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GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Looking ahead to next year's midterm elections, Democratic strategists said Friday that forcing Republicans to spend millions for a narrow win in a conservative state amounted to a victory itself.

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Both political parties are finding cause for optimism in a House race in Montana won by a Republican who faced last-minute assault charges. Looking ahead to next year's midterm elections, … Click to Continue »

6 Takeaways From Montana’s Special Election

Montana’s special election has many lessons, but it’s unclear if it tells us a lot about the remaining contests of 2017, much less the 2018 midterms.

Next Election Is Still 18 Months Away, But It’s Never Too Early To Collect Cash

by Sara Swann Even with the 2018 midterm elections still 18 months away, both Republicans and Democrats are making moves to strengthen their most vulnerable incumbents. One way they’re doing it: By contributing through their candidate committees and leadership PACs. Show More Summary

CBO Says Trumpcare Would Screw Old People, Trigger Premium Spike Before Midterm Elections

House Republicans who voted for the American Health Care Act have already been taking heat from constituents who are worried that it will leave them uninsurable or cripple them financially, and the unpopularity of the AHCA is one reason Democrats have been getting big ideas about taking back the House. Show More Summary

What Special Elections Are Telling Us

David Wasserman: “The results of individual special elections… can’t always foretell what will happen in the next high-stakes midterm. Each district presents its own unique set of variables, like flawed candidates or dreadfully unpopular governors.” “But taken collectively, the margins [...]

Republicans are in deep trouble in 2018

Following a similar shift in analysis by the Cook Political Report three weeks ago, Roll Call now finds: “The midterm elections are still nearly a year and a half away, and the political dynamics could yet change, but we shouldn’t ignore the fact that history and the current environment are merging together for a potentially […]

In Trump Country, Bernie Sanders Delegates Win Big

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Members of Sanders’ "political revolution" are organizing across the country, running for office in local elections ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential race.

Election 2018: Who will control Congress?

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Most everyone expects that Democrats will pick up some seats in the House of Representatives during the 2018 midterm elections. An opposition party almost always does during a new president’s first term; the Republicans did in 2010, largely because of the Tea Party movement animated by a populist...

Excellent News: Supreme Court Affirms NC Racial Gerrymandering Case

We have a bit of potentially excellent news for the 2018 midterm election, as the Supreme Court affirms that the Republican Party in North Carolina deliberately used gerrymandering to marginalize black voters in North Carolina. The congressional map they put together in 2011 is now invalid. The Supreme Court has issued this 5-3 opinion in Cooper v. Show More Summary

Democrats Enlist Veterans Ahead of Midterm Elections

“The party is running military veterans in competitive congressional districts across the country: Fifteen veterans have already launched 2018 House campaigns, and 10 more may enter races by this summer, Democratic officials say,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “In addition [...]

GOP Worried Mueller Could Upend Midterm Elections

“The unpredictable investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, now reportedly reaching into President Trump’s White House, could land like a political nuclear bomb on the Republican Party in 2018,” the Washington Examiner reports. “That’s what worries Republicans [...]

Special Elections May Shed Light on Midterm Strategy

Washington Post: “Yet in all three races, Democrats have made a tactical decision not to turn the contests into a referendum on Trump’s alleged scandals and instead are focusing on policy decisions by the president and congressional Republicans.” “Democratic strategists [...]

Quora: How Much Danger Can Republicans Expect in 2018?

The president’s party typically loses seats in Congress in the midterm elections.

Democrats are Banking on Taking the House in 2018 to Investigate Trump

Per a NBC News article, the Democratic Party is banking on winning the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections in order to stymie and investigate President Donald Trump. They are over a year-and-a-half away from the midterm elections in 2018, yet they are planning to investigate alleged Trump-Russia ties, subpoena his records and […]

On the Blabbermouth Podcast: Could Delaying a Trump Impeachment Help Democrats During the 2018 Midterms?

Amber Cortes, Rich Smith and Eli Sanders wonder if liberals should really be pushing so hard for immediate impeachment, or if it'd be more strategic to let it drag out until the 2018 midterm elections. by The Stranger Subscribe to the...Show More Summary

NBC News: Trump may not have a GOP-Majority House after 2018 Midterm Elections

What is NBC News’ reasoning about Trump and the GOP not having control of the House of Representatives after the 2018 midterm elections? Trump’s predecessors, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, did not have low approval ratings this early into their presidencies like Trump does (he sits at 39%). Both Bush and Obama ended up losing […]

Is Rep. Chaffetz Leaving Politics To Work For Fox News?

Popular Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) made waves with his surprise announcement that he would not be seeking to run for re-election in the upcoming midterm elections, with many pundits suggesting that he could be setting his sights toward the … More » The post Is Rep. Chaffetz Leaving Politics To Work For Fox News? appeared first on EveryJoe.

Is That a Democratic Tsunami Taking Shape for 2018?

More and more signs are cropping up suggesting a historic beatdown of the GOP in the next midterm election.

Fear of Trump Impeachment Has GOP Running Scared of 2018 Midterms

Trump has changed the game in ways that are making conventional election wisdom obsolete. Republicans meeting in San Diego are worried that their career prospects could suffer collateral damage if Donald Trump’s administration continues to meltdown, leading to possible impeachment proceedings against the president before the 2018 midterms. Show More Summary

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