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2017 Special Elections

  1. Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  2. Is the 2018 Democratic Wave Receding?The big picture still suggests a positive picture for Team Blue — but there are a lot of questions.
  3. If Democrats Are So Strong, Why Is Their Polling Lead So Weak?More and more observers are noting that House polls for November aren’t showing the sort of Democratic margins we’ve seen in special elections.
  4. Pennsylvania Special Election Could Be the First Ripple in a Democratic Wave“I was Trump before Trump was Trump,” says the GOP nominee in a potentially competitive special election.
  5. Trump Revises 2017 Election History, Predicts GOP Win in 2018Since Trump can never be wrong, he’s treating 2017’s special elections as one long GOP triumph, which will be repeated next November.
  6. The Democratic Wave Is Coming in 2018This year’s special elections and a host of objective factors continue to point toward a good midterm for the Donkey Party.
  7. The Democrats Really Can Win the House in 2018There’s a long way to go, but Trump’s approval ratings, the generic ballot, and the 2017 results all point to huge blue gains.
  8. 2017’s Special Elections Are Telling a Hopeful Story for DemocratsThe Donkey Party has been getting a lot more votes than expected.
  9. Will Trump Jump Into Alabama’s Crazy Senate Primary?He could tap McConnell’s favorite Luther Strange or Hannity’s favorite Mo Brooks. Theocrat Roy Moore’s in the mix, too.
  10. Where Would We Be Politically If Hillary Clinton Had Won?D.C. might still be revolving around legislative gridlock and investigations. But the electoral landscape would be very different.
  11. It’s White-Knuckle Time in Georgia for Tomorrow’s Red-Hot Special ElectionCan Democrat Jon Ossoff steal a seat from the Republicans? It’s looking like a coin toss.