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:
Feb. 7, 2011
After managing Republican Bob McDonnells gubernatorial victory in Virginia and now as the new executive director of the Republican Governors Association, Phil Coxs public profile is only getting bigger.
Feb. 3, 2011
If a campaign ad airs and no one hears it, does it exist? Partisan strategists are determined to find out.
Jan. 26, 2011
If you werent buried in the avalanche of polling last cycle, beware: More numbers are on the way.
Jan. 24, 2011
President Barack Obama spent the weekend talking about the need to win the future in what sounds like the beginnings of a re-election slogan. But a conservative activist in Oregon owns the winthefuture websites, virtually ensuring that Republicans will define the catch phrase in their own way.
Jan. 14, 2011
Now that the census count and reapportionment are over, we know which states will gain or lose seats as part of the redistricting process. But one key step still remains: drawing the new Congressional maps. Many of those mapmakers are coming to town for training sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Jan. 12, 2011
Republicans are in danger of entering the next stage of redistricting at a significant financial disadvantage thanks to a cash-strapped Republican National Committee and a high-profile outside group that never got off the ground.
Jan. 5, 2011
Senate race ratings make good headlines and cable news fodder, but two years out from an election, they can be poor predictors of whats to come.
Dec. 10, 2010
Some of the Democratic Leadership Councils new Democrats from 2000 have made their mark over the last 10 years but not in the way folks inside the Beltway might think.
Dec. 6, 2010
Russ Feingolds maverick reputation and clever campaign ads were supposed to insulate him from the national Republican wave. But after 18 years in office, the shine had worn off his independent image, his ads were remarkably average, and a political neophyte unseated the incumbent in a state where Republicans havent won a Senate race in almost a quarter-century.
Nov. 29, 2010
For most of the election cycle, Democratic strategists were optimistic they could hold the House because of their arsenal of opposition research. But Democratic attacks failed to bring down enough Republican challengers to keep the majority.
Nov. 16, 2010
Ever since Barack Obama uttered the words awesome God in his 2004 convention speech, Democrats embarked on a multiyear journey to convince voters of faith. But any inroads Democrats made with religious voters over the past four years were essentially washed away in this years midterm elections.
Nov. 5, 2010
Five new Republicans will join the Ohio Congressional delegation in January, but they may not want to get too comfortable on Capitol Hill.
Oct. 13, 2010
When youre short on cash, spending more isnt usually the best idea. But for national Republicans, an aggressive program of early spending helped soften the Democratic landscape for the current GOP surge.
Oct. 13, 2010
We made our first trip to Cox Farms in Centreville, Va. Its called Fall Festival, but the name really doesnt do the event justice. Cox Farms is more like an amusement park.
Sept. 27, 2010
As voters are being bombarded with political attack ads in the lead-up to November, few likely realize that what appears as a fine-print citation in a 30-second television commercial is the result of months of opposition research and an orchestrated communication effort by parties and candidates.