#NY13: Rangel Wins Final Term

Representative Charlie Rangel bested State Sen. Adriano Espaillat by a small 47-44 margin in NY-13 last night. David Nir at Daily Kos Elections sums up the victory very swiftly: Rangel pulled it off by performing better in majority-black precincts than Espaillat did in predominantly Hispanic precincts, not least because Rangel did well in the heavily Puerto […]

AL-07: That Time Uber-Safe Terri Sewell Voted Against All the Environmental Things

One line of pushback we’ve heard against the Primary Colors strategy of targeting errant safe-seat Democrats for primaries is that most of the safe Democrats are with us on most things, and it’s not worth spending money that could be spent on beating Republicans on primary challenges to moderately crappy Democrats. We disagree! Case in […]

What Progressives Should Learn From Dave Brat’s Inspiring Defeat of Eric Cantor

Getting past the gleeful schadenfreude we’re all enjoying this morning, the big takeaway from no-name economics professor Dave Brat’s defeat of House Republican second-in-command Eric Cantor in VA-7 is that the Tea Party has been great at winning strategic victories that increase their own power, at the expense of the Republican Party’s power to actually govern. […]