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Morning Digest: We've seen enough: Ron Johnson is seriously hosed

Leading Off: ? WI-Sen: Since 1956—when Joseph McCarthy was still in office—only one Republican has won a Senate race in Wisconsin in a presidential election year. Ron Johnson seems unlikely to become the second. The ultra-conservative,...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Dem draws straw to win tied election, but Mississippi Republicans seat his opponent

Leading Off: ? MS State House: As expected, Mississippi Republicans ignored the results of a tiebreaker won by Democratic state Rep. Bo Eaton and seated GOP challenger Mark Tullos in his stead. Eaton and Tullos had to participate in a game of chance after they each received 4,589 in last fall's election, with Eaton pulling the winning straw. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Oklahoma Democrat pulls off miracle upset in dark red state Senate seat

Leading Off: ? Special Elections: Blue lightning has struck twice out on the Great Plains: On Tuesday night, Democrat J.J. Dossett won a special election for the state Senate in Oklahoma by a healthy 56-44 margin, picking up a Republican-held seat in the Tulsa area that Mitt Romney carried with an astounding 70 percent of the vote. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Virginia to use new congressional map this year, benefitting Democrats

Leading Off: ? VA Redistricting: In yet another victory for Democrats, the federal court hearing a lawsuit challenging the state's congressional lines just ruled that elections this year must go forward under a new map proposed by a court-appointed expert, one that all but guarantees that GOP Rep. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Democrats' hold on their last Southern legislative chamber grows dimmer

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? KY State House: The Democrats' hold on Kentucky's state House—the last legislative body held by Democrats anywhere in the South—is looking increasingly tenuous. For the second time since winning election last month, Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Early voting numbers out of Louisiana offer cautious good news to Democrats

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: • LA-Gov: The early voting period for Louisiana's runoff election ended on Saturday, and 257,021 people have voted early, a 9.5 percent increase compared to October's jungle primary. Notably, the state's official early voting...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Republican Matt Bevin wins Kentucky governorship

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin (R), flanked by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her husband, Joe Davis Leading Off: • Election Night 2015: Despite running the worst campaign imaginable, Republican businessman Matt Bevin has recaptured the Kentucky governor's mansion for the GOP, defeating Democratic state Attorney General Jack Conway. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: It's Election Day in America—again!

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's judgement day for Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin Leading Off: • Election Night: Tonight will be a very busy night. While the Kentucky gubernatorial race will take center stage, we have the battle for the Virginia state Senate, a...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Conservative pollster musters up a tie for Matt Bevin

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin Leading Off: • KY-Gov: Just days ahead of Kentucky's gubernatorial election, GOP pollster Vox Populi released the first survey since June—and just the second one all year—that does not show Republican Matt Bevin losing to Democrat Jack Conway. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Louisiana Democrat: "David Vitter wouldn't last a day at West Point"

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Democrat John Bel Edwards ad against Republican David Vitter Leading Off: • LA-Gov: Neither Republican David Vitter nor Democrat John Bel Edwards has much time to prepare for the Nov. 21 general election, and both parties are wasting no time opening up a can of whoop ass on the other side. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Our massive House fundraising chart is here

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Colorado Democrat Morgan Carroll is off to a fast fundraising start Leading Off: • Fundraising: Daily Kos Elections' massive third quarter House fundraising chart is now available. We have listings for over 250 candidates ranging from longshots to top-tier battles, with plenty of hotly contested primaries thrown in as well. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: What the what? RGA stops airing ads for Matt Bevin in Kentucky!

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Kentucky GOP nominee Matt Bevin Leading Off: • KY-Gov: Well, this is just absolutely nuts. With barely a month to go until Election Day, the Associated Press reports that the Republican Governors Association has stopped airing ads on...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Republicans on defense in Daily Kos Elections' inaugural Senate race ratings

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Daily Kos Elections' initial Senate race ratings for the 2015-16 cycle Leading Off: • Senate: Daily Kos Elections is pleased to announce our initial set of Senate race ratings for the 2015-16 cycle. Republicans have a 54-46 advantage...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Daily Kos Elections honcho wins election but still refuses to put on pants

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

New York County Democratic Committee member-elect David Nir Leading Off: • New York County, NY: This is the deepest in the weeds we've ever gone at Daily Kos Elections, and in fact, this is just about the deepest in the weeds it's even possible to go. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Democrats flip dark red Oklahoma state House seat once held by Republican governor

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Democratic state Rep.-elect Cyndi Munson Leading Off: • OK State House: Something pretty crazy happened on Tuesday night in Oklahoma: Democrat Cyndi Munson defeated Republican Chip Carter 54-46 in a special election for a state House district that Mitt Romney carried by an overwhelming 61-39 margin in 2012. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Business owners remove all voters from business district, but forget one college kid

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Map of the new Community Improvement District in Columbia, Missouri Leading Off: • Gerrymandering: Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn't even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Georgia Democrat picks up Republican seat by running against anti-gay discrimination

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Taylor Bennett Leading Off: • GA State House: Georgia's 80th State House District ought to be safely Republican. Mitt Romney carried it by a 56-43 margin, and in a special election, when Democratic turnout almost always suffers, theShow More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Maine lawmakers unanimously vote to investigate Paul LePage

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Leading Off: • ME-Gov: The Paul LePage situation has quickly ramped up to ludicrous speed. As you may know, Maine's Republican governor threatened to cut off half a million dollars worth of funding for a charter...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Virginia GOP decides it'd be just fine with another Cuccinelli

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Ken Cuccinelli delivering his concession speech Leading Off: • VA-Gov: Remember Ken Cuccinelli? Remember E.W. Jackson? Of course you do. They were the nut butters that Virginia Republicans put forth to run as a ticket for governor and...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Supreme Court upholds independent redistricting in Arizona

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Arizona's congressional map remains intact Leading Off: • Redistricting: Advocates for redistricting reform scored a crucial victory Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission. Passed byShow More Summary

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