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State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures 2018 Midterms
State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures
November 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

Following the elections on November 6, state control is now divided in thirteen states. Democrats picked up six states, bringing their total to fourteen while Republicans held on to control in 21 states. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to see the full breakdown of state control by party. Read More

PPI Releases New National Survey: America’s Resilient Center and the Road to 2020 2020 Elections
PPI Releases New National Survey: America’s Resilient Center and the Road to 2020
November 14, 2018
by TWN Staff

Today, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new national survey, "America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020." In issuing the survey's findings PPI said, "The next two years present a do-or-die chance for progressive leaders to build upon and solidify their... Read More

Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates Spotlight
Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates
November 14, 2018
by TWN Staff

Last Tuesday’s election saw many governors’ mansions switch as Democrats won in a number of key states, with big repercussions for the balance of power as states head into the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting. Governor mansions were high on the priority list... Read More

Blue Tide Rises in the States with 8 Lt. Governor Pickups 2018 Midterms
Blue Tide Rises in the States with 8 Lt. Governor Pickups
November 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a 2018 election with plenty of firsts, Democratic Lt. Governors picked up eight seats in this year’s elections, bringing the total from 14 to 22. These historic gains mean Democrats in these seats now represent a majority of the American population, including two U.S. territories. Read More

Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday’s Election Changed the Map Spotlight
Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday’s Election Changed the Map
November 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

Elections matter, but so does timing. Flying under the radar, redistricting took a back seat to candidate races across the country, particularly in key states where... Read More

Midterm Elections 2018 – Races to Watch 2018 Midterms
Midterm Elections 2018 – Races to Watch
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, The Well News previews the top races you should be watching as results come in on Tuesday. Read More

New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election Spotlight
New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a majority of Americans. According to the poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North Star Opinion Research, voters of all political persuasions… Read More

Missing the Moment Featured
Missing the Moment
October 31, 2018
by Sean O’Brien
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It was a cold Midwestern night but the campaign rally was filled to capacity. The man they had all come to see, the one who’d electrified them with promises and slogans... Read More

On the Trail: Lieutenant Governors Update 2018 Midterms
On the Trail: Lieutenant Governors Update
October 30, 2018
by Erin McPike

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is barnstorming the country to boost Democratic lieutenant governor candidates – going so far as Hawaii earlier this month to campaign with state Sen. Josh Green, who is seeking to replace current Lt. Gov. Doug Chin. It’s a part of a large campaign among Democrats… Read More

Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms National Security
Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

Tony Montalto, President of Stand with Parkland, a school safety advocacy organization comprised of all 17 families of the victims of the Parkland shooting, discussed school safety this week ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Read More

In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill Bipartisan
In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

As Members of Congress continue to battle it out with just a little over a week to go before the midterm elections, a rare moment of bipartisan accomplishment back in Washington. President Trump signed into law H.R.6, the... Read More

PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait Health
PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

On the cusp of the midterm elections, the Progressive Policy Institute is tackling health care. This week, the progressive think tank issued "Progressives and health care: What comes next?" In issuing the report, the... Read More

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