Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

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SENATE: LOUISIANA
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D.), one of the vulnerable incumbents this cycle, has a slight lead over, Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is considered the top Republican.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison Barber election tip sheet

ALASKA: SENATE
In five years, Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) has not received a roll-call vote on a single amendment he brought to the floor.

Press Groups Pressure Senate Leaders to Pass Shield Law

Bill would allow journalists with knowledge of a crime to refuse to testify
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill / AP

A group of the nation’s largest media companies, press organizations, and First Amendment advocacy groups urged Senate leaders to promptly pass a bill that would protect reporters from being compelled to reveal their sources in court.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Tuesday’s Big Three: Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas
Ellison Barber election tip sheet

Six states held primaries on Tuesday, setting the ballot in three key Senate races: Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas.

They’re all races that are varying degrees of toss-ups, and they are all important in the GOP’s efforts to take control of the Senate.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison election tipsheet

If you ask me what are the biggest “toss ups” in the midterms today, I would unflinchingly say North Carolina, Louisiana, and Alaska. I would throw in Arkansas as my number four, but reiterate that it’s leaning red.

Arkansas is one of the races that leans red, but sometimes just barely. It looks like this was one of those weeks.