The Trump presidency appears to be ending the way it began: with Jon Ossoff in the national spotlight. After falling short in a blockbuster and expensive 2017 special election for a congressional seat in Atlanta’s northern suburbs, the 33-year-old documentary filmmaker is back with his eyes on a bigger prize: a seat in the United States Senate. Even before his 2017 … [Read more...] about Georgia Runoffs: Jon Ossoff Lost the First Big Election of the Trump Presidency. Can He Win the Last?
For the last few weeks, you have probably been paying very close attention to the runoff elections for U.S. Senate in Georgia. The two races are drawing national attention and millions of dollars in outside spending, and understandably so: both races are set to decide the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. But the flood of outside money and nonstop television ads are … [Read more...] about The Other Georgia Runoff Happening on January 5
Two months ago, we began a series examining competitive Congressional districts and why exactly they are competitive. The political environment since we wrote these articles. Over 90 million voters have voted early and Election Day is a few days away. Some fundamentals have shifted with time, but the districts remain competitive. Indiana’s 5th District – Originally … [Read more...] about Revisiting Our Profiled Swing Seats
Georgia has the distinction of being the only state in the country with both of its U.S. Senate seats on the ballot this cycle. Longtime Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson chose to retire at the end of 2019 due to his ongoing battle with Parkinson's Disease. This retirement triggered a special election for the remainder of Isakson's term, which is set to expire in 2023. Gov. Brian … [Read more...] about The Georgia Senate Special Election, Explained
A competitive race begets more competitive races. That is what happened in 2018 when Robert "Beto" O’Rourke lost the 2018 Senate race to Ted Cruz by under 3%. Democrats flipped two Congressional districts, two State Senate districts, 12 State Representative districts, and gave incumbent Republicans a scare in numerous others. Biden is presently polling competitively with Trump … [Read more...] about Competitive Congressional Races in the Lone Star State (3/3)