Month: October 2018

Democrats midterm spending exceeds Republican incumbents

Forget the blue wave, or even the red wave — this year’s election is really a green wave of cash. Not only are the midterms setting records for campaign spending, but Democratic challengers also have broken the mold by matching or even exceeding …

Election models predict victory for Democrats in House for 2018 midterms

The academics have crunched the numbers, and their models say Tuesday should leave Republicans blue. One model by Joseph Bafumi, an associate government professor at Dartmouth College who specializes in election behavior and campaigns, says Democrats w…

Randy Bryce’s quest to flip Paul Ryan’s district inches closer to reality

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s hopes of leaving the Republican Party in control of the House could stumble in his own backyard, where Democrat Randy Bryce’s “Iron Stache” nickname has helped raise his national profile and fill his campaign coffers in his…

Joe Manchin wins West Virginia liberal support despite Kavanaugh vote

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Selina Vickers attended the Democratic National Convention in 2016 as an enthusiastic backer of liberal darling Sen. Bernard Sanders, who ran away with West Virginia’s presidential primary that year and sparked hopes that a…

Democrat’s campaign boots undercover conservative volunteer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The campaign of a Virginia U.S. House candidate has kicked out a volunteer working with a conservative group which uses undercover video to try to embarrass Democrats. Justin Jones, a spokesman for candidate Abigail Spanberger, tol…

Chris Cox, Bikers for Trump energize Amish, Mennonites

A campaign rally with Vice President Mike Pence in central Ohio on Wednesday included two unlikely voters, farmers Levi Miller and Ben Hostetler, who are part of a determined effort by Trump supporters and the Republican Party to get members of the con…