Amid a climate of deepening divisions and staunch partisanship, Governor Andy Beshear's re-election as a Democrat in Kentucky strikingly defies the prevailing political currents. Prediction markets and polling throughout the year favored Beshear over Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, so it would be inaccurate to call the result an upset. But as the results came in on … [Read more...] about How Democrat Andy Beshear Won Re-Election in Deep Red Kentucky
The 2021 elections were a disaster for the Biden White House and Democrats. The 2022 midterms, however, were a surprising reprieve, as Republicans vastly underperformed historical expectations. And now, 2023 was probably the strongest year yet for Biden’s Democratic Party as they managed to win nearly every closely-watched race. Let’s take a look at those contests, starting … [Read more...] about Dems Score Rare Off-Year Triumph As They Turn Towards 2024
This fall, something strange might happen: a Democrat could win statewide in Kentucky. On November 3rd, the Bluegrass State will hold its gubernatorial election. If the betting markets are to be believed, incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, is the heavy favorite; at the time of writing, PredictIt share prices imply that the governor has roughly a four-in-five chance of … [Read more...] about Kentucky Gubernatorial Election 2023: Can Democrat Andy Beshear Win Again In Deep Red Kentucky?
The City of Brotherly Love is getting its first female Mayor. Given that Philadelphia hasn’t elected a Republican Mayor since 1947, Cherelle Parker is now the heavy favorite to be Philly’s next (and 100th) Mayor. Parker, a former City Councilwoman and State Representative, managed to outrun the contest’s other top contenders, Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and Councilwoman … [Read more...] about Cherelle Parker Wins Dem Nomination in Philly Mayoral Race, Cameron GOP Gov Nominee in Kentucky
Trump and DeSantis Battle it Out in the Kentucky Governor GOP Primary Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear ranks as the most popular Democratic Governor in the country. That popularity alone may not be enough to ensure his reelection, as Beshear will have to substantially outperform partisan benchmarks in November in this Trump+26 state. For most of the winter, … [Read more...] about May 16 Election Night in America: What to Watch For