Outside groups in the Senate have now spent over $250 million and the battleground has begun to shift a bit since the last article three weeks ago: https://decisiondeskhq.com/where-are-outside-groups-spending-in-the-senate/. The month of September has been filled with negative ads and some new states have entered the fray so I wanted to divide them by comparing spending levels … [Read more...] about Senate State of the Race Update
Recently, the polling firm Morning Consult released a slew of polls from Senate battlegrounds conducted in the period of September 11th to the 20th. It brought good news for Democrats but one of their biggest obstacles is that they need offensive targets in right leaning seats or even deep red states. Because of this, they will need to rely on split ticket voting, something … [Read more...] about Is Split Ticket Voting Dead?
Recently Democrats have begun to ask themselves: Is Bloomberg going to put some of his massive fortune behind them in 2020? After spending a ton on his presidential race, he promised to help Biden and down ballot but nothing has materialized yet even though he's pledged over $100 million. In 2018, he also gave this amount and while it was mostly through donations to Democratic … [Read more...] about If Michael Bloomberg Spends, You Won’t Know Until Right Before Election Day
We're coming to a close in House primaries for 2020 and women have broken last cycle’s record for the most nominees in history. While 2018 saw 235 total women nominees, 2020’s total comes out to 299 (totals collected via Ballotpedia). This surge comes from more Republican women winning their primaries, bumping up to 94 women from only 53 last cycle. Democrats have almost … [Read more...] about Women House Nominees Reach New Height, But Where They Can Win Is Still Lopsided
What is This: This sheet will strive to keep regularly updated information of all outside group, or independent expenditure, spending in the 2020 Senate races. It uses the ‘Independent expenditure’ spending file from the FEC found here. This visualization takes all relevant spending on general elections only and categorizes it into an easily searchable and readable … [Read more...] about Where Are Outside Groups Spending In The Senate?