Rift Between Establishment and Activists Threatens to Sink Democrats

Democrats sit at an uncomfortable political crossroads. Does the party meddle from the top-down in winnable races in which they are threatening to field a losing candidate? Or do they back off and let the activist left learn the hard way what voters will and won’t support? As of now it appears they haven’t made…
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Democrats Already Preparing Their Excuses for Midterm Letdown

Love water-centric metaphors? Then the 2018 election cycle is the one for you. In late 2017, all the stories suggested that the upcoming 2018 elections were shaping up to be a Democratic wave. The combination of historic losses for the president’s party in the first midterm following their election, a president with low approval ratings,…
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Republicans Have Reason for Optimism in 2018

With roughly nine months to go until the midterm elections, Republicans have much to be fearful about and much to be hopeful for. Fearful, because history suggests that Republicans’ House majority is in peril. The president’s party loses an average of 32 seats in the first midterm election after taking his seat in the Oval…
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Democrats Alienating the Voters They Need to Win in 2018

Democrats’ path to a Senate majority is incredibly difficult and politically perilous. The 2018 map is unforgiving, offering no shortcuts and leaving no room for wrong-turns. And yet rather than identify where their party went off the tracks in 2016, Democrats seem to be going out of their way alienate would-be supporters. Republicans currently have…
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Democrats Doing Themselves No Favors In Run-Up to 2018

We’re less than two months past Republicans’ smashing victory in the the 2016 elections. And we’re still weeks away from when Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in. So of course it feels like the perfect time to begin thinking about the 2018 elections. We know what you’re thinking: Isn’t it way too…
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