Author: Hanna Trudo

Left to Democrats: It’s the economy, stupid

Progressives are urging Democrats to lean more heavily into the economy in the last weeks before the midterms, arguing the party needs a course correction from its effort to motivate voters through warnings over abortion rights and a GOP beholden to former President Trump. The plea for a sharper focus comes as recent polling has…

Democrats flock to New Hampshire in 2024 shadow primary

Potential Democratic presidential hopefuls are traveling to New Hampshire with striking frequency, campaigning for midterm candidates while introducing themselves to voters in the first-in-the-nation primary.  It’s a sign that just weeks before Election Day, the 2024 campaign cycle is already underway. While most Democrats are there as surrogates, the roster includes some of the same…

Democrats focused on abortion rights worry they’re losing independent women

Democrats are facing headwinds with one of their most important voting blocs – independent women.   A New York Times/Siena College poll released on Monday shows female independents favoring the GOP by 18 points, a sizable increase since September at a critical juncture before the midterms.    The findings come as Republicans zero in on inflation under President Biden as…

Five female progressive rising stars to watch in 2024

There are plenty of progressive female rising stars who could fill an open primary if President Biden decides not to run for the White House in 2024 — or in future campaign cycles. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is one of the most well-known and beloved figures on the left, and many Democrats would like to…

Five key issues that could decide the midterms

MILFORD, N.H. — Democrats and Republicans agree the midterm elections will turn on just a few key issues — but they disagree on what those will be. Democrats believe they can win at least some of the fights in the final stretch over abortion rights and former President Trump. Republicans would rather battle it out on…

Progressives hunt for new, younger leaders post-Sanders-Warren era

Progressives are on the quiet hunt for a new generation of leaders, eagerly awaiting the outcome of the midterms to plot their next steps. “We’ve been talking about fresh blood for years,” said one Democratic strategist who reluctantly supported President Biden in the 2020 election. “Years! And every time we go back to the dinosaurs…

Democrats disagree on best midterm message: Pro-Biden or anti-Trump?

Democrats are disagreeing over strategy in the final weeks before the midterm elections as the party seeks to retain its slim congressional majorities. The battle centers on how much to link GOP candidates to former President Trump, with one side wanting to go all-in on aggressive campaigns that make the election about “Make American Great…

Will GOP’s crime attack line sink Barnes in Wisconsin?

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report misstated the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death. Wisconsin’s Democratic Senate candidate Mandela Barnes finds himself facing a big question ahead of Election Day: Will voters care about his stance on crime? Democrats from Washington to Wisconsin have taken steps to prioritize policing and public safety ahead of the…

Five scenarios that could help Joe Biden  

President Biden is on a roll, hitting his highest point of approval in nearly a year. Yet doubts remain about whether he’ll run for reelection in 2024, as even with the boost, more people disapprove of Biden’s job performance than approve of it.   Over the summer, polls suggested many Democrats wanted someone else to represent…