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Democrats Midterm Elections

What the Democrats Need to Do to Avoid Another Bad Result in 2016

Jeff Santos | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Jeff Santos

Maybe just maybe the Democrats can save themselves and find a strategy to win in 2016.

GOP Victories In Midterms Weaken Democratic Bench Of Candidates

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lucy Flores was a candidate with a life story straight out of Hollywood — one of 13 children who grew up in a rough Las Vegas nei...

DCCC Chair Steve Israel To Step Down

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) will leave his job as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee after Republicans gained at le...

Democrats, Meet the Minimum-Wage Movement

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the minimum wage had kept pace with increases in productivity since 1968, it would be $21.72. Instead, corporations and wealthy individuals have kept those gains for themselves.

Former Goldman Sachs VP Named Dems' Finance Chair

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a former Wall Street executive, will serve as the national finance chairman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Commit...

Could Defeat For Democrats Be Good For The World?

The Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration ushered in a new era that sought for America to re-engage with the world. Two years later it still stands i...

Obama May Be Missing Key Force That Helped Reagan & Clinton Roar Back From Midterm Grief

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Ronald Reagan got his shellacking in the 1982 midterm elections, with his party suffering big losses in the House. Twelve...

Full Speed Ahead! (The Chasm Be Damned)!

R.O. Blechman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R.O. Blechman


The Close Races in the House

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The traditional media loves to create sweeping narratives about elections. But little things like who actually controls Congress are decided by narrower margins than the sweeping-narrative writers like to admit.

The Scariest Words in the English Language: "Speaker Boehner" and "Majority Leader McConnell"

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Whatever the shortcomings of Obama and the Congressional Democrats, anything is better than Republicans in power. If they're as successful as predicted, the country and the world will be far worse off Wednesday morning.

Does Anti-Reid Obit Foretell Dem Demise?

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael L. Millenson

Talk about anti-incumbent passion. James L. Srch used his obituary to get in one last protest against the re-election of Senate Majority Leader Harry ...

New Rule: Christine O'Donnell Has to Stop Saying "I'm You" in Her Campaign Ads

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

New Rule: Christine O'Donnell has to stop saying, "I'm you" in her campaign ads. It doesn't get truer the more you say it. Because it's not a spell.

How Much Are Tea Party Candidates Hurting the GOP?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Despite the influence of the Tea Party movement, the GOP actually has more House candidates who have previously held elected office running for open seats than the Democrats do.

Democrats See Glimmer Of Hope Ahead Of 2010 Midterm Elections

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — With only weeks left in the campaign, some staggering Democrats have jumped back into contention in congressional and gubernatorial races ...

Fewer Democrats Turning To Obama For Campaign Help

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — President Barack Obama doesn't go there anymore. The days of Obama traipsing around the country to states like Montana, Ind...

Democrats Served Two Helpings Of Bad News With Two New Polls

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats will find few points of optimism in a new batch of polls, with recent surveys by Washington Post/ABC News and Wall Street Journal/NBC News b...

Democrats Ramp Up Midterm Election Spending To Knock Out GOP Challengers

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Jesse Kelly was still basking in the glow of his victory in an Arizona congressional primary when the Democratic congres...

Midterm Election: Democrats Fight To Stay In Office Amid Backlash

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McGREGOR, Texas — Rep. Chet Edwards, an imperiled Democrat deep in the heart of Republican territory, finds exiting American Legion Post No. 273...

What Created the Populist Explosion and How Democrats Can Avoid the Shrapnel in November

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Republicans are running Tea Party candidates who are so far to the right you can't see Middle America from their porch. Some endangered Democrats will likely see victory in November from theirs if they understand the public mood and speak to it.

The Best Hope Democrats Have Is Republican Chaos

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

It would seem bad news abounds for the Democrats' midterm fortunes this year. In fact, I can think of only one reason for Democrats to be hopeful: the internal chaos within the Republican Party.

Americans For Prosperity: Democrats File IRS Complaint Against Conservative Group

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service complaining that a conservative foundation spending mi...

2010 Midterm Elections: Democrats Optimistic About Party Fundraising Efforts, Voter Turnout Operations

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. LOUIS — Vice President Joe Biden boldly predicted Friday that voters would reject a "Republican tea party" of extreme candidates and Democra...

Democrats Demand GOP Candidates And Incumbents Take A Stand On Tea Party Caucus

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seizing on the recent creation of a Tea Party Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats unveiled a new initiative on Thursday aimed at fo...

Democrats' 2010 Strategy: Republican Party, Tea Party Are 'One And The Same' (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are planning to link the tea party and Republicans, overlapping the two groups to paint the GOP as a party of extremists and the grassroots ...

David Plouffe: Prospect Of Republican Takeover 'Will Help Us With Turnout,' 'Enthusiasm Gap'

The Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Architects of President Obama's 2008 victory are braced for potentially sizable Democratic losses in November's midterm elections. But they say voters...