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Relief Comes To GOP Over KS Senate Race

The 2020 election cycle’s wackiest Senate primary ended with a big victory for Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall* (R-Great Bend) as he defeated former Secretary of State and 2018 gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach and Kansas City Plumbing Company owner and self-funder Bob Hamilton in the statewide Republican primary.

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Presidential Race

Gravis Marketing Polls

Gravis Marketing conducted a series of surveys in the Great Lakes Swing states during the July 22-24 period, and came to some interesting conclusions. While President Donald Trump had largely been polling better in Wisconsin when looking at the three regional swing states, Michigan and Pennsylvania being the other two, Gravis sees a different cut.

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How will Committees look in 2021?

Since elections always bring changes in the U.S. House and Senate committee structures, it is appropriate to begin looking at which key policy panels have the most known approaching changes. We look at the known committee vacancies due to retirement or primary defeat and identify the members who face competitive political situations. Obviously, a change in party control will fundamentally cause the greatest change, but we will look at those effects once we are closer to the election.

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A Deep Dive into Tennessee’s Senate Race

The open Tennessee Senate race has not gotten much national attention, but we now seem to have a close race brewing in the final days leading up to the state’s August 6 primary. The Volunteer State is the only one to host a Thursday primary.

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The Wild Kansas Senate Race

As we approach the August 4 primaries, it’s clear that the Kansas Senate Republican primary will be the top attraction of that election day. An intra-party nomination clash in what should be a relatively safe open seat campaign has devolved into a mixed-message political brawl.

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The Wild Polling Spectrum

We’ve seen a plethora of presidential state polls released in the last week, and the results seem to swing wildly among the various pollsters. While most studies have shown former Vice President Joe Biden at present winning most of the key states, his margins don’t seem particularly secure even while his national numbers appear stronger.

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Snippets from around the country

Listed below are political snippets from around the country on the presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and gubernatorial races.

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Jersey Results

Five weeks after the originally scheduled New Jersey primary was supposed to occur, Garden State voters went to the polls last week or mailed their ballots to choose party nominees for the Fall elections.

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Monitoring Mail Turnout

With many states emphasizing mail voting as a way to increase voter participation in the COVID era, has adoption of near universal mail voting in the states that have done so achieved its fundamental purpose, or has it caused more problems than it solved?

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This Week’s Primary Contests

The Texas and Alabama runoffs were held this week along with the postponed Maine primary, and we have some winners and cliff hangers.

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