The DSCC endorsed early . So have a bunch of US Senators. So has Stacey Abrams. This is the route to victory in Georgia's Special Election.
Carolyn Long's was an academic life. If Carolyn Long was political outside the University, it was not visible. 2016 happened. She appears to be one more person energized by the election of Donald Trump.
Christy Smith was given a head start by Katie Hill. She is using that head start and may be the only Democratic candidate.
Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Five Cheers for David Leonhardt, We've met the Deep State 2020 General Election In 2018, thirty-nine Republican Members of Congress decided not to run again. Ducking a blue wave? One of them was Dave Reichert, the Republican Representative from Washington’s Eighth Congressional District. His retirement made Kim Schreier’s candidacy for Congress a little easier. Not easy, though. She won by a little more than 15,000 votes. In preparation for 2020, twenty Republican Members of Congress have decided not to run again. Ducking a blue wave? It is still 2019. Republicans have…
A few Latino-Arabs live in this country. Only one has run for Congress – Ammar Campa-Hajjar. He lost in 2018. By 3 points, fewer than 10,000 votes. He is back for more.
This Note summaries the political circumstances for selected Secretary of State candidates very close to the date of the 2018 election.
This Note summarizes the political circumstances for selected Congressional candidates from the Western states.
Harley Rouda both brings money to the conversation and is a moderate. He is the son of a Columbus, Ohio real estate magnate. Harley was the CEO of the real estate conglomerate. He consolidated firms from Kentucky to northern Ohio. He is also a former attorney who specialized in capital formation. In this predominantly Republican district, the DCCC wanted the more moderate Democrat as its top vote getter. Rouda was the candidate the DCCC supported.
A law professor at the University of California - Irvine, Katie Porter has credentials to spare. She is a graduate of Yale and Harvard Law School, a protegee of two of the most powerful women in the country -- Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Senator Kamala Harris of California. At Harvard Law School, she was Elizabeth Warren's student. She worked for Kamala Harris when Harris was California's Attorney General. Like both of them, Porter is a consumer advocate.
Gil Cisneros running for Congress because he was lucky. In 2010, he won the lottery -- $266 million.He had had a productive life without the lottery. When he won the lottery, he had retired from the navy and was a shipping and distribution manager. he started nonprofits focused on helping Latino kids succeed in school. He started scholarship funds for those kids who did succeed in school. He studied education. He switched political parties; became a Democrat. He went into politics.