“Down to the Wire” is a weekly publication written and published by David Kerr.  David is a longtime political columnist and freelance writer.  He has worked on Capitol Hill, for Federal agencies, and currently is a part time lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University.


(The first column of 2021) Today’s unassembled Virginia GOP convention could prove a disaster

By David S. Kerr If the Virginia Republican Party was having a primary to choose its nominee for Governor, something it demurred from this year, there would be polls as well as a much more public presence for the GOP nominees as they seek the nomination.  That would make it a lot easier to make … Continue reading (The first column of 2021) Today’s unassembled Virginia GOP convention could prove a disaster

12. Down to the Wire…(Election 2020 may be over, but the drama continues)

“Down to the Wire… A product of Morningside Communications (Edited by David S. Kerr)  In this issue:  Georgia on my mind – What could make the two Senate seats go Democrat in the runoff?? – Will President Trump attend Joe Biden’s inauguration – “Depart and be done with you!!” – When it comes to the … Continue reading 12. Down to the Wire…(Election 2020 may be over, but the drama continues)

9. “…Down to the Wire” – a lot to cover in this issue

Edited by David S. Kerr  A Product of Morningside Communications  In this Issue:  Does Donald Trump have mystical powers? Really, does he? – No October Surprises, so far anyway – North Carolina Senate race seemingly not bothered by texting scandal – Democrats rolling in dough – A Bridge too far? “Stick with the plan Joe” … Continue reading 9. “…Down to the Wire” – a lot to cover in this issue

8. The President get COVID and the campaign gets weird, NC Senate Race, Long shot Senate Pickups and “Across the Pond.”

Our 8th Issue!!! Check us out on www.downtothewire.info “…Down to the Wire”  Edited by David S. Kerr.  A product of Morningside Communications  In this Issue:  Campaign 2020 enters the world of the weird – has President Trump’s new views on COVID and the pandemic hurt or helped him – Democrats seem to have lost their shot at North … Continue reading 8. The President get COVID and the campaign gets weird, NC Senate Race, Long shot Senate Pickups and “Across the Pond.”

Issue #7: The Debate issue, Montana’s Senate race and more

By David S. Kerr A product of Morningside Communications (This week: The Debates (our special review) – the President’s “Say what” moment – who wants another debate (not me) – the Montana Senate Race is hot – Ohio tips very slightly Democratic – and a special from our London Correspondent comparing British general election debates … Continue reading Issue #7: The Debate issue, Montana’s Senate race and more

Issue #6: D.C. can be a cruel place, the President’s Supreme Court pick and more

Edited by David S. Kerr  A product of Morningside Communications. (Issue #6)  (This week: The impact of the President Trump’s Supreme Court on the campaign – what about those strong Biden poll numbers in traditionally red states – a look at Dick Nixon’s 50 state campaign strategy in 1960 – and a take on America’s … Continue reading Issue #6: D.C. can be a cruel place, the President’s Supreme Court pick and more

Issue #5: Biden in front in early voting, the presidential debates and more

Edited by David S. Kerr (A product of Morningside Communications)  (This week: Did Biden beat out Trump in swaying absentee voters by early TV spending – The Debates and what Joe Biden has to Prove – Why has it been hard for President Trump to keep control of the news cycles – and a British perspective … Continue reading Issue #5: Biden in front in early voting, the presidential debates and more

Issue #4: The race is tightening, marginal blue states and more

Edited by David S. Kerr A product of Morningside Communications (This week: The race is tightening up — Conventions draw almost as many viewers as “The Apprentice” — The path for a Biden victory is narrow in the Electoral College — An overseas view of the Electoral College) The race is tightening up Is the polling gap between Joe Biden and … Continue reading Issue #4: The race is tightening, marginal blue states and more

Issue #3: Another convention, Trump’s appeal, the Senate and more

A product of Morningside Communications  (This week:  The surprise format of the Republican Convention – No post-convention bounce for Biden – Will there be one for Trump? – the Senate contests that will determine control of the upper chamber – and a word from “Across the Pond” about the European view of the 2020 Presidential … Continue reading Issue #3: Another convention, Trump’s appeal, the Senate and more

Issue #2: Virtual conventions, GOP’s fall strategy and more

A product of Morningside Communications  (This week:  The Virtual Conventions – will there be a post-convention bounce – the GOP’s Fall strategy – Republican botched attempts to attack Kamala Harris’s eligibility to be President – and a special from our British Political commentator Mr. Ross Duncan asking whether an “anyone but Trump” strategy is enough … Continue reading Issue #2: Virtual conventions, GOP’s fall strategy and more

Issue #1: Kamala Harris joins the Democratic Ticket, is the election already over and more

Kamala Harris joins the Democratic Ticket   The safe choice, the only choice, the best choice?  Probably yes on all counts.  Soon to be Democratic Nominee for President Joe Biden chose California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate.  It’s a big deal and then again, it’s not.  The first African American woman to be on a national ticket.  That’s … Continue reading Issue #1: Kamala Harris joins the Democratic Ticket, is the election already over and more