In an interview with The Washington Post, Pelosi exuded confidence that the Democrats would strengthen their majority numbers further in the forthcoming off-year election
, slated to be held in November this year.
This year, amid an uprising of anti-Trump sentiment and a surge of unprecedented early voter turnout for an off-year election
, Democrats saw an opportunity to flip a handful of congressional seats from red to blue in Texas -- with three seats considered especially competitive.
It would be wonderful to see an off-year election
where local concerns and voices were truly "centered" in the discussion, a midterm that truly put 500 or 600 local spotlights on the individual and unique needs and cultures of individual communities and people, and truly reflected our diversity.
Does an off-year election
prophesy the next presidential contest?
While an off-year election
, the ballot has notable tax measures.
Politics are a cyclical thing, and if Hillary Clinton had won, the Republicans would have had every chance to firm up their bastions even further in the off-year election
that will take place two years from now.
And because the electorate is an off-year election
like 2010 and is more Republican than in a presidential year, many of those GOP senators are running in states that Obama won.
Michael Traugott, professor of political science and director of the Institute for Social Research Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, said he sees the economy as a key factor that influenced voters in the off-year election
While politicians crisscross the state and talk about all sorts of issues in this off-year election
, others are planting the seeds for important conversations to come.
"Before Congress adjourning for the off-year election
, members stepped forward in a bipartisan effort to enact legislation that will benefit our nation's disabled veterans," said Violante.
Sometimes it is known as the off-year election
. And Professor Ceaser in his usually insightful way has pointed out that the 2010 midterm election is a Great Repudiation of the 2008 vote for the Democratic Party in general and Barack Obama in particular.
The power of the "pocketbook" issue was shown more clearly perhaps in 1958 than in any off-year election
in history ...