State and Local Elections Coverage

The Real Loser in Chicago's Mayoral Election

Rahm Emanuel's failure to avoid a runoff has less to do with him and more to do with Chicago's problems, which run deeper than many want to acknowledge.

Democrats Have More Seats to Defend in 2015-2016

Despite holding far fewer seats overall, the Democrats have more governorships to defend than the Republicans.

How Majority Parties Can Lose Leadership Positions in the Legislative 'Game of Thrones'

After winning majorities last fall, Republicans managed to lose leadership elections in New Hampshire and Washington state.