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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Democrats Come Back

Republicans have a daunting geographic advantage in 2018. But Democrats have a passion advantage.

Thomas Edsall at NYT:
After decades of getting out-organized and outspent in battles to control state legislatures, Democratic strategists have woken up to the importance of defending against Republican gains at the grass roots.
The anger and fear provoked by the advent of President Trump have led to explosive growth for progressive advocacy groups determined to oppose the president’s agenda and, crucially, to elect Democrats to local office — groups like Indivisible, Run for Something, Emerge America and Color of Change.
The number of Democratic candidates filing for office at all levels of government has surged; the trickle of money into liberal grass-roots programs has become a flood; and turnout in post-2016 Democratic primaries has reached record levels.