House Democrats are reducing defensive spending to focus on vulnerable Republicans.
Chris LeeThis is quite the sea change from earlier this year >>>
“Now as they enter the final month, Democrats are scaling back defensive spending and funneling their remaining millions to knock out vulnerable Republicans and expand their 34-seat majority.”
"Theresa Greenfield is holding her own, and I think that says something about Joni Ernst's vulnerability," pollster J. Ann Selzer said.
Chris LeeTheresa @GreenfieldIowa was down 24 points with rural voters in the June DMR poll. Now, she’s only down 18.
As I always like to say, Democrats don’t have to win rural folks overall, but if they can cut at the margins, that’s huge. #IASen
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There's an unusual feeling emerging among Democrats in South Carolina: energy. The party can be almost an afterthought in this deeply conservative state where...
Chris Lee“There’s a political earthquake that’s happening in South Carolina right now,” [Jimmy Williams] said. “Suburban white women disgusted with Trump, millennials, Generation X, Generation Z, who are like, ‘no, this is not what we want for our politics.’”
Jimmy Carter had to step over Carl Sanders’ body to make it to the White House. Oh, physically, Sanders would live for another 44 years — until this week, in fact, when he died Sunday at age 89.
Chris LeeAn interesting dynamic in Sanders’s political career was the ongoing feud between him and Jimmy Carter, then a former state Senator from Plains who went on to beat Sanders in the 1970 Democratic gubernatorial primary.
You can read more about that here
The odds of a big blue wave sweeping Democrats to power are growing, with even red-state Republicans growing nervous about their political position.
Chris LeeGood read from @HotlineJosh.
It will be fascinating to examine the change in party coalitions from 2008 v. 2020. Democratic majorities were built mostly on rural and working class voters back then. Now, suburban moderates have largely taken their place.
PPP’s newest survey in Louisiana finds John Bel Edwards running 43 points ahead of Donald Trump on his handling of the coronavirus in the state. 68% approve of the job Edwards is doing handling the virus to 16% who disapprove for a net rating of...
Chris LeeLouisiana’s Democratic Governor @JohnBelforLA sports a higher job approval rating in Louisiana than Donald Trump, who won the state by 20 points.
Edwards: 66-18 approval
Trump: 52-41 approval
Who handled the COVID-19 response better? 46-41 say Edwards.
He loves South Carolina. He said he will win South Carolina. He spent the days before the primary reminding South Carolina why it should love him back.
Chris Lee“He is moving around this state like he’s running for state auditor,” said State Senator @Harpootlian4SC, a South Carolina Democrat and a voluble, often-indiscreet Biden supporter. “He’s got those kinds of relationships.”
Democrats have downplayed the significance of the caucuses this year, but given the trajectory of the race, it’s looking like a make-or-break state.
Chris LeeImportant read from @HotlineJosh:
“...the state’s Feb. 22 caucuses will become the battleground on which the party’s establishment forces organize to prevent [Sanders’s] ascendance. It’s how Hillary Clinton stopped Sanders’s insurgency...”
In a formal election challenge, state Rep. Ashley Henley alleges voting irregularities in last month's election that she lost to Democrat Hester Jackson-McCray
Chris LeeOutrageous and disturbing: Mississippi Rep. @AshleyHenleyMS (R-Southaven) is challenging the #HD40 election result and wants the majority-Republican House of Representatives to OVERTURN the election.
Rep.-elect Jackson-McCray (D-Horn Lake) won by 14 votes
91 years after the American Civil War ended, its last veteran died. How the oldest veterans were honored.
Chris LeeWhen the last veteran of the Civil War died in 1956, Life Magazine wrote "This chapter in our history has been closed. Something deeply and fundamentally American is gone."
In our time, when the last WWII veteran leaves us, America will never be the same.
SHREVEPORT, La. (NEXSTAR) – A new poll shows Baton Rouge businessman and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone making gains in the race for Louisiana governor, but not likely enough to displace Repub…
Chris LeeNEW: Gov. @JohnBelforLA up in new @WinWithJMC poll.
Edwards: 41% (+3 since April)
Edwards up with white Dems, Indys, and Rs.
Combined Dem/undecided vote: 48%
Combined R/undecided vote: 44%
Like some of its neighbors, the Volunteer State has all the makings of a competitive state. Yet victories remain elusive for Democrats.
Chris LeeTough read on the state of the @tndp.
Party legends from Gore to Kefauver and Wilder to McWherter once ruled the state, but those days have long vanished.
The party needs a new vision that works to engage and reach voters of all stripes.
In a Q&A, Jennifer Riley Collins explains how she would fight overincarceration if she is elected as Mississippi’s attorney general.
Chris LeeCompelling interview between @Taniel and @JenniferforAG, the Democratic nominee for #MSAG.
Riley-Collins supports expanding Medicaid, reforming the criminal justice system, funding mental health programs, raising teacher pay, & defending the Constitution.
Medicaid expansion foe wins GOP primary, sets up November clash on an issue with deep implications for the criminal legal system.
Chris LeeExcellent read from @Taniel on the key difference between Attorney General @HoodForGovernor and LG Tate Reeves in the #MSGov campaign.
Hood supports Medicaid expansion and criminal justice reform — Reeves doesn’t.
So much is on the line.
Chris LeeVery, very encouraging. @MichelleNunn, the President and CEO of CARE USA, is “seriously considering a bid” for #GASen.
Nunn is the daughter of legendary former Georgia U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and was the 2014 Democratic nominee for Senate.
Chris LeeThis is the first Democratic primary poll of Mississippi that I've seen. @JoeBiden is at 50%, Warren 7%, Sanders 7%, Harris 5%, Buttigieg 2%, others <2%.
Biden's lead is strengthened by his 58% showing with African-Americans and 29% showing with whites.
When America’s most unpopular governor limped through last month’s four-way Republican primary with 52 percent of the vote, losing 31 counties to an obscure legislator, some of us still thought – and said publicly – that Matt Bevin was still the...
Chris Lee.@ruralj: “Democrats are touting a post-primary poll that showed [Beshear] over 50 percent, and 15 points ahead of Bevin; Republicans say his lead isn’t that strong, but they concede that it’s probably double digits, and they are worried.” #KYGov