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The Next Congress Will Be Filled With Losers

by Nathan L. Gonzales September 28, 2020 · 10:28 AM EDT

The votes haven’t even been counted yet, but one thing is certain: The next Congress is going to be filled with losers. Both parties are hinging their majority dreams on candidates who have recently lost races, many of them just two years ago for the very office they are seeking in 2020.

Of…

Supreme Court Fight Isn’t Guaranteed Game-Changer

by Nathan L. Gonzales September 20, 2020 · 7:05 AM EDT

While Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death will go down as yet another historic event in 2020, it’s unlikely to change the fundamental trajectory of the elections.

In the middle of huge breaking news stories, it can be hard to remember that the country is incredibly polarized and the…

The Senate Deserves Your Attention

September 18, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

While the race for the White House dominates the news, the fight for the Senate is closer.

The easiest thing to do after 2016 would be to declare every race with President Donald Trump on the ballot as a toss-up. But that would be at the expense of the…

Senate Report Shorts (September 18, 2020)

September 18, 2020 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alabama. Doug Jones (D), elected 2017 special (50%). With less than two months to go, the senator remains the underdog against former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville. Jones will likely outspend Tuberville on ads by at least a few million dollars, but GOP outside groups are helping make…

House Report Shorts (September 18, 2020)

September 18, 2020 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large District. Don Young, R, re-elected 53%. Trump 51%. Like Al Gross in this state’s Senate race, Alyse Galvin was affected by the Alaska Division of Elections’ decision to remove the “undeclared” label from independents running with a major party nomination. Unlike Gross, Galvin has…

Gubernatorial Report Shorts (September 18, 2020)

by Jacob Rubashkin September 18, 2020 · 2:27 PM EDT

Delaware. John Carney (D), elected 2016 (58%). Georgetown, Del. attorney Julianne Murray won the GOP primary against 2016 nominee Colin Bonini and several other candidates, but she won’t win the general election against the incumbent. In 2016, Carney won by 19 points  — between a better national…

Presidential Battlegrounds: Texas

by Ryan Matsumoto September 18, 2020 · 2:26 PM EDT

In the recent documentary film Boys State, a thousand high schoolers from across Texas gather in Austin for a whirlwind week of mock elections for various state offices including governor. Although the political parties and platforms are fictional, the participants campaigning for office often take…