Saahil Desai

Saahil Desai is an editorial intern at the Washington Monthly, and a former intern at the American Prospect. He is currently a student at Pomona College. Follow him @Saahil_Desai

Recent Articles

This Man Wants to Be America's First Millennial Senator

P.G. Sittenfeld's candidacy for Senate highlights a growing generational divide in the Democratic Party. 

Courtney Hergesheimer/The Columbus Dispatch via AP
P.G. Sittenfeld’s Facebook page is flooded with links to his favorite articles and pictures of his meals at Skyline Chili, the famous Cincinnati establishment. An upbeat Cincinnati councilman with an active social media presence, Sittenfeld wants to be America’s first senator of the millennial generation. But first, he’ll have to mount a David and Goliath–style upset against two of the biggest names in Ohio politics—former Governor Ted Strickland, Sittenfeld’s opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary, and incumbent Republican Senator Rob Portman. As millennials are set to take center stage in the Democratic Party—they’ll comprise 40 percent of the total electorate by 2020, according to the Center for American Progress —Strickland versus Sittenfeld highlights an emerging generational split within the party. And by chance, their battleground is Ohio, that “swingiest” of swing states that has predicted the presidency in...