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Morning Digest: This millionaire congressional candidate might run in a primary with just 7 voters

Leading Off: ? NY-22: New York has some of the toughest ballot access requirements in the nation, and every election cycle, plenty of people fail to submit enough valid signatures and find their hopes flushed to the bottom of the Hudson River—or in this case, Lake Ontario. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Both parties prepare for a critical state Senate special election on Long Island

Leading Off: ? NY State Senate: On Tuesday, voters will go to the polls for a hotly-contested special election to replace ex-state Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, who was recently found guilty on corruption charges. Obama carried...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Democrats avoid a redistricting disaster at the Supreme Court

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? Redistricting: In a huge victory for voting rights advocates on Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states may count all residents, rather than just eligible voters, when drawing election districts, preserving a practice that states have almost uniformly used for 50 years. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Richard Burr starts the general election with just a 5-point lead in North Carolina

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? NC-Sen, NC-Gov: Public Policy Polling is out with their first post-primary poll of North Carolina, and it shows the Senate race in the Tar Heel State could get very interesting in November. Republican incumbent Richard Burr leads former state Rep. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Missouri Republican pressed to return $1 million after donor faces sex abuse lawsuit

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? MO-Gov: Every election cycle, there's always some donor somewhere who winds up in trouble with the law or the tabloids, and when the story breaks, the opponents of whomever that guy gave money to call on the recipient to return the contribution or give it to charity. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Can Team Blue retake the House in 2016? Only if they completely run the table

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? House: Daily Kos Elections is pleased to present our initial House race ratings for the 2016 election cycle. Mid-decade redistricting has made two GOP-held seats (FL-10 and VA-04) safely Democratic, while it has turned the Democratic-held Florida 2nd District safely red, so we have Team Blue automatically netting one district. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Grassley says no judge for SCOTUS? Then it'll be Judge vs. Grassley

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? IA-Sen: The GOP's sworn blood oath to deny Barack Obama any chance at appointing a replacement for Antonin Scalia is already about to have its first real electoral impact, nine months before Election Day. According to the New York Times, former Lt. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: VoteVets takes to the air to boost Tammy Duckworth and bash Mark Kirk

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? IL-Sen: The progressive organization VoteVets, which helps elect Democratic veterans to office, is coming to the aid of one of their own, Rep. Tammy Duckworth. VoteVotes says it's spending $600,000 to air a new ad statewide hammering GOP Sen. Show More Summary

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

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

5 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

6 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

7 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!

7 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

7 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"

7 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

7 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!

8 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

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