Colorado Senate: Rocky Terrain for Republicans

by Leah Askarinam October 25, 2019 · 2:30 PM EDT

With impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump around the corner, a handful of senators have landed in the national spotlight.

In a heated exchange, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner pointed out that dynamic to reporters at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce last week. “Why is it when you all…

New York 11: The Big Apple’s Purple Island

by Leah Askarinam October 25, 2019 · 2:29 PM EDT

Republicans are heading to the city in their quest for the majority.

While urban areas have recently eluded Republicans, there’s one exception: Staten Island, where Republicans have historically prevailed in the toughest circumstances. That came to an end — or at least a pause — when Democrat Max…

Candidate Conversation - Jeremy Staat (R)

October 25, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

Candidate Conversation - Jeremy Staat (R)

California’s 8th District — Rating: Solid Republican

Interview Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Date of Birth: Oct. 10, 1976 (Bakersville, Calif.)

Education: Bakersfield College (attended 1994-96); Arizona State Univ. (attended 1996-98, bachelor’s 2009); Liberty…

Louisiana Governor: Key Takeaways from the Primary Election

by Ryan Matsumoto October 14, 2019 · 11:49 AM EDT

The recent race in Louisiana may not be a bellwether, but it’s more evidence of the growing geographic divide in the country. 

On Saturday, voters in Louisiana headed to the polls to vote in the primary election for governor. Louisiana has a “jungle primary” system, where all candidates regardless…

2020 Senate Overview (Oct. 11, 2019): The Senate Is In Play

October 11, 2019 · 2:30 PM EDT

With President Donald Trump struggling to recreate his 2016 Electoral College victory, control of the Senate should be regarded as in play. Republicans are still more likely than not to maintain control of the Senate, but Democrats have a legitimate path to control, particularly if they win the…

2020 Senate Overview (Oct. 11, 2019): Alabama - Kansas

October 11, 2019 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alabama. Doug Jones (D), elected 2017 special (50%). Nov. 8 filing deadline. March 3 primary. March 31 runoff. Jones remains the most vulnerable senator in the country, but some Republicans admit he’s not in terrible shape at this stage of the race. Republicans are facing a crowded primary, where…

2020 Senate Overview (Oct. 11, 2019): Kentucky - New Mexico

October 11, 2019 · 2:28 PM EDT

Kentucky. Mitch McConnell (R), elected 1984 (50%), 1990 (52%), 1996 (55%), 2002 (65%), 2008 (53%) and 2014 (56%). Jan. 28 filing deadline. May 19 primary. The Bluegrass State is set to host one of the most expensive Senate races in the country, even if it’s not one of the most competitive. The…

2020 Senate Overview (Oct. 11, 2019): North Carolina - Wyoming

October 11, 2019 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina. Thom Tillis (R), elected 2014 (49%). Dec. 20 filing. March 3 primary. It’s not even Fall yet, but Republicans have already spent a few million dollars on the race. Garland Tucker, the retired CEO of Triangle Capital Corporation, has spent nearly $1 million on cable in his bid for…

Mostly Smoke, and Little Fire, From Republicans to Democrats on Impeachment

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 11, 2019 · 9:13 AM EDT

Republicans are publicly celebrating impeachment as a political boon and trying to hold House Democrats’ feet to the fire with television ads and protests. But without credible challengers, it’s little more than expensive hot air.

Last week, President Donald Trump’s campaign manager bragged about…