Election Central 2020

Debate Snapshots: 10 Candidates, 10 Strategies

Every candidate who filed on stage Thursday night at Texas Southern University in Houston had the same goal: to secure the Democratic nomination and later the White House. But each took a different...

Dem Primary: Buy, Sell, Hold (September Edition)

On the occasion of the third Democratic presidential debate, which will feature all of the top 10 contenders on stage for the...

Republicans Hold On to NC-09 District in Redo Election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing...

Real Clear Politics Election 2020

'Dark Money'-Fueled Ads Heat Up ME Senate Battle

New England suffered through some of the hottest summer months on record this year - and that scorching season has extended to the race for Maine's hotly contested Senate seat, where Susan Collins is...

NC Rally to Be a Test for Trump's Clout, Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's rally in North Carolina will serve as a measure of his clout in trying to elect a Republican to the House in a closely watched special election that's seen...

Sun or Rust Belt? Dems Search for Path to Power

DENVER (AP) - As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle - the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate...

Black Votes Will Define Electability for Democrats

For all the strategic calculations, sophisticated voter targeting and relentless talk about electability in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Democratic presidential nomination will be determined by a...

Biden Leapfrogs Warren, Leads Media Coverage

Last week Elizabeth Warren briefly displaced Joe Biden as the most-covered 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, beating him in both evening news mentions and online coverage. This week Biden is...

Dems Face Identity Crisis in Next Phase of 2020

NEW YORK (AP) - Doug Ogden doesn't know what to do. The 75-year-old retired law enforcement officer is disgusted by President Donald Trump. But he can't imagine voting for a Democrat in 2020, either....

Big Tech or Big Labor? Dems Line up With Unions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of miles from the union halls of Pennsylvania and Michigan, organized labor is flexing its muscles in a pitched battle with Big Tech. And the Democratic Party's...

Tom Steyer's $12 Million Failure to Launch

Even before liberal billionaire Tom Steyer was shut out of the next Democratic debate, there were tell-tale signs his rocket-fueled six-week presidential bid was failing to launch. At last weekend's...

From Trumpism to Trump Challenger: Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh never seemed to like Bill Kristol. The radio show host/onetime congressman has called the former editor-in-chief of the defunct Weekly Standard a "twit." He also said that the godfather of...