The Iowa Republican’s racist comments have made him a pariah among Democrats and Republicans alike. But his voters may be more devoted to him than ever.
Elaine GodfreyWhen I asked King's supporters what they thought about some of the more derogatory comments the congressman has made about immigrants, they seemed exasperated.
“What is a racist anymore?” one King fan asked.
Joe Biden is the Democratic frontrunner. But the Vermont senator set the terms of the second debate.
Elaine GodfreyBernie didn’t get the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2016, and he might not secure it in 2020. But when the issues he’s long championed are being debated before 15 million Americans, in some ways, he’s already won.
The shift in attitudes suggests that more House members are viewing the party’s current investigative strategy as ineffective.
Elaine GodfreyLawmakers across the ideological spectrum are acknowledging the growing appeal of impeachment. “With every slash the president makes of congressional oversight, he probably convinces a few people that impeachment will make sense,"@jahimes told me.
Centrism is notoriously unsexy, even if it’s pervasive within the Democratic Party.
Elaine Godfrey“From my perspective, there has been an overwhelming focus on a small number of members in our caucus who did not flip seats, who did not help win the House,” @RepSlotkin said.
Elaine GodfreyFive female military veterans have launched a new joint fundraising effort meant to help raise money for 2020. But they're also hoping to remind voters that there are still pragmatists in Congress. From me
They see socialism as a vehicle for changing their own immediate circumstances—and they want to build a movement that transcends electoral politics.
Elaine GodfreyThe socialists I met are not Upper West Siders from moneyed families, nor are they, for the most part, graduates of elite Ivy League schools. For them, socialism isn't an intellectual exercise—it's a vehicle for changing their own immediate circumstances.
While Democrats debate which voters to prioritize in 2020, Representative Tim Ryan, a potential presidential candidate, argues that they don’t have to choose.
Elaine GodfreyOhio Rep. Tim Ryan (who you might remember as the guy who challenged Nancy Pelosi in 2016) tells me he's "very much looking" at running for president. I wrote about his politics and his vision for the Democratic Party