Election Central 2018

Populist Brown, Perfect Dem for Trump Country

CANFIELD, OHIO -- While a crucial federal election is happening here this year, the U.S. Senate race between Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Rep. Jim Renacci, you'll see campaign signs...

GOP Candidates Join Trump's Culture War

President Trump's most recent spat with the National Football League seemed to signal how he plans to feature the culture wars in...

What to Make of the CA Primary Results

California’s primary results are somewhat unique in the country in that all candidates run against each other, with the top two emerging...

Real Clear Politics Election 2018

Dems Avoid Lockouts in Key CA Races

Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief after California's “jungle” primary Tuesday, as their candidates made the ballot in competitive races that will help determine the balance of...

Scott Walker Ad Touts Stabilization of Obamacare

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has railed against Obamacare for years and pledged as a presidential candidate to send repeal legislation to Congress on Day One, if elected. But now running for a third...

Crowded Primaries Could Dash Dems' CA Dreams

Republicans would ordinarily dread an intra-party challenge to one of their most endangered incumbents in an already difficult election year. But in California’s 48th District, it's an oddly...

ANALYSIS

What If 2006 Model Isn't Enough for Democrats?

It can often be useful for elections analysts to find a previous election to cite as a model for the current one.  For example, Brendan Nyhan was fond of referring to 2012 as “Bizarro...

Trump Visit Spotlights Tennessee Senate Race

While Democrats face an uphill climb defending seats held by a handful of incumbent senators in states Donald Trump won overwhelmingly, they are hoping to flip the script in Tennessee. Former Gov....

Pollster to Dems: Focus on Mueller Indictments

With the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference now in its second year, Democratic pollsters are offering the party a way to hone a persuasive counterargument to President...

Voters Choose Nominees in AR, GA, KY, and TX

ATLANTA (AP) — Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primaries, while Texans settle several primary...

Democrats Roll Out Anti-Corruption Message

As part of their midterm pitch to voters, congressional Democrats are unveiling a series of policy proposals Monday aimed at cleaning up a "culture of corruption" in Washington. In other words:...

Dems Hopeful About a Perennial Target: Arizona

SUN LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Shortly before the raffle for a handgun, top Arizona Republicans gave a warning to the crowd gathered at a conservative group’s meeting in a retirement community...