Latinos make up about twenty percent of Colorado’s population and continue to be a highly courted voting bloc. It’s a group that more frequently votes for Democrats, but Latinos also turn out less often in midterm elections like 2014.
Deep-red Kansas was supposed to be a lock for incumbent Republicans Gov. Sam Brownback and Sen. Pat Roberts. With less than two weeks to go until midterm elections, though, both candidates are facing stiff reelection bids. As KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports, at a time of increasing voter frustration with gridlock in Washington, they may be facing a formidable wave of anti-incumbent sentiment. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional. Continue reading
The midterm elections will determine the power structure in Washington for the next two years. But in 36 states across the country, midterms could also mean a shift in state leadership, especially for 12 sitting governors. Judy Woodruff sits down with Political Editor Domenico Montanaro for a breakdown of November’s governor races. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Two states could legalize marijuana Five states vote on whether to raise the minimum wage Washington state decides whether to expand or restrict gun background checks Three states decide on whether to effectively tighten access … Continue reading
In Georgia, the race for an open Senate seat is dividing voters between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. Both seek to distance themselves from President Obama’s policies while gathering support from white and African-American voters who often diverge on party lines. Judy Woodruff reports the southern voter mindset from Atlanta. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Obama calls red-state Democrats “strong allies and supporters” But will Republicans using his lines against him in blue states work? The political communication world is flat Obama hands GOP another line: President Obama’s had some … Continue reading