Minnesota Dems worry about Ellison allegations as state AG race tightens

Minnesota Democrats are worried that allegations of domestic abuse made by a former girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison (D) could be a drag on his chances of winning the state’s attorney general’s office.

How America’s urban-rural divide is changing the Democratic Party

ST. PAUL, Minn. – For decades, the shotgun marriage between the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Farmer-Labor Party engineered by Hubert Humphrey created a prairie populist machine that ran this state.Republicans…

Beto O’Rourke raises $38 million in 3rd quarter

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) raised more than $38 million in the third quarter of the year, a stunning number that would rival a strong presidential campaign.O’Rourke said …

Republicans see silver linings in deep-blue states

Republicans are holding out hope that their side can make gains down the ballot – even in some of the bluest states in the country.

Democrats aim for big gains in state legislatures

Democrats see a golden opportunity to win back hundreds of state legislative seats across the country, rebuilding a bench decimated by midterm election results in 2010 and 2014.

Dems rebuild blue wall in Midwest

The Midwestern states that handed President Trump the White House two years ago now appear poised to deliver a sharply negative verdict against his party, thanks in no small part to voters’ dissatisfaction with the way Tr…

House GOP cancels Yoder ad buys

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has canceled more than $1 million in planned advertising aimed at helping Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) in the coming weeks.The decision to cut advertising, descri…

First votes already cast in volatile midterm elections

The first people to vote in this year’s midterm elections have already returned their ballots to state elections officials in North Carolina, seven weeks before much of the rest of the country gets to weigh in.Thos…

Arizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’

The Democratic path to a majority in the Senate is narrow and fraught, and if it exists at all, it runs through Arizona, a conservative state that last sent a Democrat to the upper chamber 30 years ago.

Primary turnout soars in 2018 with Dems leading charge

More than 40 million Americans voted in primaries this year, a staggering increase from four years ago and a sign of virtually unprecedented voter enthusiasm ahead of the midterm elections.Primary voter turnout was…

Primary turnout soars in 2018 with Dems leading charge

More than 40 million Americans voted in primaries this year, a staggering increase from four years ago and a sign of virtually unprecedented voter enthusiasm ahead of the midterm elections.Primary voter turnout was…

Independent Dems lose in New York Senate races as party activists flex muscle

For years, a rump faction of centrist and conservative Democrats gave Republicans control of New York’s state Senate, frustrating liberals who wanted to pass a raft of progressive legislation.On Thursday, six of th…

Cynthia Nixon camp partially blames high turnout for loss

Progressive activist Cynthia Nixon on Thursday night lamented high voter turnout as a result of spending from her opponent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who easily defeated her in the state’s Democratic gubernatorial pr…

Cuomo skates past Nixon to win New York primary

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won New York’s gubernatorial Democratic primary, swatting aside a challenge from actor and progressive activist Cynthia Nixon.

The year the party machines broke

2018 marks the demise of the big-city Democratic machine.For centuries, those storied machines dominated America’s largest cities, driving volunteers through neighborhoods and delivering voters t…

Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to new city

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in two eastern provinces of Congo has spread to a major international trading hub with almost a million residents, Congolese health officials said Wednesday.Health officials in…

Signs grow for Dem wave in House race

Signs of a blue wave are increasing as lawmakers return to Washington for their final few weeks of legislative work before the crucial midterm elections.

Signs grow for Dem wave in House race

Signs of a blue wave are increasing as lawmakers return to Washington for their final few weeks of legislative work before the crucial midterm elections.

States consider investigations into Catholic Church abuse

Top law enforcement officials in states across the country are considering how to investigate potential abuse cases in the Catholic Church after a bombshell report from a Pennsylvania grand jury found more than a thousand…

Arizona governor faces pressure over McCain replacement

For more than a year, Cindy McCain kept Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) updated on her husband’s valiant battle against brain cancer.Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ended t…