Population growth in America's largest cities has come close to keeping up with population growth elsewhere over the last nine years. As a result, big cities will be able retain most of their clout after redistricting updates the nation's political lines.
The Washington Post took a look this morning at Saturday's Democratic primary for governor in Hawaii. Besides being a good description of the race, the piece has some interesting trivia about candidates Neil Abercrombie and Mufi Hannemann.
The story of today's Delaware primaries is a clash between establishment Republicans and conservative activists. Besides the prominent races for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, there's another case of that in Delaware's 19th Senate District.
Democrat Roy Barnes probably can't win the Georgia governor's race on his own merits in the current political climate. But, Nathan Deal's ethical problems and the taint of Deal's tenure in Congress may be enough to win it for Barnes.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's potential write-in campaign in Alaska highlights states' diverse rules for counting write-in votes. Some states even let write-in candidates distribute stickers with their names for voters to use on the ballot.
Democratic candidates for governor are struggling in states with unpopular outgoing Democratic governors. A new ad from New Mexico Republican Susana Martinez is an illustration of how G.O.P. candidates are taking advantage.