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The Democratic Party’s future goes through the nation’s cities and suburbs

This divide is emphatically presented to us in every election as we watch the nation’s votes being tallied on the electoral map. Within most states, we inevitably see a confluence of blue, urban and suburban, contrasting with a sea of deep red in the rural hinterlands, as people make their political preferences known. Despite the hopeful aspirations of many (mostly Democratic) politicians, this divergence is now a simple fact of American […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 1


Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign: Land does not vote

You can’t give up on rural areas, but you have to be smart We look at rural areas of a state being large, red districts, and we think to ourselves that it’s going to be difficult to change them. If we put all of our efforts into trying to reach out to communities that are spread so thinly, our efforts can be washed away. Frankly, the biggest problem we face in […]

todayMarch 15, 2021 8


Democratic response to Americans’ acute needs primes midterm message

Pew's class breakdown of GOP voters/leaners who favored the $1.9 trillion plan is worth revisiting: 63% of lower-income Republicans (a group that accounts for 25% of all Republicans) 37% of Republicans in middle-income households (50% of all Republicans) 25% of upper-income Republicans (21% of all Republicans) Nearly two-thirds of the type of working-class voters Donald Trump helped bring into the Republican tent supported Biden's rescue plan. That's a potential disaster […]

todayMarch 13, 2021 5


Entire Staff of Nevada Democratic Party Quits After Democratic Socialist Slate Won Every Seat : politics

Which is stupid because Bernie's not much further left on top issues than the moderates. The fact that either side things they are that far apart is kind of ridiculous.Progressive tend to look at the past too much as to what the future will hold, and hitting a moving target is hard, but the truth is progress is always happening regardless if progressives are there or not. Moderate progress left […]

todayMarch 9, 2021


It’s get rid of the filibuster, or face a ‘Democratic Party Armageddon in 2022’

Campaign Action "I've acknowledged there's different ways you could" reform the filibuster, Klobuchar said. "You can get rid of it, which I support. You can change the numbers needed, which is something that we had talked about in early days, you know, have less numbers, not to get to 60. You can require what we call a talking filibuster, where you have to actually be there and object and speak […]

todayMarch 6, 2021


New York City’s once-powerful Democratic bosses sit out mayor’s race

“We have heard reported over and over again that there is not a Queens candidate running for mayor. That is not true. I am the Queens candidate,” Adams, who grew up in Queens, told its Democratic county organization at a virtual forum earlier this month. “This is a borough that is dear to my heart.” Two weeks later, Rep. Greg Meeks, who runs the Queens Democratic party, announced the organization’s […]

todayFebruary 28, 2021 3


Our maps show the last time every county voted Democratic or Republican in a presidential election

In fact, there are 25 counties and independent cities that have never supported a Democrat for president. Only a few of them are in the Midwest (although there are many Midwestern counties that haven’t voted Democratic since the 1930s or even earlier). Instead, they tend to pop up in distinct parts of Appalachia, especially eastern Tennessee and south central Kentucky. These are mountainous areas where there’s little agriculture because of the […]

todayFebruary 27, 2021 12