As the dust begins to settle from the midterms, analysts are offering a first glimpse into how severely President Obama’s hesitation—along with other missteps by Democrats—affected Latinos’ voting behavior.
While the country watched voters in state after state elect Republicans on Tuesday, voters in many of those states also approved increases to the minimum wage that the newly elected senators or governors vehemently opposed as harmful to businesses’ bottom line.
“What I’m not going to do is just wait” on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats.
These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.
Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.
GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states.
In 2006, Rounds signed into law one of the most sweeping anti-choice laws in the country, which banned all abortions unless a pregnant woman’s life was in jeopardy.
Widely seen as the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history—spending has surpassed $100 million—the Southern Senatorial race, forecast as neck-and-neck, was a last hope for Democrats to hold onto a Senate majority before 2016.
Shaheen, the current U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has prioritized women’s rights, LGBT equality, and health-care access throughout her campaign.
A Republican-dominated Senate with McConnell as majority leader could spell serious trouble for reproductive rights.