After the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday night, the fight for the Senate has reemerged as a key to this fall. Democrats are clearly taking the battle seriously, having raised $160M for various campaigns through Act Blue, their fundraising/donations service for campaigns and committees in the 72 hours since the news of the passing was made public. For the GOP, the … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court Vacancy Makes Holding The Senate A Much Harder Job For Republicans
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is only the latest event to shake up the 2020 election. Within moments of the announcement of her passing, speculation ran rampant on how this suddenly open seat could affect the presidential race and the battle for the Senate majority. One aspect of this process that has flown under the radar, however, is the eventual … [Read more...] about Presidential Politics, Senate Elections, And Supreme Court Hearings
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?
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