December 26, 2012 The House Democratic caucus will include a record number of women and minorities next year. But when it comes to top statewide offices, minorities do better running as Republicans.
August 29, 2012 Both political parties are featuring high-profile convention speakers who once were on the other side. They get a lot of attention, but their new partisan paths don't always lead to long-term career success.
June 2, 2010 Rep. Artur Davis had a sizable lead going into Tuesday's Democratic primary for governor of Alabama. And yet he lost. Did Davis, in seeking out white support, take black voters for granted?
June 2, 2010 Tuesday's primaries in Alabama saw Ron Sparks, the Agriculture Commissioner, surprising Rep. Artur Davis, who had hoped to become the state's first black governor. Also, Rep. Parker Griffith, a Dem-turned-GOPer, was defeated.
June 1, 2010 Today's gubernatorial primary in Alabama features a Democratic black congressman who is at odds with many civil rights organizations in his state, and a Republican whose "English only" ad has gone viral.