Elections at a glance

Outside groups launch ground game in Iowa

Oct 28, 2014
In Iowa, in addition to blizzards of TV ads, outside groups are knocking on doors.
Posted In: Iowa, campaign, canvassers

The connection between data and voter turnout

Oct 27, 2014
Campaigns are polishing new social media tools in the mid-term elections.
Posted In: canvassers, undecided voters, campaign tracker
This ad, sponsored by the Florida GOP, is part of the 22,000 ads TV viewers in Florida have seen for just the gubernatorial race alone this year.

Governors are winning the TV ad race

Oct 22, 2014
Spending on gubernatorial races is higher than on Senate contests.
Posted In: TV ads, campaign spending, 2014 elections

Some consultants see a payday in super PACs

Oct 20, 2014
Consultants create super PACs to raise money and use that money to pay themselves.
Posted In: super PAC, campaign finance, campaign spending

Cable eclipsing broadcast for political advertising

Oct 17, 2014
Over-the-air TV is scattershot, while cable can be much more targeted.
Posted In: Political ads, cable TV, election spending

The president as fundraiser-in-chief

Oct 9, 2014
The president is doing less campaigning lately. Is that helping Democrats?
Posted In: fundraising, political donations
David Brat

Grading the political campaign manager

Sep 25, 2014
The difficulty politicians have evaluating managers and consultants.
Posted In: campaign, football, consulting

Congress is back in town

Sep 8, 2014
What will and won’t be happening in Congress in advance of midterms.
Posted In: Congress, government shutdown, election

How big donors affect American politics

Sep 5, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to Ken Vogel about his book "Big Money."
Posted In: campaign finance, Koch brothers, authors

It's illegal to work in August...for Congress

Jul 22, 2014
According to law, Congress is not permitted to work during the month of August.
Posted In: Congress, Congressional recess, summer vacation
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