The One O’Clock Review of the News
One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot.
They’ve lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They’ve failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006.
But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles.
And they’ve been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s. Click here to continue reading this story.
For the first time in a dozen years, Karl Rove’s critics smell blood.
After his electoral wipeout in November — and motivated by years of resentment that’s spilling over — Rove’s credibility within his own party is at an all-time low.