Welcome to Election Year 2018
“ We have to be disciplined enough not to prejudge because somebody is an older socialist from Vermont, that they can’t necessarily speak to the hopes and aspirations of a coal miner, a farmer, a college student, a millennial that loves avocado toast.”
— Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), on not judging leaders by their age, CNN, 12/28.
Warren Appears to Prep for 2020 Run
Castro launched a PAC focused on winning back the House.
Trump’s Standing Lower Than Predecessors’ Before Midterm Losses
His advisers are starting the year divided over what should be next legislatively.
Smith Cites Infrastructure as Possibility for Bipartisanship
She said she has "fundamental differences in values and approaches" with Trump.
Lawyer Says Issa Violated Ethics in Government Act
He is requesting an Ethics Committee investigation.
NDRC Raised $11M in 2017
The DGA and RGA funnel money from corporations to campaigns.