In Battle for Congress, Rising Economy Doesn’t Lift All Districts


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LEXINGTON, Ky.—The U.S. economy is roaring like it hasn’t in many years, which ought to be good news for the Republican Party in the run-up to the midterm elections.

A deeper look at the economic data by congressional district reveals a less even picture. Data assembled for The Wall Street Journal by the Institute of International Finance shows that the economy is booming in some GOP-held battleground districts. At the same time, a sizable number of competitive districts—almost all currently Republican—are vulnerable to new…

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