The Hill: Five lawmakers facing tough primary races

House members from both parties are facing difficult primary challenges as they try to win reelection amid a voter backlash against Washington. Incumbents have built-in advantages, including name recognition and more established fundraising networks and campaign operations. But in one of the first primaries of 2018, anti-abortion Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) was nearly unseated by…

Ron Klein: Set common-sense agenda, provide answers —and fix things: An agenda for Democrats

A lot of people believe that our nation’s two-party system has failed us. Republican elected officials, led by the president, have turned sharply right wing and seem to have no interest in finding consensus and common ground with Democrats or independents. The tax bill was a typical example. With no public hearings or opportunity for…

Forward: After Conor Lamb, could blue ‘Jew wave’ help Democrats retake congress?

The stunning news of Democrat Conor Lamb’s apparent victory in a closely watched special election for a congressional district in southwestern Pennsylvania sent Jewish Democrats into an unlikely spree of excitement… Even if the GOP does better than expected in November, the 2018 midterms have already drawn a record number of Jewish candidates running on…

The Hill: Five takeaways from the Pa. special election

Democrat Conor Lamb looks likely to win Pennsylvania’s close special election, giving his party a significant morale boost heading into the battle for the House majority this fall. President Trump won the district by nearly 20 points in 2016, but Lamb has reversed Democratic fortunes in the area. He leads Republican Rick Saccone by more…