GOP senator in New Hampshire: I hope a Republican runs against Trump – CNN

CNNHe pointed to the special election in Pennsylvania this week in which a Democrat is poised to win a US House seat in a Republican district that Trump won by…

In Illinois Primary, Democrats Take Aim at One of Their Own – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalDemocrat Conor Lamb’s upset victory in a special House race in Pennsylvania this past week has the party hopeful it can win the net 23 Republican-held seats in…

The Democratic party is optimistic about elections. History shows they should be cautious. – The Diamondback

The DiamondbackWhile Democrats need to only win two more Senate seats to gain a majority in the Senate, they are defending 25 seats, five of which are in states President…

Could a Mississippi Mud Fight Cost the GOP a Senate Seat? – Slate Magazine

Could a Mississippi Mud Fight Cost the GOP a Senate Seat?Slate MagazineUnder Mississippi rules, if no candidate wins 50 percent of the vote in the Nov. 6 special election, the…

Democrats, Put District Over Party, Pelosi and Washington – New York Times

New York TimesBut maybe we should begin here, because I’m hearing ever more chatter since his win about Pelosi, Pelosi, Pelosi. Republicans genuinely believe — with, they say, polling evidence…

A Democratic wave may be coming in November. Miami Democrats may not be ready. – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com… who served as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s political director during the 2016 cycle, said the lack of a credible candidate to challenge Diaz-Balart at this point in the…

Senator Tammy Baldwin’s fight to win back Wisconsin for Democrats, explained – Vox

VoxThe exclamation point for Republican rule in Wisconsin was Donald Trump’s victory, when he became the first Republican to carry the state since 1984. Now, Walker’s party has one last…

Pa. House race suggests almost no GOP candidate is safe – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.comPublicly, Republican officials sought to downplay the outcome as a one-off that won‘t be replicated as they protect their majority nationwide this fall, especially if voters start to see benefits…

Could Congressman Seth Moulton Be Next Rising Star in Democratic Party? – NBC10 Boston

NBC10 BostonNot just complain about the Republicans.” It was a controversial move for Moulton that turned off some fellow Democrats but also opened doors. He was invited to join a…

Strong Performance by Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania Shakes Trump and GOP – New York Times

New York TimesJust as they did outside Birmingham and Montgomery, Ala., in December, and Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., in November, energized and angry suburban voters were swamping the Trump…

Too close to call but Democrat Conor Lamb claims win in Pennsylvania – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Press Democrat… seat in Republican hands, mindful the contest could be used to measure Trump’s lasting appeal among white, working-class voters and Democrats’ anti-Trump fervor. The White House…

Pennsylvania race razor close; Dem Lamb claims win, GOP not conceding – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressLamb claimed victory before exuberant supporters after midnight, though many absentee ballots were still to be counted in the contest that has drawn national attention as a bellwether for…

‘It’s not over yet:’ Nail-biter Pennsylvania special election heads into 2nd day – CNN

CNNWith no declared winner, both parties took a stab at spinning the available results. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee claimed victory for Lamb in a statement Tuesday night, while the…

Conor Lamb vs. Rick Saccone live results: Pennsylvania 18 special election – Vox

VoxDemocrats are in a good position going into the 2018 midterms, especially given the current backlash against Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. This is in part due to fundamentals that…

For suburban GOP lawmakers, new pressure on guns – Christian Science Monitor

For suburban GOP lawmakers, new pressure on gunsChristian Science MonitorMrs. Clinton, in fact, beat President Trump in the district by 9 points – almost the same margin by which Representative…

The All-or-Nothing ‘Turning Texas Blue’ Narrative Needs to Be Retired – The Texas Observer

The Texas ObserverThey’re interested first in whether Texas could flip in a presidential race and, secondly, whether they can be rid of Ted Cruz. So when more Democratic ballots were…

4 Questions Ahead Of The Special Election In Pennsylvania – WUNC

WUNCMeanwhile, Democrats are salivating for an upset that will further galvanize their energetic base hoping for a blue wave in November. To this point, since Trump has been president, Republicans…

What Tuesday’s special election in Tennessee could say about the upcoming midterms – kiiitv.com

kiiitv.comThis year alone, the party has picked up seats in Wisconsin, Missouri, Florida and Kentucky. The special election results have energized Democrats, giving them hope that they can make gains…

In tight House race, Republican leans on Trump and his base – The Morning Sun

In tight House race, Republican leans on Trump and his baseThe Morning SunBoasting a more than 3-to-1 fundraising advantage over Saccone, he’s plastered his message on Pittsburgh television and animated…

Trump: ‘Steel and business’ at stake in House election – WTOP

WTOPDemocrats must flip 24 GOP-held seats to claim a House majority, and an upset will embolden them as they look to win in places where the party has lost ground…

Flake, Warren stir 2020 speculation on ‘Meet The Press’ – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., would not commit to serving out a full term if she wins re-election in November. And Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., an outspoken critic of President Trump, said…

Win or lose, Pennsylvania 18 likely forecasts bad news for the GOP in November – CNN

CNNSo the real importance of Tuesday’s special election pitting Republican Rick Saccone against Democrat Conor Lamb is, instead, what the results say about the strength of each party heading into…

Analysis: Here’s what’s in play in Texas’ November general elections – Texas Tribune

Texas TribuneTexas will have eight new people in its congressional delegation, replacing the people who didn’t seek new terms this year. Recent political results favor incumbent parties in those six…

AP News in Brief at 12:04 am EDT – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fort Worth Star TelegramNEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six…

Slossberg won’t run, putting another Democratic seat in play – Hartford Business

Hartford BusinessGayle S. Slossberg, D-Milford, confirmed Friday she would not seek an eighth term from a competitive district, dealing a blow to Democrats‘ chances to win clear control of the…

Lujan Grisham cruises at Dem convention – Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque JournalMost recently, former Attorney General Gary King won the Democratic party nomination for governor in 2014, despite falling short of the 20 percent mark at that year’s convention. King…

Trump Won Ohio Handily. Populist Democrats Want to Win It Back. – New York Times

New York TimesBoth national parties have a great deal at stake in Ohio. For Republicans, the 2018 elections are a test of their ascendancy across the Midwest, and whether Mr.…

Trump, in Pennsylvania, urges support for GOP House candidate; he also takes swipe at NBC’s Chuck Todd – Fox News

Fox News“He can say, ‘I love President Trump.’ I don’t want to meet him. I might like him,” the president quipped. He warned that although Lamb has voiced his opinion…

Trump’s tariffs forge rare common ground in Pennsylvania steel country – Washington Post

Washington PostMOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In the hotly contested special election in this southwest corner of Pennsylvania, one issue has universal support: President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.…

Here are two sentences about every candidate running against incumbent Republicans in Southern California – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesIf elected, he would be the first Iranian American member of Congress. Dave Min, Democrat, “UC Law Professor.” Min teaches law at UC Irvine and formerly worked as…

GOP Candidate Struggling In Trump Country, So He’ll Get A Presidential Boost – NPR

NPRAnd analysts say even a closer-than-expected loss for Lamb in a district so heavily tilted toward Trump could symbolically translate into a win for Democrats — evidence that with the…

Late GOP entries shake up congressional races as California filing deadline looms – The Mercury News

The Mercury NewsLast-minute entries by Republican candidates threatened to shake up several key California congressional races on Friday, the deadline for filing to run in the June primary, raising the…

Colo. GOP will pick replacement for Dem expelled over sexual harassment – The Hill

The HillSteve Lebsock, a Democrat who represented a district north and east of Denver, after five women came forward to accuse him of a pattern of sexual harassment. But in…

Virginia GOP grapples with field running to challenge Sen. Tim Kaine – SFGate

SFGateIn addition to the current anti-Trump climate, Republicans are struggling with steadily changing demographics that favor Democrats, particularly in vote-rich Northern Virginia, and a limited talent pipeline. “That’s not to…

Too Many Candidates? Democrats Grapple With Candidate Glut In Southern California – NPR

NPRA grassroots rally featuring customized Beatles lyrics and sickle-and-hammer-adorned Donald Trump signs might not be the place you’d expect an outbreak of political pragmatism. It came as the crowd sang…