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2018 Election

  1. kris kobach
    Kansas Republicans’ Rebellion Against Kris Kobach SpreadsA survey of Kansas GOP legislators shows nearly 40 percent refuse to come out for right-wing gubernatorial nominee and Trump friend Kris Kobach.
  2. andrew gillum
    Will Andrew Gillum’s Christian Progressive Running Mate Help Win Evangelicals?It’s not clear whether Gillum was doubling down or reaching out to evangelicals with his unconventional choice of Chris King as running-mate.
  3. 2018 midterms
    House GOP Runs High Risk in California, New Jersey, New York With Tax Bill 2.0A lot of competitive House races are in the three states where loss of the SALT deduction really made suburban swing voters mad.
  4. So Far, Polls Say Voters Are Unfazed by Corruption Allegations Against HunterMost voters in the district know about the charges against Hunter and his wife. But have they really dwelled on them in their full fatuous glory?
  5. A Latino-Palestinian Progressive May Take Down Indicted GOP CongressmanDuncan Hunter is in big trouble after a corruption indictment. His progressive opponent has a great personal story with some details GOP may exploit.
  6. Danger Signs for GOP in Washington BellwetherAs Washington State goes in August, so might go the nation in November.
  7. Need a Democratic Platform? How About Harry Truman’s From 1948?Democrats 70 years ago made a lot of promises that are still, and even especially, relevant today
  8. Who Will Win Georgia’s Insane GOP Gubernatorial Runoff?Democrats are hoping the wild GOP contest will help their candidate Stacey Abrams.
  9. GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Gets Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, Vladimir PutinThe very vulnerable California Republican has a knack for toxic media appearances.
  10. How to Interpret 2018 Polls Without Fooling YourselfThe first rule: “Don’t believe the hype.” The other rules are almost as simple.
  11. The Bill for the Ballot Battle Over California Gas Tax Could Reach $75 MillionOn one side of Prop. 6 is the California GOP, and on the other side unions, construction companies, and local governments.
  12. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Primary Was About Who Could Be the CraziestIn the latest gleaning from a secret tape of Georgia GOP gubernatorial front-runner Casey Cagle, he admits his party’s kinda nuts.
  13. Trump’s Trade War Is a Big Problem for Republicans in Politically Pivotal IowaTrump and his people told Iowans not to worry about Chinese retaliation against Iowa soybean exports. Now they’re worrying for real.
  14. Washington Lobbyists Anticipating Democratic HouseDenizens of the swamp are hiring Democrats to shore up their relationships with the potential bosses of the next Congress.
  15. California Bans New Local Soda Taxes Until 2031Beverage companies played political hardball to win a broad concession from the legislature.
  16. 2018 election
    Critic Tries to Discredit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for … Living in a HouseYou got her!
  17. Democrats’ 2020 Hopefuls Refuse to Disagree (on the Midterms)With hundreds of races and candidates in play, Sanders, Warren, Biden, and the rest have not once taken different sides in a primary this year.
  18. Senate Democrats Are Fighting Some Brutal Trends in the MidtermsIn November, they must overcome not just an adverse landscape, but a recent trend toward partisan consistency in Senate voting.
  19. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  20. 2018 election
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Can’t ‘Deal With a Girl From the Bronx’Here she is talking about democratic socialism with Stephen Colbert.
  21. How Will the SCOTUS Confirmation Fight Affect the Midterms?If the deal goes down on a Kennedy successor before the midterms, the elections may affect the Senate vote more than the vote affects the elections.
  22. 2018 election
    4 Exciting Progressive Women’s Campaigns to WatchIf you were excited about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you’re going to want to follow them.
  23. politics
    Here’s the Moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Realized She WonShe pulled off a massive upset in New York’s 14th Congressional District.
  24. How Should Democrats Tackle Trump in the Midterms? Focus on His NarcissismResearch on how to hone the Dems’ anti-Trump message found what resonates most is the idea that he puts himself ahead of what’s good for the country.
  25. Bracing for a Supreme Court Retirement BombshellAt the end of the term, the focus is on Kennedy, whose retirement could ignite the Senate races. But Thomas’s exit might spark a battle in the GOP.
  26. politics
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ousts Top House Democrat Joe Crowley in Stunning UpsetThe young progressive’s win over the fourth-ranking House Democrat is sending shock waves through Washington, like Eric Cantor’s 2014 primary loss.
  27. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ousts Top House Democrat Joe Crowley in Stunning UpsetThe young progressive’s win over the fourth-ranking House Democrat is sending shock waves through Washington, like Eric Cantor’s 2014 primary loss.
  28. Will the Border Crisis Actually Affect Trump’s Popularity?So far the biggest week of outrage spurred by the Trump presidency doesn’t seem to be affecting his approval ratings.
  29. SCOTUS Punts Again on the Question of Partisan GerrymanderingIt’s now unlikely the Supremes will clarify any limitations on using redistricting for blatantly partisan purposes until the eve of 2020.
  30. Why How You Feel About Trump Trumps Parties or Issues in the Fall MidtermsThere are signs of unusually strong positive and negative sentiment toward the president, though the battleground remains tilted toward Democrats.
  31. Giant Gender Gap Opening Up Among Younger VotersWe think of “young voters” as a strongly pro-Democratic demographic. But that’s really just young women.
  32. 8 Days After Primary, Maine Democrats Get Their Top NomineesFirst-place finishers in the Democratic primaries for governor and Congress won after “ranked-choice voting” implemented, but it took a while.
  33. Bloomberg to Spend $80 Million to Help Democrats in the MidtermsProperly concentrated, Bloomberg’s big bucks could make a big difference in suburban swing districts in November.
  34. Voting Rights Foe Kris Kobach’s Very Bad Day in Federal CourtAnother series of defeats in federal court over his voter-ID law won’t bother Kobach much if they help him get elected governor of Kansas.
  35. Family Separation Is the Opening Salvo of a Broader Anti-Immigration OffensiveIf you liked “zero tolerance,” Miller and Trump have a lot more anti-immigrant ideas where that came from.
  36. The House Is in Play in 2018, But the Senate’s the Big PrizeIf Democrats can win the upper chamber in 2018, Trump will lose much of his power. And a Democratic Senate win in 2020 is quite feasible.
  37. Trump Isn’t Very Popular in the Heartland States He Won in 2016It doesn’t look like Trump is going to be that powerful a positive factor for GOP Senate and House candidates in some key states he won in 2016.
  38. Primaries Set Up Big General-Election BattlesFrom a wave of Democratic woman in Virginia to a shot at a GOP Senate seat in Nevada, the June 12 primaries set tables for a November banquet.
  39. For Mark Sanford, the Trail Finally Ends With a Primary LossAfter years of courting political danger, South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford finally lost an election — and Trump will take credit.
  40. Trump’s Insults Are Bringing Out Canada’s Fiery Inner NationalismAnti-American sentiment is burning hot among our generally mild-mannered neighbors. And “weak” Trudeau has gotten a huge political boost.
  41. GOP Senate Candidate Complains That Trump Should Be Meaner to His OpponentNorth Dakota’s Kevin Cramer thinks the president needs to attack Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp right now.
  42. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
  43. Florida Sold Guns Without Background Checks Because of Forgotten PasswordFlorida GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam is a loud NRA guy. His staff didn’t do their jobs because they forgot a password. He didn’t notice.
  44. Georgia GOP Lieutenant Governor Caught on Tape Insisting He’s a Political HackFront-running candidate for governor Casey Cagle walked into a trap by confessing he flip-flopped on a key bill for purely political reasons.
  45. The Polls Are Swinging to the Democrats AgainThe 2018 Democratic wave: Now you see it, now you don’t, now you see it again.
  46. California Democrats Did Well, But Not Perfectly, in PrimaryIt looks like Dems avoided the worst-case scenario of getting locked out of a few key U.S. House races. But they still have some problems.
  47. On 3rd Thought, Representative Tom Garrett Retires, Citing AlcoholismThe very erratic and vulnerable freshman GOP congressman from Virginia is now going to retire, leaving his party in a less-than-ideal situation.
  48. Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ CaliforniaIn the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
  49. It’s the Year of Democratic Women. The GOP Remains a Party of MenA lot more women are running for Congress as Democrats — and winning primaries — while the GOP remains a boy’s club.
  50. Iowa Democratic Candidate for Governor Forced Out of Race by Groping AllegationsA promising young legislator named Nate Boulton folded his campaign quickly after conceding the substance of multiple allegations of misconduct.
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