US Elections leading up to and including the 2018 Midterm Elections

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US Elections leading up to and including the 2018 Midterm Elections

What Do We Know About The 2018 Midterms Right Now?

Republicans are off to a terrible start.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-do-we-know-about-the-2018-midt...

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How to Tell If Democrats Are Gaining Momentum for 2018

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-04-11/how-to-tell-if-democr...

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Democrats moving senior staffers to Orange County in an effort to flip Republican House seats

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-republican-orange-county-targe...

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Not yet mid-terms but nevertheless the Democrats need to start showing they can win again.

Is Georgia Poised for a Democratic Upset?

Demographic changes in the Atlanta suburbs could swing the state’s special election to the Dems—if challenger Jon Ossoff can take advantage of them.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/georgia-special-election-...

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Sanders: Democrats should have put more into Kansas special

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/sanders-democrats-kansas-elections...

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Democrats link party rivals to DeVos as 2018 fights emerge

Teachers unions and others are attacking charter supporters in California, New York and New Jersey for doing the administration's 'dirty work.'

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/pro-charter-democrats-branded-as-t...

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The answer is, in short: Lots more Republicans are unhappy about the job Ryan is doing than felt the same way about Boehner or Gingrich, or Democrats felt about Pelosi.

More than three in ten (31%) of Republicans or Republican leaners disapprove of how Ryan is doing the job as Speaker. That's significantly higher than the number of GOPers who didn't like the job Gingrich (23% disapproval) or Boehner (19%) were doing.

"He's being punished by Republicans for not being able to pull together the GOP to pass the [American Health Care Act]," explained Neil Newhouse, a prominent Republican pollster. "It seems he's shouldering the blame rather than Trump."

A Republican House member and Ryan ally, granted anonymity to speak candidly about Ryan, echoed that sentiment. "Just like the [healthcare] bill itself, he is the victim of the Freedom Caucus, which cannot pass legislation on its own, but has the ability to stop anything," said the GOP member. "When they do, they damage the president, the Speaker and the entire Republican Conference as well. They possess the most dangerous thing in politics -- power without accountability."

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/cordray-ohio-election-banks-237272

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Here’s why Georgia’s special election isn’t the big threat to Trump Dems are making it out to be

  • Democrats are putting too much stock in the Georgia special election.
  • A Democratic win would embarrass President Trump, but not much.
  • Democrats need to spend more time on creating a winning national agenda.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/18/heres-why-georgias-special-election-isnt-...

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Ossoff presently leading with 71% ov the vote but very early returns

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Ossoff is forecast to win 48% of the vote and it appears to be headed that way tonite. Not too shabby!

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The thing with Gerrymandering ridings is that you try and spread your support to take as many of the other guys as possible.  It doesn't create votes it just spreads them to best advantage.  For every extra riding the votes are used to win, the margin of victory drops.  Still very unfair of course.  But the other side of the coin is that if the gerrymandering sides' support craters then a bunch of the thin margin victories can turn into defeats.

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Ossoff is forecast to win 48% of the vote and it appears to be headed that way tonite. Not too shabby!

Republican candidates get 51%, Democrats 49%.  Ossoff has to hope that some of the voters for other Republicans don't vote in the runoff.

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They needed a win.  If symbolic victories are okay, then why didn't they throw some cash into the Kansas campaign?  Of course that was a symbolic victory that they maybe wanted to avoid...

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It's not over.  The runoff's on June 20.  It's still a tossup.

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Trump Probably Won’t Defy Midterm Gravity

Here’s the other thing we know and which cases like the Georgia special election on Tuesday — and the one in Kansas last week — serve to demonstrate: Trump can’t defy gravity. These were bad results for Republicans. They’re consistent with what you’d expect from a public that would like to elect some Democrats to counterbalance an unpopular president and the Republicans’ hold on both branches of Congress.

You can debate exactly how bad these elections were for Republicans, of course. Each special election is subject to its own circumstances. But the narrative that “Democrats don’t have any wins yet” is dumb. Kansas’s 4th Congressional District, where Democrat James Thompson lost to Republican Ron Estes by just under 7 percentage points, is as red as Alabama. A Democrat coming close there is the sort of thing you’d see only in a really bad or perhaps even catastrophic midterm for the GOP.

The Georgia case is more ambiguous. Democrat Jon Ossoff — after winning a 48 percent plurality of the vote in the all-parties primary on Tuesday — is roughly even money to win the runoff against Republican Karen Handel. But the district has changed a lot, having gone from extremely red in 2012 to competitive in 2016, when Hillary Clinton lost to Trump by less than 2 percentage points there. I’m on the side that says the result on Tuesday is more consistent with a pretty bad outcome for Republicans in 2018, rather than a really bad one, although that might change depending on how the runoff goes.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-probably-wont-defy-midterm-gr...

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Just doesn't look good anyway you slice it - allowing this to happen we must ask ourselves, how stupid can Democrats be!

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-congressional-map-is-historical...

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The Normal Rules Of Politics Still Apply To Trump — And To Republicans In Congress

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-normal-rules-of-politics-still-...

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Steve Bannon claims he's 'praising and honouring' Donald Trump by challenging him in Alabama

'You have a chance to show what you think of the elite who are running our country'

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/steve-banno...

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5 things to watch in Alabama's Senate election

The GOP primary that pit President Donald Trump and Steve Bannon against each other finishes today.

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/alabama-senate-moore-strange-24...

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Tennessee GOP Senator Bob Corker will not run in 2018

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/26/553798939/tennessee-republican-sen-bob-cor...

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Alabama GOP primary

Moore presently leads Strange by one vote

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Heaven help us!

I love Utah but they sure have shitty politics.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Leaning Towards Retirement, Clearing Path For Mitt Romney

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/report-utah-senator-orrin-hatch-planning...

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Democrats still toxic in rural America

 

Critics point to Northam’s stances on sanctuary cities and natural gas pipelines as possible reasons for the struggles. But the predominant issue may be that no Democrat, no matter their rural credentials, appeals to rural voters who have been turning away from the party for years — a big warning sign for Democrats hoping to compete in dozens of rural-rooted Senate, House and gubernatorial elections around the country next year.

It’s one reason why Republicans still believe that they can pull an upset in the Nov. 7 Virginia election, despite Northam leading in most public polling. Northam's campaign believes he is doing well enough in the state’s rural corners to win, given Democrats' strength in fast-growing Northern Virginia. Northam’s own internal polling in October showed Republican Ed Gillespie getting 49 percent to Northam’s 36 percent in the rural Bristol, Roanoke and Harrisonburg television markets — which President Donald Trump won 62 percent to 34 percent in 2016 (while losing Virginia to Hillary Clinton).

While Gillespie wasn’t hitting Trump's heights, a potential warning sign of his own, Northam's rural polling was little better than Clinton's final result in last year's presidential race — and below the levels President Barack Obama, John Kerry and Al Gore reached in the previous four presidential elections, when they lost the region but still squeezed more votes out of it. The trend has left Democrats more reliant on high urban and suburban turnout, and not every state has the same booming suburbs to counterbalance Democrats’ rural losses. Rural Democrats worry the party still sees them as an unnecessary afterthought.

The party’s candidate for Virginia governor grew up in the rural reaches and boasts a military background. But he’s doing no better than Clinton.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/03/democrats-dream-candidate-stru...

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Doesn't look good on the Democrats. They need to completely clean house and rout the party of all the anti-democratic forces within.

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks...

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Democrats have lost every election since Trump got elected, but what will happen tonite?

These are the races to watch on Election Day 2017

http://www.businessinsider.com/election-day-2017-big-races-2017-11/#-1

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Northam up there by 1.2% now(7:52 Eastern time), according to same link.

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Northam now up by 1.7%, according to the same link.  New Jersey polls close in seven minutes.

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Northam now up by 2.6%.  Trend favorable to a Democratic hold there now.

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I'm calling it for the Democrats  in the Virginia Governor race

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/07/politics/election-2017-latest/?lf-content=...

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Bannon - This race is about Trumpism with out Trump.  Can rep candidates win on trump messages without trump himself.  CNN Projection stand by. Different race.

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Rep senior source.  Its over, totally swept for Dems.

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Bannon is full of it. Trump was involved even tweeting yesterday or today about supporting Gillespie. These results, both states went Democrat tonite, have national implications, and perhaps the Democrats will win the elections in 2018.

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Bannon - This race is about Trumpism with out Trump.  Can rep candidates win on trump messages without trump himself.  CNN Projection stand by. Different race.

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How is the Democratic mayor of New York doing?

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Is this a switch of the cosmos?

NATE SILVER 8:18 PM

I’d add to Perry’s point that this result came in a week when there were several key Republican retirements in Congress. So there was already a lot of worry, but before, Trump might have been able to say, “Don’t worry, because polls always overrate Democrats and they never win elections.” Now, that’s going to sound a bit emptier.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2017-election-live-coverage-results/

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This is a very good nite for the Democrats. Please keep tweeting Mr Trump!

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This will unify the dems abit and will hurt rep unity.  Sow doubts about trump.  But as long rep voters stick with trump then he is safe.  

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Virginia, although won by Clinton in 2016, looks like 9% win for the Democrats tonite, which is an increase of Clinton's margin by 50%. Considering all their infighting, this is a very impressive win for the Democrats, and maybe the beginning of Americans actually realizing what kind of situation/problem they now have in the WH.

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