Donald Trump Has Killed the California Republican Party

There were many nasty shocks for California Republicans in the midterm elections of 2018. And now President Donald Trump is being blamed — not just for losses of congressional seats but also for causing the Republican Party of California to suffer a “political nuclear holocaust.” According to some political experts the GOP in the Golden State is at or near death, and will have a very hard time recovering. read more

Russian Hackers Are Still Hard at Work Disrupting Democracy

Russian hackers after the U.S. midterm elections carried out a widespread hacking effort, targeting the federal government, media sites and influential Washington think tanks.

Although U.S election officials were looking for Russian interference ahead of and during the elections, but the detection of hacking activity by a Russian group didn’t occur until after the polls had closed. read more

Bernie Sanders Has A Bold Agenda for House Democrats

The 2018 midterm results show that the American people have rejected Donald Trump, and his agenda. And as Senator Bernie Sanders says, they’ve also rejected “his racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and religious bigotry.” read more

The 2018 Blue Wave Was Much Bigger Than You Think

Many Democrats seem to feel that they “lost” the 2018 midterm elections, but that is not true. 

Yes, a large number of Democrats are very disappointed (especially in my home state of Florida). And many rising progressive stars lost: Beto. Stacey. Andrew.  read more

Here Are the Top Five Things We Learned From the Midterms

Election exit polls always tell important stories. This year, however, those stories may be especially important for what they can tell us about the 2020 race for president.

All of the votes from last Tuesday haven’t even been counted yet, but already people are turning their attention to the 2020 election. read more

As Trump Hijacks the Midterms, Republicans Panic

GOP candidates and party bosses all over the country are in panic mode as they have seen President Donald Trump hijack the 2018 midterm elections.

They wanted their campaign message to focus on how great the economy is. But instead he has made sure the election is all about him. read more

Record Early Voting Shows the Blue Wave is Rolling Along

Well over 30 million Americans have already cast their ballots for Tuesday’s midterm elections. Many states set records for early voting even though there were days left to vote. And in some states more early votes have been cast than were cast in the entire 2014 midterm election. And all of this is good news for Democrats. read more

Blue Wave Rising: GOP House Incumbent Is Losing In Utah

If a Republican incumbent representative is losing in the state of Utah you know it’s a bad year for the GOP.

And this appears to be the case as incumbent GOP Rep. Mia Love is behind her Democratic challenger, Ben McAdams, by six percentage points in the most recent polling that was done. read more

Trump’s Travels Prove Republicans Have Given Up On Keeping the House

The statistical website FiveThirtyEight gives the Democratic Party an 86 percent chance of winning the House next Tuesday which is not a sure thing.

But recent travels by President Donald Trump prove that the Republican Party has given up all hope of retaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives. read more

Shocker: Democrats Ahead By 17 points On Generic Ballot

Political observers closely watch the so-called generic congressional ballot to get an idea of which party is likely to win control of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections.

Because of Republican gerrymandering, it is widely believed that Democrats need an advantage of approximately six percent in the national popular vote if they are to win control of the House of Representatives. read more

AP: Republicans Begin to ‘Concede Defeat’ In Battle For House Control

The Republican blame game has begun. According to AP’s Steve Peoples,  “Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority.”

“The party’s candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP’s most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting resources away from vulnerable Republican House candidates deemed too far gone and toward those thought to have a better chance of political survival.”

“And as they initiate a painful and strategic triage, the early Republican-on-Republican blame game has begun as well.” read more

Iowa’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Only Democrats

Yesterday The Des Moines Register, Iowa’s largest newspaper, announced that it was endorsing only Democrats in this year’s congressional races.

The respected newspaper’s editorial board said that this year the stakes are too high to do anything else. read more

If House Flips, Powerful Democrat Will Demand Trump Tax Returns

Another Democratic leader of the House of Representatives is anxiously awaiting his chance to become chairman of a powerful House committee. Of course for that to happen Democrats must take control of the House after November’s elections. But if it does, Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts will become chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and as a result will be in a position to demand to see a copy of all of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. read more

Due to Trump, Millions of Women Have Left the Republican Party Forever

Donald Trump’s election has clearly pushed independent and Democratic women into action, resulting in record numbers of women running for office, and huge numbers of women doing political organizing and becoming activists for the first time. read more

Blue Wave Likely As Democrats Grab Leads in Battleground Districts

A new opinion poll released Monday shows Democrats with a 4-point advantage in dozens of battleground House districts with just one month to go before November’s midterm elections.

“NEW POLL: Dems have 4-point lead in battleground House districts” read more

Kavanaugh Leads To Record Fundraising For Democrats

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings, along with the testimony from his sexual assault accuser Dr. Christine Ford, have generated a windfall of cash for Democratic candidates.

ActBlue, an online clearinghouse for Democratic donors, reported that they raised $10 million from small donors on Friday, their highest daily total ever since the site was founded. read more

Blame Game: GOP Candidates Panic Due to Trump’s Unpopularity

With about seven weeks until election day on November 6th, Republicans are in full panic mode. Almost every recent poll shows the president’s unpopularity falling to record low levels, while at the same time congressional generic ballots show Republicans facing a bloodbath in the midterms. read more

Record Primary Turnout is One More Bad Sign for the GOP

Many people believe that the 2018 midterm elections are as important as any elections held in American history.

This assessment has not been done only by political scientists either. American voters have also given their opinions on the importance of this year’s elections by voting in the 2018 primaries in record numbers. read more

New Polls Show Republicans Are Facing Disaster in the Midterms

Three new polls released this morning could spell doom for the GOP in November’s elections. These polls continue the rash of bad news that has come out recently for Republican candidates.

Today’s polls deal with two major factors that are known to influence the outcomes of midterm elections: read more