Political Crumbs

Winners With Asterisks?

The 116th Congress will convene 13 U.S. Senators who were most recently elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote (seven Democrats and…


Democrats Get Streaky

In last week’s midterm elections, Democrats continued to run up the score in U.S. House races across multiple Northeastern states. A sweep of Massachusetts’ nine…


It’s Been Awhile

When Tony Evers unseated Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election last week, it set up just the fifth time in state history in which a…


Full House

For just the third time in more than 650 general and special elections, voters in an Iowa U.S. House race will have six choices on…


Just Wait Until 2020

Over the last 105 years, only one state has never elected a Republican U.S. Senator while a fellow GOPer served in the White House –…


Clearing the Field

For the first time in party history, only one Alaska Democrat appeared on the gubernatorial primary ballot. Despite a late entrance into the 2018 race,…


Feast or Famine

With Attorney General Lori Swanson and state Representative Erin Murphy losing to Tim Walz in Minnesota’s 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary, Minnesota will continue its streak…



Definitely Not Fred Rogers

Between 1986 and 2014, Kansas Democratic gubernatorial nominees were opposed in just three of eight cycles. One candidate ran in all three of these primaries:…


A Unified Democratic Front

Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen rolled to victory as expected in the three-candidate race for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Thursday – and tied…