May 19, 2017 · 2:27 PM EDT
9th District (Robert Pittenger, R, re-elected 58%). Trump 54%. The federal investigation into the congressman closed without charges, but Democrats aren’t letting Pittenger off the hook. The party is poised to land an interesting recruit: solar energy financier Dan McCready, who is…
May 18, 2017 · 11:40 AM EDT
You’ve probably never heard of James Kane, but elected officials, party strategists, and even some reporters could learn from his perspective as a behavioral scientist (instead of a partisan hack) about how to fracture President Donald Trump’s base and the future of the two parties.
I rarely have…
May 16, 2017 · 8:55 AM EDT
A Republican friend of mine recently argued Democrats need to run candidates like former congressman Heath Shuler if they are going to become competitive again as a national party. The Democrats, he insisted, are just too liberal, especially culturally, to win where they must.
Given the Democrats’…
May 5, 2017 · 2:30 PM EDT
With an unpopular governor finally headed for the exits because of term limits and without a U.S. Senate seat up for re-election, Alabama was slated for a sleepy 2018 cycle. But President Donald Trump tapped Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his Attorney General, opening up his Senate seat which…
May 5, 2017 · 2:29 PM EDT
Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has been in office so long that her first campaign manager served two terms as governor of Florida and his brother served two terms as president since she was first elected to Congress. But now that she’s not seeking re-election, Democrats have an opportunity to…
May 5, 2017 · 2:28 PM EDT
Everyone take a deep breath. Democrats taunting Republicans on the House Floor. Republicans taking a victory lap in the White House Rose Garden. It’s all a little premature.
First of all, the American Health Care Act isn’t even law yet and it’s not clear what it will look like if/when the Senate…
May 5, 2017 · 2:27 PM EDT
Candidate for California’s 48th District
Interview Date: April 25, 2017
Date of Birth: Dec. 10, 1961; Columbus, Ohio
Education: Univ. of Ky. (1984); Capital Univ. Law School (J.D. 1986); Ohio State Univ. (MBA 2000)
Political Office: None; First run for office
Current Outlook: Rouda is a…
May 5, 2017 · 8:30 AM EDT
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told a group of local reporters in New York that she is not running for president in 2020. But, of course, that means you shouldn’t take her off any list of potential presidential candidates.
The Empire State’s junior senator is among the dozen or so Democrats…
May 1, 2017 · 11:31 AM EDT
Long-time GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced her decision to not seek re-election next year, leaving behind a difficult open seat for her party to defend.
The Florida congresswoman is one of 23 Republicans to represent districts where Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the most recent…