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?
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?