POLITICS 07/17/2018 06:01 am ET The Last Weekend aims to mobilize an army of volunteers in the days before Nov. 6. By Daniel Marans Swing Left and 22 other progressive organizations announced a joint effort Tuesday aimed at mobilizing volunteers to get out the vote for Democratic candidates in the days leading up to the Nov. 6 congressional elections. The Last Weekend, as the groups are calling the initiative, would serve as a national call to action from Saturday, Nov. 3 until Election Day ― a period when get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts are most effective. Swing Left, a post-2016 upstart that aims to help Democrats retake control of the U.S. House, believes the campaign is unprecedented in its scope and scale. The goal of The Last Weekend is not only to maximize Democratic turnout in a midterm year, when Democratic turnout has historically been lower, but also to provide a central coordinating arm for veteran party activists and political newcomers who want to … [Read more...] about Top Liberal Groups Plan Get-Out-The-Vote Blitz On Weekend Before Midterm Election
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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — Twenty years ago, in 1998, Democrats who were in control of the White House actually gained House seats — contrary to the historical pattern of a president’s party losing seats in a midterm election. Four years later, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was another “status-quo” midterm election, with George W. Bush’s Republican Party picking up 8 House seats and 1 Senate seat. But since then — after the Iraq war, then the aftermath of the Great Recession — we’ve seen three straight “change” midterm elections, with the incumbent president’s party losing at least one chamber of Congress. And with Democrats the odds-on favorite to at least win back the House of Representatives in November — though it’s far from a sure thing — it raises the question: Will 2018 be the … [Read more...] about Will 2018 be the fourth-straight “change” midterm election?
David Weigel, The Washington Post Published 6:10 am, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Joshua Roberts Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 22, 2018. less House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on ... more Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Joshua Roberts The Daily 202: The Intercept breaks open Democratic squabbles as midterm elections approach 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has broken its … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: The Intercept breaks open Democratic squabbles as midterm elections approach
Supported by Economy By BEN CASSELMAN and JIM TANKERSLEYAPRIL 17, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story President Trump’s trade policies enjoy the strong backing of his supporters but are less popular among independents, moderate Republicans and others whose votes could decide control of Congress in the midterm election this fall. That could complicate Republicans’ plans to make their economic record a central argument in their case for re-election.Over all, Americans are about evenly split on the steel and aluminum tariffs that Mr. Trump announced early last month, according to a survey conducted in early April for The New York Times by the online polling firm SurveyMonkey. Support split mostly along predictable partisan lines, with 78 percent of Republicans supporting Mr. Trump’s tariffs and 74 percent of Democrats opposing them.Only 68 percent of self-described moderate Republicans said they supported the … [Read more...] about Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging
Greetings! Welcome to the Parkway South political blog here at The Press of Atlantic City. My name is John DeRosier, and I will serve as the gatekeeper-of-sorts for this page that will bring you the latest South Jersey political happenings, whether they be in Trenton or here in our back yards.April 12Election season is officially in full swing.Primary day in New Jersey is in less than two months, and the much-anticipated midterm elections are in seven months.These elections, much like all other elections, will see millions of dollars spent on ads, voting initiatives, and campaign salaries.Candidates in New Jersey have already raised millions on their campaigns.Bob Hugin, who is the likely GOP challenger against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, has raised $8 million for his campaign. Over $7 million of that money came from his own pocket.According to a report by The Star-Ledger, Hugin is willing to spend $20 million from his pocket to try and defeat Menendez.That still may not be enough to … [Read more...] about Big money already being spent on midterm elections