Election 2022

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Nate Silver: Things Are Looking Up for Democrats
Nate Silver: Things Are
Looking Up for Democrats

Nate Silver: Things Are Looking Up for Democrats

Statistician sees a stronger chance of party holding onto the Senate

(Newser) - Three months ahead of the midterms, statistician and FiveThirtyEight creator Nate Silver has sensed a shift in the polls. According to his midterm forecast , there’s been a “consistent movement toward Democrats” in the last month. They now have a 55% chance of holding the Senate, an 8-point rise...

Election Denier Wins Her Gubernatorial Primary

Trump ally Kari Lake wins GOP nomination for Arizona governor

(Newser) - Kari Lake, a former news anchor who walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters, won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday, the AP reports. Lake's victory was a blow to the GOP establishment that lined up behind lawyer...

Vote Suggests Strong Support for Abortion Rights Nationwide

'NYT' analysis says Kansas vote likely would have gone the same way in all but 7 states

(Newser) - Most analysts expected a narrow victory at best for abortion rights supporters in a vote in Kansas on Tuesday. Instead, they had an overwhelming win in the conservative state, which has energized the movement and upended predictions about this year's midterm elections. A ballot measure that would have removed...

Election Deniers Win Their Arizona Primaries

Trump pick Blake Masters will face incumbent Mark Kelly in Nov.; Mark Finchem wins SoS nom

(Newser) - It was a big night in Arizona for GOP candidates endorsed by former President Trump. First, Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly will be facing off in November against Trump pick Blake Masters, who got the ex-president's thumbs-up in June. First-time political candidate Masters, who has also received support from Silicon...

Tudor Dixon Will Face Off With Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

And more from Tuesday primaries

(Newser) - Businesswoman and conservative commentator Tudor Dixon won the Republican primary for Michigan governor on Tuesday, setting up a tough general election race against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the AP reports. Dixon defeated four male candidates in a race between little-known Republicans. She was endorsed by former President Donald Trump and...

Michigan GOP Calls Off Primary Watch Party

Man threatened to shoot, burn party's Lansing headquarters

(Newser) - The Michigan Republican Party said it canceled a Tuesday evening primary watch party in Lansing after a man came to the party's headquarters and threatened to shoot up the building and burn it down. Lansing police said officers went to the building Tuesday morning in response to a complaint...

Arizona Votes Tuesday. One Race Is 'Consequential'
Arizona Votes Tuesday.
One Race Is 'Consequential'
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Arizona Votes Tuesday. One Race Is 'Consequential'

More eyes are on the secretary of state race than usual

(Newser) - It's an interesting way to go into an election: by saying you won't concede if you lose. That's apparently the stance of Mark Finchem, who is running for Arizona secretary of state (and therefore its chief election official) and told a June crowd there "ain’t...

Here's the Democrat Winner in Closely Watched Maryland Race

Wes Moore will run against Dan Cox for governor

(Newser) - Update: Bestselling author Wes Moore won the Democratic primary for Maryland governor, it was announced Friday, setting up a general election contest against Republican Dan Cox, a hard-line conservative endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Moore, the author of the book The Other Wes Moore and the former CEO of...

Cheney Campaign Telling Democrats How to Vote for Her

It may not be enough in next month's GOP primary in Wyoming

(Newser) - Can Democrats save Liz Cheney's job? The New York Times reports that the Wyoming Republican is drawing donations from prominent Democratic donors ahead of next month's GOP primary against a tough challenger. Cheney, of course, is one of the highest-profile politicians in the US at the moment thanks...

'Victory for White Life' Congresswoman Wins Her Primary

And more from Tuesday's primaries

(Newser) - Rep. Mary Miller, the Illinois Republican who recently "misspoke" and called the overturning of Roe v. Wade a "victory for white life," beat a fellow incumbent to win her primary Tuesday, the AP reports. The former President Trump-endorsed Miller, who also once quoted Adolf Hitler , was up...

'Mitt Romney Republican' Is New GOP Insult

Candidates in the Trump camp are deploying it to criticize their opponents

(Newser) - Mitt Romney isn't up for reelection this year. But Trump-aligned Republicans hostile toward the Utah senator have made his name a recurring theme in this year's primaries, using him as a foil and derisively branding their rivals “Mitt Romney Republicans," per the AP . Republicans have used...

Katie Britt Wins in Alabama Primary After Trump Takes Odd Step

Trump switched his endorsement from Mo Brooks to Katie Britt, who won in Alabama

(Newser) - Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama on Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his endorsement of Brooks, the AP reports. The loss ends a turbulent campaign for Brooks, a conservative firebrand...

Republicans Who Angered Trump See Mixed Results

In South Carolina, one Republican who criticized Trump loses his race; another wins

(Newser) - US Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has been ousted from Congress in his Republican primary after voting to impeach Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 insurrection. He is the first of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to lose a reelection bid, the AP reports. Rice,...

Republicans Who Criticized Trump Face Tough Primaries

In South Carolina, Rice has 6 challengers

(Newser) - Two Republican US House incumbents in South Carolina who have drawn the ire of former President Donald Trump now find themselves facing tough primary challenges on Tuesday from candidates he has endorsed. Reps. Nancy Mace and Tom Rice criticized Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection, with Rice among the 10...

Sarah Palin Has Big Lead in Alaska Primary

Voters are whittling down list of 48 candidates

(Newser) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin leads in early results from Saturday's special primary for the state's only US House seat, as voters whittled down the list of 48 candidates running for the position that was held for 49 years by the late US Rep. Don Young. The early...

Primaries May Threaten California's 'Governing Regime'

Voters in left-leaning strongholds may send a strong message to liberal candidates

(Newser) - There are primaries in six states today, and many pundits expect voters in California's biggest liberal strongholds to “rebuke the left,” per NBC News, mainly over rising crime and homelessness.
  • Los Angeles: Billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso wants to be mayor of Los Angeles. The longtime

RNC, Election Deniers Have a Midterm Strategy

It reportedly involves training volunteers as poll workers, connecting them with lawyers

(Newser) - As the midterms are starting to take shape, a pair of stories about 2020 election deniers who are coming together with the RNC to form an "organized cavalry" of volunteers determined to suss out and shine a light on what they believe will be Democratic wrongdoing during the 2022...

Report: Trump 'Stunned' by Georgia Primary Result

Insiders say he wasn't expecting big Raffensperger win

(Newser) - Candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump were roundly defeated in last week's Republican primaries in Georgia—and insiders say Trump was most shocked by the victory of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , citing sources close to Trump, reports that the former president was "disappointed"...

For Establishment Democrats, a Surprise Loss in Oregon

Rep. Kurt Schrader, 7-term incumbent, loses primary to progressive Jamie McLeod-Skinner

(Newser) - Seven-term US Rep. Kurt Schrader has been ousted in a Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner. The vote count in the state's 5th Congressional District was delayed due to ballots with blurry bar codes being rejected by vote-counting machines. Workers in Clackamas County had to transfer...

After Effort to Disqualify Her, Marjorie Taylor Greene Victorious
After Effort to Disqualify Her,
Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins
tuesday primaries

After Effort to Disqualify Her, Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins

And more from Tuesday's primaries

(Newser) - US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated five challengers Tuesday in a GOP primary race that tested how her conservative Georgia constituents judged her turbulent freshman term, the AP reports. Greene, 47, became a celebrity of the Republican Party's far-right fringe with her election two years ago as she embraced...

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