Party Politics

Jerry Skurnik tries to inject some data into the arguments over how much it matters to be the official “designee” of a political party, which means getting 50% of the vote at that party’s convention. The conclusion: Who knows? But certainly, it’s no guarantee of victory.

Also on Room Eight, the well-sourced Beadie Markowitz hears talk of a major-party pushback against the little guys, in the form of a bill “requiring a political party to nominate one of their own members only, and ending New York’s tradition of cross-endorsements.”

Party Politics