In The States

KANSAS'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
Kansas
KANSAS'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
2018-11-03 02:15:08
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In deep red Kansas, this race has emerged as a potential bright spot for Democrats. Despite Republicans spending against Davis early and often, Paul Davis has maintained a slight lead over his Republican opponent. While Davis ... Read More

ILLINOIS'S 12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Illinois
ILLINOIS'S 12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 02:12:49
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: A former U.S. Navy officer and State's Attorney, Kelly is known for filing suit against major pharmaceutical manufacturers for maximizing profits while deceiving patients about the dangers of certain prescribed opioids. Kelly has make the ... Read More

FLORIDA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Florida
FLORIDA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 02:10:52
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Although Hillary Clinton carried this district by more than 7 points, minimal polling is available in this Orlando district. The first term Congresswoman has the cash advantage, but early polls show a tight race. Since the the 2016 ... Read More

FLORIDA'S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Florida
FLORIDA'S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 01:58:43
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: The seat of Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, Democrat Nancy Soderberg is running against Republican Michael Waltz in this deep red Florida district encompassing the Jacksonville suburbs to Daytona Beach. Flying under the radar... Read More

CALIFORNIA'S 25TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
California
CALIFORNIA'S 25TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 01:56:24
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In this crucial California seat that Clinton won by nearly 7 points, Steve Knight has remained popular since his election in 2015. Katie Hill, a non-profit executive focused on affordable housing, is counting on anti-Trump sentiment to carry ... Read More

CALIFORNIA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
California
CALIFORNIA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 01:55:00
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Ami Bera won this district in 2016 by a little more than 6,000 votes, in a district that has stayed close to the center. Now Republicans have nominated CEO and Trump supporter Andrew Grant to turn this seat ... Read More

ARIZONA'S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Arizona
ARIZONA'S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
2018-11-03 01:53:45
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: One of the largest districts in the country, this rural northeastern Arizona district has a large Native American population and agriculture roots. Although the district voted for Trump in the 2016 election, Democrat Tom O’Halleran, the ... Read More

TEXAS SENATE
Texas
TEXAS SENATE
2018-11-03 00:20:28
by TEXAS SENATE

Why this race matters: Conventional wisdom (and polls) suggest that Cruz is going to win in Texas, where Democratic candidates face almost insurmountable hurdles statewide. However, this year Democrat Beto O'Rourke has mounted a credible challenge to Ted Cruz... Read More

ARIZONA SENATE (open)
Arizona
ARIZONA SENATE (open)
2018-11-03 00:18:50
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: With control over the Senate at stake, this is a must win for Democrats. Kyrsten Sinema, the Blue Dog Representative from Tucson, is running against Martha McSally, the retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, in what ... Read More

TX-07: Lizzie Fletcher (D)
Texas
TX-07: Lizzie Fletcher (D)
2018-11-02 20:12:48
by TX-07: Lizzie Fletcher (D)

I am a proud Houstonian. I have lived in this district nearly all my life, and have made my home and built my career here. I was born in Hermann Hospital, the youngest of three sisters. After graduating from St. ... Read More

PA-14: Guy Reschenthaler (R)
Pennsylvania
PA-14: Guy Reschenthaler (R)

Senator Guy Reschenthaler was elected to the State Senate in November 2015, winning a special election to represent the citizens of the 37th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Allegheny County and Peters... Read More

NC-09: Mark Harris (R)
North Carolina
NC-09: Mark Harris (R)
2018-11-02 19:15:22
by NC-09: Mark Harris (R)

A husband, father, pastor, and community leader, Dr. Mark Harris has dedicated his adult life to serving people. Mark grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, the youngest of five children born to Everette and Virginia Harris. From an... Read More

MI-08: Elissa Slotkin (D)
Michigan
MI-08: Elissa Slotkin (D)
2018-11-02 18:56:58
by MI-08: Elissa Slotkin (D)

At a time when career politicians are practicing divisive politics, I am running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th district to do something different: to set the vitriol aside and put our country and our community ahead of... Read More

KS-02: Steve Watkins (R)
Kansas
KS-02: Steve Watkins (R)
2018-11-02 18:48:22
by KS-02: Steve Watkins (R)

Steve Watkins’s remarkable life and career have been characterized by integrity, courage, leadership and selfless service.  He has led soldiers in war, fought wasteful government spending, and managed engineering projects in some of the world’s... Read More

FL-06: Michael Waltz (R)
Florida
FL-06: Michael Waltz (R)
2018-11-02 17:38:32
by FL-06: Michael Waltz (R)

I’m a proud Florida native, a combat decorated Green Beret, a former Fox News Contributor, and a small business owner. I have served my country my entire life, attending the Virginia Military Institute and serving for... Read More

Three Secretaries of State are Refereeing the Election While Running in the Field
2018 Midterms
Three Secretaries of State are Refereeing the Election While Running in the Field

In three states, the referee for the midterm elections is also on the field as a player. Elected secretaries of state in Georgia and Kansas— who in their official capacities oversee the elections in their states — are running for... Read More

Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego
In The News
Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego

While the hepatitis A virus ran unchecked through the streets and homeless camps of San Diego last year, killing 20 people and sickening hundreds of others before it was brought under control, $170 million in... Read More

On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
2018 Midterms
On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
2018-10-19 17:58:59
by TWN Staff

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Watch the debate... Read More

The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
2018 Midterms
The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
2018-10-19 17:52:52
by TWN Staff

Get out the slap bracelets, pop rocks and turn on "Pretty in Pink"…the 80's are back! Or at least they seem to be for Florida State Rep. Mike Miller. Miller, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Stephanie Murphy in Florida's... Read More

Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
Spotlight
Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
2018-10-19 17:38:38
by TWN Staff

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across the aisle to get things done. While many of his peers have yet to hold office at any level... Read More

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit
Supreme Court
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit

October 19, 2018 By Greg Stohr WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court stop a novel and sweeping lawsuit pressed by children and teenagers seeking to force the federal government to take steps against climate change.... Read More

Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat
Economy
Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat

October 19, 2018 By Mark Z. Barabak   [caption id="attachment_2232" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Charts on economic outlook under President Trump. Los Angeles Times 2018[/caption]   RENO, Nev. — When the Great Recession hit, it walloped Nevada like no other state, claiming... Read More

Florida Lifts Voting Restrictions in Eight Panhandle Counties Hit By Hurricane
Voting
Florida Lifts Voting Restrictions in Eight Panhandle Counties Hit By Hurricane

Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Thursday that eases voting restrictions in eight Panhandle counties where election plans have been severely disrupted by Hurricane Michael. Read More

Federal Authorities Launch Probe Into Pa. Catholic Dioceses
In The News
Federal Authorities Launch Probe Into Pa. Catholic Dioceses

U.S. prosecutors have subpoenaed every Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania for a trove of records, opening a potentially unprecedented inquiry into whether decades of clergy sex abuse and the ensuing cover-up constituted any federal crimes. Read More

Trump Blames Wildfires on California Forest Policy, Threatens to Withhold Funds From State
In The News
Trump Blames Wildfires on California Forest Policy, Threatens to Withhold Funds From State

Escalating his criticism of California’s fire management strategy, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold unspecified funding from the state. Read More

An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
Spotlight
An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
2018-10-17 00:07:54
by TWN Staff

If you ask Ben McAdams how he has managed to accomplish so much as Salt Lake County Mayor, his answer is pretty simple. Collaboration and bipartisanship. Once a politically toxic approach in many areas of the... Read More

Intel and Other Tech Companies Join Apple Against China Tariffs
Economy
Intel and Other Tech Companies Join Apple Against China Tariffs

Silicon Valley tech companies may not be getting the president’s attention on Twitter, but they are also raising concerns about the planned $200 billion tariffs, which they say would raise the prices of most consumer electronics. Read More

Hurricanes Have Failed to Spur Flood Insurance Reform Bill
In The News
Hurricanes Have Failed to Spur Flood Insurance Reform Bill

U.S. taxpayers who spent billions of dollars after a trifecta of hurricanes last year are poised to do so again after a fix to the nation’s troubled flood insurance program remains stalled in Congress — and as a dangerous ... Read More

Southwest Oil and Gas Boom Provides Fuel for National Economy
Economy
Southwest Oil and Gas Boom Provides Fuel for National Economy

An oil and gas bonanza in Southwestern states may be helping to drive the continuing national economic boom. Read More

NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (D)
New Jersey
NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (D)
2018-09-08 18:44:49
by NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (D)

A dentist, state Senator, and lifelong advocate for South Jersey, Sen. Van Drew has delivered real results for veterans, seniors, consumers and children. Read More

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