Category Archives: National

Film Clinton showed at victory party included Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith

Presidential candidate Margaret Chase Smith arrives at Cow Palace in San Francisco for the National Republican Convention. 
Maine Memory Network. Picture contributed by the Margaret Chase Smith Library

On the evening of the last big set of Tuesday primaries, when Clinton won the the majority of delegates awarded by voters and caucus goers, a Maine Republican made a brief appearance. Hillary Clinton marked the historic nature of her candidacy as the first woman to be the presumptive nominee of a major political party. […]

Polls won’t help Sanders with superdelegates. Here are five polling reasons why.

Carucha L. Meuse | The Journal News | USA TODAY NETWORK

In the waning time before the last Democratic presidential primaries, Sanders has hitched his hopes on the superdelegates overturning pledged delegates and giving him the nomination. A key part of his case hinges on general election polls, with the claim that they show he would be the stronger nominee against Trump. While there are many […]

These two videos show how Clinton will clinch the Democratic nomination on June 7

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Only a few contests remain in the Democratic nomination schedule. The Virgin Islands will vote on June 4, followed by Puerto Rico on June 5. The final primary is June 14 in Washington, D.C. Between those are the contests of June 7 in New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and California. The […]

Bernie Sanders’ rhetoric is hot, but there are hints he is starting the end game

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland in July. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

In the final weeks of the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries, Bernie Sanders’ rhetoric has been fiery. Moreover, he continues to say he will likely fight until the convention. All this happens as Sanders declines versus Clinton in national polls and polls in the biggest states to come — New Jersey and California — look bad […]

Looks like support for Bernie Sanders is declining

HuffPost Pollster poll aggregate, Clinton vs Sanders

All the Democratic primaries are nearly done. Clinton should win nearly all contests remaining* and by June 7 will reach a majority of pledged delegates, those awarded from people participating in primaries and caucuses. Sanders’ only path to the nomination would be for superdelegates to overturn the pledged delegates, something early in the race his campaign […]

Why the GOP schism matters more than the Democratic divide

Are both parties divided? Well, to some extent, sure. Protestors in California shouted at Hillary Clinton and her supporters and your social media feed may be full of angry claims from some who so Feel the Bern that they don’t ever want to vote for Clinton. Meanwhile, the only living former Republican presidents announced they won’t […]

5 lessons for Democrats from the Clinton vs. Sanders fight

Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party nominee for president. Before the Indiana primary, for Bernie Sanders to tie among pledged delegates awarded from primaries and caucuses, he has to win everywhere by an average of 30 percentage points. Every time Sanders underperforms, he needs even bigger wins to get most pledged delegates. That’s because […]