Voter Turnout Was Way Up In 2018 Primaries

Voter turnout in primary elections in 2018 was significantly above normal levels. especially in Democratic races.

Generic Ballot Polling Suggesting The ‘Blue Wave’ Is For Real

A new round of Congressional Ballot polls seems to put Democrats in a strong position for the ‘blue wave’ they’ve been hoping for all year.

California Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault Comes Forward

A woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of having assaulted her when he was 17 and she was 15 has come forward. What happens next is anyone’s guess.

The Year Of The Political Women By The Numbers

A look at the numbers behind the influx of women into electoral politics this year.

George W. Bush Won’t Campaign For Ted Cruz

Former President Bush has waded back into politics but don’t expect him to be campaigning for Ted Cruz.

Top GOP Donor In Ohio Quits Party Over Trump

Ohio billionaire Les Wexner was a top Republican donor and fundraiser in Ohio, but not anymore.

2018 Set To Become The Year Of The Political Women

With the primaries over, we can say that it’s been quite a successful year for women in politics.

Andrew Cuomo Easily Fends Off Challenge From The Left

As expected, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo easily fended off a challenge from actress Cynthia Nixon. Let the Presidential speculation begin.

Former President Carter Warns His Party Against Drifting To The Left

Former President Jimmy Carter is warning his party against drifting too far left as we head into the midterms and, beyond that, the 2020 campaign cycle.

No Mr. President, There Isn’t Going To Be A “Red Wave” In November

President Trump claims that November will see a “red wave” rather than the “blue wave” that most analysts are expecting. There’s no evidence to support his hypothesis.

McConnell Throws A Monkey Wrench Into Senate Democratic Re-Election Plans

Mitch McConnell has a plan that could pose problems for Democrats fighting for re-election.

George W. Bush To Campaign For Republican Candidates

After spending most of his post-Presidency on the political sidelines, former President Bush is hitting the fundraising trail for GOP candidates in Texas and Florida.

Bad News For GOP As Trump Job Approval Dips To New Lows Ahead Of Midterms

With less than two months to go before the midterm elections, President Trump’s job approval numbers are hitting new lows.

Obama Hits The Campaign Trail

Former President Obama took on his successor in his first major political speeches since leaving office.

Delaware Democrat Beats Back Progressive Challenger

Delaware Democratic Senator Tom Carper beat back a challenge from a ‘progressive” challenger in Thursday’s primary.

Federal Court Allows Gerrymandered Congressional Map To Be Used For 2018 Midterms

A Federal Court has ruled that North Carolina can use its current Congressional District map for this year’s midterms notwithstanding a ruling that it is an impermissible gerrymander.

Tennessee Senate Race To Replace Bob Corker Looks Like A Toss-Up

The GOP’s hold on the Bob Corker’s Senate seat in Tennessee may be in jeopardy.

A ‘Soft Coup’ Inside The White House Isn’t The Antidote To Trumpism

Donald Trump is a bad, inept, and potentially dangerous President. That doesn’t mean that a ‘soft coup’ inside the White House is the answer to the problem he presents to our democratic republic.

Florida Senate Race Is A Dead Heat

The first significant post-primary poll of the Florida Senate race shows a dead heat between Governor Rick Scott and Senator Bill Nelson.

Kavanaugh Sails Through First Day Of Questioning Unscathed

Day One of questions for Judge Brett Kavanaugh went about as you’d expect.

Donald Trump v. The Rule Of Law

Donald Trump spent part of Labor Day engaged in yet another unhinged attack on his own Justice Department.

First Florida Governor’s Race Poll Shows Democrat Gillum With Narrow Lead

A new poll shows Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with an early, but slim lead, over Congressman Ron DeSantis in the race for Florida’s Governor’s Mansion.

No Questions (Or Answers), But Plenty Of Fireworks At Kavanaugh Hearing

The first day of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings was much ado about pretty much nothing, but then that can be used to describe a process whose outcome is pretty much foreordained.

Veteran Democratic Congressman Defeated By Boston ‘Progressive” Ayanna Pressley

Another “progressive” victory over a longtime Democratic incumbent, but this one is a bit different.

Former Senator Jon Kyl To Replace John McCain In The Senate

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has selected former Senator Jon Kyl to replace John McCain in the Senate.

Generic Ballot Showing Signs Of Big Shift Toward Democrats

New polling seems to show a significant shift toward Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

As Hearings Begin, Support For Kavanaugh Nomination Falls Along Party Lines

The confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh begin today, but the outcome seems foreordained.

Federal Judge Declines To Grant Texas Request To End DACA, For Now

A Federal Judge in Texas has declined to grant a request to bring the DACA program to an end, but its days appear to be numbered unless Congress acts.

Trump Slumping In The Polls Again

As the midterms get closer, the public’s perception of the President’s job performance is getting worse.

West Virginia Supreme Court Bars Third-Party Candidate From Ballot

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a candidate who lost the GOP primary for Senate cannot run as the nominee of another party due to the state’s “sore loser” law.

Republicans Dodge Two Bullets In Arizona Senate Primary

With Martha McSally pulling off a decisive win, Arizona Republicans managed to avoid the disaster that likely would have occurred had either Kelli Ward or Joe Arpaio won last night.

Rick Scott’s Primary Win Sets Up Highly Anticipated Race Against Bill Nelson

As expected, Rick Scott easily won the GOP nomination for Senate in Florida, setting up one of the most highly anticipated Senate races of the year.

Florida Sets Up Governor’s Race Between Trump Republican And Black Progressive Democrat

Florida voters in the Republican and Democratic parties have set up a Gubernatorial race that provides a stark choice on the table for Sunshine State voters in a race that will likely have national implications moving forward.

Federal Court Tosses North Carolina Congressional Districts For Second Time

For the second time this year, a three-judge panel of Federal Judges has struck down North Carolina’s Congressional District map. The immediate question is what impact, if any, this will have on November’s election.

Democrats Looking Good As Midterm Elections Get Closer

With just 72 days to go until Election Day, the chances that the Democrats will take control of at least one chamber of Congress are looking quite good.

In Arizona, Kelli Ward Sticks Her Foot In Her Mouth On Eve Of Primary

Just hours before Senator McCain died, one of the candidates running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat claimed that the McCain family released a statement about the late Senator’s health to hurt her campaign.

What Happens With John McCain’s Senate Seat?

Here’s what will happen regarding the selection of a successor to Senator McCain.

Republican Declared Winner Of Narrow Victory In Ohio Special Election

Republican candidate Troy Balderson was declared the winner of a Special Election in suburban Central Ohio, but the fact the race was even close should worry Republicans nationwide.

Georgia County Abandons Plan To Close Polling Stations In Rural Areas

A Georgia County is abandoning a dubious plan that would have closed 2/3 of the county’s polling stations.

Bob Menendez Facing Tougher Than Expected Re-Election Fight

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez continues to lead in the polls, but his lead is far from secure.

Should Kavanaugh Confirmation Wait for the Midterms?

Tom Nichols argues it should. I disagree.

Ted Cruz Vulnerable? A New Poll Says It’s Possible.

A new poll shows Ted Cruz in a much tighter than expected race for re-election, but it’s going to take more to consider Texas a state that Democrats could pick up in the fall.

Georgia County to Vote on Closing Polling Stations

Care to guess the demographic makeup of the county?

Gary Johnson Enters Senate Race In New Mexico

Gary Johnson was a successful two-term Governor in New Mexico. Now he’s making a bid to represent the Land of Enchantment in the U.S. Senate.

North Dakota To Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Another step forward in the seemingly unstoppable movement toward nationwide legalization.

Midterms Looking Good For Democrats

New Generic Congressional Ballot polls have good news for Democrats.

Do Democrats Have A Pelosi Problem?

Recent reports have indicated that doubts are growing about the wisdom of keeping California Democrat Nancy Pelosi at the top of House Leadership.

Christine Hallquist Becomes First Transgender Candidate For Governor In The U.S.

Vermont Democrats nominated a transgender woman for Governor yesterday but she faces long odds in November.

Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary Despite Abuse Allegations

Congressman Keith Ellison won his party’s nomination for Minnesota Attorney General notwithstanding last-minute allegations of abuse against a former girlfriend.

Tim Pawlenty Fails In Comeback Effort, Confirming That The GOP Is Trump’s Party

Former Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty failed in his comeback effort last night, confirming yet again that the GOP is now the Trump Party.