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
We’re nearly there, with just a mere fortnight (that’s two weeks) to go until Election Night 2023. As I’ve mentioned before, one of the top contests to watch on November 7th is the battle for the majorities in both chambers of the Virginia legislature. In the State Senate, Republicans need to flip just two seats to capture control, while in the House of Delegates, flipping … [Read more...] about Two Weeks To Go: Pre-Election Preview of Virginia’s Legislative Races
Two months out from Election Day 2023, perhaps the most exciting contest to watch is the battle for control of the Virginia State Legislature. At this moment, Democrats hold a narrow 22-17-1 majority in the State Senate while the Republicans enjoy a slim 50-46 majority in the House of Delegates, so both chambers could conceivably be won by either party. Ballotpedia … [Read more...] about Parties Finalize Fall Strategies Ahead of High-Stakes Battle for Control of the Virginia Legislature
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, 2023 is a midterm year, with control of the legislature up for grabs two years into Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin’s term. At this moment, Democrats hold a narrow 22-17-1 majority in the State Senate while Republicans enjoy a slim 50-46 majority in the House of Delegates. As a result, each chamber could conceivably flip either way in … [Read more...] about A Look Ahead at Next Week’s Virginia Legislative Primaries
Just six months ago, national Republicans were in a tremendous position to achieve robust gains in the House and the Senate in this upcoming election cycle. First and foremost, many Republicans considered it all but certain that they would flip the House and Senate in 2022, given their comfortable lead in generic ballot polling and President Joe Biden's underwater approval … [Read more...] about Will the 2022 Midterms Really Be a Failure for the GOP?