Political Earthquake In Illinois Rattles GOP, Spells Disaster in 2018

April 4 was an excellent day for Illinois Democrats. Democratic candidates won seats in unexpected places, from township supervisor to town councils, in traditionally strong Republican regions. The Illinois victories are another indicator that the GOP may find itself struggling in the 2018 congressional elections. Dan Kovats, Executive Director of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s … Continued

Early Voting Shows Indications of How Battleground States May Go

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are encouraging their supporters to hit the polls early, and their efforts appear to be paying off. According to information from Catalist, a data company working to receive detailed early vote return information this year, more than 30 million votes have been cast already across 38 states with early voting in … Continued

As Speaker Ryan Maneuvers To Adjourn, House Dems Vow To Fight On

[DIGEST: Politico, Bipartisan Report] Overnight, Republican leaders cut off House Democrats’ gun control sit-in. They’ve adjourned the House until July 5 without voting for new gun control measures. The move came 15 hours after Democrats vowed to block any legislative action until Speaker Paul Ryan promised to allow votes on several proposals, including blocking suspected … Continued

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