New data offers a more nuanced look at this group beyond “white men without a college degree.”
Vaughn Hillyard, Morgan Radford, Catie Beck, Garrett Haake, GA Dem. Candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams, Sen. Chris VanHollen, Gov. Bill Haslam, Tom Brokaw, Cornell Belcher, Savannah Guthrie, Kasie Hunt and Hugh Hewitt
This week on “Face the Nation,” moderator John Dickerson interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Mark Warner, and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. With just two more days until the crucial midterm elections, a new CBS Battleground Tracker previews what to look for on Election Day.
Republicans have deployed a polarizing message and millions of advertising dollars in an attempt to rescue what used to be a reliably conservative congressional seat.
The voting machines and their software—not voters—are to blame for votes switching from Beto O'Rourke to Ted Cruz (and vice versa), an expert told Motherboard.
What to watch for in the run-up to the Nov. 6 elections.
How the showdown over the Supreme Court is affecting crucial midterm races in the nation’s heartland.
She is the most vulnerable Senate Democrat running for reelection in November, if not the most vulnerable senator on the ballot in 2018. Her race, in a state President Trump won by 36 points, is ground zero for the argument that the drama surrounding Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court may actually help Republicans keep control of the Senate. And yet, Sen. Heitkamp (D-N.D.) is voting against Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, a decision that thins the margin of error Republicans have to confirm Kavanaugh. That’s despite one local poll taken after Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault showing 60 percent North Dakota voters want Kavanaugh confirmed.
Welcome to our Election Update for Thursday, Sept. 13! The biggest update: We now have a Senate forecast to go with our House forecast! The “Classic” version of the Senate forecast currently gives Democrats a 1 in 3 chance of flipping the upper chamber. Meanwhile, the “Classic” version of our House forecast hasn’t really changed much since yesterday: Democrats still have a 5 in 6 chance of winning control. Across thousands of simulations, Democrats’ average gain was 39 seats.
One seems like an unstoppable force, but a G.O.P. structural advantage may represent an immovable object.
Alarm over the election of Donald Trump spurred dozens of first-time candidates to run for Congress. Some of those candidates now present a problem for the Democratic Party.
On today’s episode:
• Mai Khanh Tran, a Democratic candidate for a United States House seat in California.
• Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times.
• National Democrats, fearing that crowded rosters of primary candidates could fracture the party, have begun to intervene by urging some to bow out of the election.
• The party views the California midterms as a particular risk. The state’s nonpartisan primary system — in which the top two vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation — could propel two Republican candidates to the November race.
• Here’s what to watch for in the California primaries, which take place on Tuesday.
In Georgia, two women were locked in a close race for the Democratic nomination for governor. What does this primary tell us about the future of the Democratic Party?
On today’s episode:
• Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent for The New York Times.
• Stacey Abrams, a former minority leader of the Georgia House, made history by becoming the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States, defeating Stacey Evans in Georgia’s Democratic primary.
• The race between Ms. Abrams and Ms. Evans, two well-regarded candidates with starkly different campaign strategies, was viewed as a weather vane for the Democratic Party’s prospects in the midterm elections. Ms. Abrams banked on the support of young people, women, and African-American and Hispanic voters, while Ms. Evans reached out to moderate and conservative-leaning white voters.