The "BIPAC Daily" Political Analysis Newsletter

The following political analysis is from Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) Political Analyst Jim Ellis. BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization. It is provided solely as a membership benefit to the organization's 300-plus member companies and trade associations. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of any particular member or the organization generally.

Recent Posts

Rep. Marino to Resign   1/18/2019
"Rep. Marino to Resign" - by Jim Ellis  January 18, 2019   Five-term Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino (R-Williamsport) announced yesterday that he is leaving Congress next week to accept a professional position in the private sector. Mr. Marino was first elected to the... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/18/2019 9:56:33 AM

The Justice Democrats   1/17/2019
"The Justice Democrats" - by Jim Ellis  January 17, 2019   Similar to the time when the Republicans controlled the House, it appears the most ideologically committed faction of the Democratic Party is already beginning to target the more centrist majority members f... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/17/2019 9:38:46 AM

Senate: Early Handicapping   1/16/2019
"Senate:  Early Handicapping" - by Jim Ellis  January 16, 2019   The 2020 Senate election cycle features 34 races instead of 33 because of the Arizona special, and this time it is the Republicans who must defend the preponderance of seats. In 2018, Democrats h... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/16/2019 9:55:47 AM

The Presidential Scorecard   1/15/2019
"The Presidential Scorecard" - by Jim Ellis  January 15, 2019   As predicted, a great deal of action on the presidential front has already occurred in January, and we're likely to see more very soon.    So far this month, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/15/2019 9:53:55 AM

NC-9: Vacant for the Year?   1/14/2019
"NC-9:  Vacant for the Year?" - by Jim Ellis  January 14, 2019   The 9th District of North Carolina, still with uncertified electoral results from November, could conceivably remain vacant until the November municipal elections as the situation continues to un... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/14/2019 8:45:23 AM

Senate Approvals   1/11/2019
"Senate Approvals" - by Jim Ellis  January 11, 2019   The Morning Consult firm just released their quarterly ranking of Senate job approval scores. All 100 Senators are surveyed, and the numbers cover the 4th quarter of 2018. Several categories are of interest. ... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/11/2019 10:17:53 AM

The Closest Races   1/10/2019
"The Closest Races" - by Jim Ellis  January 10, 2019   Now that the various state elections' offices have certified the November 6th final voting totals, we can begin to better analyze the particulars of the 2018 campaigns, which will provide clues to future ta... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/10/2019 10:18:01 AM

Potential Candidates Making Moves   1/9/2019
"Potential Candidates Making Moves" - by Jim Ellis  January 9, 2019   January promised to be an active month on the budding presidential campaign front, and we are already seeing movement in that regard. Below is a synopsis of the latest activities from major and n... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/9/2019 9:39:30 AM

Kentucky Gov Race Heating Up   1/8/2019
"Kentucky Gov Race Heating Up" - by Jim Ellis  January 8, 2019   Blue Grass State politics are beginning to boil, all centered around the 2019 Governor's race. With the candidate filing deadline fast approaching on January 29th for the May 21st statewide primar... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/8/2019 9:19:03 AM

Pelosi By Two   1/4/2019
"Pelosi By Two" - by Jim Ellis  January 4, 2019   California Rep. Nancy Pelosi was returned to the Speaker's office yesterday in a carefully orchestrated vote that allowed her to claim the gavel by a two-vote margin, while simultaneously allowing several incomi... (read more)
Last Updated: 1/4/2019 9:47:49 AM

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