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It Appears That Boebert's Political Gamble Will Pay Off

Congresswoman is poised to win Tuesday's Colorado primary in new district

(Newser) - One of the higher-profile races in Tuesday's primary voting is in Colorado, where controversial GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert is about to find out whether her risky political gamble of switching districts will pay off. If the polls are right, she's going to cruise to victory in her crowded...

GOP Candidate Says 2020 Election Wasn't Stolen. But...

Wisconsin's Eric Hovde, running for US Senate seat, says nursing home turnout was exceedingly high

(Newser) - Not even two months ago, Eric Hovde's political campaign was described as "lackluster." Now, the Wisconsin Republican running against incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin for her US Senate seat is finally generating some attention, though for statements that may not play well with his state's older demographic....

Candidate Graciously Concedes—Hours Before Polls Close

Congressional campaign for Ohio's Derek Myers mistakenly sent premature email

(Newser) - Political candidates typically refuse to concede on election night until they know for sure every last vote that could help them has been counted. The GOP's Derek Myers, on the other hand, seemingly couldn't wait to get the results over with, accidentally sending out an email on Tuesday...

'Defiant' Haley: Pick Trump and 'We're All Going to Go Down'

As Tuesday's Michigan primary kicks off, Trump's main GOP foe isn't backing down

(Newser) - Nikki Haley may have lost a major donor , but the Republican presidential candidate is heading into Michigan's primary on Tuesday "defiant," even in the face of a "blowout loss" to former President Trump, per the Wall Street Journal . Haley tells the paper she's continuing her...

Man Running for Congress Just Hit the Jackpot

Republican Josh McConkey will fund campaign in North Carolina with his half of $1.5M winnings

(Newser) - A North Carolina physician hit it big in the lottery earlier this month, and that money came just in time for him to fund his run for Congress. WNCN reports that Dr. Josh McConkey, who's also a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, matched all five balls in the...

Billionaires Looking to Stop Trump Turn to Nikki Haley

Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says even 'very liberal Democrats' should support her

(Newser) - The wind at Nikki Haley's back got a little stronger this week. The Charles Koch-led Americans for Prosperity Action on Tuesday announced it would be throwing its weight behind Haley for president, and Politico reports Haley also got a thumbs up from JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who on...

Second GOP Candidate Drops From the Race

Will Hurd joins Francis Suarez on sidelines after failing to qualify for first 2 debates

(Newser) - Former Texas congressman Will Hurd suspended his presidential bid on Monday and endorsed fellow GOP primary candidate Nikki Haley, officially abandoning a brief campaign built on criticizing Donald Trump at a time when his party seems even more determined to embrace the former president. "While I appreciate all the...

Tim Scott Is Suddenly a Hot Topic in GOP Field
Tim Scott
Is Suddenly
a Hot Topic
in GOP Field
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Tim Scott Is Suddenly a Hot Topic in GOP Field

South Carolina senator is rising in the polls and drawing donors in the 2024 race

(Newser) - The two big narratives in the GOP race are that Donald Trump has cemented himself as the formidable frontrunner and Ron DeSantis is languishing . But now a third narrative is emerging, one that has South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on the upswing. If it's true that voters seem to...

In Campaign Kickoff, DeSantis Has Fighting Words for Trump

In Iowa speech, Florida governor says 'I'm going to fight back' against his main GOP presidential rival

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stepped into Iowa on Tuesday for the first time as a Republican presidential candidate and stepped up to former President Trump, vowing to "fight back" against Trump as the GOP's 2024 campaign enters a new phase. Until now, the 44-year-old Republican governor whose slogan...

A Trump Critic Joins GOP Race
Hutchinson Enters GOP Race

Hutchinson Enters GOP Race

Former Arkansas governor says he'll appeal to voters' better instincts

(Newser) - Saying that "people want leaders that appeal to the best of America, and not simply appeal to our worst instincts," former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday he's seeking the Republican nomination for president. "I believe I can be that kind of leader for the people...

Chris Sununu Sees a 2024 Path in GOP
Chris Sununu
Getting Buzz as
2024 Contender
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Chris Sununu Getting Buzz as 2024 Contender

New Hampshire's GOP governor positions himself as 'normal' alternative to Trump

(Newser) - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has been making noises about running for president in the 2024 election, though the Republican hasn't officially announced a campaign. He has, however, set up a political action committee, notes the Hill . The 48-year-old also is keeping a relatively high profile in the national...

Nikki Haley Is About to Launch Her WH Bid
Trump May Actually
Want Haley to
Run in 2024

Trump May Actually Want Haley to Run in 2024

Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows ex-SC governor would steal big chunk of votes from Ron DeSantis

(Newser) - Former President Trump says he recently told Nikki Haley to "go by your heart" in her decision to run for his old job in 2024, even though he's also a contender. Now, it looks like Haley's expected candidacy might actually help Trump, siphoning away support for yet...

'The Biggest Loser Tonight Is Donald Trump'
'The Biggest
Loser Tonight Is
Donald Trump'

'The Biggest Loser Tonight Is Donald Trump'

Former president's endorsements didn't go as well as he'd hoped during midterms

(Newser) - Former President Trump has teased a "very big announcement" for next Tuesday, but that reveal—which many expect to be his official reveal that he's running for president in 2024—may now be tempered by the results of the midterms, which didn't produce the so-called red wave...

Here We Go Again With the 'Furries in Schools' Rumors

Heidi Ganahl, GOP candidate for governor in Colo., is spreading the largely debunked claim

(Newser) - Heidi Ganahl really doesn't like furries, explained by KRDO as a "subculture that often involves people dressing up as anthropomorphic animal characters and attending conventions." So much so that the GOP candidate for governor in Colorado says she moved her kids out of one district and into...

It's Been a Wild 24 Hours for Herschel Walker
It's Been a
Wild 24 Hours
for Herschel

It's Been a Wild 24 Hours for Herschel Walker

First a media accusation on a purported abortion, then a string of accusations from his son

(Newser) - Since announcing his run for Senate in Georgia, Republican candidate Herschel Walker has been dogged by claims that he threatened an ex-wife , lied about his credentials, and criticized absentee fathers while being one himself . Now, in a new allegation of hypocrisy, the former football star who backs a total ban...

NRA's Congressional Report Card Is Out. One Party Got Mostly F's

For first time in 25 years, not a single Dem candidate received an A from gun rights group

(Newser) - It's not terribly surprising that Democrats running for Congress this year received a dismal report card from the National Rifle Association, as they tend to be much more critical of the gun rights advocacy organization than their Republican counterparts. What makes this year's candidate ratings from the NRA'...

Trump's Pick for Pa. Governor Is an Eyebrow-Raising One

Doug Mastriano has pushed lie of 2020 stolen election, said he'd make voters 'reregister' to vote

(Newser) - Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for governor, siding with a far-right candidate who was outside the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has worked with determination to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Mastriano was already leading a crowded...

Man Accused of Killing Wife Wins His Primary in Indiana

Andrew Wilhoite is jailed on murder charges following wife's death in March

(Newser) - Andrew Wilhoite won his primary this week for one of three open seats on the Clinton Township Board in Indiana. But as the Indianapolis Star reports, Wilhoite did so while jailed on charges that he murdered his wife in March. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old confessed to killing Nikki Wilhoite, 41,...

Cheney's Anti-Trump Vote Isn't Hurting Her Fundraising

She and other GOP lawmakers who voted for impeachment did well in first quarter

(Newser) - Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump seem to be having no trouble raising campaign funds. Second-quarter donations to the 10 House members who bucked their party after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have them all outpacing their challengers and "flush with cash," per the Hill reports....

In Secret Recording, One GOP Candidate Threatened Another

Fla.'s William Braddock warned of possible 'hit squad' for Anna Paulina Luna, per Politico

(Newser) - Days after a Republican congressional candidate in Florida accused a rival of plotting to kill her , the tape is out. "I really don't want to have to end anybody's life for the good of the people of the United States of America ... but if it needs to...

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