Archive for September 2014
Can Iowa’s Split US Senate Delegation Tradition Save Bruce Braley?
The Hawkeye State has the second highest rate in the nation over the last 100 years of sending members from two different parties to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.Read More
Holder Could Still Reach #3 Attorney General Tenure Mark
If his successor is not confirmed by December 5th, Holder will pass Homer Cummings for third place on the all-time tenure list.Read More
Democratic US Senators Slow Out of the Gate to Respond to Syrian Bombing
Republican U.S. Senators issued press releases on the air strikes within the first 24 hours at more than twice the rate of Democrats and at four times the rate for those who are running for reelection in 2014.Read More
Jack Hatch to Iowa: Vote Like It’s 1948?
A symbolic button worn by Iowa’s underdog gubernatorial challenger evokes Truman’s historic comeback…and an otherwise disastrous cycle for Iowa’s Democratic Party.Read More
The 10 Percent Club: 2014 Gubernatorial Edition
At least four third party, independent, or write-in gubernatorial candidates have won 10+ percent of the vote in every midterm election since the 1986 cycle – a trend likely to continue this November.Read More
42 Members of Congress Who Were Born in Scotland
Twenty states have been represented in Congress by a Scottish-born U.S. Representative or U.S. Senator, including one Speaker of the House.Read More
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Pathways: How Does Burke’s Measure Up?
Eleven of the last 12 Badger State governors were previously elected to state government dating back to the mid-1950s.Read More
Media Analysis: Iowa US Senate Race Is 2014’s True Toss-up
A study of 2014 U.S. Senate race ratings finds the odds of a pick-up in Iowa’s race between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst are closer to 50-50 than any other contest in the country.Read More
Johnson vs Dayton: Out with the Old, In with the Young?
Dayton bucked history in 2010: the younger Minnesota gubernatorial nominee has been victorious at more than twice the rate as the older nominee since statehood.Read More
Tierney Loss Ends Massachusetts US Rep Renomination Streak at 95
It had been 22 years since the last time a member of the Bay State’s U.S. House delegation lost a renomination bid; only two of 220 incumbents have lost a primary since 1972.Read More