Application of the "Washington model" suggests that it will be difficult for the Democrats to reach their goal of three to six pickups in California's congressional delegation. The model predicts that the Democrats will win 32 seats and the Republicans will take 19, with two pure toss-ups.
For my money, the most interesting feature of the Wisconsin results was what happened with independents. Independents -- frustrated with partisanship on both sides -- are the force behind the drive to find, or create, something new.
The Latino electorate was decisive during the 2008 presidential primary and many statewide races. However, there is only one way to ensure that our political power continues to grow, and that is to make sure you and your friends and families get out to vote.
California has never mattered much in Republican presidential politics. But the Golden State seems destined to regain the political spotlight in 2012 because its June 5th primary is the last of the major delegate-rich contests in a GOP race that's beginning to look hopelessly deadlocked.
After tripping over themselves to appeal to the Tea Party, these candidates will have to walk a tightrope that won't alienate the radical right while appealing to moderates. We believe they'll fall off.