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Former Democratic Senator Evan Bayh leads GOP Congressman Todd Young 48%-41% in the race to replace retiring Republican Dan Coats. Donald Trump (and his running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence) leads Hillary Clinton 47%-36%. From the university’s release: “Pence is likely boosting the GOP ticket’s prospects here, as Indiana voters really don’t like either of… Read more »

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Utah election officials confirm that state native Evan McMullin met the requirement to be on the state’s ballot in November. You can see his official declaration here which was filled prior to the 5pm Mountain deadline. According to his campaign’s website, McMullin is also on the ballot in Colorado and Minnesota but has plans to be… Read more »

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Wisconsin is the kind of state the GOP had hopped to be competitive in this year. As Decision Desk director Brandon Finnigan wrote last year, the upper Midwest in general and Wisconsin in particular was ripe for the GOP in a race against Hillary Clinton. In 2012, President Obama barely lost in Green Bay, but… Read more »

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An incredible year that just keeps getting stranger. More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending any money to help Donald Trump win in November and shift those contributions to Senate and House races. “We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence,… Read more »

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Hillary Clinton has an op-ed in the Desert News (Salt Lake City, UT) making a fairly specific appeal for support from Mormons. Or listen to your governor, who saw Trump’s statement as a reminder of President Rutherford B. Hayes’ attempt to limit Mormon immigration to America in 1879. Instead of giving into demagoguery, Gov. Gary Herbert… Read more »