For the Trump campaign there are a handful of states the Republican candidate must win if he is to cobble together enough states to win the White House. Among them is Florida, but numerous recent visits to the Sunshine State by Trump and his vice-presidential running mate Mike Pence did little to dent Clinton’s advantage.
Sanders’ appeal is that he acknowledges something that African-Americans know viscerally: There is no post-racial America. He has also offered a forthright critique of wealth and income equality in America, along with measures to rectify it. All he has to do is package his message right.
The roles of the Republican and Democratic parties are undergoing fundamental shifts that threaten their impact on elections and policy.
Even if you’re a member of the party that seems to be about to nominate Donald Trump for the presidency, there’s only a 50-50 chance that you actually like him. But there’s another statistic that suggests why the rest of the world watches his ascent with emotions somewhere betwixt bemusement and horror.
They may all share a faith in Jesus Christ, but that doesn’t mean they’re passionate about the same issues or agree on who should lead the country.
It’s not the biggest player on Wall Street in terms of political money. But Goldman Sachs is financial public enemy No. 1 in this year’s election campaign.
Presidents have more room to sidestep Congress via executive action in corporate and business-related tax matters.
The finance, insurance and real estate industries claim 21.5 percent of Iowa’s gross domestic product, compared with only 7.4 percent for agriculture and natural resources.
In one of the many jokes about New Hampshire that U.S. Sen. John McCain likes to tell, one voter asks another for thoughts about a presidential candidate.
An hour before the Jan. 14 Republican debate, 250 of Ted Cruz’s most dedicated Iowa field organizers huddled in the Heritage Assembly of God church gymnasium in Des Moines.
President Barack Obama said that while Hillary Clinton has the most experience among candidates vying to succeed him, her strengths can sometimes be her weaknesses, allowing Bernie Sanders to appeal to the main concerns of the Democratic Party’s core voters.
In this strange primary season, there is little relationship between money spent on ads and poll numbers for candidates, at least on the Republican side.