Election Reform

Election Reform

Why No Hillary in 2016?

No Hillary in 2016

Robin Lakoff: Right now, Clinton’s candidacy is being assessed in a wholly different way – far from “wonderful,” that augury of a post-gendered world, it is now recast as a terrible idea, and Clinton as a terrible candidate.

Mitch’s Wife, Closet Liberal?

Elaine Chao

Berry Craig: Might the Chao-Bloomberg coal-and-guns guilt-by-association thing cause trouble for the captain of Team Switch, especially among tea party-tilting players who joined only after McConnell beat their guy Bevin in the May primary?

Did Hillary Cripple 2014 Dems?

Hillary Hurt Dems

Brent Budowsky: Clinton has been running for president for almost a decade. What is striking today is how little she appears to have thought through WHY she would run and HOW she would campaign.

Clinton Blasts Obama, Palin Blasts Warren

Palin Blasts Warren

Brent Budowsky: Pardon me, but the only rational person in this political trio is Elizabeth Warren, who not only outlines a clear and cogent progressive agenda for Democrats and America but is also campaigning around the country to elect other Democrats in the midterm election — something Hillary Clinton has not been doing all year, being preoccupied with other matters.

Kentucky’s ‘DILEO’ Democrats

Kentucky Conservative Democrats

Berry Craig: Any Democrat running for the U.S. House, Senate or the presidency in the Bluegrass State has a tough slog. Kentucky is one of the most conservative states in the most conservative western industrial democracy.

McConnell’s Knotty Problem

Grimes Beating McConnell

Berry Craig: In any event, few tea partiers will likely go for Grimes. But more some might hop on the David Patterson bandwagon. Patterson is the almost unknown Libertarian third-party candidate.

Egads! Sarah Palin in 2016

Sarah Palin Running For President

Tom Degan: For those of us who thrive on the gales of laughter provided to us by Sarah Palin and unintentional comedians like her, these are indeed sweet times to be alive.

South Now in Play

Southern Democrats

Brent Budowsky: In the battle of Democrats to keep control of the Senate in 2014 and win a substantial victory in the presidential election 2016, the new rise of Southern Democrats is a very big deal.

Why Ashley Swearengin Will Not Be California’s Next Controller

Ashley Swearengin

Carla Marinucci: She finished first in the primary, she’s mayor of a major city, she’s a moderate, she’s an attractive, media-savvy candidate, blah, blah, blah, but compare it with the actual metrics and history of the race for Controller going back 40 years. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but this ain’t happenin’ for Swearengin.

What Makes a Perfect Politician?

Elizabeth Warren 2016

Steve Hochstadt: Warren has been fighting for American families for decades, lately as the most public advocate for protecting us from the clever tactics of money lenders trying to squeeze a few more dollars from average families.

Hillary Repeats ’08 Mistake

Hillary Repeats Mistake

Brent Budowsky: The most memorable aspect of Clinton’s carefully orchestrated book tour for Hard Choices could be the discussion about whether she is fully in tune with the temper of our times on matters of wealth and opportunity in America.

March for Democracy Members Arrested

Sharon Kyle: The rally and sit-in was held outside the capital in Sacramento with hundreds of supporters including Dolores Huerta of United Farmworkers, former candidate for CA Secretary of State Derek Cressman and Democratic Assembly Representative Roger Dickinson.

Sharon Kyle: The rally and sit-in was held outside the capital in Sacramento with hundreds of supporters including Dolores Huerta of United Farmworkers, former candidate for CA Secretary of State Derek Cressman and Democratic Assembly Representative Roger Dickinson.

Hillary’s $600,000 Problem

Chelsea Clinton NBC News

Nia-Malika Henderson: Chelsea Clinton’s salary embodies the kind of passed-down privilege available to a select few, often based on birth rather than merit. Which gets back to Warren, and why her potential candidacy makes some Democrats swoon.

Eric’s Bad Night

Eric Cantor Loses

Tom Degan: The extremist conservative, house majority leader, Eric Cantor, just wasn’t right wing enough for the knuckleheads in the state of Virginia who tend to vote in Republican primaries; defeated by an underfunded, unknown Teapartier with the curious name, “David Brat”. Aren’t politics a gas?

Election Results June 2014

Election Results

Election Results June 2014: Semi-Official election results for the June 3, 2014 Open Primary Election for the State of California are posted on the website of the California Secretary of State and can be accessed here.

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