In Defying the Odds, we discuss state and congressional elections as well as the presidential race. The update -- recently published -- looks at political and demographic trends through the 2018 midterm.
State legislators often make good candidates for the House. They have well-established networks of fundraisers and volunteers. They also may have plenty of campaign videos that they can repurpose for a congressional race. Case in point: Christy Smith, a member of the CA Assembly, who very quickly jumped into the special election to succeed Katie Hill, who abruptly resigned.