Conventional wisdom says it costs hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars to win a congressional primary election. But a handful of wanna-be House members are advancing to the November ballot having spent less than $5,000.
Poor funding, a big push for online responses and a potential question about citizenship could mean huge undercounts for rural Southerners in the 2020 Census. An inaccurate count would leave areas already hurting for federal assistance even worse off.
The early exit on Friday of Andrea Ramsey, a leading Democratic candidate in a key congressional race – a woman backed by the deep pockets of liberal Emily’s List – underscores both how unprepared these new candidates are for the unforgiving political scrutiny of a battleground campaign and the difficulty of fully vetting so many recruits.
Tonight's live broadcast of the election results gets Patrick Chappel, a 15-year-old Hillary Clinton supporter, on the edge of his seat at a watching party at the Columbus Democratic Headquarters. Chappel goes to Columbus High and is the president