Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. Some Senate races here. Not many House races.
There are enough good candidates here to create a substantial Democratic majority in the Senate. Will they?
Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com Look at the recent Political Notes and Len’s Letters on the website Incumbents: Consider Missouri and its neighbors. Missouri is south of Iowa, north of Arkansas, and east of Kansas. It is also west of the southern part of Illinois, but Illinois’s statewide voting is dominated by Chicagoland. Think of Missouri and the three neighbors – Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas – as a region. Those four states have 8 Senators and 20 Representatives and some competitive contests. All four states are Republican, but Kansas and Iowa are showing hints of purple. Here are competitive races in…
Joe Biden’s Commission should propose an expansion of the District Courts and the Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Five candidates for Secretary of State whose election would make a difference for their state and the country.
A reader asked. Can you put together a list of 30 candidates for the House of Representatives for whom donations would make a difference? Some Senate candidates, too?
Rich Finneran's plan for Missouri is to “restore the integrity of the attorney general’s office” by withdrawing from the suit against ACA, by ending the implausible lawsuit against China for its responsibility for the coronavirus, and by combatting explicit and implicit bias throughout the state.
Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Super delegates. President Whack a Mole. 2020 General Election “Politics ain’t beanbag.” Not in Missouri. Nicole Galloway https://nicolegalloway.com/ is Missouri’s State Auditor. She is running for Governor. Missouri’s politics of the last few years provides a context for her current job and her candidacy. She became State Auditor after the previous elected State Auditor, Tom Schweich, committed suicide during his campaign for Governor. A Republican, the reports were that he was distressed by a “whispering campaign” claiming that he was Jewish. An Episcopalian, he did, apparently, have a Jewish paternal grandfather.…
Claire McCaskill is the incumbent senior Senator from Missouri and is seeking her third term as Senator. She is a moderate Democrat Senator McCaskill has had a particular interest in the military in the Senate -- advocating for veteran's services and also criticizing wasteful spending by the armed services. She is the ranking member of the Homeland Security committee and described Donald Trump's initial immigrant ban as based on bias and ungrounded fears.