Political Crumbs


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…


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…