: State Row Officers

We at CNalysis are best known for our state legislative forecasts and coverage. What our readers may not also know, based on analysis of our traffic, is that we predict state row officers, too! Yes, Attorneys General, Secretaries of State, Treasurers, and more. There...