Democrats need the Independent Voters to keep the Senate

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo) a polling location in Hillsboro, Va., in 2018

If the Democrats can keep the support of Independent Voters, they can win key swing States and maintain control of the Senate. But who are they? And what do they want?

A popular image of an independent voter is a white middle-class suburbanite. But that image, if it was ever true, is far more complex.

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Nick Licata

Nick Licata

Author of Becoming a Citizen Activist, 18 year Seattle Councilmember, named progressive municipal official of the year by The Nation.