blue states

Democrats will stop at nothing to help wealthiest earners in blue states

Editors, Washington Examiner

Democrats are not sincere when they cry about tax cuts for the rich. Rather, they are just upset that the tax cuts aren’t going to the right rich or that taxes aren’t being imposed in a way that forces low-tax states to subsidize high-tax states. Once again, the wisdom of the tax reform bill reasserts itself. Not only is it creating jobs and opportunities for people all over the nation, but it also has all the right people whining and suing in order to protect the rich from a fairer, simpler tax code.

The Hardened Divide in American Politics

Sam Wang, The American Prospect

With increased partisan polarization among voters, how states vote from one election to the next also changes much less than it previously did. That’s the reason we can talk about “red states” and “blue states” and focus on only a few battlegrounds. 

R's Seek Big Gains With Immigration In Blue States

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

New England Repubs. are poised to win elections in bright blue states and give the Dems a run for their money in areas they've dominated for years.

Cruz: Texas Is Fighting to Stay Red

Sen. Ted Cruz, Breitbart

Cruz warns of the Obama Administration efforts to make Texas buckle under a torrent of federal rules and regulations. Obamacare’s unconstitutional, unfunded mandate to expand Medicaid in our state has gained some attention. But Cruz is certain Texas will stay red.

Can a Former RNC Elite Turn Michigan Red?

Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Suddenly, Michigan Repub. Terri Lynn Land's campaign in the race to replace retired Dem. Sen. Carl Levin is building steam in a very blue state. So why does it suddenly seem Terri Lynn Land has an edge?

R's Did Better Than You Think

Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics

For all the hubbub about the damage to the GOP brand, their candidates held up fairly well Tuesday night. We continued to see drop-offs in Dem. performance using the '12 presidential elections as a benchmark. Several R's won competitive races in blue territory. 

Paul Outlines Battle Plan in Cali

David Drucker, Washington Examiner

Sen. Rand Paul’s suggestions on how to woo the Golden State back to the GOP drew mixed reviews.