Linda Killian is a Washington journalist and the author of The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents and The Freshmen: What Happened to the Republican Revolution? She writes and lectures about politics and public policy and appears frequently on national television as a political analyst.


Republicans need to pick up six seats to regain control of the Senate, but independents, no longer an afterthought, might win a few races—and even create their own mini-caucus.

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Ron Wyden gets along with some Republicans better than Harry Reid or the White House. If Democrats let him work across the aisle, we may get the first tax reform in 30 years.

‘Swing Vote’

In his review of The Swing Vote, Ruy Teixeira strings together falsehoods and wrongly argues that swing voters are a myth, a view colored by ignorance and a biased notion of what’s happening in the U.S. electorate, says the book’s author, Linda Killian.