LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Sen. Gary Peters will lead Democrats’ efforts to expand their current razor-thin Senate majority in 2022. Peters, who won a tough reelection race in the fall, will head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Next year, Democrats will have chances to pick up seats in states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Democrats will need to protect incumbents in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and New Hampshire in the midterms, when Republicans have an opportunity to break Democrats’ monopoly on Congress. The Senate is split 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tiebreaker for Democrats.
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ashley Stahl“Hi Ashley!” came the chipper voice on the other end of the line. “I’m so excited for our call!”“Great!” I said. “Let’s get started!”But before I could get the ball rolling on the phone consultation, she interjected:“Before we get started in our consultation, I just wanted to introduce you to my mom, who is also on the phone line.”I’m a career coach to millennials, but for a moment I wondered if she’d confused me for her wedding planner.The client paperwork I printed in advance of the call confirmed that there was no confusion on my end: Rachel was a 26-year-old Cornell graduate. She spent the last two years serving with Teach for America. She had a master’s degree in education.She was looking to hire me because she wanted to get clarity on her next career move – arguably one of the most important and independent decisions any of us will tackle in adulthood.… So why did her mom need to be on the call? continue reading »