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In a test case for Democrats, the fiery Florida populist takes on a stiff challenge from the right.

Democratic candidates can't just campaign by fear-mongering on the Tea Party. A populist message that emphasizes job creation will speak to Dems and independents who put Obama in the White House.

The scariest Republicans are not necessarily tea-stained—and other lessons to keep in mind as Election 2010 roars in.

The Tea Party favorite is in a race to stitch together a statewide Republican coalition.

In this fall's South Carolina Senate contest, Democrats should vote for the Green Party candidate.

If Harry Reid loses this fall, he's just getting what he deserves.

Goldman Sachs has agreed not to take advantage of Citizens United to spend corporate money in elections. Will other companies follow suit?

When politics is driven by the need to turn out your base and policy is dominated by the desire to cater to that base, our baser instincts come to the fore.

How do progressives meet the challenge of a daunting midterm election while also laying the ground work for a bolder agenda? TakeAction Minnesota made progressive governing, not Election Day wins, at the forefront of their organizing.

Populist challenger Andrew Romanoff would ordinarily be expected to win Colorado's US Senate Democratic primary. But incumbent Michael Bennet is backed by an overflowing campaign war chest—and an endorsement by Barack Obama.

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Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The Kentucky Senate race figures to be among the most expensive in the country, and that's likely to become an issue itself in the race. 

May 21, 2014

Without fresh 2016 presidential candidates, Republicans will direct all their energies to tearing down Hillary Clinton.

May 20, 2014

But its candidate would rather talk about fishing than foreign policy.

May 6, 2014