Political Junkie Blog

Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2018

It seems that each year brings more disheartening and dispiriting news; perhaps this has long been the case, but it feels like it’s just getting worse.  Maybe 2019 we’ll find reason for hope. But...

The Career of George H.W. Bush — In Buttons

The passing of former President George Bush, at age 94, has been met with what I think has been a pretty balanced, mostly favorable assessment of his long career.  To be sure, he was...

Is It 2020 Yet? These Senators Are Up In Two Years

We’re still counting votes in this year’s Arizona and Florida Senate races.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to the Senate class of 2020.  The following senators’ terms are up in two...

Who Dat? – P

There are still some races from Tuesday’s midterms that have yet to be called, but right now that isn’t our biggest worry.  It’s trying to figure out which candidates these buttons represent. As our...

Predict The Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote

With a vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court being hurried as quickly as possible — perhaps as soon as Saturday morning — that leaves us with a new...

GOP ‘No’ Votes On Republican Court Picks

If the Democrats have any chance at defeating the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, still a long shot at this point, one or more Republican senators are going to...

At Stake In Today’s Primaries

Here’s what to look for in the June 26 primaries (all poll closing times listed are EDT): COLORADO (9 pm): Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is term limited. Top Dem candidates are Rep. Jared Polis,...

What To Look For In Tuesday’s Primaries

Four states are holding primaries on Tuesday:  West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.  Here’s a quick look at some key contests at stake: West Virginia:  Republicans think Sen. Joe Manchin (D) is vulnerable in...