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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 and as associate producer for CNN’s “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.

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Sources: Reichert Seriously Considering Washington Governor's Race

Sept. 2, 2015

Republican Rep. Dave Reichert is seriously considering a gubernatorial bid in Washington state, according to multiple GOP sources.

Parties Play Politics With FEC Complaints

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.

Campaign Committees Open Holes While Filling Others

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?

Ratings Changes in Two Governors' Races

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.

Crist, Culver Contemplate Humbling Transition to the House

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.

Group Suggests 'Schock Waves' in Illinois Special Election

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.

A Modest Proposal: Timeshare Congressional Districts

Aug. 14, 2015

The sharing economy is all the rage. People are sharing homes and cars, books and tools. Why not congressional districts?

Ratings Changes in 6 House Races

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.

More Democratic Losses Could Be on the Horizon

July 29, 2015

For Democrats anxious to turn the page from a terrible 2014 cycle, the news might get worse before it gets better.

Alums of Canceled CNN Show Taking Center Stage

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

Less Hair Could Mean More Votes in Minnesota

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.

Heck Decision Prompts Rating Changes in 2 Nevada Races

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.

Top Races to Watch in 2016: The Mountain Region

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.

Top Races to Watch in 2016: New England

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.

Top Races in 2016: The Midwest

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.

Top Races to Watch in 2016: Mid-Atlantic States

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.

Top Congressional Races in 2016: The West

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.

Yarmuth Retirement Rumor Offers Window Into Future

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.

Kentucky Congressman Yarmuth Will Seek Re-Election

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.

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