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Age, Change and the Democrats’ Challenge

by Stuart Rothenberg April 9, 2019 · 4:14 PM EDT

Is the Democratic race for president — and possibly even the 2020 general election — going to boil down to a choice of aged front-runners (or incumbent) versus a younger challenger who represents generational change? It’s certainly possible.

President Donald Trump, the oldest person ever to assume…

2020 Senate Overview: Defining the Relationship

April 5, 2019 · 2:30 PM EDT

For Republicans, there’s more at stake in 2020 than the Senate majority. 

Not only is the GOP defending more seats next year, but this class includes a mix of leadership, legislative veterans, and rising stars, who are all in races to strengthen their connection to their states.

The terrain isn’t…

2020 Senate Overview (April 5, 2019): Alabama - Kansas

April 5, 2019 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alabama. Doug Jones (D), elected 2017 special (50%). As a Democrat in a state where Hillary Clinton received less than 35 percent, Jones is the most vulnerable senator in the country. But there hasn’t been a flood of interested GOP candidates. 

Rep. Bradley Byrne, who represents Mobile and the…

2020 Senate Overview (April 5, 2019): Kentucky - New Mexico

April 5, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

Kentucky. Mitch McConnell (R), elected 1984 (50%), 1990 (52%), 1996 (55%), 2002 (65%), 2008 (53%) and 2014 (56%). Trump won Kentucky by nearly 20 points in 2016, Republicans have a 57-42 percent Baseline advantage, and Democrats haven’t won a Senate race since 1992. But with the polarizing majority…

2020 Senate Overview (April 5, 2019): North Carolina - Wyoming

April 5, 2019 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina. Thom Tillis (R), elected 2014 (49%). The nature of North Carolina as an emerging toss-up should breed a competitive contest. Republicans have a narrow 50-49 percent Baseline advantage. In 2016, President Trump won by 4 points and GOP Sen. Richard Burr won by 6 points, but Democrat…

Candidate Conversation - Tracy Mitrano (D)

April 5, 2019 · 2:26 PM EDT

New York’s 23rd District -- Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: April 2, 2019

Date of Birth: May 1, 1958;  Rochester, N.Y.

Education: Univ. of Rochester (1981); Binghamton Univ. (Ph.d 1989); Cornell (J.D. 1995)

Elected Office: None; 2018 23rd District nominee

Current Outlook: It says a…