Our book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. Among other things, it discusses state and congressional elections.
In the 2012 Missouri Senate race, incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill ran ads during the GOP primary campaign saying that Todd Akin was "too conservative." The idea of the "attack ad" was to drive GOP voters to Akin, her weakest potential foe. It worked. Other campaigns have tried the same thing.
Ok, listen to this ad. Every. Single. Word. This is how you get a Dem/Rep runoff in the AG race. It is a clinic on the Top Two primary. pic.twitter.com/i96TP7gI2k— CA120 (@CA_120) May 9, 2022
We are taking the fight to anti-choice Republicans.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 4, 2022
This will be the defining issue of the 2022 election.
I won’t sit back. pic.twitter.com/FYmO3QuSjn