Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards lost a bitter fight for the state’s vacant senate seat Tuesday night, forecasting expanding cracks in the Democratic party as the 2016 election remains unexpectedly competitive.
Democratic Senate hopeful Joe Sestak took a shot at the Democratic Party establishment on Monday by complaining that it is spending millions of dollars against him rather than spending it against Republicans.
As the Tea Party movement gained steam in the summer of 2009, Congressional Democrats saw waves of fed up constituents back in their home districts flock to town hall events to vent their frustrations with the workings of Washington, D.C. The uprisings ultimately led politicians to rethink such events and back away from facing the people they represent in that particular format.
The Senate’s top Democrat was more deeply involved than previously known in an effort to secure U.S. visas for Chinese investors in a Las Vegas casino despite the concerns of career federal officials, according to an inspector general report released on Tuesday.