Posts by Nicole McCleskey
Swinging Suburban Women

For a host of reasons, this was a Year of the Woman in American life.  There was an all-time record 234 women running for Congress, 182 Democratic women and 52 Republican women. There will be 88 new Members in the House of Representatives, 35 of them are women. More women ran and won state legislative […]

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Suburban Uprising

Perhaps one of the more concerning aspects of the 2017 election in Virginia is the clear signal it sends about GOP troubles in the ‘burbs – urban suburbs to be more precise.  It was not just in Northern Virginia that Republican candidates experienced a suburban rejection, but also in the urban suburbs surrounding Richmond. The […]

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Hillary’s Wild Ride Takes Her for a Loop

Hillary Clinton’s wild ride continues.  She finds herself now in the big, upside-down loop that marks the scariest and most dramatic spot on any roller coaster. The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey marks the worst image rating for Hillary Clinton since her failed last attempt to capture the Democratic nomination.  Since her spring announcement and […]

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Among Hispanic Voters, Even Marginal Gains Can Make a Big Difference

The line from this week’s Univision survey of Hispanic voters was “Hillary Clinton has a sizable advantage” over Republicans vying for the party’s nomination. True. But there are some encouraging signs for some GOP candidates. Spanish-speaking Jeb Bush presents as the closest rival to Clinton among Hispanics according to the Univision survey, so we will […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Wild Ride

As the long march to November 2016 is underway, Hillary Clinton – Democrat heir apparent – has a very similar image rating to President Obama according to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey.  Not a very auspicious way to launch a campaign … hence, a delay? Hillary Clinton has experienced the peaks and […]

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