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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Kansas GOP may be in for some more intra-party hellfire

Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp is looking at primarying Sen. Jerry Moran Leading Off: • KS-Sen: Well, this would be funny at least. Rep. Tim Huelskamp isn't ruling out the possibility that he'll challenge Sen. Jerry Moran in the Republican...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The battle begins to succeed Julian Castro in San Antonio

2014 Democratic lieutenant governor nominee and San Antonio mayoral candidate Leticia Van de Putte Leading Off: • San Antonio Mayor: Plenty of big cities will hold mayoral elections next year, and it looks like we'll have an exciting race to look forward to in the nation's seventh largest city. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: California, get ready for some crazy ballot action in 2016

The Golden State may get a lot more ballot measures next cycle Leading Off: • CA Ballot: Thanks to low ballot access hurdles, tons of proposed referendums and constitutional amendments confront California voters almost every year. 2014...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What went wrong for Sean Parnell?

Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell Leading Off: • AK-Gov: On Friday, multiple media outlets called Alaska's gubernatorial race for independent Bill Walker. More ballots still need to be counted but Walker currently holds a 48-46 percent lead over Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Democrat Ami Bera surges into the lead in tight overtime race

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera Leading Off: • CA-07: On Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera took the lead for the first time. An additional 22,839 ballots (more than we believed were still out) were counted and Bera moved from a 530-vote deficit...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Only a recount stands between Martha McSally and Congress

Good news... for Martha McSally! Leading Off: • AZ-02: On Tuesday most of the remaining ballots were counted in this swing district, and it appears that Republican Martha McSally has unseated Democratic Rep. Ron Barber. McSally currently leads Barber by 133 votes, with only about 200 to 250 ballots remaining countywide. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A Republican retirement opens up a swing seat in Pennsylvania

Retiring Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick Leading Off: • PA-08: Woohoo! We already have our first retirement in a competitive House district for the 2016 elections—and it's good news for the blue team. GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick had long...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: North Carolina Democrats get ready for another intense race

North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Leading Off: • NC-Gov: Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has not officially announced whether or not he'll run against Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, but he's sure sounding like a...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: National Democrats triage Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu Leading Off: • LA-Sen: On Tuesday, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy were forced into a Dec. 6 runoff as expected. However, if the jungle primary numbers are any indication, Landrieu is in a very,...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Holy mackerel, were the polls wrong!

Points below the diagonal line show polling averages that were too friendly to Democrats. Leading Off: • Polltopia: A few days ago, we wrote a post about how the polls can be wrong. In that we post, we showed how over the past ten years, polls have more often than not overestimated Republican performance. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Republicans retake Senate, rout Democrats at every level

Tuesday night (artist's rendering) Tuesday turned out to be an utter bloodbath for Democrats, as a bad map, depressed midterm turnout, and deep hostility toward Barack Obama all combined to deliver defeats across the board for Team Blue. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Early vote shows Colorado Democrats need big turnout today

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall Leading Off: Early Voting: Below, Taniel rounds up early voting statistics from battleground states across the country. • Colorado: All eyes are on the Centennial State because 1,343,059 ballots have already been received. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: How to win an election while under indictment

Republican Rep. Michael Grimm Leading Off: • NY-11: There were a ton of polls released over the weekend, but one still managed to stand out from the crowd. Siena finds Republican Rep. Michael Grimm leading Democrat Domenic Recchia 53-34,...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Lee Terry just earned the worst endorsement you can think of

Republican Lee Terry Leading Off: • NE-02: We've written extensively about how politicians who run ads trying to tie their opponents to heinous crimes often wind up bitten in the ass, but no one's gotten their buttocks chomped as hard...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A little-known Libertarian is Mark Begich's secret weapon

Democrat Mark Begich Leading Off: • AK-Sen: If it worked for Jon Tester, it may just work for Mark Begich. Nathaniel Herz at the Alaska Dispatch News details how the Democratic senator has been boosting the campaign of Libertarian Mark...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The abyss beckons to Lee Terry

Republican Lee Terry Leading Off: • NE-02: It's been a long time since things have looked good for Republican Rep. Lee Terry. He came close to losing his seat in 2012 to an underfunded opponent even as Romney was winning it 53-46, he...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Martha Coakley is struggling, but it may not be her fault

Democrat Martha Coakley Leading Off: • MA-Gov: This is not encouraging. Democrat Martha Coakley just released a poll from Kiley & Company showing her behind Republican Charlie Baker 44-42 in the Massachusetts gubernatorial contest. It's...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Maine's gubernatorial race looks as tight as ever

Democrat Mike Michaud Leading Off: • ME-Gov: On behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, PPP takes another look at the Pine Tree State's gubernatorial contest and finds what most recent polls have found: A close and unpredictable contest between Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Maine independent Eliot Cutler goes dark, boosting Democrats

Eliot Cutler, probably the dude on the right Leading Off: • ME-Gov: Eliot Cutler is looking like a man defeated. Cutler, an independent who finished second in the 2010 gubernatorial race, has utterly failed to replicate his prior success and is mired at about 15 percent in the polls. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Mike Rounds knew of aide's conflict when giving out state loans

Mike Rounds (right) Leading Off: • SD-Sen: In a damning and shocking admission, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds acknowledged Tuesday that he did in fact know that a top former cabinet official, Richard Benda, was going to work for...Show More Summary

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