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2008 Election

  1. 2020 election
    Kamala Harris Updates Obama’s Winning Strategy for 2020Twelve years after Obama’s breakthrough, it’s unclear Harris can emulate it given a giant field and polarized politics.
  2. That Time McCain Almost Switched Parties to Become the Democratic VP CandidateMcCain thought about breaking with his party twice, and defying its orthodoxies a third time, but was never that maverick-y.
  3. The Most Boring Man in Minnesota Is Running for Governor AgainAfter repeatedly whiffing in national politics, Tim Pawlenty is running for governor again.
  4. Early 2020 California Primary Could Affect Republicans, TooWhile most of the buzz about California’s move to a March 2020 primary has focused on natives and on Democrats, it could affect Donald Trump as well.
  5. An Early California Primary Could Change the 2020 Presidential RaceIt didn’t much benefit the Golden State when it tried an early 2008 primary, but in 2020 it could help prevent a huge presidential field.
  6. How the Indiana GOP Skewed Early Voting Opportunities to Benefit ThemselvesRepublicans block early voting opportunities in areas favoring Democrats, while expanding them on their own turf.
  7. There May Not Be As Many ‘Trump Democrats’ As Previously ImaginedThe obsession with “Obama-Trump voters” showing the fatal Democratic weakness in 2016 may be based on imaginary party-switchers voting GOP as usual.
  8. FEC to John Edwards: Give Us Back That $2.1 MillionHad been given out as federal matching funds.
  9. Alaskans Are Still Paying Sarah Palin’s Legal BillsShe’s being sued for silencing an anti-traffic crusader.