Cooney and Gianforte campaigns take aim at November, and each other

The contest to be Montana’s next governor is already building up to be a heated and expensive clash between the state’s current U.S. representative and lieutenant governor, after Greg Gianforte and Mike Cooney declared victory in their respective primaries on Tuesday. Cooney cinched the Democratic ticket with nearly 55% of the vote, fending off a challenge from […]

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Mississippi Today publishes three-part series on the Mississippi Democratic Party

Democrats in Mississippi will long remember the night of Nov. 5, 2019. That night, Republicans swept all eight statewide elections for the first time in the state’s modern political history. Four-term Attorney General Jim Hood, who was considered the Democratic Party’s best shot at the Governor’s Mansion in at least 16 years, lost by five points […]

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Study: Trump’s support for police served as ‘dog whistle’ to voters with racial resentment

A new study reveals that voicing support for police can be a “dog whistle” politicians use to appeal to voters threatened by challenges to America’s racial status quo. Donald Trump’s expressions of support for police, researchers find, served as coded language that mobilized voters who were anxious about the social and economic status of white […]

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Election Punt to June Leaves Candidates for Vacant Political Seats Seeking Grip

Gov. Cuomo on Saturday postponed April 28 primary elections for president and Congress until June 23 to limit the spread of coronavirus — leaving City Hall, local elections officials and the governor with freighted decisions to make about filling two empty local seats. Cuomo’s executive order bumps until that June date a nonpartisan special election […]

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