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April 21 - TEXAS District 30: Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), 81, announced she will seek reelection one more time next year, then retire in 2020.

April 21 - NEBRASKA District 2: Ex-Congressman Brad Ashford (D) says either he or his wife, Ann Ferlic Ashford (D), will run vs Congressman Don Bacon (R) next year.

April 21 - ILLINOIS District 6: Suzyn Price (D) enters race vs Congressman Peter Roskam (R).

April 21 - ALASKA: Congressman Don Young (R) - age 83 - will seek reelection to a 24th term next year.

April 21 - MICHIGAN: Shri Thanedar (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 21 - CALIFORNIA District 24: Michael Erin Woody (R) to run vs freshman Congressman Salud Carbajal (D).

April 21 - OKLAHOMA: State House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 20 - NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ex-Congressman Paul Hodes (D) is considering a run vs Governor Chris Sununu (R) (per WMUR).

April 20 - CONNECTICUT: Jonathan Harris (D) & Chris Mattei (D) enter gubernatorial race. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D) forming exploratory committee to enter open gubernatorial race; will exit race if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman (D) runs.

April 20 - VIRGINIA District 10: Jennifer Wexton (D) to run vs Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).

April 20 - ALABAMA: Ed Henry (R) will challenge appointed US Senator Luther Strange (R) in the 2017 special election.

April 20 - MAINE: Adam Cote (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 20 - MINNESOTA: Blake Huffman (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

 

April 19 - UTAH District 3: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R) will not seek reelection in 2018.

April 19 - VIRGINIA District 5: RD Huffstetler (D) to run vs Congressman Tom Garrett (R).

April 19 - TENNESSEE: James Mackler (D) enters race vs US Senator Bob Corker (R).

April 18 - GEORGIA District 6: Jon Ossoff (D) 48%, Karen Handel (R) 20%, advance to runoff. All candidates combined: Total Dem votes: 49%, Total GOP votes: 51%.

April 18 - TEXAS District 3: Keith Self (R) exited race for open congressional seat. District 32: Colin Allred (D) enters race vs Congressman Pete Sessions (R).

April 18 - KANSAS: Governor Brownback appointed State Senator Jacob LaTurner (R) to fill the vacant State Treasurer post. District 3: Jay Sidie (D) back for a second run vs Congressman Kevin Yoder (R).

April 18 - CONNECTICUT: State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D) & ex-West Hartford Mayor Jonathan Harris (D) say they will not run for Governor if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman (D) runs.

April 18 - MONTANA: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Thomas Breck (Green) a spot on congressional special election ballot; he will continue as write-in.

April 18 - ALABAMA: Governor Ivey has set 2017 dates for US Senator Luther Strange's (R) special election. Primary - Aug 15; Primary Runoff - Sept 26; General - Dec 12

April 18 - NEW YORK District 1: Vivian Viloria-Fisher (D) enters race vs Congressman Lee Zeldin (R).

April 18 - OKLAHOMA District 1: Tim Harris (R) enters race for retiring Congressman Jim Bridenstine's safe GOP seat.

April 17 - MARYLAND District 6: State House Majority Leader Bill Frick (D) files FEC forms to run for Congressman John Delaney's (D) seat (in case Delaney runs for Governor).

April 17 - MASSACHUSETTS: Geoff Diehl (R) files FEC paperwork to run vs US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D).

April 17 - MAINE: State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 14 - VIRGINIA District 10: Dan Helmer (D) to run vs Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).

April 14 - NEW YORK District 11: Boyd "Rainmaker" Nelson (D) to run vs Congressman Dan Donovan (R).

April 14 - FLORIDA District 27: Kristen Rosen Gonzalez (D) enters race vs Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R).

April 14 - CALIFORNIA District 44: Isadore Hall III (D) files paperwork to make second run vs freshman Congresswoman Nanette Barragan (D). District 45: Kia Hamadanchy (D) to run vs Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R).

April 13 - ARIZONA: David Garcia (D) to run vs Governor Doug Ducey (R). Deedra Abboud (D) enters race vs US Senator Jeff Flake (R).

April 13 - CONNECTICUT: Governor Dan Malloy (D), currently the Governor with 3rd worst approval rate in nation, will not seek third term in 2018.

April 13 - IOWA: Andy McGuire (D) enters gubernatorial race. District 3: Mike Sherzan (D) exited race for congress.

April 13 - KANSAS District 2: Paul Davis (D) launches exploratory committee to run for retiring Congresswoman Jenkins' open seat.

April 13 - WISCONSIN District 1: Charlie Breit (D) to run vs Speaker Paul Ryan (R).

April 13 - GEORGIA: Teresa Tomlinson (D) confirmed she is considering entering the open gubernatorial race. Geoff Duncan (R) enters open race for Lieutenant Governor.

April 13 - INDIANA: Andrew Takami (R) enters race vs US Senator Joe Donnelly (D).

April 13 - MICHIGAN District 13: Michael Gilmore (D) to run vs Congressman John Conyers Jr (D).

April 13 - COLORADO District 7: Andy Kerr (D) & Brittany Pettersen (D) enter race for Congressman Perlmutter's newly open seat.

April 13 - NEW MEXICO District 1: Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D) enters open seat congressional race.

April 13 - PENNSYLVANIA District 7: Molly Sheehan (D) enters race vs Congressman Pat Meehan (R).

April 13 - NEW JERSEY District 5: Jason Sarnoski (R) to run vs freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D).

April 12 - MONTANA: Albert Olszewski (R) enters race vs US Senator Jon Tester (D).

April 12 - CALIFORNIA District 50: Josh Butner (R) to run vs Congressman Duncan Hunter (R).

April 11 - KANSAS District 4: State Treasurer Ron Estes (R) wins special congressional election by 52% - 46% vote.

April 11 - GEORGIA: Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle (R) filed paperwork to enter open gubernatorial race; viewed as early frontrunner.

April 10 - ALABAMA: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns following allegations of using state resources to hide affair. Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey will, as the Alabama Constitution demands, ascend immediately to the governorship.

April 10 - COLORADO: Cary Kennedy (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 10 - PENNSYLVANIA: Jim Christiana (R) enters race vs US Senator Bob Casey (D).

April 10 - MINNESOTA District 7: Tim Miller (R) enters race vs Congressman Collin Peterson (D).

April 10 - IOWA District 1: Abby Finkenauer (D) to run vs Congressman Rod Blum (R).

April 9 - CONNECTICUT: Dave Walker (R) enters gubernatorial race.

April 7 - SCOTUS: Neil Gorsuch confirmed as 113th Justice (54 to 45 vote).

April 7 - COLORADO: Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D) expected to announce gubernatorial run on Sunday. George Brauchler (R) enters the open gubernatorial race.

April 6 - PENNSYLVANIA District 6: Chrissy Houlahan (D) enters race vs Congressman Ryan Costello (R).

April 6 - NEW HAMPSHIRE District 1: Eddie Edwards (R) bto run vs Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D).

April 6 - CALIFORNIA District 45: Dave Min (D) to enter race vs Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R).

April 5 - NEW MEXICO District 1: Pat Davis (D) enters race for Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham's open seat.

April 5 - CALIFORNIA District 34: Jimmy Gomez (D) 28% & Robert Lee Ahn (D) 19%, win 23-way primary; advance to June 6 congressional special runoff.

April 5 - SOUTH CAROLINA: Catherine Templeton (R) to run vs Governor Henry McMaster (R). Ex-Lieutenant Governor Yancey McGill (R) also running.

April 4 - VIRGINIA District 1: Ryan Sawyers (D) to run vs Congressman Rob Wittman (R).

April 3 - OHIO District 16: Christina Hagan (R) to run for Congressman Jim Renacci's open seat.

April 3 - NEW JERSEY: Primary filing closed today.

April 3 - NEW HAMPSHIRE: Steve Marchand (D) to run vs Governor Chris Sununu (R).

April 3 - SOUTH DAKOTA: Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels (R) will not run to succeed term-limited Governor Dennis Daugaard (R). Lora Hubbel (R) to run again for Governor.

April 3 - MINNESOTA: Tina Liebling (DFL) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 3 - CALIFORNIA District 45: Katie Porter (D) to run vs Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R).

April 3 - ALABAMA: Tommy Tuberville (R) files paperwork to enter open gubernatorial race.

April 3 - KANSAS District 2: Steve Fitzgerald (R) enters race for retiring Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R) open seat.

April 3 - COLORADO District 5: Owen Hill (R) to run vs Congressman Doug Lamborn (R).

April 3 - FLORIDA District 27: Scott Fuhrman (D) is back for a rematch run vs Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R).

March 31 - GEORGIA: Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 30 - MAINE: Eric Brakey (R) has formed exploratory committee for run against US Senator Angus King (I-ME).

March 30 - VIRGINIA District 10: Kimberly Adams (D) enters race vs Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).

March 30 - ALABAMA: Twinkle Cavanaugh (R) enters open gubernatorial race. District 5: Stacy George (R) launched exploratory run vs Congressman Mo Brooks (R), saying Brooks refuses to hold town halls.

March 29 - WISCONSIN: Tim Cullen (D), who recently announced run vs Governor Scott Walker (R), exited the race citing demands of fundraising. Capt Earnell Lucas (D) to run vs Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D).

March 29 - RHODE ISLAND: Bob Flanders (D) will form exploratory committee to run vs US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D).

March 29 - GEORGIA: Hunter Hill (R) will not seek reelection, is considering instead run for Governor.

March 29 - TEXAS: Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D) to run vs US Senator Ted Cruz (R).

March 29 - FLORIDA: "Alligator Ron" Bergeron (R) will decide on making gubernatorial run by the end of summer.

March 29 - PENNSYLVANIA: Paul Mango (R) is telling GOP leaders he will enter race vs Governor Tom Wolf (D) in late May.

March 28 - TEXAS District 26: Linsey Fagan (D) enters race vs Congressman Michael Burgess (R).

March 28 - ILLINOIS District 16: Christopher Minelli (D) to run vs Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R).

March 28 - IOWA District 4: Kim Weaver (D) enters race vs Congressman Steve King (R).

March 27 - CONNECTICUT: State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr (D) - son of legendary late Massachusetts US Senator - "90% likely" to enter 2018 gubernatorial race (Conn Post).

March 27 - COLORADO: Steve Lebsock (D) has decided to enter open race for State Treasurer.

March 27 - MINNESOTA: Congressman Tim Walz (DFL) is running for Governor.

March 27 - INDIANA: Terry Henderson (R) to run vs US Senator Joe Donnelly (D).

March 27 - MISSOURI: Tony Monetti (R) to run vs US Senator Claire McCaskill (D).

March 24 - COLORADO: Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D) will reportedly enter open gubernatorial race. Ken Salazar (D) will not enter open gubernatorial race.

March 24 - NEW MEXICO: Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez (R) says he'll run for Governor or US Senator next year, "whatever role that I feel makes the biggest difference." Joe Cervantes (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 24 - IOWA: Todd Prichard (D) enters race vs Lieutenant Governor and soon-to-be Governor Kim Reynolds (R).

March 24 - MARYLAND: Jim Shea (D) launches exploratory run vs Governor Larry Hogan (R).

March 23 - MICHIGAN District 1: Matt Morgan (D) to run vs Congressman Jack Bergman (R).

March 22 - HAWAII: Beth Fukumoto quits GOP, becomes Democrat; cites GOP's failure to condemn racism & sexism.

March 22 - INDIANA: Congressman Jim Banks (R) will not run vs US Senator Joe Donnelly (D).

March 22 - NEVADA District 2: Sharron Angle (R) to run vs Congressman Mark Amodei (R).

March 21 - NEW JERSEY: Joe Piscopo will not enter GOP race for Governor; is weighing possible Independent run.

March 20 - OHIO: Nan Whaley (D) to enter gubernatorial race "any day now," (WVXU). Congressman Jim Renacci (R) to run for Governor.

March 20 - MINNESOTA: Congressman Tim Walz (DFL) will enter open gubernatorial race "soon" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith (D) will not run to succeed retiring Governor Mark Dayton (D).

March 20 - ILLINOIS: Daniel Biss (D) enters race vs Governor Bruce Rauner (R).

March 20 - IOWA District 4: Dirk Deam (D) to run vs Congressman Steve King (R).

March 17 - ILLINOIS: J.B. Pritzker (D) to run vs Governor Bruce Rauner (R).

March 15 - SOUTH DAKOTA: Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (R) enters open congressional race. Congresswoman Kristi Noem is running for Governor.

March 14 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 5: Filing closed in special election for Congressman Mulvaney's seat.

March 14 - OHIO: Connie Pillich (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 14 - CALIFORNIA: David Hadley (R) launches exploratory committee for gubernatorial run; promises final decision within two months.

March 13 - OREGON District 2: Jim Crary (D) to run again vs Congressman Greg Walden (R).

March 11 - NORTH CAROLINA District 5: D.D. Adams (D) to run vs Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R).

March 10 - OKLAHOMA District 1: Kevin Hern (R) enters race for retiring Congressman Jim Bridenstine's seat.

March 10 - WISCONSIN: Tim Cullen (D) will launch run vs Governor Scott Walker (R) next month. Congressman Ron Kind (D) will not run for Governor.

March 9 - TEXAS District 3: Keith Self (R) enters race for retiring Congressman Sam Johnson's open seat.

March 9 - UTAH District 3: Kathryn Allen (D) to run vs Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R).

March 9 - CALIFORNIA District 49: Mike Levin (D) to run vs Congressman Darrell Issa (R).

March 8 - IDAHO District 1: Michael Smith (D) to run vs Congressman Raul Labrador (R); Labrador may vacate seat to run for Governor.

March 7 - WEST VIRGINIA: Booth Goodwin (D) considering making center-left primary run vs center-right US Sen Joe Manchin (D) - as per Politico.

March 7 - MONTANA: Greg Gianforte easily won GOP nomination for May 25 congressional special election.

March 7 - OHIO: Betty Sutton (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 6 - TENNESSEE: Randy Boyd (R) to run for Governor.

March 6 - COLORADO: Lew Gaiter (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 6 - RHODE ISLAND: Bobby Nardolillo (R) to run vs US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D).

March 5 - MONTANA: Rob Quist (D) wins Democratic nomination on 4th ballot for congressional special election.

March 3 - FLORIDA: Chris King (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 2 - CABINET: US Senate confirmed Rick Perry as Energy Secretary by a vote of 62-37. US Senate confirmed Ben Carson to be HUD Secretary by a 58-41 vote.

March 2 - KANSAS District 2: Vernon Fields (R) enters race for retiring Congresswoman Jenkins' open seat.

March 1 - SOUTH DAKOTA: Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) has changed the logos on his Facebook/Twitter pages to read "Jackley for Governor."

March 1 - IDAHO: Tommy Ahlquist (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 1 - MONTANA: Governor selects May 25th for special election for Congressman Zinke's open seat. Parties to pick nominees via conventions. Dems will select nominee at March 5th convention.

March 1 - GEORGIA: William Llop (R), running now in District 6 special election, has already filed FEC paperwork to run next year in District 11.

March 1 - IOWA District 3: Mike Sherzan (D) to run vs Congressman David Young (R).

March 1 - CALIFORNIA District 42: Julia Peacock (D) enters race vs Congressman Ken Calvert (R). District 48: Harley Rouda (D) to run vs Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R).

March 1 - MAINE District 1: Mark Holbrook (R) to run vs Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D).

March 1 - FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum (D) to run for Governor.

February 28 - OHIO: Congressman Tim Ryan (D) will not run for Governor next year. Joe Schiavoni (D) to launch run for Governor.

February 27 - CABINET: Senate confirms Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary.

February 27 - TENNESSEE: Karl Dean (D) enters the open gubernatorial race.

February 27 - OREGON: Secretary of State Dennis Richardson (R) will not run vs Governor Kate Brown (D) next year.

February 27 - KANSAS: Congressman Kevin Yoder (R) will not run for Governor, plans to seek reelection next year.

February 25 - DNC: Tom Perez elected DNC chair with 235 votes; Keith Ellison received 200.

February 24 - OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett (R) will not seek 5th term next year; is looking at possible run for state office.

February 24 - HAWAII District 2: John Reiss (D) to run vs Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D).

February 23 - OKLAHOMA: Gary Richardson (R) launches run for Governor.

February 23 - MASSACHUSETTS: Dan Wolf (D) launching statewide listening tour in advance of likely gubernatorial run.

February 23 - KANSAS District 2: Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) will not run for open seat; still considering run for Governor.

February 23 - MONTANA: Scott Sales (R) exited race for congress.

February 23 - KANSAS: Carl Brewer (D) launches run for Governor.

 

February 21 - ALABAMA: Newly appointed Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) confirmed corruption investigation into Governor Bentley is continuing, however he is recusing himself. House Judiciary Chair Mike Jones (R) expects impeachment proceedings to resume; will likely be done by mid-May.

February 20 - ILLINOIS: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D) will not run for Governor.

February 20 - CABINET: President Trump has named Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser.

February 20 - CALIFORNIA District 32: Andre Quintero (D) files FEC paperwork to run for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano's (D) seat.

February 17 - NEW MEXICO: Mick Rich (R) to run vs US Senator Martin Heinrich (D).

February 16 - US SENATE: Votes 51-49 to confirm Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) as US Office of Management & Budget Director.

February 16 - WISCONSIN: Congressman Sean Duffy (R) will not run vs US Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) next year.

February 16 - ILLINOIS District 6: Amanda Howland (D) to run vs Congressman Peter Roskam (R).

February 15 - KANSAS: Wink Hartman (R) to run for Governor.

February 15 - GEORGIA District 6: Filing closed today for special election for Congressman Price's seat.

February 15 - COLORADO: Victor Mitchell (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

February 14 - US SENATE: Confirmed Linda McMahon to lead Small Business Administration by 81-19 vote.

February 13 - CABINET: Mike Flynn has resigned his post as national security adviser. US Senate confirms David Shulkin for Veterans Affairs Secretary, Steve Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury Secretary.

February 13 - IOWA: Jon Neiderbach (D) to run for Governor.

February 13 - RHODE ISLAND: Term-limited Attorney General Peter Kilmartin (D) will take another year before deciding if he will run vs Governor Gina Raimondo (D).

February 13 - TEXAS: Congressman Joaquin Castro (D) will decide within the next 8 weeks whether he will run vs US Senator Ted Cruz (R) next year.

February 13 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 5: Chad Connelly enters race for Congressman Mulvaney's soon to be open seat.

February 13 - KANSAS District 4: James Thompson defeated Dennis McKinney for Democratic nomination for Congress by 21-18 vote at district convention.

February 11 - ALABAMA: Governor Robert Bentley has appointed ex-Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall (R) to be Attorney General.

February 11 - FLORIDA: State CFO Jeff Atwater (R) is resigning to become CFO of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

February 11 - GEORGIA District 6: Governor Deal fast-tracks special election. Filing deadline is next Wednesday. Primary April 18; Runoff (if nobody wins majority) June 20.

February 10 - CABINET: Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) confirmed for HHS Secretary by 52-47 vote. Special election for his open seat (Georgia District 6).

February 10 - MONTANA: Brad Molnar (Lib) seeking nomination for congressional special election.

February 10 - KANSAS District 4: Ron Estes (R) wins GOP nomination for congressional special election at district convention.

February 10 - GEORGIA District 6: Karen Handel (R) enters special election race for Congressman Tom Price's open seat.

February 9 - FLORIDA: Randolph Bracy (D) is considering running vs US Senator Bill Nelson (D) next year.

February 9 - NEVADA: Joe Heck (R) will not seek to recapture his old House seat in 2018.

February 9 - MICHIGAN: Detroit Health Director Abdul El-Sayed (D) is stepping down from his post, will run for Governor.

February 9 - NEW HAMPSHIRE: Caleb Dyer (R) quit the GOP and joined the Libertarian Party.

February 9 - UTAH District 3: Damian Kidd (R) to run vs Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R).

February 9 - ALABAMA: Governor Bentley chose Attorney General Luther Strange (R) to fill US Senate seat; will now pick new Attorney General. Strange was criminally investigating Bentley.

February 8 - CABINET: Jeff Sessions confirmed as Attorney General by 52-47 Senate vote.

February 8 - ILLINOIS: Chris Kennedy (D) to run vs Governor Bruce Rauner (R).

February 8 - LOUISIANA District 3: Josh Guillory (R) to run vs Congressman Clay Higgins (R).

February 7 - FLORIDA: Ronnie Bergeron (R) is considering run for Governor.

February 7 - CABINET: Betsy DeVos confirmed as US Education Secretary by 50-50 US Senate vote, with VP Pence breaking tie in favor of confirmation.

February 7 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 5: Tommy Pope (R) launches 2017 special election run for congress.

February 7 - GEORGIA District 6: Kelly Stewart (R) to run for Congressman Price's soon to be open seat.

February 7 - PENNSYLVANIA: Rick Saccone (R) files FEC paperwork to run vs US Senator Bob Casey (D). Congressman Pat Meehan (R) will not enter race.

February 6 - ILLINOIS: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D) will decide within next 30 days on whether she will challenge Governor Bruce Rauner (R).

February 6 - MONTANA: Carl Glimm (R) enters race for Congressman Zinke's soon to be open seat.

February 5 - OKLAHOMA: Connie Johnson (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

February 3 - CABINET: Vincent Viola, Trump's nominee for Army secretary, withdrew his name from consideration (cites business conflicts).

February 3 - FLORIDA: Congressman Francis Rooney (R) will not run for Governor in 2018.

February 3 - SOUTH DAKOTA: Governor signs law repealing voter-adopted ethics law passed just last year.

February 3 - CALIFORNIA: "Stuttering John" Melendez (D) to run for US Senate.

February 2 - VIRGINIA: Congressman Dave Brat (R) will not challenge US Senator Tim Kaine (D) next year.

February 2 - GEORGIA District 6: Dan Moody (R) enters race for Congressman Price's soon to be open seat.

February 2 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 5: Brig Gen Tom Mulliken (R) enters race for Congressman Mulvaney's soon open seat.

February 2 - INDIANA: Mark Hurt (R) enters race vs US Senator Joe Donnelly (D).

February 1 - FLORIDA District 8: Dr Dena Grayson (D) files FEC papers to run vs Congressman Posey.

February 1 - ARIZONA: Congressman Paul Gosar (R) will seek reelection next year; will not run vs US Senator Jeff Flake (R).

February 1 - SCOTUS: President Trump nominates Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to be SCOTUS Justice.

January 31 - CABINET: US Senate confirmed Elaine Chao to be US Transportation Secretary.

January 30 - MICHIGAN: Congressman Fred Upton (R) may run vs US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) in 2018.

January 30 - ARIZONA: Congressman Paul Gosar may challenge US Senator Jeff Flake.

January 30 - MASSACHUSETTS: Jay Gonzalez (D) enters race vs Governor Charlie Baker (R).

January 27 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 5: Kris Wampler (R) to run for Congressman Mulvaney's soon to be open seat.

January 27 - GEORGIA District 6: Bob Gray (R) to run for Congressman Price's soon to be open seat.

January 26 - MONTANA: Denise Juneau (D) will not run in special election for Congressman Zinke's open seat. Casey Schreiner (D) exited race. Greg Gianforte (R) enters race.

January 26 - KANSAS District 1: Tim Huelskamp (R) filed FEC paperwork to challenge Congressman Roger Marshall (R) in 2018 rematch.

January 26 - TENNESSEE: Beth Harwell (R), in precursor to Gubernatorial run, opens new designated 2018 campaign account.

January 26 - CALIFORNIA District 34: Governor Brown signed order calling congressional special election primary for April 4, general for June 6.

January 25 - SOUTH CAROLINA: The SC Senate unanimously elected State Senator Kevin Bryant (R) to fill the vacant Lieutenant Governor post.

January 25 - MISSOURI: Carl Edwards (R) told the AP he is considering a run vs US Senator Claire McCaskill (D) next year.

January 25 - KANSAS District 2: Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R) will retire, will not run for Governor nor any other office in 2018. District 4: List of special election candidates (April 11, 2017) for Mike Pompeo's open seat. Parties will nominate by conventions.

January 25 - CABINET: White House says VP Mike Pence has named Colonel Andrea Thompson as his national security adviser.

January 25 - WHITE HOUSE: Katy French Talento named as new White House Health Policy Adviser.

January 24 - SOUTH CAROLINA: Governor Nikki Haley (R) confirmed to be UN Ambassador. Lt Gov Henry McMaster (R) becomes new Governor.

January 24 - MINNESOTA: Governor Mark Dayton (D), after collapsing during State of the State speech, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

January 23 - CABINET: Congressman Mike Pompeo confirmed as CIA Director by 66-32 vote.

January 23 - ALABAMA: Congressman Bradley Byrne (R) won't run in special election for US Senator Sessions seat.

January 23 - CABINET: President Trump picks Heather Wilson (R-NM) as new USAF Secretary.

January 20 - CABINET: Retired Marine Corps General James Mattis (defense secretary) and John Kelly (homeland security secretary) confirmed and sworn in.

January 19 - RNC: The RNC elected Ronna Romney McDaniel as the new National Chairwoman (replacing Chairman Reince Priebus).

January 19 - NEVADA: Congressman Mark Amodei (R) will not run in the open gubernatorial race next year.

January 18, - PRESIDENT-ELECT: Donald Trump names former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) to be Agriculture Secretary.

January 18 - MINNESOTA District 5: Peggy Flanagan (DFL) filed FEC paperwork to run for Congressman Keith Ellison's seat ... IF Ellison is elected DNC Chair.

January 18 - SOUTH CAOLINA District 1: Tom Perez (R) launches run vs Congressman Mark Sanford (R).

January 18 - WISCONSIN: SuperPAC trying to draft Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (R) to run vs US Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) next year.

January 17 - CONNECTICUT: Tim Herbst (R) to run vs Governor Dan Malloy (D).

January 17 - IOWA: Tom Vilsack (D) accepted job as US Dairy Export Council CEO - meaning he won't run for Governor next year.

January 17 - COLORADO: Mike Johnston (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

January 17 - KANSAS District 4: Pete Meitzner (R) & Laura Lombard (D) enter congressional special election race.

January 17 - MONTANA: It appears Greg Gianforte (R) has lock for GOP nomination in congressional special election.