Election Central 2018

In Tight Gov Races, Ticket-Splitting May Be Key

While the nation’s midterm focus has primarily been on Republican efforts to maintain control of the House and Senate, the GOP is also playing defense with a number of key gubernatorial seats....

GOP Gains Momentum, But Midterm Spending Trails Dems'

With the election less than 24 days away, Republicans are seeing momentum in polls after the Kavanaugh hearings and a new path...

WH Sees Chinese Election Meddling

President Trump caused ripples at the United Nations Security Council last month when he singled out a new adversary that he said is engaged in a...

Real Clear Politics Election 2018

Independents, Key for House Control

How important are independent voters to the 2018 midterms? If previous elections are a guide, the party that wins independents will likely win the House majority. Capturing these non-affiliated...

NJ: Sizing Up the Senate Race

Republican Senate pickup opportunities have largely dwindled to a handful of heavily Republican states, with the possible addition of Florida.

Red-State Dems Embrace ACA

It’s health care, stupid. In this year’s midterm elections, that’s the motto of Democrats seeking to upend the Republican majority in Congress. After the disastrous GOP attempt to...

MN: Trump's Visits Highlight House Battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s appearance Thursday at a rally in Rochester, Minnesota, marks his second stop to friendly territory in the otherwise traditionally blue...

A Kavanaugh Loss Could Mean a Win

The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh have been a messy, often ugly, affair that has tarred those on all sides. Democrats have accused Republicans of trying to ram...

Trump Boosts Blackburn in TN

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats...

Sizing Up the Senate Race in MT

Montana fits into this category of “strange” states. At the presidential level, it is blood red. Yet beneath the presidential level, the politics of the state are significantly...

NJ: Menendez in Jeopardy

The New Jersey Senate race was supposed to be a done deal with incumbent Bob Menendez easily cruising to re-election. It’s rated solid or likely to remain Democratic by most election watchers,...

Trump, Obama Hit the Trail

Part 5 in a series President Obama is back on the campaign trail stumping for Democrats as they push to retake the majority in Congress. He’s headlined events in California and Ohio, subtly...