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Republicans Target Governorship in Bernie Sanders’ Vermont

Nathan L. Gonzales August 18, 2016 · 9:30 AM EDT

Sen. Bernie Sanders believes his political revolution will elect progressive candidates around the country, but Republicans have their sights set on electing a governor in his home state.

Even though Vermont is viewed as a liberal New England state, it wasn’t that long ago that it had a Republican…

The Most Important Question to Ask Trump Defectors

Nathan L. Gonzales August 12, 2016 · 1:28 PM EDT

“Quitting the Republican Party” is the easiest way to make the news these days, but the stories about Donald Trump defectors don’t go far enough to understand the potential impact on the November elections.

Conservative columnist George Will revealed in late June that he had changed his voter…

GOP Senators Brace For Trump Tsunami

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Nathan L. Gonzales August 5, 2016 · 3:59 PM EDT

With both party conventions in the rearview mirror, Republicans and Democrats are preparing for the general election sprint. And the forecast is not good for the GOP.

While Donald Trump’s presidential campaign appears to be spinning wildly out of control and is potentially cratering from lack of…

The Country is More Divided Than You Think

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Nathan L. Gonzales August 5, 2016 · 3:58 PM EDT

After two consecutive weeks of covering both party conventions, standing in both arenas and being on the floor for parts of all eight nights, I came away with at least one big takeaway: We live in a divided country—a very divided country. 

At first glance, this isn’t breaking news. North Carolina…

Don’t Fall Asleep on Races for Governor

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Nathan L. Gonzales August 5, 2016 · 3:57 PM EDT

With most of the national focus on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the presidential race, and any scraps of attention going to the fight for the Senate, it’s easy to overlook a handful of competitive races for governor around the country.

The biggest development in the last few weeks was in…

Report Shorts (Georgia, Kansas, Michigan,Tennessee)

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August 5, 2016 · 3:56 PM EDT

Georgia’s 3rd District. Dentist/West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson defeated state Sen. Mike Crane in the GOP runoff to replace retiring-Rep. Lynn Westmoreland. Ferguson will be a Member of Congress next year and seems unlikely to join the House Freedom Caucus. Crane was backed by the Club for Growth in…