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New York Times: No one’s talking about the new tax law Washington Post: Democrats’ advantage in midterm election support is shrinking CNBC: Pro-Trump fundraising group refuses to give back $500,000 contribution from Steve Wynn Roll Call: Rating changes: Duking it … Continue reading

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House Republicans in New Jersey might get wiped out

The Hill is reporting that Republicans could lose all of the five House seats they currently hold in New Jersey if results from a new Monmouth University survey* hold. The survey released on Monday finds Democrats with a 19-point advantage … Continue reading

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The RNC in full panic mode to protect House majority

The Associated Press is reporting that the Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that will focus on preserving the GOP House majority for the remainder of President Donald Trump’s first term. Facing the prospect … Continue reading

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Will Republican candidates need to moderate support for Trump?

An analysis about upcoming gubernatorial races in Governing magazine notes that President Trump remains popular among Republican voters, leading most GOP candidates to pledge their allegiance to him. But, they argue, they may shift that strategy after the primaries. It’s … Continue reading

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Could the Democrats really flip the Senate?

The folks at FiveThirtyEight have an interesting analysis about why the Democrats might be able to flip the Senate, noting interesting developments in places like Arizona, Tennessee, and Texas. As they write, “If you’ve only been paying attention to the … Continue reading

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How bad could it get for Republicans this midterm cycle?

It could get pretty bad according to one insider: In a year like this, every Republican is vulnerable. If you don’t take your race seriously, you’ll probably lose,” said Robert Blizzard, a veteran Republican pollster who’s working on a number … Continue reading

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Whither Paul Ryan’s soon to be vacacted seat?

David Byler at the Weekly Standard asks the question many are considering now that Speaker Ryan is saying he won’t run for reelection: Is the seat in play? The obvious answer is maybe, if the GOP is unable to replicate Trump’s … Continue reading

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The kids are all right – and they may even vote

I’m always a little skeptical about claims that young  people will vote in droves “next time’, but I’ll bite because, you know, hope springs eternal. A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), … Continue reading

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Is the thrill gone for Trump voters?

The New York Times is reporting that Republican strategist are raising the spectre that a Democratic legislative majority would move quickly to impeach Trump. “The appeals have become a surefire way for candidates to raise small contributions from grass-roots conservatives … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell is playing the expectations game

Republicans have begun to play the expectations game as in “don’t be surprised if the midterms are not a rousing endorsement of Trump’s first two years in power.” Enter Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who says that “this is going to be … Continue reading

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Key House Republicans are being out-fundraised

Josh Kraushaar at the National Journal writes today that House Republicans are worried their most vulnerable members aren’t doing enough to raise the money they will need to fend off Democratic challengers in the 2018 midterms – particular in those … Continue reading

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MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki: GOP headed for trouble in the midterms (video)

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New York Gov. Cuomo rolls up his sleeves for the midterms

The New York Daily News is reporting today that for the first time Gov. Cuomo “will be actively involving himself in the effort to flip control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats by focusing on key races in New … Continue reading

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