How did the Democratic Party survive the Age of Trump? That’s the question Edward-Issac Dovere set out to answer in his new book “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump”. In a world awash in books on Donald Trump, the 45th President is not a character in this volume so much as a looming presence. Dovere instead focuses on the various Democrats, … [Read more...] about Book Review: Dark Night of the Democratic Soul
Since the January 5th Georgia Senate run-offs closed out the 2020 election cycle, the landscape has been relatively quiet. After a pair of uneventful Louisiana House run-offs, Democrats fumbled an opportunity to expand their thin majority in the TX-6 special election. Now the eyes of the nation shift to Albuquerque, as we turn to the next contest on the calendar. On … [Read more...] about NM-1: Democrats Face A Must-Win Special Election
Tonight we have a wide array of races across the country. This first post includes results for all of the state-level races we will be covering tonight. First up is the only statewide race of the night. It takes us to Wisconsin, where every four years voters elect a Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Spring Election. With no incumbent in the race, this year's … [Read more...] about Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Election Results plus State Legislative Special Elections in CA, MO, OK, and WI
With the Senate confirmation of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Monday, President Biden’s Cabinet became fully complete on the sixty-second day of his presidency. I was curious as to whether this was an unusually long process, or in line with Biden’s recent predecessors. To find out, I went back to the Carter Administration to see how this procedure has changed over the past … [Read more...] about It Took Biden 62 Days to Complete His Cabinet, How Does That Compare to His Predecessors?
We have two state legislature special elections tonight. The first is a runoff contest in Georgia House District 90, which covers parts of DeKalb, Henry, and Rockdale Counties. The seat is open after incumbent Democrat Pam Stephenson withdrew from the November election. Back in an early February primary, Stan Watson and Angela Moore finished in the top two spots to advance … [Read more...] about State Legislative Special Elections in Georgia and Maine