Category Archives: House of Representatives

Small donors flock to Republicans challenging high-profile Democrats

Ian Karbal of Open Secrets – Nothing motivates donors like dislike. At least that’s the hope of Republican candidates running longshot campaigns to replace high-profile Democrats in deep-blue districts, many of whom are fueling their bids with small-dollar donations from … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Elections, House of Representatives, Senate

Trump’s rough patch: Is this as bad as it gets?

 David Leonhardt of the New York Times – Since President Trump shot to the top of the Republican presidential field five years ago, his critics on both the right and the left have been eager to predict his imminent political … Continue reading

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How the ‘Trump Effect’ Could Lift Democratic Senate Candidates

Giovanni Russonello of the New YorkTimes – The GOP has tightened its ranks; its reliable voters, hovering at around 40 percent of the electorate, tend to approve of almost anything President Trump does. Yet throughout his term, from the 2017 battles … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Democrats, Elections, Healthcare, House of Representatives, Political parties, polls, Senate

The Battle for the House, As Told Through Super PAC Ad Reservations

Jacob Rubashkin of Inside Elections – Even though it’s not yet summer, there are windows looking into the fall. Recent television ad reservations from the Republican-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund and the Democratic aligned House Majority PAC show that, despite higher … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Elections, House of Representatives, Political parties, Republicans

In American Politics, Everyone’s A Cynic

Maggie Koerth of FiveThirtyEight – Everybody is cynical and few people are changing their minds. That’s the takeaway from the House’s impeachment hearings. (Well, that and Steve Castor’s unconventional taste in briefcases.) It’s the sort of national attitude that you might suspect … Continue reading

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