Category Archives: Elections

2018 midterms: A blue wave or merely an electoral adjustment into a new presidency?

By B.J. Rudell in The Hill Experts can argue over whether President Trump galvanized Democrats more than Republicans. They can ponder whether Democrats’ dramatically improved financial position helped their cause. It’s all moot to the central question: Were the 2018 … Continue reading

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Democrats are in disarray. Does that spell trouble for them in 2020?

By Liz Peek of Fox News New York Senator Chuck Schumer tweeted last week: “We have tremendous unity in our caucus. That unity has been our strength, and it will continue to be as strong as ever in the 116th … Continue reading

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Mississippi senate election runoff: Mike Espy hoping for a Doug Jones-style upset over Cindy Hyde-Smith

By Howell Raines, Former executive editor, The New York Times A Mike Espy win would prove that the anti-Trump tide that cost the GOP the House is now lifting Democratic boats in states even more conservative than Alabama. Joe Trippi, … Continue reading

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Mississippi’s special election is taking place in one of the most racially polarized states in the country

By Philip Bump of the Washington Post This Tuesday, voters in Mississippi have the distinct honor of finally bringing the 2018 midterm elections to an end, assuming that the several still-outstanding House races have been settled by then. (Not necessarily … Continue reading

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Yes, It Was A Blue Wave. No, It Doesn’t Matter For 2020

A FiveThirtyEight Chat Sarah Frostenson, politics editor: So we’re here today to talk about the midterm elections and the BLUE WAVE … or blue trickle? Which is it, team? Nathaniel Rakich, elections analyst: It was, by any historical standard, a … Continue reading

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