Since we’re more than a week away from the final batch of primaries on September 9 (with the exception, of course, of Louisiana’s November 4 “jungle primary”), and it’s a long holiday weekend for most people, it’s probably a good time to suggest some bigger-picture brain food for political junkies.
One raging argument this year is over the existence or non-existence of a pro-GOP “wave” or “tsunami” like the one that struck four years ago. Larry Sabato and his Crystal Ball crew marshal the evidence against any big late pro-GOP drama here. But Sean Trende counters here, though I think his definition of “wave” as simply a strong election day is a bit circular given the extraordinary Senate landscape Republicans enjoy this year. Everybody agrees it remains too early to say much of anything for sure.
One more suggested reading: earlier this week I took a quick look at the often-ignored gubernatorial landscape. The relatively low overlap between Senate and gubernatorial battlegrounds could be significant on election day.