Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

Democrats face political infighting, campaign turmoil

Democrats face political infighting, campaign turmoil

Republicans aren’t the only ones roiled by internal jostling and recruiting hiccups ahead of next year’s midterm elections. Two top-tier Democratic prospects recently bypassed running for Senate seats in Georgia and South Dakota, highlighting both divisions within the party and its challenge of finding candidates whose ideologies line up with voters in Republican-leaning states. Democrats […]

Back from the dead, GOP hopes for a big election night

Back from the dead, GOP hopes for a big election night

Resurgent Republicans appear poised to capture control of the House if not the Senate on Tuesday in elections midway through President Barack Obama‘s term, reaping a rich harvest of voter discontent with the economy and profound public skepticism about the future. Drawing strength from the clamorous tea party movement, the GOP also is in line […]

Are Blue Dogs an endangered political species?

Are Blue Dogs an endangered political species?

In the conservative farm state of South Dakota, Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin‘s best chance of winning re-election rests on her ability to remind voters just how often she disagrees with her fellow Democrats. Football fans staring at bar room TV sets see ads touting her ‘no’ votes on the healthcare overhaul, the auto-industry bailout and […]