The 2016 Election: Scoring Down-Ballot Incumbents in
Critical Battleground States
This election cycle’s down-ballot campaigns are receiving more attention than in years past as seats long-held by the incumbent party are being contested. Despite all political calculations, polling and forecasts, one thing that can be measured objectively is how successful a member of Congress is at securing Federal contract obligations.
This Govini analysis scores the performance of incumbent members of the House of Representatives by showing spending trends by congressional district, the businesses that benefit, and the procurement mechanisms used by purchasing agencies.