Back in December, Elections Daily writer Paul McCrary wrote about a potential run for Senate by Montana Governor and former presidential candidate Steve Bullock. With the announcement now being official, it’s worth revisiting the formidable hurdles Bullock faces in an attempt to unseat incumbent Republican Steve Daines.
In 2016, Sanders won 18 counties; this total plummeted to only four on Super Tuesday. In terms of the popular vote, Bernie dropped from 41% to 24%.
Especially with young people, Democrats have an issue with focusing hard on a candidate‘s personality and becoming attached to that rather than focusing on political issues that the candidate has.
Fresh off a resounding 28-point romp in South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden is aiming to cement his status as a top-tier contender by performing well across the south on this week’s Super Tuesday primaries.
Democrats run their primary system, it seems like we are heading to our first true contested convention since the mess known as Chicago ’68.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the South Carolina primary, a much-needed bounceback after mediocre showings in Iowa and New Hampshire. While this win was expected, what is surprising is his margin of victory: a nearly 30-point romp that saw him sweep every county across the diverse state.
Sanders’ quick rise to frontrunner status, unorthodox style, and icy relationship with the Democratic establishment means that the likelihood of a non-traditional pick is higher than ever.
Alaska is among the most politically baffling states in the union. Its unusual urban/rural political divide, impressive track record for third-party performance, and relatively limited history in major statewide elections (only dating as far back as 1960) all make for an interesting and unpredictable political scene.
Lost in the discussion of Blagojevich’s sins is another fact: the end of Blago marked the end of the Illinois Democratic Party’s effective competition downstate. Looking at the trends from 1998 to 2006 shows a clear shift and a fascinating look at the rapid decline in the state’s ancestrally Democratic strongholds.
While Harris County voted decisively for Hillary Clinton, HD 128 voted for Trump by an overwhelming 40-point margin, clearly bucking the leftward movement of Harris County as a whole. How might this be possible?