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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a PPI senior fellow, as well as managing editor of The Democratic Strategist, an online forum.

The Permanent Campaign: On Bannock Street

One of the difficult-to-measure variables in all the polling and projecting during this midterm cycle has been the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee’s $60 million investment…

The Permanent Campaign: The Illusion of Momentum

During the last week of the midterm campaign (not counting runoffs, of course), you will hear more and more about which party has “momentum.” ┬áIndeed,…

The Permanent Campaign: A Tale of Two GOP Senate Campaigns

For all the talk of a “nationalized” midterm election, there are some interesting variations in how candidates of the same party are approaching highly competitive…

The Permanent Campaign: Turnaround in GA

While the basics of the midterm battle for the Senate haven’t much changed over the course of the year, with Republicans maintaining a narrow but…

The Permanent Campaign: A No-Lesson, No-Mandate Election

As we get closer to Election Day, and the inevitable over-interpretations (not to mention spinning) of Election Night, it’s a good time to get some…

The Permanent Campaign: Stretch Run

So Election Day is two weeks away, with about 2.7 million early votes already counted, and the latest turn of the pendulum on Senate control…

The Permanent Campaign: Expanding the Electorate

One of the more obscure yet important features of the political “ground game” is coming into focus as we get into peak early voting season:…

The Permanent Campaign: Polling Errors

At FiveThirtyEight today, Nate Silver offers some indispensable information on the recent historical record of polling accuracy (an inaccuracy), which among other things establishes that…

The Permanent Campaign: Meanwhile, Back in the House

In a year where almost all observers have been obsessed with the control of the Senate, the House has escaped much national attention–at least once…

The Permanent Campaign: Some Pollsters Less Equal Than Others

There’s a useful post from Harry Enten at FiveThirtyEight that should be kept in the back of everyone’s mind as polling data rolls out between…