Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Enters Governor’s Race

Ms. Healey, a Democrat, is the most well known of the candidates who are running to replace Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican who is not seeking re-election.

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A State Budget With an Unexpected Twist: No Red Ink

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $216.3 billion spending plan as officials projected balanced state budgets through 2027.

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Hochul Outpaces Foes by Raising a Record-High $21.6 Million for Campaign

The fund-raising haul positions Gov. Kathy Hochul, who leads her rivals in polls, as a prohibitive favorite to win her first full term as governor of New York in November.

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Bill de Blasio Says He Won’t Run for Governor After All

Mr. de Blasio, the former New York City mayor, had signaled for months that he planned to run for governor, but he faced long odds in a crowded Democratic primary.

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Oregon Says Nicholas Kristof Cannot Run for Governor

The secretary of state said that Mr. Kristof, a former New York Times columnist, did not meet the state’s three-year residency requirement.

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Kathy Hochul’s Speech Is a Road Map to the Campaign That Lies Ahead

Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to exude decisiveness in crisis, previewing her efforts to run as the steady-hand candidate as she seeks her first full term.

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Watch Kathy Hochul Give Her First State of the State Speech

Gov. Kathy Hochul was set to pledge $10 billion to boost the state’s decimated health care work force, and to direct funds to further combat gun violence.

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The Law of Unintended Political Consequences Strikes Again

Progressive philanthropists who fund groups that promote extreme views are “exacerbating intraparty conflict and stoking interparty backlash.” 

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A New Mayor and a New Relationship Between City Hall and Albany

Unlike their feuding predecessors, Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul appear to be getting along. They have their reasons.

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Why Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul ‘Need Each Other’

Mayor Eric Adams has a base that Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to tap into. Ms. Hochul controls the money that Mr. Adams needs to jump-start his agenda.

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Left and Center-Left Both Claim Stacey Abrams. Who’s Right?

Ms. Abrams, the Georgia Democrat running for governor, has admirers in both wings of her party — and Republicans eager to defeat her. Her carefully calibrated strategy faces a test in 2022.

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Will Trump Undercut a Red Wave?

The G.O.P. has experienced hopeful times before — only to have the moment pass.

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The Upcoming Elections That Could Shake Both Parties

Control of the Senate hangs on a few state races.

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For Texas Governor, Hard Right Turn Followed a Careful Rise

Greg Abbott’s shift will face a test in next year’s election, but he has demonstrated during his career a keen sense of the political winds.

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Echoing Trump, David Perdue Sues Over Baseless Election Claims

The legal action by Mr. Perdue, a Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, was the latest sign that 2020 election falsehoods will be a main focus of his bid.

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Letitia James Drops Out of N.Y. Governor’s Race

The move by the state attorney general, which instantly upended the high-profile race, seemed to solidify the front-runner status of the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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Democrats’ Infighting Only Helps Republicans

The party’s infighting and pessimism are just what Republicans savor.

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New York A.G. to Subpoena Trump to Testify in Fraud Investigation

The move by the attorney general, Letitia James, comes at a critical moment in a criminal inquiry into the former president, who could try to block the demand.

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Georgia Governor’s Race Puts State at Center of 2022 Political Drama

Former Senator David Perdue, encouraged by Donald Trump, is challenging Gov. Brian Kemp, a fellow Republican who defied the former president.

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Ex-Senator David Perdue to Run for Governor of Georgia

Mr. Perdue, an ally of Donald Trump, will challenge the incumbent governor, Brian Kemp, in a Republican primary.

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Why a Pollster is Warning Democrats About the 2022 Midterm Elections

Focus groups with Virginia voters led to a bluntly worded memo on what Democrats need to do going into the midterms.

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Stacey Abrams Says She’s Running for Georgia Governor

Ms. Abrams, a Democratic voting rights activist, will aim to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp in a rematch of their contentious 2018 race for governor.

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Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts Says He Won’t Run for Re-election

Mr. Baker, a moderate Republican in a deep-blue state, faced a Trump-backed primary challenge and a potentially difficult general election.

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Rep. Tom Suozzi to Run for Governor of New York

Mr. Suozzi will enter a crowded field of Democrats seeking to challenge the incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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Matthew McConaughey Says He Won’t Run for Texas Governor ‘at This Moment’

With about two weeks before the candidate filing deadline for the Texas primary, the actor said a run for office is “a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”

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Horse Carriage Ban in New York? De Blasio Wants to Try Again.

As he enters his final weeks in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is resurrecting an old campaign promise to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

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The N.Y. Governor’s Race Is Wide Open, and Democrats Are Rushing In

Jumaane Williams, the New York City public advocate, became the latest Democrat to enter the 2022 race for governor.

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Beto O’Rourke Announces Run for Texas Governor, Testing Democrats’ Strength

Mr. O’Rourke’s announcement on Monday sets the stage for a pitched political showdown over the future of the country’s largest Republican-led state.

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How Loudoun Schools Got Caught in Virginia’s Political Maelstrom

Loudoun County tried to address racism and promote diversity within its schools. Then it found itself on Fox News.

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Why Democrats May Have a Long Wait if They Lose Their Grip on Washington

Voters’ reflexive instinct to check the party in power makes it hard for any party to retain a hold on both the White House and Congress for long.

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Gov. Murphy’s Republican Foe, Jack Ciattarelli, Will Concede

It took nine days. But Mr. Ciattarelli is expected to acknowledge on Friday that he has lost the race for governor of New Jersey.

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How Likely Is a Democratic Comeback Next Year?

The fundamentals for the 2022 midterms are usually not in the favor of the party in the White House.

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Do Democrats Have a Messaging Problem?

Some critics say the Democratic Party is struggling to respond to issues seized upon by conservative news media.

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A Conversation With a Virginia Democrat

Representative Abigail Spanberger, a moderate, discusses her reservations about the Biden agenda and her party’s prospects.

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Ciaterrelli Refuses to Concede New Jersey Governor’s Race

Gov. Phil Murphy’s Republican opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, was trailing by about 65,500 votes. He is waiting for 70,000 provisional ballots to be counted.

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Why Ciaterrelli Refuses to Concede NJ Governor’s Race

Gov. Phil Murphy’s Republican opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, was trailing by about 65,500 votes. He is waiting for 70,000 provisional ballots to be counted.

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The Democrats’ No Good, Very Bad Day Changes the Landscape

Bridges of America, rejoice!

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Election Results in Virginia Prove Things Can Get Worse for Democrats

Republicans ran up the margins in rural Virginia counties, the latest sign that Democrats, as one lawmaker put it, “continue to tank in small-town America.”

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Democrats Deny Political Reality at Their Own Peril

What’s badly needed is a return to the moderate policies that fueled the blue-wave victories in 2018 and won Joe Biden the presidency in 2020.

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Democrats Need to Confront Their Privilege

To win the culture war, bring the nation together, don’t split it into parts.

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Will Murphy Turn to the Center After Barely Winning Re-Election in N.J.?

The Democratic governor won re-election in a surprisingly close race that has raised questions about his ability to enact liberal measures on gun control and abortion.

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The Democratic Turnout Myth Unravels

It was long thought that surges in voting would help Democrats. So how does the party explain Glenn Youngkin’s victory?

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Did Ciattarelli Lawn Signs Predict his New Jersey Election Performance?

Did that matter? Maybe a little.

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Republicans Hit on Schools as a Wedge Issue to Unite the Party

Rallying around what it calls “parental rights,” the party is pushing to build on its victories this week by stoking white resentment and tapping into broader anger at the education system.

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A Rough Election Night for the Democrats

Why did the party fare so poorly in Tuesday’s closely watched contests?

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Election Day Silver Linings!

Really, it could have been worse.

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Philip Murphy Wins Narrowly in New Jersey Governor’s Race

The victory over Jack Ciattarelli, which ended Democrats’ 44-year re-election losing streak in the state, was far tighter than polls and Democratic strategists predicted.

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Youngkin’s Dance With Trump Was Pivotal. But Is It Repeatable?

Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia may inspire Republican imitators vying to win over Trump supporters without embracing the former president outright.

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Republicans Pounce on Schools as a Wedge Issue to Unite the Party

Rallying around what it calls “parental rights,” the party is pushing to build on its victories this week by stoking white resentment and tapping into broader anger at the education system.

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McAuliffe Showed How You Lose Gracefully in Virginia

Democracy requires that the loser accept the legitimacy of the process.

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