Late But Not Forgotten? A Brief History of June Presidential Primaries
Eighteen states have held primaries in June since 1912; Kentucky’s primary on June 23rd is the second latest in U.S. history.Read More
Raising Their Profile: US Representatives Running for President
The 2020 cycle is still shy of the modern day record of six members of the U.S. House seeking the nation’s top political office.Read More
Will There Be a Retread Presidential Candidate in 2020?
At least one failed major party presidential candidate has run again for the office in every cycle in the modern primary era.Read More
Will Heidi Heitkamp Attempt a Gubernatorial Comeback?
Just two of 15 failed North Dakota gubernatorial candidates won on a subsequent run at the office – none have tried since 1972.Read More
Cochran Advances: Six-Term US Senators Improve to 16-2 in Renomination Bids
Twice as many members of the chamber’s Six-Term Club have died in office (four) than lost their party’s nomination to a seventh term (two).Read More
Norm Ornstein to Speak at Humphrey Institute on Friday
Roll Call columnist and American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Norm Ornstein will review the Obama administration’s wide-ranging policy initiativesRead More
Which Cities Give the Most Money to Minnesota’s U.S. Representatives?
One tiny Minnesota suburb is responsible for more than 10 percent of all in-state large donor funds contributed to the state’s eight U.S. House membersRead More
“That blog isn’t called Smart Politics for nothing.” – POLITICO “Fantastic. Truly high-end to feed political addiction.” – Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director…Read More
SD: McCain 44%, Obama 40% (Rasmussen) IA: Obama 51%, McCain 41% (Rasmussen) MN: Obama 52%, McCain 35% (Rasmussen) WI: Obama 50%, McCain 39% (Rasmussen) ND: Obama 43%, McCain 43% (Rasmussen)…Read More
Obama vs. McCain: Five Months Out
Although Election Day is nearly five months away, the vast number of state polling conducted in recent weeks makes it difficult to resist assessing the current lay of the land in the general campaign matchup between Barack Obama and John…Read More