election 2016

The Smith Project: What Voters Want

Veteran pollster Pat Caddell’s Armada group has spent the past several years charting the alienation of the American electorate, constructing a fascinating model of what most Americans desire in the ideal political candidate – the great statesman, or stateswoman, voters want for our time.

WATERLOO, IA - SEPTEMBER 27: Voting booths are set up for early voting at the Black Hawk County Courthouse on September 27, 2012 in Waterloo, Iowa. Early voting starts today in Iowa where in the 2008 election 36 percent of voters cast an early ballot. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVE: Openly Gay Republican Kefalas to Vie For Mikulski Senate Seat in Maryland

“I can’t sit on the sidelines when too many children in Baltimore City can’t see the American Dream because they’re stuck in a nightmare,” Kefalas told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. He said the state of Maryland and America could be at a better place than it is today. “Democratic leadership has failed the people of Baltimore and our state. I have the experience to lead us on a different path, in the U.S. Senate, for a promising and prosperous future for all Maryland families,” he said.

Appropriations Committee ranking member Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

Citizens United Poll: Trump Surges, Rubio Collapses

Results of a new poll show that Americans are fed up with career politicians and the establishment Republican base. In a Citizens United poll, Dr. Ben Carson came out as the top pick out of 2016 GOP presidential candidates.

Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid

Boxer Retires, Jumps 12% in Polls

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was deeply unpopular among Californians last fall, with only 41% of adults and 45% of likely voters approving of her performance, according to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). However, her decision to retire has been followed by a dramatic increase in her popularity: 53% of adults and 51% of likely voters now approve in a new PPIC poll.