Figuring Out Indiana

    Tomorrow’s primary race in Indiana is proving to be the key race on the road to the GOP nomination.  After California, it is the state richest in delegates and the process for awarding those delegates is pretty straight forward.  Indiana has nine congressional districts.  Whoever wins those districts gets all three delegates from that district.  The remainder are awarded to whoever wins the state vote | Read More »

    A Look at Last Tuesday’s Down Ticket Primary Outcomes

    Besides presidential primaries in five Northeastern states last Tuesday, congressional district and Senatorial primaries were held in Maryland and Pennsylvania.  The following is a look at the outcomes in those races. Maryland Senate:  In a race that did not end up as close as most believed, Chris Van Hollen defeated fellow Democratic representative Barbara Edwards.  He will go on to face state delegate Kathy Szeliga | Read More »

    Eleven Reasons to Dislike Lena Dunham

    There are likely more than 11 reasons, but I will list just these for now.  I have every confidence that as she grows older, there will be future Dunham fodder.  However, the best news is that she has promised to move to Canada if Trump becomes President.  Almost makes you wanna vote for Trump (um…not really). #11.   She is a hypocrite.  For a book signing | Read More »

    Gubernatorial Races in 2016- April News

    Florida:  Yes…there is no gubernatorial race in Florida until 2018, but court-ordered redistricting may be having an effect on this race already.  After the districts were redrawn, Gwen Graham found herself in an almost impossible predicament of defending the 2nd District.  Graham is a Democrat.  Her best option was to run in the neighboring 5th currently held by Corinne Brown.  When Brown lost her lawsuit | Read More »

    The Battle for the Senate in 2016- April News

    With two Senatorial primaries in the books, there was a lot of news on the Senatorial front in April.  Without further ado: Arizona:  The latest poll out of Arizona shows incumbent Republican John McCain deadlocked with Democratic opponent Ann Kirkpatrick.  Although there is not much polling out of the state, this is the third consecutive one to show McCain in a tight race.  He faces | Read More »

    The Battle for the House in 2016- April News, Part 2

    Continuing from yesterday: MN-03:  The Democrats believe they have their woman in to run against incumbent Republican Erik Paulsen- state senator Terri Bonoff.  She ran here before, but lost the Democratic primary in 2008.  Since 2008, Paulsen has never garnered less than 58% of the vote in the general election. NV-04:  Lucy Flores, the Democratic Party’s abortion Barbie in Nevada is seeking this seat against | Read More »

    So How Bad Was Tuesday?

    Obviously, Donald Trump had a very good and better than expected primary on Tuesday sweeping all five states.  His closest rival Ted Cruz is mathematically eliminated from a victory on the first ballot at the convention in Cleveland in July.  But, that was a foregone conclusion after New York pretty much and obviously Cruz’s strategy is to deny Trump the 1,237 delegates to win on | Read More »

    The Battle for the House in 2016- April News, Part 1

    There is a lot to get to and a lot that happened in April.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series on House races of interest. AZ-02:  Surprisingly, the DCCC has not listed this race as a priority to unseat GOP incumbent Martha McSally.  Perhaps they are waiting for their primary to decide, but McSally has an impressive $2.2 million war chest at | Read More »

    Important Down-Ticket Primaries Tomorrow

    While all eyes will be on the presidential primaries tomorrow, it is important to note that there are down-ticket primaries in Maryland and Pennsylvania also. In Maryland, besides the eight congressional districts, there is a Senatorial primary to see who will run in November to replace the retiring Barbara Mikulski.  Most of the attention is on the Democratic side which features several candidates, but the | Read More »

    Tuesday’s Primary Outlook

    This is the last instance- other than New Jersey on June 7th- of an East Coast primary group which would be favorable to the front runner, Donald Trump.  While most of the attention will be focused on Pennsylvania, it is important to remember that although the state is rich in delegates, only 17 are definitely up for grabs while 54 from the congressional districts will | Read More »