Political Junkie Blog

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...

Who Dat? – O

It’s St. Patrick’s Day!  For all the O’Briens and O’Connors and O’Donnells out celebrating today, we figured it’s the perfect time to offer up a display of “unknown” campaign buttons starting with the letter...

Who Dat? – N

Have no idea who’s going to win in tomorrow’s Oscars?  Wouldn’t it be easier if you tried to figure out who these “unknown” campaign buttons are first? As our fellow political junkies know, for...