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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Christy Smith Video

In Defying the Odds, we discuss state and congressional elections as well as the presidential race. The update -- recently published -- looks at political and demographic trends through the 2018 midterm.

State legislators often make good candidates for the House. They have well-established networks of fundraisers and volunteers. They also may have plenty of campaign videos that they can repurpose for a congressional race.  Case in point:  Christy Smith, a member of the CA Assembly, who very quickly jumped into the special election to succeed Katie Hill, who abruptly resigned.