Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck analyzes the results of the Texas primaries, where a record number of women not only ran for office but also either won their primary or advanced to a runoff election. Kamarck also discusses party faction trends for the Democratic and Republican parties, including the number of progressive, Tea Party, or conservative candidates.
Elaine C. Kamarck is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates. She is a member of the Democratic National Committee and a superdelegate to the Democratic convention.
Free speech shouldn’t be a partisan issue, but it has been drawn into the larger dynamics of polarization in this country.