Political Crumbs

Flyover States Seeing Red?

With West Virginia Governor Jim Justice switching his party affiliation to Republican last week, there is now only one Democratic governor remaining among the 14…



The Elusive Majority

Four states hold gubernatorial elections in 2018 where winners have fallen short of garnering the support of a majority of voters in at least the…



Greener Pastures

Terry Branstad’s resignation today to become U.S. Ambassador to China makes him the fourth of the 41 men and women to serve as governor of…



The Waiting Game

Only one Republican has officially filed to challenge Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin in 2018 – little-known courier John Schiess of Rice Lake, who once…


Batting 1.000

Democrats have fielded at least one bona fide 2018 challenger to Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz with three-term Congressman Beto O’Rourke announcing his campaign this…


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…