Democratic Party (United States)

2016 Democratic Nomination – Sanders Surges in Key States

With the Iowa Caucus less than six months away, the race for the 2016 Democratic Nomination has Hillary Clinton holding a commanding lead with +34 percentage point lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The PolitiSite Polling Report has the Race as of August 18, 2015: Hillary Clinton 55% Bernie Sanders 21% Joe Biden 11% Jim Webb 2% Martin O’Malley 1.5% Lincoln Chaffee 0.5% Real Clear Politics has the 2016 Democratic […]

Charges Against Sen. Menendez Expected This Week

New Jersey Democrat under investigation for possible corruption Federal investigators are preparing to file criminal charges against Sen. Robert Menendez as early as this week, following a legal battle over how much the Constitution shields lawmakers and their aides, according to people familiar with the investigation. Mr. Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been under investigation for possible corruption, according to people familiar with the […]

LGBT Americans Still Skew Democratic and Liberal

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender remain significantly more likely than non-LGBT Americans to identify as Democrats. More than six in 10 LGBT Americans identify as Democrats or are Democratic-leaning independents, while 21% identify with or lean toward the Republican Party. Non-LGBT Americans are more evenly divided in their politics, tilting just slightly more Democratic than Republican. The political orientation of LGBT individuals is […]

US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg died this morning of viral pneumonia at age 89, his office said. The oldest member of the Senate, Lautenberg had struggled with health problems since late last year, when he missed several weeks of votes because of what he said was flu and bronchitis. The death of Lautenberg, a Democrat who was the longest-serving senator in New Jersey history, creates a vacancy that Governor Christie, a Republican, […]