It's been obvious for a while now that Republicans have gerrymandered their way out of the presidency—creating such hot pockets of conservatism that their presidential hopefuls must tack fatally right in order to win the nomination.Show More Summary
With little more than two weeks until Election Day, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R) personal investment in eroding the ranks of legislative Democrats led by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) has grown to nearly $46 million, the Chicago Tribune reports. [...]
Continuing with our “Focus on the House” series, we bring you the story of Democrat Christina Hartman, running in Pennsylvania’s 16th District. Her latest internal poll has her within three points of her opponent and President Obama endorsed her Monday. Raised in Lancaster County, I am proud of my family’s Pennsylvania roots. Show More Summary
Politico: A conservative-leaning watchdog group is accusing the DCCC and a dozen of its candidates of using illegal advertising practices this fall, arguing in new complaints that the committee has used its ad strategy to direct extra money to a … Continue reading ?
Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, gives a thumbs up to the crowd right before walking off stage during a campaign rally in Cleveland on Oct. 21. One of her supporters, Lisa Baron Blue, told a crowd of fellow trial lawyers last week that she is interviewing for a job [...]
Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic House Minority Leader, on why Georgia is a test case for the rest of the United States.
Leading Off: ? IN-09: Over the last few weeks, Democratic groups released two polls showing a tight race between Democrat Shelli Yoder and Republican Trey Hollingsworth in this 57-41 Romney seat. Yoder herself is now out with a Garin-Hart-Yang survey showing the two tied 43-43, while Donald Trump posts a 48-38 lead. Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton would have to win by a lot to help Democrats gain the House majority. Oversampling is a valid and often-used technique in polls. And Clinton’s support is growing among young voters. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, October...Show More Summary
Stuart Rothenberg: “Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report and David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report continue to show Republicans near or over the 218 seats they need to retain House control when they each count safe [...]
By Alec MacGillis / ProPublica Hillary Clinton looks increasingly likely to win the White House, but her party faces a big obstacle to success in congressional races — Democrats are sorting themselves into geographic clusters where many of their votes have been rendered all but superfluous.
Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of how Republicans focused on small state office elections to turn states red and gain control of state houses for re-drawing...
Obama, Clinton and the mainstream media all say that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and released emails to throw the election to Trump. But former CIA, State Department, and House Intelligence Committee security expert...Show More Summary
A top Democratic lawmaker who had been scheduled to appear in Modesto on Monday, Oct. 24, was the latest suggestion that both parties are investing heavily in the House race … Click to Continue »
Democratic House candidate Brad Schneider talks about the his race and the presidential race's impact on his contest. He speaks in Lake Forest, Ill., on October 16, 2016. … Click to Continue »
President Obama took the confidence that's been emanating from the Clinton campaign and the White House to a new level on Monday, saying it's not enough just to win the election.
Elizabeth Tarrant is a Democrat running for the Texas House from District 97 against incumbent Republican Craig Goldman. This is a really red District -- Goldman won 82% of the votes in 2014, albeit without a Democrat in the race -- but he's taking no chances this time around. Show More Summary
A very popular President Obama is switching on the afterburners in the final weeks of this election in hopes of helping Democrats retake the House of Representatives. It's an uphill climb, but Obama and Democrats are mounting an all-out offensive in 30 more congressional districts—exactly the number needed for Democrats to flip the House. Show More Summary
A tiny Republican majority in the House of Representatives could still block much-needed reforms.
Hillary Clinton would probably need to win by double digits; every percentage point added to her victory margin would add around half a point to the average Democratic candidate.
President Barack Obama took aim Sunday at one of his top adversaries in Capitol Hill, mocking Republican Rep. Darrel Issa for distributing a campaign mailer with Mr. Obama's image on it to try to broaden his appeal in a tough re-election fight.