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  • Senate: Rating Changes in Five Races

    08/17/2017 3:11:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Cook Political ^ | August 17, 2017
    There are new Senate ratings in five states. Updated bottom lines for these races are below. Our full ratings chart can be found here. 
  • GOP in such disarray that Cook Political Report moved 4 Senate races in GOP direction. Wait, WUT?

    08/17/2017 2:17:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 8/17/17
    As bad as things are for the GOP right now, remember that it’s even worse for Democrats. Case in point, the Cook Political Report just moved 4 2018 Senate races in the GOP’s direction:
  • Democrats Lost Over 1,000 Seats Under Obama

    12/27/2016 7:27:38 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fosx News ^ | 12-27-2016 | Fox News
    December 27, 2016 President Obama claims he could have won a third term if he had been allowed to run – but even if he's right, his coattails haven’t done much for the rest of his party. While Obama’s tireless campaigning, broad demographic appeal and message of “hope” and “change” helped propel him to two terms in the White House, his skills on the stump haven’t translated down the ballot. The Democratic Party suffered huge losses at every level during Obama’s West Wing tenure. The grand total: a net loss of 1,042 state and federal Democratic posts, including congressional and...
  • Worst Democrat Blowout in 88 Years!

    11/21/2016 6:16:39 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 98 replies
    Vanity | 11/21/2016 | Self
    According to the Internet, the last time the Republicans had the Presidency and both houses of congress was 1928. That's 88 years ago! In 2010 President Obama called it a "Shellacking" when he lost the US House. When he lost the US Senate on top of that in 2014 the press said he was unrepentant. Now Obama and the Democrats have lost all three plus lost control in more state legislatures and governorships than in a long time. In short, the Democrats had a Blowout and the Question is whether they will learn from it and turn from the hard...
  • Letter from Pennsylvania: A Hot Seat for Pa. Republicans

    11/17/2016 9:47:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Colin McNickle
    This month’s election produced great newsfor Republicans but sobering news for Democrats in the Pennsylvania Legislature. The question, however, remains if the GOP will capitalize on its expanded political fortunes to enact sound public policies. Not only did Republicans expand their House majority by three seats, they won a veto-proof majority in the Senate, which, of course, is a very important tool with a a governor of the opposite party. The House will have its largest majority in nearly 60 years. That Senate majority will be the largest in nearly 70 years. And with fewer moderates among the majority party’s...
  • Republicans Expand Domination of State Legislatures

    11/11/2016 7:12:47 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 49 replies
    RollCall ^ | 11/10/2016 | Eric Garcia
    Donald Trump’s presidential victory not only helped preserve the Republican Party’s majority in the Senate, but it also buoyed the GOP’s control of state legislatures. Republicans now hold an all-time high of 68 out of 99 state legislative chambers, The Associated Press reported. Republicans also have control of both chambers in 33 states, up from 31.
  • Kentucky governor's race now 'leans Republican,' group says

    07/16/2015 8:02:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    WAVE 3 News ^ | 7/16/2015 | Theo Keith
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Republican Matt Bevin is a slight favorite to win Kentucky's race for governor this year, according to a group that analyzes political races. The Center for Politics, led by prominent political scientist Larry Sabato, on Thursday moved the race from "toss-up" to "leans Republican." Bevin, a Louisville businessman, faces Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway. "The national Democratic brand is toxic in Kentucky," analysts from Sabato's Crystal Ball said. "Bluegrass Democrats will want to keep the race local, but the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling created an opening for Bevin to connect Conway to national politics."...
  • GOP's Martina White wins 170th House District (PA)

    04/01/2015 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Philly. Com ^ | 26 March 2015 | Chris Brennan
    Martina White became the city's second Republican member in the state House on Tuesday night, with a commanding win in a special election for Northeast Philadelphia's 170th District. Her victory - by a margin of 14 percent with 97 percent of the vote tallied Tuesday night - prompted Republican celebrations and Democratic recriminations. White defeated Democrat Sarah Del Ricci, who was handpicked for the special election by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III. White credited the win - the first pickup by the Republicans of an open General Assembly seat in Philadelphia in 25 years - to the hard work of...
  • Republicans closing in on ninth Senate pickup in Louisiana

    11/29/2014 10:11:20 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    The Republican Party stands on the brink of putting an exclamation point on its hugely successful midterm election with the GOP challenger for U.S. Senate in Louisiana well-positioned to dislodge the Democratic incumbent in a runoff election early next month. A Dec. 6 win by front-running Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) over Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) would give Senate Republicans their ninth pickup and stretch their advantage in the chamber to 54-46 over Democrats when the new Congress is sworn in next year. It would also serve as yet another setback for a once dominant party now in steep decline in...
  • Republican House Dominance Will Expand in 2014

    10/26/2014 9:14:22 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 47 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Michale Barone
    In 2012, 226 House districts voted for Mitt Romney and only 209 for President Obama. That’s when Obama’s national job approval was 50 percent. Now it’s 41 percent. ... The result is that Republicans are likely to gain House seats. A net gain of eight puts them at 242, the number they won in 2010 and their highest number since the election of 1946. A net gain of nine or more would give them their largest House majority in two-thirds of a century.
  • NYT: Republican's Chances Reach a New High

    10/14/2014 1:05:21 PM PDT · by tellw · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Katz
    Republican chances of taking control of the Senate have risen to 72 percent, the highest level yet in the almost six months that The Upshot’s forecasting model has been tracking the race. The odds rose from 68 percent on Monday and from a low of 50 percent last month. The main cause of the latest shift is new polling in Kansas, which suggests the race is now a true tossup rather than a race in which the Republican, Senator Pat Roberts, is a slight underdog. Our latest forecast gives Mr. Roberts a 52 percent chance to win in November, making...
  • Why Democrats may keep the Senate

    10/08/2014 8:09:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/2104 | John Podhoretz
    [SNIP} So why aren’t Republicans sitting pretty? The answer, I think, is far more technical than ideological. Democrats are vastly superior when it comes to the mechanics of American politics, and have been for nearly a decade, while the GOP’s technical skills have withered since 2004. President George W. Bush was re-elected in ’04 with a vote total 22 percent larger than in 2000, in part because the GOP harnessed the power of volunteers to get out the vote block by block in key states. Democrats, who’d begun to master the use of the Internet as an organizing tool in...
  • Michael Barone: The Coming GOP Wave

    10/03/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2014 | Michael Barone
    Republicans seem to be pulling away in the race to win a majority in the U.S. Senate. At least this week. In mid-September, several polls seemed to be going the other way. The well-informed Washington Post analyst Chris Cillizza wrote that for the first time in this election cycle, odds favored the Democrats keeping their majority. Two weeks later, he was singing another tune. Analysts at the Post, the New York Times, and FiveThirtyEight, in addition to psephologists Charlie Cook, Stuart Rothenberg, and Larry Sabato, all agreed. What may have happened is this: Over the summer, Democrats used their money...
  • It looks like a GOP wave; the question is how far it goes

    10/02/2014 8:08:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 2, 2014 | 5:00 am | Michael Barone
    What may have happened is this: Over the summer Democrats used their money advantage to savage Republican opponents. When spending got equalized in September, Republicans’ numbers rose. So Republicans retain big leads to pick up three open seats in states carried by Mitt Romney —West Virginia, Montana and South Dakota. Republican nominees have moved ahead of three Democratic incumbents in Romney states (Alaska, Arkansas, and Louisiana) and in two target states carried by President Obama (Colorado and Iowa).Only in North Carolina, which Romney narrowly carried, has the Republican not yet overtaken the incumbent Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan — and her...
  • Jay Carney: Democrats Will Lose Mid-Terms Decisively

    09/14/2014 6:49:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 14, 2014 | Ryan Saylor
    Jay Carney, the former press secretary for President Barack Obama and now a CNN political commentator/analyst, said Sunday (Sept. 14) that 2014′s mid-term elections were going to deliver a crushing blow to members of the president’s Democratic Party.
  • If the Republicans win....

    09/10/2014 7:34:19 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 27 replies
    Vanity
    If the Republicans manage to win the Senate and keep the house, they better remember something. The country did not put them into office because they are madly in love with them. They will win because the Independent folks and some democrats could no longer hold their nose over Obama and the democrats. If they do not make the effort to communicate good conservative principles, their time in office will be only a brief respite from our country's decline. Let's hope not. Let's hope it will be something to build on for 2016.
  • Why the GOP must capture the Senate

    09/03/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/3/2014 | Lord Monckton
    The coming midterm elections – just weeks away – may yet prove to be the most important in the history of the United States, and of the world. There is a chance – it cannot yet be put any higher than that – that the GOP may recapture control of the Senate. The future of civilization itself may depend upon its succeeding. The threat is real – so real that even to vote “Democrat” comes close to being treason. Lest that statement should sound too extreme, let me explain.
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators. Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse...
  • Republicans Poised to Recapture Senate

    08/26/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT · by scouter · 91 replies
    Electoral-Vote.com ^ | 8/26/2014 | Electoral-Vote.com
    This is not an article, but rather a summary of what is now showing on the main page of Electoral-Vote.com, an election poll tracking site. I've been visiting electoral-vote.com for years, and have found that the closer we get to an election, the more accurate their map gets. Recently, and for a long time, they have had Democrats poised to keep control of the Senate, 55 to 45. However, in recent days it has shifted clearly toward the Republicans. Electoral-Vote.com is now showing the Republicans likely taking control of the Senate. Dems 48, GOP 51, Ties 1 Electoral-Vote.com makes its...
  • A. Benton Chafin, Jr.(R) defeats D. M. "Mike" Hymes(D) in VA 38th Senate Special Election

    08/19/2014 10:16:29 PM PDT · by Steely eyed killer of the deep · 5 replies
    results.elections.virginia.gov ^ | 19 August 2014 | Virginia State Board of Elections
    Virginia GOP retains/gains majority until Terry McAuliffe is no longer relevant