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How Climate Change Impacts Congressional Districts Over Next 80 Years
A Roll Call analysis also reveals how concerned people are, by district

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Two recent studies explored the climate debate at the local level. The authors of a report by Climate Impact Lab, published in Science magazine, ran 29,000 simulations to project the economic damage that could result from climate change between 2080 and 2099 in the U.S.

Researchers at Yale and George Mason universities created a model that estimates opinions on climate change in specific communities. Roll Call combined the two in this analysis, by congressional district.

New Member: Democrat Charlie Crist Elected in Florida’s 13th District
Defeats GOP Rep. Jolly in district that became more Democratic after redistricting

Democrat Charlie Crist is heading to Congress after unseating GOP Rep. David Jolly. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, will defeat Republican Rep. David Jolly in Florida’s 13th District, The Associated Press projects.

Crist led Jolly 52 percent to 48 percent with nearly 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Jolly Calls for Ad With Fake Images to be Taken Down
DCCC ad shows fabricated images of Florida congressman with Trump

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ad, called "Imagine," contains doctored images showing Republican Rep. David Jolly with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. (DCCC)

Republican Rep. David Jolly is demanding that TV stations stop airing an ad that shows fabricated images of him and his party's presidential candidate Donald Trump. 

The Florida congressman, who represents the state's 13th District, said he has never met Trump, and does not own the red and white tie that he's shown wearing in the ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Tampa Bay Times reported. 

Ratings Changes in 12 Competitive House Races
6 races shift toward Democrats but 6 improve for Republicans

Iowa Rep. David Young's' re-election contest in the state's 3rd District moves from Tossup to Tilts Republican, according to The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call's latest race rating. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

With five weeks to go before Election Day, Democrats are still waiting for Donald Trump to create the nationwide swell that would be necessary to put the Republicans’ House majority into play. House races are often late to engage but, thus far, the developments have been a mixed bag for Democrats, keeping sizable gains out of reach.

The lack of vulnerable Democrats — and the resiliency of many Republican incumbents in the face of an unpopular presidential nominee — could amount to a historic election in the House, but not in the way one might think. The cycle could produce the fewest number of House seats to flip party control in 60 years.