Democrats Face Uphill Battle to Recapture a Senate Majority

“There are three kinds of lies,” Mark Twain once wrote, “Lies, damned lies and statistics.” Nothing truer could ever be written about attempts to describe the 2016 Senate map. Democrats’ top campaign strategist, Tom Lopach, has already predicted a “very Democratic Senate,” citing a very favorable map that has Republicans playing defense on unfriendly fronts.…
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Contentious Primaries are Dinging Democrats 2016 Senate Hopes

The 2016 presidential race continues to make for great headlines. With this many candidates and this many personalities being given nearly infinite opportunities to say something intriguing, bombastic or gaffe-worthy, it’s no surprise that the media is having a field day. Given the tabloid-like behavior of the news media today it’s little surprise that Democrats…
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Democrats’ “Rookies and Retreads” Recruiting Strategy is Bound to Fail

Washington is working again. Congressional committees are meeting and voting, a robust floor debate is taking place nearly daily (even on Fridays!), amendments are being heard and voted, legislation is getting passed, and executive appointments are getting confirmed. This is not the Congress that voters came to know and to hate over the last four…
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Democrats Lining Up Behind Proven Losers for 2016

By any measure the 2016 elections are extremely important. The economic recovery—to the extent there is one—is likely to still be balancing on a razor’s edge. The world is in disarray, with Russia pushing its boundaries, Iran becoming a regional power, nations like Iraq and Libya collapsing, Islamic terrorists on the march, and China gathering…
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