Archive for March 2018
Wisconsin Eyes Seating a Record-Tying 6th Woman on Its Supreme Court
The Badger State would also break a tie with Oregon for the state with the highest percentage of women supreme court justices.Read More
Are the Eyes of Kansas Democrats Getting Wider?
The party has picked up more than one U.S. House seat in Kansas during just three cycles since statehood – each time riding a massive national Democratic wave.Read More
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise? US Senators Keep Knocking on Wood
The four-year, nine-month streak without a death in the chamber is the fourth longest in history and will reach #2 by early September.Read More
Rauner Records Weakest Primary Performance by an Illinois GOP Governor in 90 Years
No elected governor from either party in the Prairie State has survived a narrower primary victory since the first such contest in 1908.Read More
Rex Tillerson’s Historically Short Tenure As Secretary of State
Tillerson left office quicker than nearly every other president’s first pick for secretary of state in history.Read More
How Often Do Parties Flip US House Seats in Specials Where They Previously Did Not Field a Candidate?
With Lamb’s win, eight out of the last 26 U.S. House seats to flip have been in districts where the winning party did not recruit a nominee during the most recent election cycle.Read More
Will There Be a Record Number of Woman vs Woman US Senate Matchups in 2018?
There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.Read More
A 30-Year Wait
Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir’s campaign to win the 2018 GOP U.S. Senate nomination and challenge incumbent Tammy Baldwin seems to be gaining traction against businessman Kevin Nicholson (as businessman and 2012 candidate Eric Hovde waits in the wings to potentially complicate the race). If Vukmir is successful, she will become just the second woman…Read More
Not a Sacrificial Lamb
If Democratic attorney Conor Lamb upsets State Representative Rick Saccone in next Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, it will mark just the second time a seat has flipped across 29 specials held in the Keystone State since 1951. Over the last 67 years, Democrat John Murtha’s February 1974 0.2-point win against Harry…Read More