Three very important and closely fought races are taking place this year in my home state of North Carolina. The presidential contest is a must win for Donald Trump. The Senate election is a critical one for Richard Burr to win if the GOP is to keep a working majority. And the governor election is broadly seen as a referendum on GOP Governor Pat McCrory's support for HB2, the so-called bathroom bill.
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan will appear together at a fundraiser in Wisconsin according to FoxNews.com. Trump's campaign sees Wisconsin as a winnable state, a sentiment that probably contributed to Trump's willingness to attend the fundraiser. ... Read more
As each election develops, the electoral landscape changes. Some races, once highly anticipated, become yawners, while others rise unexpectedly to the top of the excitement meter. Since Election Projection covers all presidential, senate and governor races, such ebbs and flows don't change the races tracked here. House races present a different calculus, however. ... Read more
Democrat Hillary Clinton has moved out to a larger lead, both in the popular vote projection and in the Electoral College, since last week's first presidential debate. The move has not been dramatic, but with so many competitive states around the country, even a minor shift can result in a significant realignment on the electoral map. ... Read more