Several entrenched New York representatives will face progressive hopefuls seeking to replicate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s success.
Re-election looks plausible even with a bigger loss in the national popular vote.
They are, in fact, in the minority — so why do the media and Democratic leaders seem so obsessed with them?
Mr. O’Rourke, who had entered the race with the promise of being a financial powerhouse, raised only a fraction of the front-runners: $3.6 million.
After an effective 2018, the party is struggling.
Democrats typically gain from a broader electorate in presidential races, but that pattern is not assured in the Trump era.
One is solidly Republican and will stay that way; the other leans Democratic. And then there are the in-betweeners.
Though white men still dominate the political arena disproportionately, new research shows that when women and people of color are on the ballot, they win just as often.