The 2014 midterm election was one of the most significant in recent memory, with a decisive turning of the tables in favor of Republicans. With a now-Republican-controlled Senate and House at odds with a Democratic president with only two years left in office, the fault lines within and between both parties have never been more tenuous. In this book, prominent elections scholar and political commentator Larry J. Sabato brings together respected journalists and experts from across the political spectrum to examine every facet of the midterm election results and the implications for the 2016 election cycle. In frank, accessible prose, each author offers insight that goes beyond the headlines to analyze what the midterm results mean and what is at stake in the coming presidential race.
Contributions by: Alan I. Abramowitz, Mark Blumenthal, Jamelle Bouie, Rhodes Cook, Robert Costa, Ariel Edwards-Levy, James Hohmann, Jill Lawrence, Joshua T. Putnam, Michael E. Toner, Karen E. Trainer, Sean Trende