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  1. 2022 midterms
    Sex, Trump, and Insurrection: Alabama Republicans Are at It AgainWith Mo Brooks winning Trump’s endorsement and John Merrill imploding in a sex scandal, Alabama’s 2022 Senate primary is off to a fine start.
  2. u.s. senate
    Richard Shelby, the Last of the South’s Senate Party-Switchers, to RetireThe six-term Alabama senator never changed that much but went with the flow of conservative southern politics.
  3. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  4. poll position
    Two Republicans Could Blow Up Democrats’ Shot at the SenateHow the GOP may just pull off flipping seats in states as different as Alabama and Michigan.
  5. 2020 elections
    We May Have to Wait for Senate Election Results, TooFor reasons ranging from slow counts of mail ballots to funky majority-vote requirements, we may not know who controls the Senate until January.
  6. poll position
    It’s Harder Than it Looks for Democrats to Win the SenateRecent polls show many newly competitive Democratic Senate candidates, but they could still fall short of a majority even if Biden wins.
  7. 2020 elections
    Democrats’ Chances of Retaking the Senate Keep ImprovingRight now the Senate landscape is shifting steadily toward Democrats, who have far fewer vulnerable seats to defend.
  8. 2020 elections
    Tuberville Ends Jeff Sessions’s Political Career in Alabama Primary RunoffThe former Auburn coach isn’t a cinch against Democratic senator Doug Jones, but he did dramatically reverse Sessions’s once dazzling success.
  9. 2020 elections
    Biden’s Surge Could Flip the Senate — and Boost His PresidencyA rising tide from the top of the ticket may lift Democrats to control of the Senate, which would make a successful Biden administration more likely.
  10. vision 2020
    Can Democrats Win the Senate on Biden’s Coattails?If Biden wins the presidential race, a trifecta is entirely possible for Democrats.
  11. 2020 elections
    Obamagate Could Be the Last Nail in the Coffin for Jeff SessionsA new poll shows him trailing by more than 20 points in the race for his old Alabama Senate seat. The GOP obsession with the “witch hunt” may be why.
  12. 2020 elections
    Trump Campaign Attacks Sessions For Too Much Praise of TrumpIt’s not enough for Trump to endorse Sessions’s primary opponent. He wants his former Attorney General to stop taking his name in vain.
  13. 2020 elections
    Coronavirus-Scarred 2020 Congressional Landscape Leaning DemocraticThe Senate landscape is looking slightly bluer, and COVID-19 has frozen House races in ways that will make a Republican takeover more difficult.
  14. 2020 elections
    Trump Endorses Sessions Foe in AlabamaBacking Tommy Tuberville is Trump’s ultimate revenge on his former attorney general for failing to quash what became the Mueller investigation.
  15. everything is fine
    At Least Roy Moore Won’t Be a U.S. SenatorThings aren’t all bad.
  16. impeachment
    Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Charges, 52–48Mitt Romney’s “guilty” vote on the abuse of power article interrupted the party-line conclusion.
  17. 2020 elections
    Democratic Money Mobilizing to Win SenateIt will still be an uphill battle for Democrats, but they have a decent shot at giving a new president a fighting change to succeed.
  18. impeachment
    House Republican Wants Impeachment of Trump to Include Impeachment of ObamaBradley Byrne, an Alabama Republicans who needs some MAGA magic, is going the extra mile to go after Trump’s hated predecessor.
  19. vision 2020
    Jeff Sessions Announces Alabama Senate Bid By Sucking Up to TrumpThe former senator and attorney general debased himself for Trump’s approval in a new ad announcing his run against Doug Jones in Alabama.
  20. 2020 elections
    Will Trump Crush Jeff Sessions’s Senate Comeback?With Sessions ready to jump into the race for his old seat, his GOP rivals hope Trump punishes him for recusal in the Russia collusion investigation.
  21. u.s. senate
    Jeff Sessions May Seek Old Senate Seat Despite Crowded FieldWill Donald Trump vengefully drop a hammer on his former attorney general?
  22. vision 2020
    Feinstein Endorsement May Mean Biden Is Feeling DesperateThere’s no need for Feinstein to diss her colleagues — notably Kamala Harris — with this step unless Biden really needs it.
  23. alabama senate race
    Tommy Tuberville: Roy Moore Without the Sex ScandalsThe former Auburn coach is working hard to dumb down the 2020 Alabama Senate race.
  24. 2020 senate elections
    Susan Collins’s Approval Rating Dives As Reelection Contest ApproachesThe senator is losing popularity and is lashed to a president who is even more unpopular than she is in Maine.
  25. 2020 alabama senate race
    Judge Roy Moore Rides Again Into a 2020 Senate RaceEverybody’s favorite theocrat and alleged mall creeper is again threatening to wreak havoc on his party’s Senate prospects in Alabama.
  26. republicans
    Trump Has ‘Nothing’ Against Roy Moore — Except for His Odds of LosingThe accused child molester is mulling another Senate run in Alabama. Trump is fine with him personally — he’s just worried that he’ll lose.
  27. vision 2020
    Democrats May Need a Big Presidential Win to Flip the Senate in 2020With a trend toward straight-ticket voting, the best strategy may be focusing on Trump in close states rather than recruiting ideal Senate candidates.
  28. republicans
    White Alabamians Are Doing It AgainRoy Moore, an accused child molester, is leading early polls in Alabama’s Republican primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate election.
  29. vision 2020
    Poll Shows Roy Moore Is Still the Wacko to Beat in AlabamaMoore may draw multiple GOP rivals, but don’t bet the farm against him — or against Democratic incumbent Doug Jones.
  30. alabama senate
    Very Trumpy Florida Congressman May Move to Alabama to Run Against Doug JonesDoes Alabama really need to import wild-ass Trump loyalists?
  31. nazis
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks Compares Democrats, Media to HitlerNo smear is too stupid or disgusting for Mo Brooks in his effort to win Trump’s support for a possible 2020 Senate race.
  32. roy moore
    Good News for Democrats: Judge Roy Moore Mulling Another Senate Race in AlabamaMoore may want a rematch with Doug Jones because he thinks he was robbed, and a rematch would be a best-case scenario for the red-state Democrat.
  33. 2020 elections
    Roberts Retirement Gives Dems Another Long-Shot Senate Target for 2020With Kris Kobach mulling a race, anything could happen.
  34. 2018 midterms
    Forcing a Runoff Election Might Be Kemp’s Backstop in Georgia Governor’s RaceHistory suggests Republicans do better in December runoffs in Georgia, but then Democrat Stacey Abrams is all about making history.
  35. 2018 midterms
    Democratic House, Republican Senate Now the Likeliest Midterm ScenarioHere’s what a newly divided government would mean.
  36. 2018 midterms
    Why Mississippi Could Determine Who Controls the Senate and the Supreme CourtEverything could come down to a late-November special election runoff in the Magnolia State.
  37. Manchin, Donnelly Begin to Lay Groundwork for Voting to Confirm KavanaughDemocratic senators who don’t have healthy leads when the Kavanaugh vote comes up will probably hear “the people” call for his confirmation.
  38. A Special Showdown in Trump CountryRepublican Rick Saccone should still be the favorite in this heavily Republican district in Pennsylvania, but Democrat Conor Lamb could pull an upset.
  39. Trump Endorses Another GOP Senator Facing a Perilous Primary BattleTrump unsuccessfully backed Alabama’s Luther Strange against a field of more Trumpian rivals. Now he’s making a similar play in Mississippi.
  40. Roy Moore Back in Action With Endorsement of Feminist-Hating Missouri CandidateIf there’s any Senate candidate out there who is following Moore’s twisted path, it’s probably Courtland Sykes.
  41. The Abortion ‘Litmus Test’ May Actually Help DemocratsIt’s often assumed Democrats could win lots of “pro-life” voters with a more flexible position on abortion. That may get it backward.
  42. Doug Jones to Enter Senate As a Regular Democrat Who’s Open to BipartisanshipWhile you can expect him to reflect Alabama sensitivities in the Senate, he’s not going to be a Democrat in name only.
  43. Roy Moore’s Jewish Lawyer Is a ‘Passionate’ Doug Jones SupporterTouted to refute charges of anti-Semitism leveled against Moore, the Jewish lawyer voted and raised money for his opponent, Doug Jones.
  44. Roy Moore Has Officially Lost the ElectionDoug Jones was certified as Alabama’s next U.S. senator, but Moore won’t concede defeat.
  45. Roy Moore’s Candidacy Was in Trouble Even Before the Sexual-Abuse AllegationsJoe Trippi argues that abuse allegations against Roy Moore changed the focus of the race from the judge’s crazy record to the hated national media.
  46. Nick Saban Gets Crushed in Alabama Senate ElectionMany thought Saban would get many write-in votes in a Senate contest between an alleged predator and a Democrat. He did not.
  47. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  48. Alabama’s Christian Right Has Been Doubly Disgraced in 2017In Roy Moore and former governor Bentley, the state’s conservative Evangelicals have backed two bad apples from the same basket.
  49. What Black Voters Had to Overcome to Vote in Alabama“The consistent studies and the consistent research all suggest that there’s some sort of political or racial motivation behind these kinds of laws.”
  50. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows the Way Forward for Democrats in the SouthDoug Jones assembled the same kind of biracial coalition that always worked for southern Democrats, but without being conservative. Get used to it.
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