While the media is intently focused on the race for the House and Senate, down-ballot contests such as gubernatorial and state legislature battles have garnered less attention. But, increasingly, Republicans are worrying the impact of the midterms could sweep them … Continue reading The Real Battle of 2018: The States
Democrats went into Tuesday with the very reasonable expectation of holding the White House. Instead, they were delivered a stinging defeat by the very voters who formed their base 20 years ago. But, it is not just that Clinton was … Continue reading What Clinton’s Defeat Means for Democrats
Contrary to popular opinion, split ticket voting is far from dead. The news should hearten Republicans tenuously defending several state legislatures in blue (NY State Senate) or purple states (Colorado Senate), a slim Senate majority hinging on purple state Senators … Continue reading Split Ticket Voting Is Not Dead
Democrats have suffered spectacularly under President Obama. When Obama took office his party controlled the majority of the nation’s 98 legislative chambers (Nebraska has a nonpartisan unicameral Senate), 29 gubernatorial mansions, held 59 Senate Seats and 257 seats in Congress. … Continue reading Is Obama to Blame for the Democratic Party’s Midterm Failures?