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Special Elections

  1. These Trends Suggest the Democratic Midterm Wave Will Get BiggerIn the past, the party controlling the White House found itself with a lot more vulnerable House seats than expected late in the cycle.
  2. Why the GOP Is Worried About an Arizona Special Election Dems Probably Won’t WinTuesday’s special election for the seat formerly held by Trent Franks can help calm Republicans’ midterm fears — or send them into a panic.
  3. Gov. Walker Wants to Change the Law So the GOP Can Avoid a Special Election LossHas a judge interpreted the law to compel Scott Walker to hold elections he’s afraid his party will lose? Okay, he’ll change the law.
  4. Court Orders Scott Walker to Hold Special Elections Republicans Want to AvoidScott Walker figures the best way to avoid embarrassing special election results is to not hold the elections at all. But a judge disagrees.
  5. The GOP’s Closing Message in PA Special Election: Liberals Hate GodAs Republicans try to save a House seat in the heart of Trump Country, they abandon their tax cut message for culture war hysteria.
  6. Democrats Just Flipped Their 35th State Legislative SeatRepublicans are gaining in the polls, but Democrats keep wildly overperforming in special elections.
  7. Democrats Are Winning the First Round of the 2018 FightThe midterm battle begins with recruitment — and Democrats have a bumper harvest while would-be Republican candidates are getting cold feet.
  8. Sheila Oliver Wants to Make Cory Booker Fight for His BaseNew Jersey’s Democratic Assembly speaker jumps in.
  9. Queens District to Stay Unrepresented Just a Little LongerBoth candidates declared themselves the winner.
  10. Democrats Had an Okay Night in the State Assembly, At LeastThey held on to their seats.