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Trump won’t change, so neither will the GOP’s midterm prospects

Pollster Charlie Cook reminds us of the disconnect between President Trump’s standing and the economy: The outcome in the [Pennsylvania] 18th was a continuation of a pattern seen in seven special House elections last year: Democrats running 6 to 12 points better than what The Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voting Index would suggest they should […]

GOP Leaders Fear Lazy Republicans

Politico: “What GOP leaders fear most heading into the thick of the midterm elections: incumbents who haven’t seen a real race in years snoozing as a Democratic wave builds. Speaker Paul Ryan and the National Republican Congressional Committee are less [...]

Worries That Dems Could Blow Their Chances in 2018

Since the moment President Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election, Democrats have been focusing on the 2018 midterms, seeking to retake Congress and roll back Trump's most extreme policies. The post Worries That Dems Could Blow Their Chances in 2018 appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Libertarian US Senate Candidate Is Seeking To Arm The Homeless

Authored by Jay Syrmopoulos via, A Michigan candidate for US Senate, Brian Ellison, who is expected to be the Libertarian party’s candidate in the November midterm election, set his sights on raising at least $10,000 to buy 20 pump-action shotguns and provide training for homeless people. Show More Summary

Court rulings boost Democrats' chances of retaking Congress

20 hours agoNews : The Lookout

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Boosting the Democrats' chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall's midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal panel on Monday rejected Republican challenges to a newly redrawn congressional map imposed on Pennsylvania by the state's high court.

Russia Will Interfere in the 2018 Elections. Those Fighting It Say We’re Not Ready

Several parts of the federal government are moving to fight near-certain attempts to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections. But even those charged with the task say their efforts may not be enough. “We have seen Russian activities and intentions to have an impact on the next election cycle,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who President…

“Elections Security Officials Head to Capitol Hill Amid Warnings of Russian Meddling”

NYT: A day after urging elections officials to shore up their systems ahead of the midterm voting, the Senate Intelligence Committee planned to call top federal and state elections security officials to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to explain how they are trying … Continue reading ?

Democrats turn out in big numbers for Illinois primary

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats turned out for Illinois' primary in higher numbers than the left-leaning state has seen for a midterm election in more than a decade, deciding several hotly contested races and signaling the November election could be even tougher-than-usual for the GOP.

Federal election officials failed to enforce campaign finance requirements on outside group in 2010, judge rules

A federal judge on Tuesday said the Federal Election Commission failed to enforce campaign finance disclosure requirements against an outside group that ran political advertisements in the weeks leading up to the 2010 midterms. The ruling...Show More Summary

9 campaigns and 1 major political firm have unionized ahead of the 2018 midterm elections

Nine political campaigns have unionized ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, and one major political firm, Revolution Messaging, joined them this week, according to a BuzzFeed report Tuesday. Revolution Messaging workers join a number of unionized campaign staffs, all of whom work for progressive Democratic candidates whose campaigns run the gamut from local county council […]

Supreme Court upholds Pennsylvania election map in win for Democrats

The twin rulings, which ensure November's midterm elections in Pennsylvania will be contested using the new boundaries, were announced just 24 hours before candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives must file petitions to secure spots on ballots. Show More Summary

GOP Fears Another Candidate Problem In West Virginia

“National Republicans — on the heels of the Roy Moore and Rick Saccone debacles — worry they’re staring down their latest potential midterm election fiasco: coal baron and recent federal prisoner Don Blankenship,” Politico reports. “With Blankenship skyrocketing in the [...]

Most Insiders See Democrats Taking the House

Stu Rothenberg: “Seven and a half months before the midterm elections, the combination of attitudinal and behavioral evidence leads to a single conclusion: The Democrats are very likely to win control of the House in November.” “President Trump’s job approval rating has [...]

What Special Elections Can’t Tell Us About a Democratic Wave

Higher turnout, as well as the power of incumbency, may help save Republicans in the midterms.

Congress quietly preserves ability to pay sexual harassment settlements with taxpayer money

An overhaul of Capitol Hill’s workplace misconduct system is in jeopardy and likely won’t be attached to a government spending bill this week, diminishing the likelihood of reform before the midterm elections, according to Politico. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who introduced the bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act last December, said on Monday that House and […]

The Obama-Clinton Soundtracks

What the nation needs desperately as the 2018 midterm elections draw near is to hear more wisdom from Barack Obama and less venom from Hillary Clinton. Although former presidents tend to abide by a gentlemen's agreement to go easy on their successo... Continue reading ?

Democrats take small lead in Special Pennsylvania Congressional election in district won by Trump at WH2016 by 20%

A bellwether for the November midterms What’s getting a lot of coverage in the US media at the moment is a big battle going on in the outskirts of Pittsburgh in a Special Congressional election caused by the resignation of the Republican incumbent over a sex scandal. It is said that millions of dollars has […]

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