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Georgia’s Sixth: Democrats First Test for Sunbelt Strategy

April 2, 2017

On 18 April, the southern US state of Georgia sees a ‘special election’ to find a new congressman. The election could be a key indicator for the way forward for the Democrats. One of the key questions for the Democrats to face in the aftermath of its electoral defeats last November is its election strategy […]

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US Elections: New Jersey senate special election

October 16, 2013

Although 2013, as an odd-numbered year, will not have the extensive biennial US congressional elections of last year or next, there are still a number of interesting races happening over the next couple of months. 5 November sees most of these: the governorships of New Jersey and Virginia and the mayoralties of 31 cities, most […]

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Special Election Special: South Carolina’s First District

March 31, 2013

This week, we learnt that there is to be a by-election in South Shields, following the resignation of David Miliband.  I’ll be posting on that election in the near future, but at the moment, it seems highly probable to be a safe hold for Labour. But across the pond, there are also two outstanding ‘special […]

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Hope for Obama from Arizona Special Election?

June 13, 2012

Yesterday saw a special election take place in Arizona’s eighth congressional district, to replace Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  Democrats will be taking some comfort from their victory by an increased, if still narrow, margin.  Below is a chart showing yesterday’s result (right-hand side), comparing it to the Mid-term election result (left-hand) from November 2010. As you […]

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California Special Election update

July 13, 2011

I wrote earlier this week about the Democrats’ concern that they might lose a usually safe congressional House seat in a special election held yesterday. As you can see below, the Democrat Janice Hahn held California’s 36th congressional district, but by a far smaller margin than the Democrats had hoped going into the contest. This compares […]

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Tea Party hope to surf the wave win safe Dem seat

July 11, 2011

On Tuesday, there is a special election (the American term for a by-election) to replace congresswoman Jane Harman in the US House of Representatives, who has resigned to become president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. This ought to be a pretty safe bet for the Democrats. California’s Thirty-Sixth district takes in Los Angeles’ Beach […]

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Some Encouraging Signs For Obama

May 25, 2011

As Barack Obama tours Europe, there are some encouraging signs back home for his re-election, albeit that both have important caveats. Upstate New York The more significant is the result yesterday of the special election (the US term for a by-election) in New York state’s 26th congressional district.  This district has been Republican since its […]

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