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Alabama Senate: Republicans Aim To Avoid Moore Headaches

by Leah Askarinam June 20, 2019 · 3:41 PM EDT

Republicans in Washington are working overtime to make sure Roy Moore isn’t the party’s Senate nominee again. But even though it might get uncomfortable for the GOP, Moore shouldn’t be dismissed in the primary or general elections.

Republican Richard Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator, got ahead of…

Iowa’s 1st District: The Party Doesn’t Stop When The Caucuses End

by Leah Askarinam June 14, 2019 · 2:30 PM EDT

If it hadn’t been for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset over Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary, Iowa Democrat Abby Finkenauer would have been at the center of national attention for being the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. But as she runs for re-election in the 1st District, evading…

New Mexico Senate: Republicans Search For An Opening

by Leah Askarinam June 14, 2019 · 2:29 PM EDT

New Mexico may not be leading the national political discussion in 2020, but that’s not because of a lack of political activity.

As the 2020 election cycle first took shape, it seemed like a handful of states would attract the most political attention: House Democrats are targeting Arizona,…

Candidate Conversation - Kai Kahele (D)

June 14, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

Kai Kahele (D)

Hawaii’s 2nd District -- Rating: Solid Democratic

Interview Date: June 10, 2019

Date of Birth: March 28, 1974; Honolulu, Hawaii

Education: Univ. of Hawaii - Manoa (1998); Univ. of Hawaii - Hilo (attended); Hawaii Community College (attended)

Elected Office: State Senate

Current…

Indiana 5: Brooks Retirement Creates Democratic Opportunity

June 14, 2019 · 10:45 AM EDT

Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana announced she will not seek re-election, creating a potential open-seat headache for Republicans in Indiana’s 5th District. The congresswoman won re-election to a fourth term in 2018 in the central Indiana district with 57 percent, but the district shifted between the…

Upcoming Debates an Important Next Stage in Presidential Campaign

by Nathan L. Gonzales June 14, 2019 · 8:30 AM EDT

In less than two weeks, 20 candidates will take the debate stage in their quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. And with increasing pressure to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack, some contenders could choose to take the gloves off and attack an opponent, which would have…

8 Races That Will Likely Determine Control of the Senate

by Stuart Rothenberg June 12, 2019 · 8:30 AM EDT

The fight for the Senate starts off with only a handful of seats at risk. And that’s being generous.

A few other states are worth your attention because of their competitiveness or questions about President Donald Trump’s impact, but almost two-thirds of Senate contests this cycle start as “safe”…

Montana At-Large: Does Open Seat Help or Hurt Democrats’ Pickup Opportunity?

by Nathan L. Gonzales June 11, 2019 · 2:52 PM EDT

Parties crave open seats, considering the vast majority of incumbents win re-election. But in the case of Montana’s at-large district, Democrats may have lost their preferred opponent when Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte filed to run for governor.

While it might have been daunting for Democrats to…

Why a GOP Super PAC is Bothering to Attack Steve Bullock’s Bid for President

by Nathan L. Gonzales June 7, 2019 · 3:44 PM EDT

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock isn’t one of the leading Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination, but he’s learning how to turn a Republican attack into an asset for his campaign.

On May 29, the GOP-affiliated Senate Leadership Fund started a television ad campaign in the Missoula…