Erie Tells an Ominous Sign for Democrats

By: Selena Zito ERIE, Pa. — The outcome of the race for county executive in this northwestern Pennsylvania corner didn’t get much national scrutiny or post-election analysis because the incumbent Democrat, Kathy Dahlkemper, ultimately won. But it should have. Why? Because it is worth at least diving into what is happening to this once-reliable stronghold…

No Evidence of Impending ‘Wave’ Election

By: Selena Zito JANESVILLE, Wis. — This is Paul Ryan country. Sometimes they love him. Sometimes they get frustrated with him. Sometimes they worry he’ll become part of the establishment. Yet, they fundamentally believe the Wisconsin Republican’s political intentions always come from his roots and are grounded in his upbringing in this working-class Kenosha County…