Nathan L. Gonzales
Nathan L. Gonzales is Editor & Publisher of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report, a non-partisan newsletter covering U.S. House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns and Presidential politics. He was an editor, analyst, and writer for The Rothenberg Political Report for more than 13 years before taking over the newsletter in 2015.
Nathan is also Founder and Publisher of PoliticsinStereo.com, which features state-based political news from the Left, the Right and non-partisan sources.
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 CNNís Capital Gang.ŻNathan has appeared on NBC's Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News, the Newshour on PBS, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, CNN, and Fox News Channel, and he has been quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. His work has also appeared on FiveThirtyEight, WashingtonPost.com, NBCLatino.com and in Campaigns & Elections magazine.
Nathan grew up in Oregon, earned his M.A. from the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management (Washington, DC) and his B.A. from Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, California). He first came to Washington, D.C. as an intern in the White House Press Office and now lives in the city with his wife and three children.
Stories by Nathan L. Gonzales:
Nov. 23, 2015
Updated 4:40 p.m. | Political reporters have a fever and the only prescription appears to be fundraising numbers.
Nov. 20, 2015
Updated: 12:50 p.m. | Every day thereís a new story exposing a candidate or a politician, and each misstep is portrayed as a disqualifier ó a mistake that will lead to the candidateís demise. It can be easy to forget that imperfect people get elected to office.
Nov. 12, 2015
Maybe Republican Matt Bevin isnít going to burn down Frankfort after all.
Nov. 11, 2015
Pam Keith is a pro-choice Democratic woman running in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country, but the first-time candidate is having trouble getting EMILYís List interested in her candidacy in Florida.
Nov. 10, 2015
Louisiana isnít anywhere close to belonging on a list of swing states, yet Republican David Vitter is at risk of losing not only his gubernatorial race this month, but also his Senate seat next year.
Nov. 6, 2015
A year out from the 2016 elections, the playing field of competitive Senate races is still taking shape, with ratings changes in three contests.
Nov. 3, 2015
For Donald Trump and his brand, ďwinningĒ is of utmost importance. While his relentless talk about American exceptionalism is appealing to GOP primary voters, Trumpís personal success in life and his front-runner status in the Republican contest are other elements of the billionaire businessmanís appeal. Everybody likes a winner, after all, especially when that winner is sticking it to the establishment.
Oct. 28, 2015
Blame the earmark ban or Republican leaders. Blame Ted Cruz or even Justin Bieber. But donít blame gerrymandering for the fighting in the House.
Oct. 26, 2015
Louisiana has transitioned to a Republican state, but GOP Sen. David Vitter will test the political gravity of the Pelican State in next monthís gubernatorial runoff.
Oct. 22, 2015
House Democrats donít need to find themselves a cheerleader. They already have Nancy Pelosi.
Oct. 19, 2015
Updated 3:28 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner plans to leave Congress at the end of October, but Republican infighting threatens to keep him around longer, particularly if Wisconsin Rep. Paul D. Ryan declines a run to replace him.
Oct. 16, 2015
With just weeks to go before the Nov. 3 election, Democratic state Attorney General Jack Conway has a narrow advantage over Republican Matt Bevin in the Kentucky governor race.
Oct. 13, 2015
Wealthy GOP businessman Stewart Mills officially announced his challenge to Democratic-Farmer-Labor Rep. Rick Nolan, setting up a rematch of their close race last cycle. In 2014, Nolan won 49 percent to 47 percent in an expensive contest.
Oct. 5, 2015
State Sen. Kyle McCarter is poised to launch a primary challenge to GOP Sen. John Shimkus in Illinoisí 15th District later this week, according to GOP sources.
Oct. 5, 2015
After months of speculation, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan announced her bid Monday to challenge GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, setting up what should be one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.
Oct. 2, 2015
For months, GOP Sen. David Vitter has been the front-runner in this yearís race to succeed term-limited governor/Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal.
Oct. 2, 2015
If House Democrats want to get back to the majority, theyíre going to have to do better in New York.
Oct. 1, 2015
With the tumultuous race for the White House and the Senate majority up for grabs, races for governor have been barely a sideshow this election cycle.
Sept. 15, 2015
Democrats need Republican incumbents to retire from competitive districts in order to expand the playing field of competitive House races. But GOP Rep. Dan Benishekís decision not to run for re-election in Michigan barely moves the status quo of the House battlefield.
Sept. 15, 2015
For some members of Congress with young families, getting elected is the easy part; deciding whether to move your family to Washington is more difficult.
Sept. 11, 2015
After spending five weeks at home in their districts with their families, how many members got homesick and are set to retire?
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.