The GOP’s lame-duck strategy foreshadows a coming political war between urban and rural America.
The results in the House represented one of the most emphatic repudiations of a president in modern history. But the GOP isn’t any closer to ditching Donald Trump.
For years, the state’s massive congressional delegation was highly competitive, but not anymore. Of 53 House seats, Democrats now hold at least 45.
So long as the GOP stays loyal to President Trump, its prospects on the electoral map will be sharply restricted.
Important segments of his coalition stood by him, but Democrats made inroads with urban and suburban white voters uncomfortable with his style and values.
A widening array of conflicts over voting rights in the state have revived memories of the civil-rights era.
The president’s offensive on immigration is linked to his party’s struggle to build support for key pieces of its economic agenda.
It’s not hard to envision the tension ahead: The Democrats are becoming more diverse at the same time that greater numbers of GOP candidates are embracing President Trump’s nationalism.
Republicans are surging in pro-Trump rural areas as a Democratic wave gathers in many anti-Trump suburbs, continuing a long-term shift toward nationalized congressional elections.
The GOP’s chances are dim in the districts Hillary Clinton won in 2016—and it’s all Donald Trump’s fault.
Washington’s Eighth Congressional District runs from Seattle’s liberal suburbs all the way to conservative apple farms on the other side of the Cascades.
President Donald Trump swept all five states in 2016. But there are signs that many voters there—especially women—won’t vote Republican this year.
President Trump’s nominee would bring a virus of illegitimacy and partisanship to the Supreme Court.
Even if he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court, the fight over his nomination could go on for years—and could have ramifications for 2020.
Especially women of color, who are running for state and congressional offices across the country this year
Governor Jerry Brown is pushing the boundaries of what a single state can do to combat the threat, which grows more tangible with each record wildfire and hurricane.
One grassroots group has knocked on 400,000 doors since President Trump’s election. Those conversations suggest a mixed outlook for Democrats in future contests.
From Florida to Texas, November’s elections provide an opening for Democrats to shift the balance of power—and make up for lost ground in the heartland.
The Arizona senator’s insurgent challenge to George W. Bush harkened back to the early-20th-century vision of Theodore Roosevelt—and could still inspire those looking to take the GOP back from Donald Trump.
The fate of the House majority may depend on whether working-class white women turn on the GOP this fall—or simply sit out the election.