Kansas Republicans will head to the polls on Tuesday to select their nominee for U.S. Senate after longtime GOP Sen. Pat Roberts announced that he would not seek re-election. Both privately and publicly, Republicans are already dreading the results. The candidates for the Republican nomination include former Secretary of State Kris Kobach -- who lost the race for governor in … [Read more...] about Potential GOP Disaster on the Horizon in Kansas?
In early 2019, longtime Republican Senator Lamar Alexander announced that he would not run for re-election in 2020. For most of the year, Republican insiders were waiting with bated breath to see who would emerge as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. There's no shortage of Republican politicians in this increasingly red state. Potential candidates included former … [Read more...] about Inside the Bitter GOP Senate Primary in Tennessee
In a race against the clock on Monday, a committee of Georgia Democrats chose State Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) to replace the late Rep. John Lewis on the ballot in November. She received 37 of the 41 votes that were cast. The 41-year-old Williams, who currently chairs the Georgia Democratic Party, is now the overwhelming favorite to win the general election in this … [Read more...] about Meet the Georgia State Senator who is Now the Overwhelming Favorite to Succeed John Lewis
Over the weekend, America lost a booming voice in the civil rights movement. Longtime Congressman John Lewis, a pillar in the civil rights movement, sadly passed away at the age of 80 after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. We at Decision Desk HQ send our deepest condolences to the Congressman's family, friends, constituents, colleagues and staffers during this … [Read more...] about The Life and Legacy of John Lewis (1940-2020)
Democrats across the country have long seen Mitch McConnell as the boogeyman. He is known for his ruthlessness, from not taking up legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled House and prioritizing the federal judiciary. But who is Mitch McConnell and Mitch McConnell and what are the Democrats’ odds of defeating him this year? McConnell’s early years Mitch McConnell’s … [Read more...] about Long Game For McConnell But Longer Odds For Democrats