Three parties battle it out in South Carolina, the Democrats, Republicans and Farmer Labour Party. Who will take a plurality of the state’s congressional delegation?
I have yet again returned, my friends and loyal subjects! I have brought with me gifts, and tidings of great joy!
In this installment of Single State Series…New Mexico, in the recent 2018 Congressional Election!
-Smaller Targetable Area: With only 3 congressional districts, it shouldn’t be hard to attempt a sweep from either side. However, be forwarned: Like IA-02 and IA-04, all of New Mexico’s House seats are considered Safe (either way) at the beginning of the scenario. HOWEVER, in my testing, I did somehow flip a district which was D+9% by the time of the Election, so I have no idea.
-Smaller Amounts of Money!!: I finally figured how to make you start off with a smaller amount of money! I shrunk allowances for all main parties to 25k and thus you start with only 50k. Background fundraising at the max is about 30k per turn if you refuse to use any CPs. But if you do try to spam TV ads, keep them below 20k per budget-it’ll drain you fast if you’re not careful.
-New Map!: Of course, why else even download it?!
In the coming future I want to get out both Nebraska, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and other small states from either 2016 or 2018-whichever comes easiest.
If you have issues or suggestions, please leave them in the Comments, and let me know how your playthrough went!
Hello, player! Ever wanted to play or watch the 2016 House elections? Of course you do/would, why else would you be viewing this post? Well anyway, ever find yourself wondering what it would be like to just play the House in one state? The all 435 races in normal Congress Infinity giving you anxiety? Have no fear, general viewer! Behold, the brand new Single State Series, for the US House!
In this series, one takes control of a specific party in a specific state. This smaller focus allows one to more easily focus on the really competitive (or in certain races, the least competitive) races, without worrying if you’ll lose the lead in a district literally anywhere else in the states.
-New Map (obviously): Iowa US House Congressional Districts, 2013-2023
-Observer Mode/Party!: I love it,?you love it, heck for all scenarios official and custom, it should be mandatory!
-New region-specific photos!: Taken from here, “Current Districts and Representatives”
-Adjusted population for each region, voters, and possible voting pop:Found from here
-Added massive amount of “Historical Context” for the General Blurb, for thos interested in learning
-Two start dates! October 8, and September 1, per request
-Re-adjusted Surrogates for the scenario. If you feel there could be a better scenario with more surrogates, please let me know!
-(V1.1): Lowered “Allowance” (my word for party campaign funds) has been lowered to 300k for both main parties, thank you to who suggested it, you know who you are.
Future Plans/Few Last Things
n this specific scenario, Iowa -2016! Iowa’s 2016 campaign wasn’t the most competitive in real life-all of the electoral victors won by at least 5 points. However, I felt it would be helpful for you to start on an easier (in the GOP mind) campaign, or for the Democrats, an extermely hard campaign. In the future, I hope to create and upload both the 2014 and 2018 races as well.
This is my very first campaign to go public for 270soft-I’d be incredibly grateful for any and all feedback from you. If you feel there are improvements to be made, please let me know and I’ll do my best to accomodate, and hopefully make it better.
Again, I’ll repeat myself. This is meant to be the launch of a series. I hope to make more scenarios like this in the future.
VA5 2020 – (D) Cameron Webb versus (R) Bob Good
Physician Cameron Webb takes on Republican Bob Good in Virginia’s 5th district. VA-5 voted for Trump in 2016, and voted for Corey Stewart by 2 in his landslide Senate loss in 2018. Bob Good defeated incumbent Congressman Denver Riggleman in the primary. Can Bob Good hold this traditionally Republican seat?
MN7 2020 – (D) Collin Peterson versus (R) Michelle Fischbach
Minnesota-7 voted for Trump by 31 points in 2016, but long-time Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson has held on. 2020 is likely to be his toughest race yet. He is facing former MN Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach. Can he win?
VA9 2010 – (D) Rick Boucher versus (R) Morgan Griffith
In Virginia-9 long-time Congressman Rick Boucher is trying to win reelection to a seat he has held since 1983. He is facing Virginia State Delegate Morgan Griffith. This western Virginia seat voted for John McCain and has become heavily Republican on the Presidential level. Can Congressman Boucher survive the red wave to hold his seat, or will Griffith upset the long-time Representative in an anti-Obama wave.
here’s my beta of the House 2018 scenario. Let me know what you think.
1994 saw the Republicans gain control of the House for the first time since 1952. You now have the chance to change history or inflict a worse defeat for the Democrats. This has been built with the issues ported from vcczar’s 1996 Presidential election scenario
- Republican, Democrat and Libertarian candidates, the top performing ‘Independent’ in each seat. Green Party, US Taxpayer’s Party, Right to Life, Natural Law, Peace and Freedom and NY Conservative.
- Official result as starting polls
- Candidate strengths (4 for speaker/chief whip, 3 for incumbents, 2 for main challengers, 1 for other minor challengers)
- Issues ported from vcczar’s 1996 Presidential election scenario
- State Turnout Rates
This is my version 1.0 of the 2018 House of Representatives. I’ve made the following adjustments to the “official” campaign
1. Updated candidates
Added special election winners
Updated committee chairs
Input some newly-declared challengers
2. MAGA Party
Challenging moderate/liberal Republicans
On ballot in districts where…
Trump carried by 20+ points and either Democrat incumbent or GOP under 80% by Heritage Scorecard
3. “TBD” in districts where GOP/Dem has targeted but no formal declared candidates. Non-targeted districts are “off ballot” if no one has declared.
4. If DCCC or RNCC has a district in a “frontline program” for extra support (source ballotpedia), I raised Candidate Strength by 1
5. Region percentages:
GOP% = 50 + Cook PVI + Cook Prediction *
Likely GOP +8
Lean GOP +5
Tossup GOP +1
Tossup Dem -1
Lean Dem -5
Likely Dem -8
This is tied into the UAE Presidential Election 2020
The Republicans have held the house for 10 years, but thanks in part to split parties (Tea, and Libertarian parties) and the rise of the American party they have been pushed back to just barley holding the majority with 218 seats. They are poised to not only lose the majority but to be pushed into their smallest minority since the 1940’s. The Americans are likely to expand their territory, but the Democrats are the most likely to pick up the most seats. Who will come out the biggest winner?
“For the first time in history all of the House races will occur on the same day. While Nixon and Kennedy fight for the Presidency the parties fight over seats in the House; the Democrats’ majority is safe but they will make a net loss.”
Basically, I have made a modified version of the 2014 elections in Congress Infinity. In this version, I have added several minor third parties in addition to the existing Republican and Democrat parties. The parties and candidates are based off of who ran in 2014. The parties I have added are:
Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions or feedback.
Link: House-2014-More Parties