Winning Low Turnout Special Elections and Congressional Republicans Retiring Does Not Indicate A Wave Is Forming For Democrats

Last week was a pretty good week for Democrats.  The party flipped an open legislative seat in Oklahoma and a seat in New Hampshire.  According to Daily Kos both of these seats were deeply red seats (yes, Oklahoma, not so … Continue reading Winning Low Turnout Special Elections and Congressional Republicans Retiring Does Not Indicate A Wave Is Forming For Democrats

Presidential Success Cannot Cover Up Democratic Down-Ballot Weaknesses

Hillary Clinton remains the favorite to win the White House (with polls anticipating a diverse electorate) and many Democrats are optimistic her candidacy will boost their chances down-ballot.  Specifically, the party hopes to take the Senate and several crucial governorships … Continue reading Presidential Success Cannot Cover Up Democratic Down-Ballot Weaknesses