Nathan L. Gonzales
Nathan L. Gonzales is political editor of The Rothenberg Political Report, a nonpartisan political newsletter covering U.S. House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns, and presidential politics. He has been with the Report for over nine years and is also a contributing writer for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper.
Since 2002, Nathan has worked as an off-air consultant for ABC NEWS on their Election Night Decision Desk. Previously, he worked for CNN.com and as associate producer for CNNs Capital Gang.
His quotes have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, as well as numerous state and regional newspapers all across the country. Nathan has also appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, and other local network affiliates.
Nathan, an Oregon native, holds a M.A. from the George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), a B.A. from Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, Calif.), and has interned in the White House Press Office. He is married with two children and lives in Washington, D.C.
Stories by Nathan L. Gonzales:
Sept. 2, 2015
Republican Rep. Dave Reichert is seriously considering a gubernatorial bid in Washington state, according to multiple GOP sources.
Aug. 26, 2015
Ethics problems can be serious trouble for any politician, but party strategists often use Federal Election Committee complaints to play games with the opposition, because the allegation has a slim chance of being ruled on before Election Day.
Aug. 26, 2015
Democrats want to hold the White House, take back the majorities in the Senate and the House, and gain ground in governorships. But what happens when those are conflicting goals?
Aug. 24, 2015
Gubernatorial races donít get a lot of coverage in the nationís capital, but based on the field of presidential contenders, the chief executive of each state can be a consequential figure.
Aug. 21, 2015
Itís not easy to transition from governor to become one of 100 senators. But former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver are contemplating something even more humbling ó jumping from chief executive to become one of 435 in the House.
Aug. 17, 2015
Most Democratic strategists probably couldnít name their partyís nominee in the upcoming race for Illinoisí 18th District, or even remember that there is a special election on September 10. But one not-for-profit group is trying to gin up interest in a possible historic outcome, even as the final result is likely to be pretty routine.
Aug. 14, 2015
The sharing economy is all the rage. People are sharing homes and cars, books and tools. Why not congressional districts?
Aug. 12, 2015
The race for president will continue to dominate the 2016 landscape, with the fight for the Senate sucking up any remaining oxygen molecules. But Democrats havenít given up their effort to dig out of the minority in the House.
July 29, 2015
For Democrats anxious to turn the page from a terrible 2014 cycle, the news might get worse before it gets better.
July 23, 2015
Once upon a time, nearly a decade and a half ago, CNN executives cast a vision for a political talk show featuring the next generation of political journalists. ďTake FiveĒ was the younger, hipper version of the legendary ďCapital Gang.Ē
July 17, 2015
Itís no secret that hair was the source of Samsonís strength. But unlike the Old Testament Nazirite, one potential congressional challenger is hoping less could mean more at the ballot box.
July 6, 2015
Republican Rep. Joe Heckís decision to run for the Senate is no surprise, but now that he is officially in the race, we are changing our rating in two Nevada races.
July 2, 2015
Editorís note: This is the eighth in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate races to watch. The Mountain Region includes Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.
July 2, 2015
Editorís note: This is the seventh in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate races to watch. The New England region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
July 2, 2015
Editorís note: This is the sixth in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate in the Midwest Region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
July 1, 2015
Editorís note: This is the third in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate races to watch in 2016. The Mid-Atlantic region includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
June 30, 2015
Editorís note: This is the second in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate races to watch in 2016. The West Region includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
June 24, 2015
Rumors that Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth was poised to retire or resign were hot and heavy right up until the moment the Democratic congressman announced his re-election bid on Monday. But the public uncertainty provided a brief glimpse into what the race to replace him might look like when he decides to call it quits.
June 22, 2015
Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced Monday he will seek a sixth term in Congress, ending speculation that he would not run for re-election.