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Daily Kos Elections presents our fully interactive visualizations of the 2014 federal elections

2014 U.S. House, Overall Win Margin Daily Kos Elections is pleased to present a comprehensive look back at the 2014 election results, illustrated with a broad range of fully interactive maps and data visualizations. The above map, for instance, shows the 2014 U.S. Show More Summary

Open thread: An NRA target, blowing your mind and the Supreme Court

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... NRA targets Loretta Lynch, by Denise Oliver Velez Just how many elected officials are there in the United States? The answer is mind-blowing, by David Nir What presidents can do: the Supreme Court, by...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Registration rules reduce votes by millions, GDP growth misses expectations

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Imagine Republican dough: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... NRA targets Loretta Lynch, by Denise Oliver Velez Just how many elected officials are there in the United States? The answer is mind-blowing,Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Hoosier Republicans line up to replace Dan Coats

Retiring Republican Sen. Dan Coats Leading Off: • IN-Sen: On Thursday, Republican Eric Holcomb, the chief of staff to retiring Sen. Dan Coats, became the first candidate to enter the race to succeed him. While a few House staffers have won their bosses' old seats, it's very rare for their Senate counterparts to pull it off. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A Rubio-less Florida Senate race starts out as a tossup

Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy at a 2014 campaign appearance with The Big Dog. Leading Off: • FL-Sen: On Monday, Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy announced that he would run for Senate, whether or not Republican incumbent Marco Rubio seeks a second term. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Indiana's Dan Coats quits the Senate a second time

Retiring Indiana GOP Sen. Dan Coats Leading Off: • IN-Sen: In an unsurprising move, Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana announced on Tuesday that he'd wind down his second tour of duty in the Senate after just a single term, citing his age. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rubio or no, Patrick Murphy's Senate campaign is ready to go

Patrick Murphy (center) Leading Off: • FL-Sen: As expected, Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy formally kicked off his bid for Senate on Monday, giving establishment Democrats their top choice for GOP Sen. Marco Rubio's seat next year and boosting the party's effort to take back Congress's upper chamber. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Evan Bayh isn't a firm 'no' on a Senate comeback bid

Evan Bayh Leading Off: • IN-Sen: Former Gov. and Sen. Evan Bayh already announced last year that he wouldn't launch a gubernatorial comeback bid in 2016, but he sounds far less opposed to a return to the Senate. In a paywalled pieceShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A gaggle of Florida Republicans await Marco Rubio's departure

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to forgo re-election in order to run for president Leading Off: • FL-Sen: Both parties expect Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to seek the White House next year rather than run for re-election, though he hasn't announced his plans yet. Show More Summary

Just how strong are the GOP's gerrymanders? Daily Kos Elections' median district scores explain

Partisan advantage by congressional delegation In 2010, as Daily Kos readers are well aware, Republican swept to victory in Congress, taking back the House and making big gains in the Senate. At the same time, they also captured many governorships and legislatures, giving them control of the decennial redistricting process. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Brad Ashford's worst enemy may be Brad Ashford

Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford will be a top GOP target in 2016 Leading Off: • NE-02: There are a couple warning signs on the road ahead for freshman Rep. Brad Ashford, who will be a top GOP target in a seat that Romney won 53-46. ForShow More Summary

The Daily Kos Elections House Open Seat Watch: Our first look at 2016's retirements

Aaron Schock trots out of town In the wake of Republican Rep. Aaron Schock's sudden resignation on Tuesday, it's an opportune time for the Daily Kos Elections crew to resurrect a familiar feature from election cycles past: our HouseShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Aaron Schock's career is a total wipeout

W-w-w-w-wiiiiiiiiiipeout! Leading Off: • IL-18: One of the fastest (and funniest) implosions in the U.S. House in recent years is complete. It started only in early February, with an innocent-enough story in the Washington Post about how Republican Rep. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Charlie Crist forgoes third Senate run

Charlie Crist will stay out of the 2016 Senate race Leading Off: • FL-Sen: It never really felt like Charlie Crist could be serious about pursuing another run for office this cycle, so soon after his heartbreaking loss to GOP Gov. Rick Scott last year. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The DSCC looks for their huckleberry in North Carolina

With Kay Hagan's 2016 plans up in the air, the DSCC is scouting out backup candidates Leading Off: • NC-Sen: The DSCC has been encouraging former Sen. Kay Hagan to run against Republican incumbent Richard Burr, but it's far from clear if she actually will. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Anthony Brown searches for redemption in Maryland

Anthony Brown is looking to salvage his political career after a shocking defeat last year Leading Off: • MD-04: Love him or hate him, Anthony Brown is not the type of guy who stays down for long. On Thursday, the former lieutenant governor...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Feingold starts with a 9-point lead in rematch with Johnson

Russ Feingold is hoping to avenge his 2010 loss at the hands of Ron Johnson Leading Off: • WI-Sen: Freshman Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is going to be one of the top Democratic targets anywhere, and a new PPP survey finds him in deep trouble. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: It's Edwards versus Van Hollen in the race to succeed Mikulski

Leading Off: • MD-Sen, 04: On Tuesday, Rep. Donna Edwards officially kicked off her bid for the Democratic nomination to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Edwards will face at least fellow Rep. Chris Van Hollen in the primary,Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Rand Paul's experimental cloning project a success so far

Wanna see a magic trick? I'm going to make this Senate seat... disappear! Leading Off: • KY-Sen: Rand Paul has been trying all sorts of shenanigans to find a way to run for both president and Senate simultaneously, and it looks like he's finally managed to become a cake-eater. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Robert Menendez defiant as indictment looms

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez Leading Off: • NJ-Sen: Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez has been under investigation for a while over allegations that he used his official position to aid a friend's business interests in exchange for gifts, and multiple media outlets reported on Friday that federal prosecutors will soon indict him. Show More Summary

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