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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.

Stuart Klawans on radical filmmaker Leo Hurwitz; John Nichols on the primary fight for Blanche Lincoln's Senate seat.

Debra Medina has come from nowhere to threaten a runoff in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

Seven ways to frame the 2010 fight for Congress and the statehouses.

Everyone is looking to Virginia's off-year gubernatorial contest as a Middle American barometer for 2010.

By embracing the left instead of running to the center, New Jersey's Democratic Governor Jon Corzine has revitalized his once-troubled re-election campaign.

The Supreme Court is poised to overrule decisions restricting corporate speech in political campaigns.

Yes, primaries can be divisive and expensive. But the Democratic Party is usually at its best when it trusts grassroots activists and voters to make choices.

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In red and blue regions, north and south, urban and rural, calls for a constitutional amendent to overturn Citizens United won huge.

November 13, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014

The number of voters impacted by new voting restrictions exceeded the margin of victory in close races in North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia and Florida.

November 6, 2014

The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014

California’s voters defied national trends.

November 5, 2014

Yes, the fight for control of the Senate matters. But so do the gubernatorial races.

November 4, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how local TV stations boost their bottom lines with a deluge of election ads.

November 3, 2014

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

Conservative dark money spends big to tell young voters in battleground states about pro-pot, anti-war “progressive” third-party candidates.

November 2, 2014

Forty-two people are responsible for nearly a third of Super PAC spending in the 2014 election cycle.

October 31, 2014