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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close Video Newt Gingrich on GOP gaining momentum ahead of midterms Once-dire polls now point to Republican leads; reaction from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on 'The Ingraham Angle.' Despite the Democratic hopes for a “blue wave” to give them majorities in Congress, there is good reason to be optimistic about Republican chances in the midterm elections in November – and the 2020 elections as well. I think Republicans stand to gain four to six seats in the Senate. While we may lose some seats in the House, we will still keep control. I think we could potentially do even better – and there are plenty of reasons to support this belief. Every Republican candidate should pay attention to – and be very encouraged by – the recent Reuters poll that found Republicans leading the 2018 generic ballot. According to Reuters, 39 percent of registered voters, when asked last week, reported that they would vote for Republicans in … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: Midterm elections provide a surprising Republican opportunity
(Reuters) - Democratic voters in Georgia nominated a candidate on Tuesday who could make history as the first African-American female governor in the United States. FILE PHOTO: Stacey Abrams, running for the Democratic primary for Georgia's 2018 governor's race, speaks at a Young Democrats of Cobb County meeting as she campaigns in Cobb County, Georgia, U.S. on November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry/File Photo Stacey Abrams won her party’s nomination in a closely watched race showcasing divergent Democratic strategies on how to win in a Republican-dominated southern state. She was among a slate candidates being selected by voters in four states to advance to the November midterm elections. In Texas and Kentucky, contests were also pushing women to the forefront of the fight for the House of Representatives, where Democrats need to wrest 23 seats from Republicans to gain control. Several races were also a referendum on long-simmering divisions within the … [Read more...] about Seeking history, women advance in U.S. midterm elections
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