Suburban G.O.P. Voters Sour on Party, Raising Republican Fears for 2018

A gray mood has settled over conservative-leaning voters in some of the country’s most reliably Republican congressional districts, as the party’s stumbles in Washington demoralize them and leave lawmakers scrambling to energize would-be supporters in a series of off-year elections. While the next nationwide elections are not until 2018, Republicans […] Read more »

11 Things I Think I Think After the Kansas 4 Special Election

After a few months in the electoral desert, we finally have election results to digest from a competitive race, albeit an unexpected one. State Treasurer Ron Estes pulled out a 53-46 percent victory to keep the 4th District of Kansas in Republican hands. The 7-point margin is shocking considering Donald […] Read more »

The Kansas Election and the Stability of American Electoral Politics

American politics over the last 25 years or so seems as if it’s a roller coaster of sudden and unpredictable plot twists, each more improbable than the last…. The fortunes of the two parties have appeared to reverse with whiplash-inducing rapidity multiple times over this period, with neither side managing […] Read more »