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New Texas poll showing Biden winning also offers Democrats path to victory in Senate race

July 23, 2020
Air Force veteran MJ Hegar, the Democrats’ nominee in Texas’ Senate race this fall. The first poll out of Texas since Air Force veteran MJ Hegar won last week’s Democratic runoff finds Republican Sen. John Cornyn leading their matchup 47-38, but it nonetheless contains plenty of good news for Democrats, who are hoping to win

Democrats ask for FBI briefing on foreign disinformation efforts around Sen. Ron Johnson

July 21, 2020
None of this information is new. Johnson’s eagerness to solicit testimony from ex-Ukrainian official Andrii Telizhenko was the subject of public alarm and a previous intelligence community warning. Johnson has been dismissive of complaints about his reliance on known dodgy sources, though he was pressured into giving up on the idea of taking Telizhenko’s testimony

House Democrats restarting effort to obtain Trump’s tax returns

July 14, 2020
House Democrats have asked the Supreme Court to put its ruling last week on President Trump’s financial records into effect — so they can restart their effort to access the documents in lower courts. Douglas Letter, the top lawyer for the House of Representatives, urged the court in a filing Monday to immediately put its

7 Democrats Take the Stage for the Last Debate Before the South Carolina Primary — And Super Tuesday: Follow Live

March 25, 2020
We’re in the endgame now. On Tuesday night, seven Democrats faced off in Charleston for the last Democratic debate of February, just a few days before the South Carolina primary. Crucially, it is also the final debate before Super Tuesday on March 3, when more than a third of all delegates for the Democratic National…

Underdog Democrats Michael Bennet and Deval Patrick Say They’ve Got a Chance in Flinty New Hampshire

February 10, 2020
The two hardest-working candidates in New Hampshire this primary season haven’t yet made a dent in the polls—but both insist it’s too early to count them out. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is drawing a dismal 0%, according to an Emerson College survey, and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is a statistically insignificant hiccup higher, cornering…

The Democrats Are in Georgia. The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher.

November 21, 2019
The state’s demographics have been favorable to turn it blue, but destiny is shaped by history, too. By Joseph CrespinoMr. Crespino is a history professor at Emory University.Nov. 20, 2019Voters last year in Atlanta.Credit...Jessica Mcgowan/Getty ImagesWith tonight’s presidential primary debate, Georgia Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief. Finally, they are saying, the national party…

Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows

November 18, 2019
A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans. If the Democratic presidential primary were being held today, whom would you vote for? Biden 24% 27% 30% 29% 28% 23% Warren 15% 19% 21% 15% 16% 25% Sanders 16% 13% 17% 13% 14%…

Democrats Flip Virginia, But the Kentucky Governor Race Is Too Close to Call

November 9, 2019
Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades on Tuesday while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow lead and declared victory in…

How the South Went Republican: Can Democrats Ever Win There Again? (1992)

June 22, 2015
In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to a Republican Party strategy of gaining political support for certain candidates in the Southern United States ...