J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.


Races to watch

Campaign 2016 | Consequential congressional races and ballot initiatives across the country
by J.C. Derrick & Evan Wilt
Posted 10/14/16, 01:00 am

Indiana (open)

Senate: Evan Bayh (D) vs. Todd Young (R)

If Democrats gain control of the Senate, Bayh’s late entrance will likely be a big reason why. Bayh jumped to a huge polling lead, but it shrank amid controversies over his residency and links to Wall Street. For more coverage, see “Bayh hopes to tip Senate scales.”

Polling edge: Bayh

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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP

Up in the air

Campaign 2016 | Control of the U.S. Senate remains in doubt as Democrats stand with Clinton and Republicans cope with Trump
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 10/14/16, 01:00 am

ALTOONA, Pa.—Two constants have marked 74-year-old Oliver Smith’s life: He’s a lifelong Pennsylvania resident and a lifelong Democrat. One of those is about to change—and he has no plans to leave the Keystone State.

“It seems like the Democratic Party has changed,” Smith said after an event for seniors at Calvary Baptist Church in Altoona, Pa., where he is a member. “They’re going too far, as far as being liberal, letting people in the country that hate us.”

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Evangelical backlash against Trump grows

Campaign 2016 | The candidate’s remarks and new allegations of sexual assault garner fresh criticism
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 10/13/16, 07:54 pm

Most conservative evangelicals have given Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a long leash this election season, but the past week’s revelations were the breaking point for some, including theologian Wayne Grudem, who renounced Trump after previously calling him the “morally good choice” in the election.

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