December 15, 2017 · 2:25 PM EST
Ben McAdams (D)
Candidate for Utah’s 4th District
Date of Birth: Dec. 5, 1974; Salt Lake City, Utah
Education: Univ. of Utah (2000), Columbia Law School (2003)
Political Office: Salt Lake County mayor; state Senator (former)
Current Outlook: Rep. Mia Love narrowly lost her 2012 congressional…
December 15, 2017 · 2:24 PM EST
Max Rose (D)
Candidate for New York’s 11th District
Interview Date: Dec. 12, 2017
Date of Birth: Nov. 28, 1986; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Education: Wesleyan (2008); London School of Economics (Master’s, 2009)
Elected Office: None; First run for office
Current Outlook: Republican Rep. Dan Donovan won…
December 13, 2017 · 12:48 AM EST
One of the best parts about covering elections is that there is always a result. After all the prognosticating, projecting, discussing and arguing, there’s a winner. But determining the true meaning of victory and loss can be difficult.
There will be plenty of time to analyze the Alabama Senate…
December 8, 2017 · 12:47 PM EST
Call me crazy, but I'm not sure we won't see a government shutdodwn, even though Congress managed to pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through Dec. 22. Why? Because no one in Washington is particularly afraid of a government shutdown.
Democrats aren’t afraid of a government…
December 7, 2017 · 1:14 PM EST
Democrats made a big splash this week with the entry of former Gov. Phil Bredesen into the Tennessee Senate race, but the party still has an uphill battle in a state President Donald Trump won convincingly, and it’s not even clear Bredesen gives Democrats the best chance of winning.
December 7, 2017 · 12:30 PM EST
Sen. Al Franken’s resignation puts another Democratic seat into the 2018 mix, but it’s still unclear whether his departure provides Republicans with a legitimate takeover opportunity.
In order to handicap a race, it’s helpful to know where the contest will take place and who is running. In this…
December 1, 2017 · 2:30 PM EST
If Democrats want to have any shot at winning a Senate majority in 2018, Sen. Claire McCaskill likely needs to win re-election—a tall task, given that Missouri voted for President Donald Trump by nearly 20 points.
McCaskill is one of 10 Democratic senators running for re-election in states that…