March 13, 2020
What do the polls spell for Tuesday’s primary elections? Everything Sanders and Biden each need to do to win the nomination, and once again, an update on how the coronavirus is affecting the election. Links:Election Ride Home on TwitterElection Ride Home on FacebookBiden's National Lead Over Sanders Balloons to 24 Points (Morning Consult)Illinois 2020: Biden Leads Sanders in the Prairie State (Emerson)Florida 2020: Biden with Commanding Lead in Sunshine State (Emerson)Ohio 2020: Biden with Large Lead Over Sanders in the Buckeye State (Emerson)Florida could be knockout punch for Sanders' 2020 campaign (AP)What Would It Take for Bernie Sanders to Win? (NY Times)Election Update: Sanders Needs Something Extraordinary To Happen (538)Why Are Women Less Likely Than Men To Support Sanders? (538)Biden faces tricky test in unifying party (The Hill)A 'Never Biden' movement vows not to vote for Joe (Politico)Biden's delicate dance to win over the 'Bernie Brothers' (NBC News)States scramble to prepare for Tuesday's primaries amid coronavirus (The Hill)Biden campaign staff to work from home amid coronavirus outbreak (The Hill)Election live updates: ‘Virtual’ campaign gets underway between Biden and Sanders as one-on-one debate looms (Washington Post)Coronavirus Daily BriefingJackson Bird on Twitter
March 12, 2020
Does Bernie Sanders have a unity strategy? Joe Biden hires Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager and addresses the nation. Plus, who is Elizabeth Warren going to endorse and more ways the coronavirus is affecting the presidential race.
March 11, 2020
Senator Sanders held a press conference to announce... that he is staying in the race. Biden won big in the elections last night, and voter turnout is looking bad for Sanders, but good for the democratic party.
March 10, 2020
National polling continues to look up for Biden, a state-by-state breakdown of the day’s elections––plus, how election security and coronavirus are affecting the 2020 race.
March 9, 2020
It’s not looking so hot for Sanders in Michigan, Biden is collecting endorsements like Pokémon and leading in national polls. Plus, a look ahead to tomorrow’s primary elections.
March 6, 2020
Biden is surging in national polls, but the numbers are closer in some of the upcoming primary states––and why is it that so many black voters support Biden over Sanders?
March 5, 2020
Senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the race, Biden is surging in Florida, the Sanders campaign is changing tactics, and a brief look ahead to the next primaries.
March 4, 2020
It’s the aftermath of Super Tuesday, Joe Biden exceeded expectations, Mike Bloomberg is out, and Elizabeth Warren is reassessing her options. Links:Election Ride Home on TwitterElection Ride Home on FacebookMike Bloomberg drops out of presidential race after spending hundreds of millions for Democratic nomination (Washington Post)LGBTQ voters flock to Bernie Sanders (NBC News)Exit polls from the Super Tuesday 2020 Democratic primaries (Washington Post)Super Tuesday live updates (Washington Post)Super Tuesday Exit Polls: Nearly 3 in 10 voters decided in last few days (NBC News)What Went Down On Super Tuesday (538)Dow jumps 600 points as Biden Super Tuesday victories boost health-care stocks (CNBC)Lines to vote in Texas were horrific. Poll closures were probably a factor. (NY Times)LA County vote centers have long lines and many questions (LA Times)Sanders vs. Biden: You can't lead a party you loathe (Vox)Four reasons why Biden shocked Sanders (Politico)Biden Revives Campaign, Winning Nine States, but Sanders Takes California (NY Times)Elizabeth Warren's popularity is concentrated among educated whites (Vox)Elizabeth Warren: A Populist for the Professional Class (NY Times)Warren team turns grim after Super Tuesday wipeout (Politico)Warren reassessing campaign after disappointing Super Tuesday (The Hill)Jackson Bird on Twitter
March 3, 2020
Super Tuesday is here! It’s endorsement central for Biden. We take a look at the Super Tuesday forecast state-by-state as well as nationally, and are we seeing a battle emerge between two factions of the democratic party?
March 2, 2020
Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, & Amy Klobuchar have dropped out of the race, but what happens if you already voted for them? Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary––and what does all of that mean for Super Tuesday? Which by the way is tomorrow.
February 28, 2020
Trouble might be brewing for Bernie Sanders in California, a record-breaking Super PAC ad buy supporting a candidate you might not expect, a look ahead to Super Tuesday, and the return of Iowa, Iowa, Iowa!
February 27, 2020
A recap on last night’s CNN Town Halls, Sanders has overtaken Biden in polling with African American voters, but how are things looking state-by-state for upcoming primaries? Plus, Clyburn endorses Biden, and other endorsement, or opposition, updates.
February 26, 2020
A recap on the messiest democratic debate yet, Bloomberg’s on-stage blunders, some fact-checking of all that cross-talk, and a brief check-in on polls.
February 25, 2020
A recap of last night’s CNN Town Halls, a look at the latest NBC News/Marist poll, who’s endorsing who in South Carolina, and what to watch for in tonight’s democratic debate.
February 24, 2020
The Nevada caucus results are in, candidates respond to Sanders’ lead, there might be Russian interference in the Sanders campaign, and a new poll shows Warren bouncing back.
February 21, 2020
Sanders is the clear favorite in Nevada, but the number two finisher is polling at a five-way statistical tie, the Wednesday debate was watched by a record audience for this cycle and helped candidates pull in piles of cash, Warren signals it’s ok for SuperPACs to spend on her behalf, and Iowa. Always Iowa.
February 20, 2020
Warren scores the best moment of the evening, maybe of all the debates in this election cycle, in an effective opening attack against Bloomberg, candidates besides Bloomberg do about their best in debates so far, recounting Bloomberg’s very bad night and a couple of his good moments, and Andrew Yang weighed in on CNN in his new role as commentator.
February 19, 2020
A recap of last night’s CNN Town Hall, an update on the polls, Bloomberg says he would sell his company if elected. Plus, what to watch for in tonight’s debate and Andrew Yang’s post-candidate career.  LinksElection Ride Home on TwitterElection Ride Home on Facebook5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Sanders, Buttigieg and Klobuchar (CNN)Bernie Sanders takes wide lead in California primary, new poll finds (LA Times)Buttigieg, Sanders separated by thousandths of a point after Iowa recanvass (Politico)Michael Bloomberg Will Sell Bloomberg LP if Elected President (Wall Street Journal)Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president (AP)Michael Bloomberg Has to Debate Without a Net (New York Times)Democratic debate tonight: The key moments to look for (CNN)Tonight’s Democratic Debate in Nevada: When It Is and What to Watch For (New York Times)Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator (CNN)Could Andrew Yang Make It in New York's Mayoral Race? (Daily Intelligencer)
February 18, 2020
Bloomberg has qualified for the Las Vegas debate tomorrow night, Sanders continues his strong lead, an update on Nevada’s early caucusing, challenges for the candidates as the contest turns to African American and Latino voters, and is the media trying to erase Elizabeth Warren? Links:Bloomberg qualifies for next Democratic debate (NBC News)NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll Results: Election 2020 (Marist Poll)What Fourth Quarter Fundraising Can Tell Us About 2020 (Public Integrity)New DNC debate rules open door for Mike Bloomberg to make stage (NBC News)Here’s How 2020 Dems Spent Their Sunday Piling On Bloomberg (Talking Points Memo)Bloomberg fails to file for Nevada Democratic caucuses (Politico)Polls Show Bernie Sanders Way Ahead in Nevada (Intelligencer)South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary (Real Clear Politics)Does Sanders Have A Ceiling? Maybe. Can He Win Anyway? Yes. (FiveThirtyEight)Nevada Holds Early Democratic Caucuses Ahead Of Saturday's Voting (NPR)Nevada Voters Begin Early Caucusing On Saturday. Here's What You Need To Know (NPR)‘A complete disaster’: Fears grow over potential Nevada caucus malfunction (Politico)The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump (AP)Here is how early voting works in the Nevada caucuses (CNN)The presidential contest turns to African American and Latino voters. For some candidates, that’s a problem. (Washington Post)Major Latino group backs Sanders on eve of Nevada caucus (Politico)Pete Buttigieg’s next test: Winning over minority voters (AP)How Elizabeth Warren’s Camp Is Seeking to Regain the Spotlight (NYTimes)The media, ‘Klomentum,’ and the ‘erasure’ of Elizabeth Warren (Columbia Journalism Review)
February 17, 2020
Sanders takes a more decisive lead and comes under increasing fire for his supporters’ or alleged supporters’ behavior, reporters and detractors keep unearthing more of Bloomberg’s past injudicious remarks and lawsuits against him and practices at his company as his national standing increases, who is the president of Mexico and courting the Latino vote, Pete Buttigieg loves his husband, and Iowa. Yes, you heard me, Iowa.
February 14, 2020
Warren goes after Bloomberg following the billionaire’s defense of redlining mortgages, a perfect foil for the progressive candidate, Sanders tries to reign in so-called Bernie Bros in Culinary Union attack, Republicans defend Pete Buttigieg after Rush Limbaugh’s remarks, the New York Times peers into Buttigieg’s tenure as mayor, Nevada brings a not-quite-an-app late in the process to its caucus-counting procedures, and Iowa, always, Iowa.
February 13, 2020
Looking ahead to South Carolina, understanding the impact of Black voters, Klobuchar’s sudden rise to third, millions becomes billions in Sanders’ lexicon, a peek at Nevada caucuses, researchers claim a voting app has deep flaws, Gallup finds American’s distrust the honesty of our elections, and…Iowa.
February 12, 2020
The takeaways from New Hampshire where Sanders won yesterday, how Black and Latino voters still need to weigh in on the nomination, and now there eight as three low-performing candidates exit the race. (And no Iowa.)
February 11, 2020
New Hampshire goes to the polls today and candidates make their closing pitches, the race will likely stay crowded as seven or eight candidates have plans to keep moving until Super Tuesday and beyond, Bloomberg begins to appear nationally viable and prompts more examination of his record, and a tiny Iowa update.
February 10, 2020
The key moments from Friday’s debate, attacks between candidates rise in New Hampshire, a brief fundraising update, the latest and last polls from New Hampshire in advance of tomorrow’s primaries, and Iowa, always Iowa, Iowa, Iowa.
February 7, 2020
New campaign narratives emerge in New Hampshire following the muddle in Iowa, including, shudder, the chance of a brokered convention, the 8th Democratic candidates’ is tonight in New Hampshire, another Iowa recap, and Joe Walsh leaves the GOP primary race.
February 6, 2020
Fundraising becomes key with a murky Iowa outcome and Super Tuesday looming, Sanders had a big January haul, a dust up over Super PAC spending, more, yes, more, on Iowa, the upcoming DNC debates, and a new Department of Justice policy on starting investigations into candidates and foreign spending.
February 5, 2020
Iowa precincts are now reporting on Monday’s caucuses, but results are still incomplete, Biden goes on the attack in New Hampshire, Biden is well behind Sanders in New Hampshire polling but maintains a national lead, more on the app that sunk the Iowa caucuses, and Mitt Romney is the little senator who could.
February 4, 2020
The meltdown in reporting results of the Iowa caucuses, no need for conspiracy theories in what went wrong, how the app was largely responsible, what the candidates are saying about the lack of results, and a very brief impeachment update.
February 3, 2020
The Iowa caucuses take place this evening and candidates have made their final appeals, fourth-quarter fundraising and spending figures released, a couple of sour notes in Iowa, the qualifying thresholds for the 9th democratic debate on Feb. 19, and the very brief impeachment update.
January 31, 2020
The gloves are off in Iowa as leading candidates bash each other, lower-polling candidates are going to be pressed in that state for their supporters to shift allegiance, an exit from the race, Super PACs go to war, mostly against Sanders, and the impeachment trial may end today — or Saturday — or maybe Wednesday.
January 30, 2020
Everyone could be a winner in Iowa, let’s talk electability and Sanders, Bloomberg spends big on a gun-control ad, the impeachment trial could end tomorrow, and a stamp now is a stamp forever.
January 29, 2020
In Iowa, Biden floats a deal to Klobuchar, a Pro-Israel Democratic Super PAC airs anti-Sanders ads in that state, Bloomberg spends tens of millions of dollars on healthcare-related advertising, Buttigieg’s campaign has trouble listening to staff people of color, and the Senate impeachment trial heads towards a conclusion? Or weeks more?
January 28, 2020
The last dash for relevance in Iowa, while three of the top five candidates are stuck in the Senate impeachment trial in D.C., a Republican senator tries to throw shade on Biden and he revels in it, the latest poll, jockeying for senate seats this fall, and the latest impeachment updates.
January 27, 2020
An update on the Democratic candidate campaign narrative, piles of new polls from Iowa, New Hampshire, other states, and nationally, Yang qualifies for the next DNC debate, Bloomberg speaks out against anti-Semitism, people with disabilities still face significant bars against participating in Iowa’s caucuses, and John Bolton says he was in the room where it happened, room where it happened.
January 23, 2020
Three of the top five Democratic candidates are stuck in D.C. while the other two campaign in Iowa, a fresh New Hampshire poll puts Bernie Sanders well ahead of the pack, Hillary Clinton clarifies she’ll support any nominee, Social Security and Medicare come under attack and Sanders and Biden defend their records on these programs, Elizabeth Warren calls on Mike Bloomberg to divest himself of his namesake news organization, an update on the impeachment, and a couple of corrections.
January 22, 2020
Two new national polls show the race remaining about the same, Buttigieg takes advantage of absent senators in campaigning in Iowa, reviewing the rules for the next Democratic candidate debate, the latest impeachment update as the Senate trial commences, and Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over podcast comments.
January 21, 2020
Democrats link arms at a MLK, Jr., march, Sanders apologizes to Biden over corruption accusation by a surrogate, how the first four primary states cast ballots, Hillary Clinton disses Sanders in an upcoming documentary series, the New York Times splits the endorsement baby, and your impeachment update with a side serving of milk.
January 17, 2020
Democrats plan to flip state legislature before redistricting, the impeachment update, how senators plan to campaign during the impeachment trial, Tulsi Gabbard challenges a voter to a push-up contest—and you will not be surprised who won, a Republican House group says candidates need to raise more money on their own, while a Republican Senate group announces record-breaking fundraising.
January 16, 2020
The impeachment update, the Elizabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders exchange, Andrew Yang’s staff has unionized, Joe Walsh protests Republican primary cancellations at RNC headquarters, and a change in Iowa caucus rules might make the outcome confusing.
January 15, 2020
Takeaways from the seventh Democratic candidate debate last night, including the dust-up that didn’t really ignite and much more substantive issues, and your impeachment update as the Senate trial approaches.
January 14, 2020
Polls, polls, polls, polls, polls; Warren says Sanders told her a woman can’t win the presidency, which he denies; the latest Democratic candidate debate is tonight at 9 pm Eastern; the House will move articles of impeachment to the Senate, where senators won’t dismiss the charges and enough GOP support may allow calling witnesses; and it was a surprisingly historic year of progress for election reform.
January 13, 2020
Senator Cory Booker drops out, the official lineup for tomorrow’s debate, the DCCC releases its 2019 fundraising totals, the impeachment update, a new Iowa poll shows a boost for Sanders and a drop for Buttigieg, ABC plans to integrate New Hampshire primary voting into a sitcom, and how to watch the DNC debate tomorrow night.
January 10, 2020
Steyer has staying power and will be in the next debates, probably talking about his new immigration reform plan, Elizabeth Warren offers a plan for Americans with disabilities that’s surprising in its scope, Pelosi prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Marianne Williamson drops out of the race, and what happens when a Republican candidate gets dumped by a Trump endorsement of a competitor.
January 9, 2020
Who will grace the debate stage on January 14th (spoiler: not Bloomberg), a new presidential poll in New Hampshire, an Arizona senate race favors the Democrat, Michigan might be up for grabs in 2020, Facebook says it’s still ok to lie in political ads, and movement forward on the integrity of voting machines and elections.
January 8, 2020
The Super Bowl will sport two expensive presidential ads, a Facebook exec warns colleagues to not tip the scale against Trump, two Democratic senators call for the articles of impeachment to be sent over by House while Pelosi stands firm, Tulsi Gabbard opens her first campaign office in New Hampshire, Duncan Hunter resigns from Congress, and voters fail voting test in Michigan.
January 7, 2020
Lawyers urge action to fix the Federal Election Commission, Lincoln Chafee joins the Libertarian presidential primary, another Republican announces his retirement from Congress, the impeachment update, Mike Pompeo rules out a Senate run in Kansas, and Elizabeth Warren releases a new bankruptcy plan.
January 6, 2020
A new poll reveals a three-way tie in Iowa, Julián Castro endorses Elizabeth Warren, the impeachment update, Cory Booker releases Q4 fundraising numbers, and how the Democratic candidates are reacting to events in Iran.
January 3, 2020
Joe Biden’s Q4 numbers are out, Elizabeth Warren’s Q4 numbers are out, Amy Klobuchar’s Q4 numbers are out, Marianne Williamson lays off her campaign staff but does not drop out, Mike Bloomberg is officially skipping Nevada, Iowa announces 99 satellite caucuses, the impeachment update, and more about that January DNC debate.
January 2, 2020
Julián Castro drops out, the state of the race right now, new fundraising numbers are here, how a lack of polling data has collided with January’s DNC debate, the impeachment update, and Pete Buttigieg is no longer Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
December 27, 2019
Special episode! An interview with Pat Maloney, a former campaign staffer, about on-the-ground Iowa presidential campaigns.
December 23, 2019
The fundamentals of states in a federation, what’s the deal with primaries, what’s the deal with caucuses, the inexplicable primary sequencing, and what’s the deal with delegates?
December 20, 2019
A recap of December’s DNC debate.
December 19, 2019
The impeachment update, what to expect at the debate tonight, another Republican retires from Congress—but probably has a nice new job lined up, an update on Julián Castro in Vermont, and a tidbit about each candidate we will see at tonight’s debate.
December 18, 2019
The impeachment update, Joe Biden releases a health summary, Susan Collins is running again for Senate in Maine, Michael Bennet says he needs money to keep going, three candidates will not appear on the Vermont primary ballot, and an update on Wisconsin’s pending voter purge.
December 17, 2019
Thursday’s DNC debate is actually happening, Georgia purges more than 300,000 voters from its voter rolls, the impeachment update, a new Republican-funded Super PAC aims to defeat Trump, candidates ask the DNC to change its qualification rules for upcoming debates, and Debate Bingo is here.
December 16, 2019
Every candidate plans to boycott Thursday’s DNC debate, the impeachment update, the Jeff Van Drew-slash-Cory Booker debate, a Wisconsin judge orders a purge of 200,000 voter registrations, and how to watch Thursday’s debate.
December 13, 2019
Twitter will verify candidates running for Congress and governorships, next week’s debate is going on exactly as planned, get ready for an Education Town Hall this weekend, the impeachment update, Mike Bloomberg donates to House Democrats, President Trump privately considers skipping the presidential debates in 2020, Julián Castro and John Delaney fail to file for the Virginia primary ballot, and Bill Weld says he will not run as an independent.
December 12, 2019
The DNC announces the next four debates, the polling deadline closes tonight for next week’s debate…and why it was so hard to qualify this time, who has and has not qualified for that debate, Hawaii cancels its Republican primary, a judge dismisses that lawsuit about the South Carolina Republican primary, the impeachment update, and a comparison of TV spending by the Democratic candidates.
December 11, 2019
Rumors swirl that Joe Biden might serve for just one term, a new Bush family member is running for Congress in Texas, Pete Buttigieg releases the names of his clients at McKinsey, the impeachment update, incoming Kentucky Governor Beshear swears an oath that he has never fought a duel, and what’s up with Deval Patrick?
December 10, 2019
Elizabeth Warren releases details of her client work, Pete Buttigieg gets the NDA release he asked for, the impeachment update, one more Republican announces his retirement from the House, a new poll offers no help for candidates hoping to reach the December debate stage, but then another poll does change the picture, Tulsi Gabbard says she won’t attend the debate even if she qualifies, and Georgia Republicans decide only one presidential candidate will be on their primary ballot.
December 9, 2019
Pete Buttigieg reveals part of his work for McKinsey, Bernie Sanders releases a plan to improve broadband access nationwide, the impeachment update, Paul Volcker has died and let’s remember what he stood for, and Marianne Williamson falsely claims that Trump pardoned Charles Manson.
December 6, 2019
Mike Bloomberg calls Cory Booker “well-spoken,” a House committee tells Duncan Hunter to stop voting, two more Republicans retire from the House—and what that might mean, Andrew Yang releases his tax returns, John Delaney is staying in the race, the impeachment update, Joe Biden confronts a voter, and Julián Castro releases a plan to end hunger in the U.S.
December 5, 2019
A new California poll is good news for Bernie Sanders, the impeachment update, a House Democrat announces his retirement, Tulsi Gabbard moves to New Hampshire, Mike Bloomberg keeps spending on TV ads, and Joe Biden releases his tax plan.
December 4, 2019
More details on Kamala Harris’s surprise exit from the race, Andrew Yang’s campaign faces death threats, the impeachment update, one of the Super PACs supporting Cory Booker calls it quits, the remaining Super PAC supporting Cory Booker tried to hire social media influencers, and an update on that Georgia senate pick.
December 3, 2019
Kamala Harris drops out of the race, surprising everyone—including me, Tom Steyer qualifies for the December DNC debate, more details about that debate, Elizabeth Warren declines in national polls while Pete Buttigieg rises, the impeachment update, President Trump blocks Bloomberg News from covering his campaign rallies, and one more Republican House member announces his retirement—but this time it’s because of campaign finance violations.
December 2, 2019
Steve Bullock drops out, Joe Sestak drops out, Georgia’s governor will appoint a Senator this week—and Trump might not like his choice, the impeachment update, and Tom Steyer’s ads blanket New Hampshire.
November 26, 2019
A new article discusses Joe Biden’s stutter, Elizabeth Warren leads in a new LGBTQ+ poll, Google will limit how political ads can be targeted, the impeachment update, New Hampshire sets its first-in-the-nation voting date, Politico has an interactive endorsement tracker, Bloomberg has an interesting donor loophole, and Joe Sestak publishes an op-ed about our government’s duty to Native Americans.
November 25, 2019
Mike Bloomberg begins yet another massive ad campaign, a look at Bloomberg’s strategy to win the nomination, how Democrats—aside from Bloomberg—are campaigning in Iowa, the impeachment update, a new strategy around ballot measures emerges in Florida, the Pete Buttigieg campaign joins a union, we have more details about December’s DNC debate, and Politico asks you to submit questions for that December DNC debate.
November 22, 2019
Bernie Sanders hits 4 million donations, Mike Bloomberg files paperwork on his way to an announcement, the Senate impeachment trial might have a shorter timeline than expected, we now know how few people actually watched Wednesday’s debate, initial debate polling shows very minor changes, the Trump impeachment stuff in five minutes or less, Elizabeth Warren’s two-part plan to implement Medicare for All, and Pete Buttigieg campaign’s plan for preemptively fighting fake video.
November 21, 2019
A recap of the November 2019 DNC debate. Issues: Experience, coalition-building, marijuana policy, affordable housing, paid family leave, and more.
November 20, 2019
Wayne Messam drops out, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, Mike Pompeo may be considering a run for Senate in Kansas, what to expect at tonight’s debate, and last call for Debate Bingo.
November 19, 2019
Twitter releases its rules for political ads, the Trump impeachment stuff in four minutes or less, Joe Biden says he needs more data before fully legalizing marijuana, another candidate qualifies for the December DNC debate, and Stacey Abrams continues to keep her Vice Presidential options open.
November 18, 2019
A close governor’s race in Louisiana stays blue, Michael Bloomberg apologizes for his stop-and-frisk policy, a giant pile of new polling data arrives, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, Barack Obama tells Democrats to chill out just a bit, there’s a rumor that yet another Republican might jump into the primary or something, and a brief reminder that there is a DNC debate in two days.
November 15, 2019
Michael Bloomberg is about to spend big attacking Trump, a new poll tells us about Bloomberg’s national numbers, Matt Bevin officially concedes in Kentucky, Cory Booker says he doesn’t want the new pro-Booker super PAC, the Trump impeachment stuff in five minutes or less, which candidates still need to qualify for December’s DNC debate, and how to watch next week’s November DNC debate.
November 14, 2019
Deval Patrick is running, how hard is this last-minute filing stuff anyway?, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is running for her late husband’s House seat, and there’s a big asterisk in Twitter’s new rules about political ads.
November 13, 2019
Mark Sanford drops out, a new poll shows Pete Buttigieg doing great in Iowa, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, Tom Cotton’s Democratic opponent drops out hours after the filing period ends, who did and did not file for the Arkansas primary—and what that might mean, and the tentative schedule for the Senate impeachment trial is out.
November 12, 2019
Is Bloomberg running or not, Deval Patrick might run at the last minute, a New Hampshire poll gives help to candidates for the DNC debates, a pollster weighs on that poll, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, Mike Pence plants a moon tree, and the twentieth Republican announces his retirement from the House.
November 8, 2019
Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to maybe-probably-maybe-probably enter the race, a Tom Steyer aide allegedly offered to pay for endorsements in Iowa, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, Jeff Sessions is running for his old Senate seat, and highlights from The Weather Channel’s climate forum.
November 7, 2019
Kentucky’s governor requests a recanvass, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, the DNC pulls out of UCLA for the December debate, a new poll gives two candidates spots in upcoming DNC debates, Bernie Sanders is about to begin massive TV advertising, Andrew Yang has begun TV advertising focused on Iowa, Elizabeth Warren gets a key endorsement, Donald Trump begins selling Christmas merchandise, and Julián Castro goes on The Daily Show.
November 6, 2019
What happened in last night’s elections, ranked-choice voting passes in New York City, Tulsi Gabbard, yet again, confirms she will not run as a third-party candidate, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, and a new poll suggests essentially a national three-way tie in the Democratic primary.
November 5, 2019
Julián Castro focuses on Iowa and Nevada while closing other state offices, a Nevada poll helps one candidate get closer to the December DNC debate, a Tom Steyer campaign aide allegedly stole data from the Kamala Harris campaign, that Nevada poll is good news for Joe Biden, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, the majority of political spending for 2020 is now digital, and will the 15% threshold mean lots of candidates survive early voting states?
November 4, 2019
Beto O’Rourke drops out, a New York Times poll looks at battleground states, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, the Julián Castro campaign prepares for layoffs, more details on the November DNC debate, and new polls help two candidates qualify for the December DNC debate.
November 1, 2019
Elizabeth Warren releases her plan to fund Medicare for All, a new poll of Iowa sets everyone’s hair on fire, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, checking in on Julián Castro’s self-imposed fundraising deadline, and how to have fun looking at electoral betting markets.
October 31, 2019
Twitter will drop all political advertising, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, Kamala Harris’s campaign lays off staff to focus on Iowa, a new poll helps one candidate get closer to the November DNC debate, and will impeachment cause problems for the Senators currently running for president?
October 30, 2019
New Hampshire opens its primary filing period and that is a lot fun, the Donald Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, a new poll helps candidates in both the November and December DNC debates, what that poll told us about the Republican primary, Moody’s Analytics attempts to predict the 2020 presidential election, and the pro-Joe Biden Super PAC now officially exists.
October 29, 2019
North Carolina’s gerrymandered election map is officially thrown out, what’s a PAC versus a Super PAC, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, another Republican Congressman announces his retirement, Steve Bullock releases his LGBTQ rights plan, and Jeff Sessions may run again for Senate in Alabama.
October 28, 2019
Joe Biden is now open to taking money from a Super PAC, the Trump impeachment stuff in three minutes or less, Sanders get a third endorsement from The Squad, more details emerge on the November DNC debate, and more details emerge on the December DNC debate, Katie Hill’s resignation sets up an unexpected special election in California, a summary of the unofficial Republican primary debate over the weekend, and do Democratic primary voters want a new candidate?
October 25, 2019
Tim Ryan drops his bid for the presidency, Tulsi Gabbard is all-in on the presidency and not running again for Congress, the DNC announces its December debate requirements, we can now officially speculate about a January debate, we are approaching just 100 days until Iowa votes, polls say Democratic primary voters are very happy with their options, and one Republican primary challenger says he would happily vote for Biden.
October 24, 2019
Amy Klobuchar qualifies for the November DNC debate, a new poll has Pete Buttigieg doing well in Iowa, the October debate didn’t seem to change anything in the national polls, Democrats challenging Senate Republicans are raising more money, both Democrats and Trump voters are super-excited to vote in 2020, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods might run for president as an independent, and Klobuchar speaks out on election security.
October 23, 2019
What happened at the Bernie Sanders rally on Saturday, a roundup of the strangest things candidates bought during Q3, a new poll brings good news for two candidates aiming for the November debate, a Florida judge rules that felons have the right to vote even if they still owe money, another Republican debate is coming, and John Delaney offers a special contest for small-dollar donors.
October 22, 2019
Julián Castro says he needs cash or he’ll drop out, who has qualified for the November debate, The Weather Channel will host a candidate forum on climate change, Justin Trudeau’s party wins the Canadian election, Elizabeth Warren says she will release a funding plan for Medicare for All in the coming weeks, and why haven’t more Democratic candidates dropped out?
October 21, 2019
The feisty Republicans who are primarying Trump, the savvy Republicans who are not primarying Trump, cancelled Republican primaries and what that all means, what happens historically when incumbents are primaried, and the road ahead.
October 17, 2019
The Q3 fundraising numbers are in, Wayne Messam tells the FEC he raised just $5 in three months, 10 candidates spent more than they raised, what the Republican primary candidates raised, what happened financially to the candidates who dropped out, Tom Steyer spends tens of millions on his own campaign, the dates for the actual 2020 presidential debates have been announced, Andrew Yang will do a marathon online Q&A this Friday, Bernie Sanders will get a big endorsement on Saturday, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren swap places in polling averages, and Tuesday’s debate had the worst TV viewing numbers yet.
October 16, 2019
The big themes of last night’s debate, the split on Medicare for All, the split on foreign policy, and the Biden vs. Sanders vs. Warren moment.
October 15, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard will be in the debate after all, how to watch tonight’s debate, Bernie Sanders unveils a plan for employee ownership of corporations, the complex topics in tonight’s debate, and last call for Debate Bingo.
October 14, 2019
Who are Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd?; the political theory of Bugs Bunny vs. Daffy Duck; and how to use this Looney Tunes analogy in political debates.
October 12, 2019
American Elections: Wicked Game is a new podcast from the host of Wondery’s American History Tellers (Lindsay Graham) that will explore all 58 presidential elections, leading up to the big day in November 2020.
October 12, 2019
American Elections: Wicked Game is a new podcast from the host of Wondery’s American History Tellers (Lindsay Graham) that will explore all 58 presidential elections, leading up to the big day in November 2020.
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