Click here for reuse options! The Republicans’ quest for a permanent political majority culminated in mammoth voter suppression in 2016. The 2018 midterm election promises both to embolden these efforts and energize resistance. Unnerved...Show More Summary
Nine days before Donald Trump is inaugurated president, the House Republicans' super PAC is launching the first TV advertising aimed at the 2018 midterm elections.
The outcome of the 2016 election shocked and worried Democrats across the country. Unfortunately for them, there may be worse to come in the 2018 midterm elections. In less than two years, 33 Senate seats will be up for grabs. Senate...Show More Summary
Vox: “When 2009 began, the Republican Party looked like a smoking pile of rubble. The GOP had lost the presidency, and much of their outgoing president’s legacy seemed set to be reversed. They had fallen into the minority in both [....
Gerrymandering is one of our foremost concerns at Daily Kos Elections. Following the GOP’s 2010 midterm wave election, Republican map-makers gained control of the redistricting process in a far greater number of states than Democrats. Show More Summary
Bam! 2018 The 2018 midterm elections present one of the most lopsided Senate fields in recent memory. As a result of their successes in the 2006 and 2012 elections, Democrats now face the dubious task of defending 25 of the 33 Senate seats that are up two years from now. Show More Summary
The ink from President Obama's signature on the Affordable Care Act wasn't even dry when then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the Republican mantra for the upcoming midterm elections. As he put it on March 23, 2010, "I...Show More Summary
In the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats are in a much more perilous than Republicans. The GOP appears they can hold on to the seats that are up for reelection with Nevada being the one state that could be at risk. As for Democrats,Show More Summary
Joshua Spivak: “Midterm elections usually represent a bad result for the party holding the presidency – Obama’s first midterm saw the Democrats lose the House and his second saw them lose the Senate. Due to the fact that the Democrats [...]
Who is poised to take control of national politics ahead of the midterm elections? The post The Future of National Politics: A Call for Submissions. appeared first on The Good Men Project.
The Democratic Party establishment's insistence on fronting a more-of-the-same establishment candidate cost them the election and cost America its sanity: now it's time to start planning for the 2018 midterms and a Congress that can roadblock Trump's mass deportations, torture, spying and censorship. (more…)
An economics professor at Yale University, who is unnamed at this point, has made his midterm exam optional for the special little folks who are too distraught over the election results last night to concentrate on the rest of their lives. He wrote to them saying: “I am getting many heartfelt notes from students who […]
In one of the closely watched local contests of the 2016 election, Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold is angling to take back his U.S. Senate seat from the Republican who took it from him in the 2010 midterms.
Historic Quote: “In 1966, skirts are higher, pants are tighter and LBJ’s coattails are shorter.” – A GOP slogan for the 1966 midterm elections as the GOP hoped to win back contests that had been lost in Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 rout. For most of October, particularly since the release of the “Access Hollywood” tapes, Democrats [...]Show More Summary
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