Political Crumbs

Breaking Up the Band

Ohio’s U.S. House delegation has been a model in consistency: in 2016 all incumbents were reelected in back-to-back cycles for the first time in state…


Big Ticket Flips

Of the six states to flip from Democratic to Republican in the 2016 presidential election, five had more than 10 Electoral College votes – Florida…


More Than You Can Mandel?

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced last week that he will challenge two-term Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in 2018, setting up the likelihood of a…


Don’t Cry Wolverine

Donald Trump has a 0.23-point lead over Hillary Clinton in Michigan, and, if the numbers hold, the state will have the distinction of being the…


He’ll Always Have 2012

North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory is in the political fight of his life in his reelection battle against Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper this…


California Dreaming

Democrats currently hold 39 U.S. House seats from California – the largest number in party history. Democrats could push that number to over 40 seats…


23 and Me?

With attorney Abhay Patel dropping out of the Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race this week, Pelican State voters now have only 23 candidates from which to…


28 Going On 29?

The DFL is eying Minnesota Erik Paulsen’s 3rd CD seat in November, but the Republican U.S. Representative has a lot of electoral history on his…


Five’s a Crowd

New Hampshire’s high profile 1st CD race between Republican U.S. Representative Frank Guinta and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter includes three other candidates after a state…


Strike Three

A recent Smart Politics report highlighted various U.S. House districts in which voters will have the choice of only one major party candidate on the…