Third Party Politics, 9-5-2019 to 9-11-2019

A recent article by Spectator USA laid out specific information relevant to the Libertarian Presidential Primaries in 2020 that was otherwise unclear. Up until now, the list of candidates was unclear to me, making commentary on the subject difficult at best. While the Libertarian providing information for the Spectator USA article was still unclear about how many more candidates would join the race, there is solid information to go off of. The first major component of the update involves the leading five Libertarian candidates being invited to a debate hosted by the South Carolina Libertarian Party. South Carolina is the … Continue reading Third Party Politics, 9-5-2019 to 9-11-2019

2019-2020 Gubernatorial Election Predictions, 8-29-2019 to 9-4-2019

First things first, hopefully everyone had a wonderful Labor Day. Secondly, hopefully everyone who is in the path of Hurricane Dorian is taking the precautions they need to in order to be safe. Starting off this week are the gubernatorial election predictions, where a torrent of new information is coming out of Louisiana. In addition, there are scattered bits of news across all of the major gubernatorial races for the next election cycle. Without going into the spoilers for this week here, let’s talk about this week’s highlights: 1. Louisiana New polling in the jungle primary has John Bel Edwards … Continue reading 2019-2020 Gubernatorial Election Predictions, 8-29-2019 to 9-4-2019

The Grand Map, The Purse Holder, 9-4-2019

With the electoral college being a buzz topic that splits the political divide into factions, it’s important to understand why the sudden competitiveness of certain states is happening. The brief answer is migration from certain states to other states. For instance, the Southeastern States that line the Atlantic Coast are becoming purplish because of resettlement of New Yorkers, New Jersians, and other Americans from New England and the Rust Belt moving down. Regarding the driving force behind this movement is the economy of those states, where the tax structure is punishing to those who can’t weather the increasing tax hikes. … Continue reading The Grand Map, The Purse Holder, 9-4-2019

2020 Senatorial Election Predictions, 6-23-2019 to 6-28-2019

A general trend that has been consistent throughout this election cycle is the fact that the battleground Senate races still receive a lopsided amount of attention. It’s to be expected, as the realistic chances of flipping Doug Jones’ or Susan Collins’ seat is significantly more likely than turning Arkansas or Rhode Island a different partisan shade. The past two weeks have led to a plethora of information about Colorado, New Hampshire, and Alabama. There are some states that don’t have polling yet, but this week has enough to get through. With all of that out of the way, let’s look … Continue reading 2020 Senatorial Election Predictions, 6-23-2019 to 6-28-2019

Democratic Primary Banter #5, Gillibrand’s Struggle

A competitive year of Democratic primarying can really alter a candidate’s chances of winning the nomination. Prior to her campaign launching, she was seen as a likely candidate who could bridge the gap between the progressive and moderates within the party and secure victory. Catapulting to victory in her 2018 re-election bid, where no one saw it as competitive, her presidential bid would follow shortly after. Since then, however, her campaign has joined the countless others which are on life support below the 1% mark. Let’s start with the backstory and then explain what the future may hold for Gillibrand’s … Continue reading Democratic Primary Banter #5, Gillibrand’s Struggle

The House Always Wins, 8-1-2019 to 8-7-2019

The past week has seen another wave of House Republican retirements, including in the district held by Will Hurd, a swing district with a rating of R+1. This week has also seen a roller-coaster of developments come from the House, as powerful candidates on both sides have announced their runs. In addition, there was some scarce polling that is usually not as available towards individual House races. With a bulk of information to get through, here’s where the table stands: 1.) John Ratcliffe’s Promotion Denied Immediately after Ratcliffe’s name was put forward for consideration for the Director of National Intelligence … Continue reading The House Always Wins, 8-1-2019 to 8-7-2019

2020 Senatorial Election Predictions, 8-1-2019 to 8-7-2019

This past week regarding the Senate has been a bit gimmicky, to say the least. Tommy Tuberville criticized the President for not helping the veterans enough, despite the attempts to remove bad employees from the VA on top of other policies. There was also a case of finance violation and instances of primary bickering, so this week has an assortment of news to get through. With that out of the way, let’s get to this week’s highlights: 1.) Finance Violation According to the Bangor Daily News, Sara Gideon’s campaign made a campaign finance violation relating to her state political committee. … Continue reading 2020 Senatorial Election Predictions, 8-1-2019 to 8-7-2019