Election Central 2018

Tuesday Night Is a Bad Sign for the GOP

On its face, Tuesday night seemed uneventful, or even good news for the Republican Party. Aside from a few primaries here and there, the main event was the House special election in Ohio’s...

Benefit -- or Liability -- of Trump Support Depends on Where

The first in a series on the impact of party leaders' support As with real estate, the value of a Donald Trump endorsement tends...

Assessing Tuesday's Special Election in Ohio

Most analysts agree that this is likely to be a bad year for the congressional GOP. There is disagreement as to just how bad it will be. This late in...

Real Clear Politics Election 2018

Barack Obama Endorses 81 Dems in Midterm Races

Barack Obama formally weighed in on the 2018 midterm elections by backing 81 Democratic candidates running for federal and local offices in 14 states, and indicated that more endorsements are on the...

ANALYSIS

Assessing Manchin's Chances in WV

When this cycle started out, there were five Senate seats held by Democrats that most observers thought were in grave peril: those in Indiana, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri and West Virginia. It...

GA Runoff Tests Trump's Clout

Last summer, Georgia experienced an onslaught of national attention for a special election in the state’s 6th Congressional District, a race widely seen as a test of President Trump’s...

Trump Endorsed Roby Wins AL Primary

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm...

Dems Focus Court Messaging on ACA

Democrats know the odds of preventing President Trump's Supreme Court justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, from confirmation are extremely long. So they are focusing their opposition efforts on an...

GOP, Dems Ramp Up Messaging on Court

If all goes according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice and in place for the start of the October session....

Democrats Eye Plan B for Court Pick

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week, Democrats immediately rallied together in urging their colleagues to delay the confirmation of a successor until after...

Rulings Provide GOP With Rallying Cry

As President Trump reveled Tuesday in the Supreme Court's 5-4 travel ban decision – a ruling the White House described as a "moment of profound vindication" -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

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...