Perry Bacon Jr.

I write about government (mostly federal, often state, occasionally local or international) and elections for @FiveThirtyEight. (perry.bacon@fivethirtyeight.com

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Party Unity Hasn’t Cracked Under The Weight Of The Shutdown
January, 16 2019
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What Would It Take For Trump To Get Primaried?
January, 8 2019
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Sure, Pelosi Is Unpopular. But Another Democratic Speaker Likely Would Be Too.
January, 3 2019
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Mattis Leaving Might Be The Most Important Trump Administration Exit Yet
December, 21 2018
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Why Latino Voters Haven’t Completely Abandoned The GOP
December, 20 2018
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Have Republicans Given Up On Winning Black Voters?
December, 11 2018
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Trump Hasn’t Needed The Wall To Remake U.S. Immigration Policy
December, 6 2018
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The Republican Party Has Changed Dramatically Since George H.W. Bush Ran It
December, 1 2018
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The Two (Or Three) Senators To Watch In 2019
November, 30 2018
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The House’s Progressive Caucus Will Be Bigger Than Ever In 2019
November, 29 2018
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How Big A Difference Does The House Speaker Really Make?
November, 21 2018
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Who Could Become Speaker Of The House If Pelosi Doesn’t?
November, 20 2018
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What Does It Mean That Abrams And Gillum Are Both Likely To Lose?
November, 15 2018
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Democrats Had A Big Night In Governor’s Races, But It Could Have Been Bigger
November, 7 2018
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Election Update: Democrats Are Likely To Make Big Gains In Governors Races
November, 5 2018
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Governors Update: Democrats Could Win In Some Very Red States
November, 2 2018
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Why Are Democrats Looking So Strong In The Midwest?
October, 30 2018
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Trump-Style Politics Will Be Put To The Test In Florida, Georgia And Kansas
October, 25 2018
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Governors Update: Democrats Suddenly Have A Real Chance In Alaska
October, 22 2018
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Three States Could Elect A Black Governor This Year. Will They?
October, 17 2018
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Who’s Behaving Like A 2020 Presidential Candidate
October, 11 2018
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Republicans Rescued Kavanaugh’s Nomination By Making It About #MeToo
October, 5 2018
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Can Conservatives Ever Trust A Tech Industry Staffed Mostly By Liberals?
October, 2 2018
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What To Watch For In Today’s Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing
September, 27 2018
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The 7 Senators Who Will Decide Kavanaugh’s Fate
September, 26 2018
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Don’t Assume Trump Will Fire Rosenstein — Or That He Won’t
September, 24 2018
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The Biggest Divides On The Kavanaugh Allegations Are By Party — Not Gender
September, 24 2018
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What Happens To Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination Now?
September, 17 2018
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The White House Unified On Old Issues — And Then Started New Fights
September, 14 2018
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Americans Are Shifting The Rest Of Their Identity To Match Their Politics
September, 11 2018
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Politics Podcast: How Useless Are Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings?
September, 7 2018
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Why Democrats Were Willing To Break The Rules On Kavanaugh Day 3
September, 6 2018
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What We Actually Know About ‘Electability’
September, 6 2018
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Kavanaugh Was Quietly Conservative On Day 2 Of His Hearing
September, 5 2018
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Why Democrats Were So Fiery On Day 1 Of The Kavanaugh Hearings
September, 4 2018
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McCain’s Replacement Is No Maverick
September, 4 2018
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What John McCain’s Death Means For The Senate
August, 26 2018
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Politics Podcast: What Does It Mean To Be ‘Electable’?
August, 23 2018
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Republicans Are Talking About Impeachment Way More Than Democrats
August, 23 2018
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Who’s The Biggest Threat To Trump’s Presidency?
August, 22 2018
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The Problem With ‘Electability’
August, 21 2018
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How Can Journalists Prove They’re Not The Enemy?
August, 8 2018
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Why Democrats Elect Way More Women Than Republicans: Tennessee Edition
August, 3 2018
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Why LeBron Can Say Whatever He Wants About Politics
July, 31 2018
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How The Freedom Caucus Learned To Love Trump
July, 31 2018
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Trump Looks To Beat The GOP Establishment In Key Governors’ Races
July, 25 2018
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What The Rise Of Kamala Harris Tells Us About The Democratic Party
July, 24 2018
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GOP Criticism Of Trump Is All Talk — But It Still Matters
July, 23 2018
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Why Trump Bowed To Pressure After His Press Conference With Putin
July, 19 2018
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The Abortion Debate Isn’t As Partisan As Politicians Make It Seem
July, 10 2018
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