Donald Trump performs for . . . Donald Trump

Donald Trump performs for .  .  .  Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s allies say the former president, who lost in 2020, will announce as early as next week that he is running for the White House again in 2024. If you doubt that, Mr. Trump is already taunting his fellow Republicans and potential rivals before Tuesday’s midterm elections. Mr. Trump held a rally Saturday in … Read more

A Republican wave could reach Southern California

A Republican wave could reach Southern California

Irvine, California. Author Wallace Stegner once remarked that California is like the rest of America, only more so. California Republicans benefit from the same forces that drive the GOP nationwide, only more so. Democratic vulnerabilities, namely high gas prices and rising crime, are more pronounced in the Golden State than they are elsewhere. A decade … Read more

What to Expect in the 2022 Midterms

What to Expect in the 2022 Midterms

Here’s what I’m looking for Tuesday as I watch the election returns on Fox News in New York. When the polling stations close on Tuesday at 6:00 PM EST in parts of Indiana and Kentucky (both states are split between time zones), I’ll compare what each Democrat and Republican hopeful receives to what their parties’ … Read more

Houston’s AOC, Lina Hidalgo, is on the rocks

Houston’s AOC, Lina Hidalgo, is on the rocks

One of the biggest stories of this year’s midterm elections has been the shift among Hispanic voters in South Florida and South Texas toward the Republican Party. But a more impressive measure of the GOP’s new strength may come in an unsuspecting place — Harris County, Texas, which lies in the eastern part of the … Read more

Trump casts a shadow over Arizona’s GOP

Trump casts a shadow over Arizona’s GOP

Arizona has felt like ground zero this election season. Republicans believe they have a realistic chance of capturing a US Senate seat and two House districts currently held by Democrats. A third when they are dizzy. It could change the balance of power in Washington. Democrats believe they have a realistic chance of winning the … Read more

Lee Zeldin’s New York Republicans Party Like It’s 1994

Lee Zeldin’s New York Republicans Party Like It’s 1994

Success can lead to overconfidence, if not arrogance, and political success is no exception. If Republican Lee Zeldin wins his race for New York governor against incumbent Kathy Hochul, it could be the biggest upset of 2022, and left-leaning Democratic incumbents will have only themselves to blame. So dominant are Democrats in the Empire State … Read more

Arizona GOP Attorney General Calls Out Kari Lake, Election-Denying ‘Clowns’

Arizona GOP Attorney General Calls Out Kari Lake, Election-Denying ‘Clowns’

Arizona GOP Attorney General Mark Brnovich slammed election deniers, including his state’s Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, over election fraud claims. Brnovich spoke to “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley about what he called “horseshit” claims about the 2020 presidential election in an interview that aired on Sunday. Brnovich, who reportedly voted for election denialist and … Read more

Midterms are a time to choose for Republicans

Midterms are a time to choose for Republicans

Ronald Reagan delivered his famous “A Time For Choosing” speech a week before Election Day 1964. Nearly six decades later, the speech remains relevant and the parallels to the circumstances we face today are striking. The struggles against big government and Marxist do-gooders have only changed in the sense that they have intensified. Americans still … Read more

The GOP’s 2022 Midterm Slate Is More Diverse Than Ever

The GOP’s 2022 Midterm Slate Is More Diverse Than Ever

Democrats face a double whammy in next month’s midterm elections. The latest polls show that Republicans are regaining control of the House and may even win a majority in the Senate. Just as troubling for liberals, these advances may come during a year in which the GOP is fielding a historically diverse slate of candidates. … Read more

Notable and Quoted: A Washington Post columnist on racial politics

Notable and Quoted: A Washington Post columnist on racial politics

Oct. 23, 2022 4:26 PM ET Voters cast their ballots in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Aug. 16. Photo: Thomas Peipert/Associated Press From “America’s Problem Is That White People Keep Supporting the Republican Party,” a column by The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon, October 13: Perhaps the best way to understand American politics is that of an overwhelmingly … Read more