Archive for March 2013
Harry Truman, Presidential Press Corps Used ‘Wetback’ Slur in 1950s
When Don Young was 18 years old, President Truman used the term “wetbacks” in a written message to Congress.Read More
Seeing Red: A Brief History of Republican Domination in South Dakota
Republicans are eying to control all partisan statewide elected offices in the Mount Rushmore State for the first time since 1962.Read More
Party Like It’s 1986?
Tim Johnson’s retirement opens up an opportunity for Republicans to gain control of both U.S. Senate seats in South Dakota for the first time since the convening of the 100th Congress in January 1987 (Tom Daschle ousted incumbent GOPer James…Read More
Johnson to Retire with 2nd Longest Tenure on Capitol Hill in South Dakota History
At 26+ years and counting, Senator Tim Johnson has already eclipsed Tom Daschle but will fall six years short of the Mount Rushmore State’s all-time record set by Karl Mundt.Read More
Who’s #1 (Part II)? The Media’s 2016 Democratic Field
Hillary and Joe are ranked 1-2 in eight of 11 outlets under analysis with Andrew Cuomo solidly in third.Read More
Who’s #1? The Media’s 2016 Republican Field
Twenty-three GOPers have been listed as 2016 contenders across a dozen media outlets; only two candidates appear on all 12 lists (Rubio and Christie).Read More
On Wednesday, Paul Ryan’s 2012 U.S. House challenger Rob Zerban announced he will seek a rematch in 2014 against the failed GOP VP nominee. Should Zerban win his party’s nomination next year, that would mean the Democratic Party will have…Read More
Why Does Keith Ellison Keep Getting Primaried?
Incumbent DFL U.S. Representatives have faced primary challengers only 30 percent of the time in party history; Ellison has faced at least one every cycle.Read More
Tom Cotton’s Quandary: Can House Freshmen Win Senate Seats?
Only 17 House freshmen have been elected to the Senate over the last century, and just two in the last 40 years.Read More
Can Mark Dayton Reach 50% in 2014?
The state with the lowest level of voter support for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in the 20th and 21st Centuries is…Minnesota?Read More