Morning Headlines Results continue to trickle in from Tuesday's Election Day in five states. Defective barcodes on ballots in Clackamas County have caused about two-thirds of ballots in Oregon's third-most populous county to need to be hand-counted, while the outcomes of two close Pennsylvania congressional races could potentially hinge on 33 final precincts of Election … [Read more...] about DDHQ Morning News Spotlight: Election Day continues in PA/OR, Plus 2022 Panic Begins to Set-In for House Democrats
The Buckeye State is the site of one of 2022’s most anticipated reality shows. Five major Republicans are battling for the seat of retiring Sen. Rob Portman, a desirable nomination in a state trending red. In all likelihood, however, to win that prize they’ll have to first earn the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. This isn’t just a clever metaphor, either, … [Read more...] about The Crowded GOP Battle for Trump’s Support and the Ohio Senate Nomination
Four months out, both party primaries in the Pennsylvania Senate race are wide open, and the election to replace retiring incumbent Pat Toomey is drawing eyeballs from across the nation. Republican Primary Dr. Mehmet Oz made a big splash when he jumped into the GOP pool last month, but there’s no indication yet that he’s lapping the competition. A few internal polls … [Read more...] about Candidates Scramble for Support in Wide-Open PA Senate Contest
I wanted to write something about the prospects of the Republican and Democratic Parties, at least in the immediate future, but on a national scale, I am throwing my hands in the air here. President Trump lost re-election with the same electorate that delivered more state legislative seats and Congressional seats than the midterm. President Trump would lose the popular vote by … [Read more...] about Reading The Electoral Signs
Ah, Blue Texas, the dream of so many, you may be here. Sunday saw two polls - a University of Texas at Tyler poll showing Biden +5 and a CBS/YouGov showing Trump +1 - both showing Democrats competitive in the Lone Star State, and reignited the 18 month long debate about whether the Biden campaign should just throw everything at the core map or expand into Texas, Georgia, Iowa, … [Read more...] about Turning Texas Blue, It’s Not Just About Biden, The Senate, Or Even The House. State Legislatures Are Important Too.