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Election 2018

In Case You Forgot: It’s Donald Trump’s Republican Party Now

Corey Stewart wins primary in Virginia and promises a “vicious campaign” Will the GOP’s reliance on divisiveness and xenophobia continue to backfire in general election races? Yesterday’s electoral results confirmed some key dynamics of the 2018 midterm races: As Corey Stewart’s win in Virginia’s GOP Senate primary makes clear, it’s Trump’s party now and the … Continue reading »

Who is Corey Stewart, Virginia’s Extremely Anti-Immigrant Republican Candidate for Senate?

Tonight, Corey Stewart won the Republican nomination for United States Senate in Virginia. There’s a lot of competition for which candidate will be the most extreme, anti-immigrant nominee running this year, but, given his long, sordid history, Stewart is going to be among the worst. We’ve been following his career for over a decade. Now, … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Jon Rodney and Layla Razavi of CIPC

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Jon Rodney and Layla Razavi of the California Immigrant Policy Center, who spoke to us about the California Values Act and what hate groups have done to try and bring down the law in the Golden State. (Interview starts at 16:00.) So … Continue reading »

Greg Sargent: “Get ready for a brutal election about Trump’s racism and authoritarianism”

In the Washington Post, Plum Line columnist Greg Sargent forecasts the Republican approach to the upcoming elections: Trumpian race-baiting and divisiveness. Sargent suggests that “the GOP embrace of full Trumpism means they’re going to bet it all on this gamble” and that this will produce “a midterm election that is to no small degree a … Continue reading »

Turnout in California and Democratic Pickup in Missouri Special Election Continue the Trend: The “Coalition of the Decent” is Winning and the GOP’s Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating is Not

Yesterday’s electoral results confirmed two trends in evidence since Trump’s election in 2016: Energy and enthusiasm remains high for voters who make up the “Coalition of the Decent” and are intent on electing Democrats and checking Trump. Republican attempts to use anti-immigrant fear mongering fails again, this time in a  special election for a Missouri … Continue reading »

New Analysis of Political Ads: GOP Candidates Are Blaming Immigrants, Stoking Fear and Dividing Americans As Never Before

A new analysis of House Republican candidates’ midterm TV ads, conducted by Kantar Media and published by USA Today, confirms that ugly anti-immigrant fear mongering and divisiveness is the central thrust of the White House and Republicans’ 2018 political strategy. The USA Today article, “Immigration dominating GOP candidates’ TV ads in House contests across the … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Frank Sharry of America’s Voice

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with our own Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, who spoke with us about immigration politics and the GOP’s hate-filled agenda in 2018. This week, a Border Patrol officer detained two U.S. citizen women heard speaking Spanish in Montana, and advocates and … Continue reading »

Brownstein, Sargent: 2018 Election Will be Determined by Who Shows Up

Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign with an attack on Mexican immigrants and his anti-immigrant positions have become the centerpiece of his presidency. In 2017, Republican candidates for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia echoed Trump’s messages with a slew of ugly ads. Both lost. But, undaunted, many Republicans are pursuing that same strategy in … Continue reading »

Primary Voters Reject Pro-Trump Pennsylvania Democrat With A Track Record of Scapegoating Immigrants

Last night, primary voters in Pennsylvania rejected a Pro-Trump Democrat with a well-established track record of demonizing and scapegoating immigrants. In the PA-07 primary, longtime local District Attorney John Morganelli, who had proudly supported Trump’s anti-immigrant push and touted his work with Kris Kobach, lost a competitive primary to local attorney Susan Wild. The results in PA-07 and elsewhere … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “If Politicians Want The Latino Vote, They’ll Have To Work For It.”

Following the first ‘Super Tuesday’ of the primary season and ahead of the midterm elections, Juan Escalante, Communications Manager for America’s Voice, makes it clear that Latino voters – like all voters – want candidates to respect and address who they are and what they care about – without pandering. Read excerpts of Juan’s latest column … Continue reading »

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