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:
Nov. 10, 2011
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
Oct. 3, 2011
After two September special election losses, Democrats are looking for a slice of good news. But what smelled like Democratic victory in West Virginia just a week ago is now far from certain, and even a win in today's gubernatorial contest shouldn't provide much solace to Democrats nationwide.
Sept. 20, 2011
To talk-show host Jerry Springer, Rep. Bob Turner's victory hits a little too close to home. Turner is best known as the Republican who won a New York City Congressional special election last week. But he's also the former cable television executive who brought to life Springer's infamous talk show.
Sept. 5, 2011
Nathan Daschle and Ray Glendening are two of the last people you would expect to be politically homeless. But they no longer feel the same personal or professional connection to their party and are launching Ruck.us, an online organizing tool that they hope will push the parties to functional irrelevance.
Aug. 22, 2011
With three weeks to go before the Sept. 13 special election in Nevada's 2nd district, both parties are taking a fresh look at the race and re-evaluating their strategies for the stretch run. But even though the race isn't over, Republicans are starting to believe that they've avoided yet another special election loss.
Aug. 17, 2011
On the surface, Americans Elect, No Labels and Ruck.us might look like similar groups, complaining about hyper-partisanship and gridlock while trying to dislodge the two-party political system. But a closer examination reveals that each group is prescribing its own cure for the countrys problems.
Aug. 5, 2011
Anyone with kids has spent a lot of time reading books with fewer than 10 words on a page. But as the political environment heats up, what looks like a harmless bedtime story can turn into a hidden political message or even astute political analysis.
July 12, 2011
While handicappers try to tally Democratic and Republican redistricting wins and losses in midcycle, the reality is that it could be a decade before either party can declare victory. When it comes to redistricting, how and when to define success isnt always easy.
June 28, 2011
In recent years, Democrats have consistently criticized Rasmussen Reports for flooding the public space with polls and driving the narrative of races to favor Republican candidates. But six months into the 2012 cycle, public polling in Senate races has been dominated by one Democratic firm.
June 27, 2011
With his trip to Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama returns to a media market that he shunned in the 2008 presidential contest.
June 22, 2011
With millions of dollars in the bank and no challenger, the path to re-election looks like a freshly paved freeway for some Senate incumbents. But using recent history as a road map, those factors can be poor predictors of electoral success and certainly don't guarantee another term.
May 25, 2011
Dan Adler had a Hollywood actor as his campaign manager, garnered 300,000 views for his offbeat ads on YouTube and enjoyed an endorsement from Charlie Sheen on Twitter. All of that attention amounted to 361 votes less than 1 percent of the total cast May 17 in Californias 36th district special election.
May 17, 2011
Wisconsin businessman Tim Sullivan is leaving his options open for a Senate run, including which party banner hed run under.
May 11, 2011
For the worlds most exclusive club, the Senate sure has a lot of losers. Almost a dozen Senators lost their first races for the Senate only to come back later in their careers and win. This cycle, a trio of Republicans are trying to join the club.
April 26, 2011
Rep. Rick Berg is very seriously considering a run for Senate in North Dakota and is even likely to make the race, according to sources close to the freshman Congressman.
April 8, 2011
Former National Republican Congressional Committee Political Director Brian O. Walsh will be the new president of American Action Network.
April 7, 2011
Internal GOP fights complicate redistricting, but a compromise plan is forthcoming.
April 6, 2011
Just a couple of months after helping direct $65 million in 77 House races across the country, media consultant John Lapp was in Wisconsin pitching a candidate for county executive.
March 31, 2011
Iowas first proposed Congressional map for redistricting puts the homes of two different sets of incumbents in the same districts, setting the stage for competitive primaries on both sides of the aisle.
March 28, 2011
Across the country, Republicans and Democrats are feverishly strategizing about how to draw Congressional districts that will benefit their parties for the next decade. But even though districts can be drawn to dramatically favor a particular party or even a specific person, candidates and campaigns still matter and sometimes races dont turn out as they were planned.
March 25, 2011
After a four-year absence, former DSCC Political Director Guy Cecil is back. But this time his office is just a few steps down the hall and his title has changed. As the DSCCs executive director, Cecil is at the helm of defending the very same majority that he helped usher in.
March 22, 2011
Citizens Against Government Waste is interjecting itself into the budget fight by reviving a viral television ad from last year.
March 18, 2011
Candidates finally selected for New York special election.
March 2, 2011
Vulnerable Democrats beware: The bipartisan well is about dry.
Last cycle, Democrats saw their percentage of the Republican vote drop dramatically, and that could spell trouble for incumbents relying on that vote to survive in 2012. Sen. Ben Nelson is at the top of the list.
Feb. 9, 2011
Colm OComartun grew up in Ireland, but his love for policy and record of loyal service to Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley (D) has him in a key role for the upcoming elections executive director of the Democratic Governors Association.