Democrats Win by Reclaiming Coalition That Failed Them in 2016

Democrats won a sweeping statewide victory in Virginia by energizing the coalition that was supposed to carry them into the future but failed them in 2016: young voters and women. The nine percentage point win by Democrat Ralph Northam over Republican Ed Gillespie for governor was far greater than his result in polls before Tuesday’s…

Shutdown Deal Turns Democrats on Each Other Before Midterms

For Democrats, the recriminations began even before the final votes were cast to objective the three-day government shutdown — hinting at divisions that could complicate their efforts in November’s congressional races. Most of the blame fell squarely on Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who was assailed by party colleagues for accepting a Republican offer on…