Category Archives: Candidates

How the Florida recount will unfold – and why it matters

By Letitia Stein of Reuters Florida elections officials are racing to recount ballots this week after razor-thin voting margins left the state’s marquee contests for the U.S. Senate and governor too close to call. Republicans took the lead in last … Continue reading

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Trump’s Nationalism Is Breaking Point for Some Suburban Voters, Risking GOP Coalition

By Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns of the New York Times Two years ago, the presidential election hinged in large part on a rightward shift among working-class whites who deserted Democrats. Tuesday’s House election may turn on an equally significant … Continue reading

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Cook Political Report shifts 7 more races towards Dems

By Brett Samuels of the Cook Political Report The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, shifted seven congressional races on Wednesday toward Democrats less than five weeks before the midterm elections. Cook moved two races that were previously considered … Continue reading

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Why The Republican Party Isn’t Electing More Women

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight There has been a lot of buzz recently about the wave of women running for office in 2018. It’s record-breaking. But that’s not quite right. At least, it’s too broad. There are a lot … Continue reading

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After Crowley’s Defeat, Which Democrats Could Go Down Next?

By Simone Pathé of Roll Call After the shocking primary defeat Tuesday night of the first Democratic incumbent of the cycle, attention immediately shifted to Massachusetts Rep. Michael E. Capuano. The 10-term Democrat has been facing a primary challenge from … Continue reading

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