For better or worse, Curt Schilling's political opinions have been a mainstay of the 2016 election. Now it looks as if they will continue after November, at least through the 2018 midterms. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher, who was fired from ESPN earlier this year for sharing a transphobic meme online, has announced he will indeed run for the U.S. Show More Summary
Democrats suffered a pair of brutal midterm elections under his watch, but they're bullish about their prospects for November.
It’s a truism of modern politics that Republicans have placed voting rights under assault in the states they control. Ever since the G.O.P. landslides in the midterm elections of 2010, Republicans have worked to restrict the right to...Show More Summary
Politico: “Declaring he would consider it ‘a personal insult, an insult to my legacy’ if black turnout falters for Hillary Clinton, Obama did what he got reamed for doing almost exactly two years ago, in the heat of midterm elections [...]
QUESTIONS NOBODY IS ASKING. “Why Are The Media Objectively Pro-Trump?” asks…Paul Krugman?! Geez, in the past, starting with Al Gore after the GOP won the 2002 midterms, Democrats usually wait until after they’ve lost an election to start imagining rightwing media bias. What’s gotten into the former Enron advisor and JournoList member employed by the […]
DEMS LOOK FOR COMEBACK IN BATTLE FOR GOVERNORSHIPS (The Hill) -- Democrats hope to launch a comeback this fall in the battle for governor’s mansions across the country. Republicans have a huge lead after two strong midterm elections in a row, in which the party netted eight new governorships once held by Democrats. Show More Summary
In 1946, during the midterm elections, Americans could seem to talk of nothing but red meat—and those conversations changed American history
In the 2014 midterms, only 36.7 percent of eligible voters turned out to vote. That compares to 58.6 percent of eligible voters who turned out for the presidential election in 2012 and 62.2 percent who turned out in 2008. We can learn several things from just these numbers. First, obviously there can be some significant... Read more »
In November 2014, Democrats suffered one of the worst midterm election defeats in American history, resulting in the largest Republican majority in nearly a century. Debbie Wasserman Schultz did not lose her job as head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) because of this disastrous failure. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s choice to run his campaign in Colorado, a key battleground state, is a veteran political consultant who was accused in the last election cycle of defrauding a top conservative super PAC. During the 2014 midterm election, Patrick Davis was brought on to help run Vote2ReduceDebt...
After a stinging defeat in the 2014 midterm elections, the president found a way to avoid being a lame duck.
The Clinton campaign has drained many of the ideals Democrats have long stood for. On Oct. 30, 2010, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Despite the fact that midterm elections were right around the corner, the main goal of the rally was not openly to affect the vote. Show More Summary
This is why elections matter y'all. Even the boring, unsexy midterm ones.
Toomey was narrowly elected in the GOP's 2010 midterm landslide but is now running in a presidential election year in a state that Democrats have carried since 1992. Bernie Sanders is slamming Republican presidential candidate Donald...Show More Summary
Midterm elections are good to the GOP, but presidential years? Not so much. Photo by Gage Skidmore
Morris Reid did not expect any problems when he went to his local polling station outside Raleigh, N.C., to vote in the 2014 midterm. Yet the long-time voter, a 57-year-old Democrat, found he could not cast his ballot. A poll worker told the African American jail superintendent he was registered...
From a great distance, the news that volunteers associated with Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign are turning their attentions to the herculean task of organizing progressives for midterm elections would seem to be exciting news for all Democrats. Without question, the close alignment of the two parties with groups of voters ... More »
Regarding the perpetual complaint that young voters don’t turn out for midterm elections, which gives Congress to Republicans — yeah, I used to complain about that too. But try to imagine what the Democratic Party must look like to younger voters. I’m old enough to remember when Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt were still alive […]
Never before in an election season has the polling been more abysmal. Not even during their disastrous performance during the 2014 midterms have polling companies been so consistently wrong, and measured so many candidates’ performance outside the margin of error. Show More Summary
Passing monumentally historic healthcare reform legislation was extremely costly to President Obama and the once Democratic-controlled Congress. Losses in midterm elections made any subsequent accomplishments practically impossible,Show More Summary