Political Crumbs

Remember When?

Less than a decade ago, during the 111th Congress, Democrats held a majority of U.S. House seats in the (now very red) states of Arkansas…


Closer Than Most

Amy McGrath’s 2.8-point victory over Charles Booker in Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary goes down in the books as one of the most narrowly decided…


Klobuchar Gets the Bronze

Amy Klobuchar turned heads Tuesday with her strong third-place showing in New Hampshire, but it wasn’t the best performance by a Minnesotan in a Granite…


The Closest Shave

For each of the last seven election cycles since the 1990s, the closest presidential election contest has been held in the South (Georgia in 1992,…


The 50 Millionth Voter

At some point on November 3, 2020 an unknown Minnesotan will cast the state’s 50 millionth general election vote for president. Over the previous 40…


Two For the Price of One

Political observers get to follow the returns of two U.S. House special elections held today in North Carolina (NC-03 and NC-09). The last time two…




Ojeda’s Early Exit

The long-shot presidential candidacy of former West Virginia Democratic state Senator Richard Ojeda ended last week. Brief as it was – lasting just 76 days…


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…