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GOP Campaign Tracker Violates Bipartisan Truce (Again)

Nathan L. Gonzales July 7, 2017 · 9:31 AM EDT

Trackers have become standard operating procedure in today’s campaigns, as young operatives follow and record candidates’ every move and whisper with the hope of catching a gaffe. But up to this point, there has been rare bipartisan agreement that the Senate hallways were off limits.

“New low for…

For GOP, Health Care Bill Looks Riskier by the Day

Stuart Rothenberg July 5, 2017 · 4:01 PM EDT

The new Republican National Committee web video “Where’s Their Plan?” purports to place the onus for the nation’s health care crisis on Democrats, but instead shows how far off base the RNC is in understanding how the issue is likely to play next year if the party can’t pass a popular replacement…

How Divided Parties Survive and Thrive

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Nathan L. Gonzales June 23, 2017 · 3:00 PM EDT

Democrats were divided before the special election in Georgia, and Jon Ossoff’s loss certainly didn’t help heal any internal wounds. The party went “all in” to win the suburban Atlanta seat and came up short in the type of district the party needs to win to get to a majority next year, and the…

Virginia 10: Democrats Not Giving Up on the Suburbs

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Leah Askarinam June 23, 2017 · 2:59 PM EDT

This week’s Republican victory in Georgia’s 6th District offered the first evidence that highly educated suburban districts aren’t fleeing the party with President Donald Trump in the White House. 

Karen Handel’s win should be encouraging to Members such as Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, whose…

House Battleground Breakdown: Diving Into Demographics

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Leah Askarinam June 23, 2017 · 2:58 PM EDT

We’ve learned from 2016 that demographics aren’t exactly destiny. But while the relationship between demography and voting behavior doesn’t amount to a perfect science, it can be useful to compare localities from across the country based on demography rather than purely on geography. For example,…

Democrats Look for First Signature Victory

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Nathan L. Gonzales June 23, 2017 · 2:57 PM EDT

After a setback in Georgia’s 6th District, Democrats are looking for the next opportunity to take back some territory for their party and change the narrative about elections during the Trump Administration. Democrats are well-positioned to win the Virginia and New Jersey races for governor this…

Candidate Conversation - Kia Hamadanchy (D)

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June 23, 2017 · 2:56 PM EDT

Candidate for California’s 45th District

Interview Date: June 20, 2017

Date of Birth: Oct. 20, 1985; Torrance, Calif.

Education: Univ. of Michigan (2007, law school 2010)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Hamadanchy is one of at least three credible Democratic…

Candidate Conversation - Ken Harbaugh (D)

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June 23, 2017 · 2:55 PM EDT

Candidate for Ohio’s 7th District

Interview Date: June 15, 2017

Date of Birth: Dec. 15, 1973; Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Education: Duke University (1996); Yale law school (2008)

Political Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Harbaugh is the clear frontrunner for the Democratic…