How a New Class of Republicans Could Push America to the Right

Beyond elections and voting issues, these Trump-aligned candidates could shape the country’s policies on abortion, climate change, same-sex marriage and much more.

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Arizonans Trusted Kari Lake to Tell It Straight on TV. Will They Trust Her as Governor?

The former news anchor is running on falsehoods about the 2020 election. She is undeterred about her chances in November: ‘I am beloved by people.’

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Wisconsin Republicans Embrace Trump in a Race Defined by 2020 Grievances

Tim Michels, the former president’s choice in the primary for governor, beat an establishment-backed rival to set up a closely watched November race against Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat.

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Tim Michels Is Wisconsin Republicans’ Choice for Governor

He has contemplated trying to overturn the 2020 election, a legal impossibility that is a popular cause among Wisconsin Republicans.

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What to Watch for in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Voters in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin take their turn at the polls.

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Kari Lake Will Face Katie Hobbs in Arizona Governor’s Race

Running a campaign heavily focused on false claims of a stolen 2020 election, Ms. Lake beat a rival supported by the state’s G.O.P. establishment and its departing governor, Doug Ducey.

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Former Puerto Rico Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

Wanda Vázquez, who was defeated for re-election in 2020, is accused of taking bribes to influence a regulatory appointment.

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How Democrats See Abortion Politics After Kansas: ‘Your Bedroom Is on the Ballot’

After a broad victory in a deep-red state, Democrats are vowing to elevate the fight over abortion rights in midterm races across the country.

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Gov. Hochul Defends Bail Reform as Mayor Adams Presses for Changes

Mayor Eric Adams is calling forcefully for more changes to state bail laws, putting pressure on Gov. Kathy Hochul as she runs for a full term in November.

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A Cynical Low for the Democratic Party

Selling out democratic principles is not the way for Democrats to hold on to their slim House majority.

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Could the G.O.P. Beat Whitmer in Michigan? Party Chaos Has Hurt Its Chances.

A handwritten letter from Betsy DeVos, last seen trying to remove Donald Trump from office, elicited an 11th-hour endorsement. But is that enough to make peace among Michigan’s warring Republicans?

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Democrats’ Plan to Win in 2022 Looks a Lot Like 2020 and 2018

Stacey Abrams is again providing a blueprint for national Democrats to follow. But can it work at a time of deep unhappiness with Washington?

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For First Time Since 1946, New Yorkers Have Just 2 Choices for Governor

Changes in election law have frozen out third parties in New York State, and even Rep. Lee Zeldin couldn’t secure the Independence Party line.

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Doug Mastriano Faces Criticism Over His Backing From Antisemitic Ally

The founder of Gab, a far-right social media network, recently made bigoted remarks defending his ties with Mr. Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania.

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Lee Zeldin, Republican Candidate for N.Y. Governor, Is Attacked at Event

Representative Lee Zeldin was addressing supporters in western New York when he was confronted by a man with a pointed object in his hand. Mr. Zeldin was unhurt in the attack.

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Dan Cox, a Trump Loyalist, Wins Maryland G.O.P. Primary for Governor

Mr. Cox, who wrote on Twitter during the Capitol riot that Mike Pence was a “traitor,” defeated Kelly Schulz, who had been backed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The Democratic primary was too close to call.

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Why Are Democrats Spending Millions to Boost the Far-Right Fringe?

The Republican Party isn’t capable of governing a democracy. And yet Democrats keep helping some of its most unhinged candidates.

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What to Watch For in Tuesday’s Primary Elections in Maryland

There are close contests in the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor, and in a few House races as the dust settles from redistricting. But the winners could take days to be called.

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Maryland Primary Races for Governor Pit Old Guard vs. Upstarts

Will a deep-blue state elect another Republican governor to succeed Larry Hogan? Tuesday’s competitive primaries will signal where the race is headed.

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A Culture Warrior Goes Quiet: DeSantis Dodges Questions on Abortion Plans

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida faces political pressure from Republicans to further curb abortions — and risks to his re-election campaign and any presidential aspirations if he goes too far.

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Internal Inconsistencies

The people who claim widespread election fraud have made little effort to put together a logical argument.

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New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places. They are also poised to move forward on a bill to protect abortion rights.

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N.Y. State Senate Passes New Bill to Restrict Concealed Guns

The bill, which would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places, such as theaters, colleges, and health care facilities, is now being considered by the State Assembly.

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Why on Earth Is Pelosi Supporting the Trumpists?

The moral idiocy of promoting the extremists.

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The Lightning Rod Issue That Looms Over the Governor’s Race

Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate, is anti-abortion, while Gov. Kathy Hochul is a strong backer of abortion rights.

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How Zeldin’s Anti-Abortion Stance May Affect the N.Y. Governor’s Race

Representative Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for governor, said the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a victory for family, life and the Constitution.

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Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Democratic interference in Republican primaries paid off in some places but not others, election-denying candidates were halted in Colorado, and incumbents proved their staying power.

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Gov. Hochul Cruises to Democratic Primary Win in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul will have a huge fund-raising edge as she confronts a political environment that may help her Republican opponent, Lee Zeldin.

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Election deniers in Colorado and House races in Illinois: Tuesday’s contests are full of drama.

Illinois, Colorado, Mississippi and Utah are the settings for suspenseful contests at the federal and state level. New York voters will choose candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and Oklahoma is holding a special primary election for the Senate.

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Under Court’s Shadow, N.Y. Governor Candidates Lob Final Pitches

Rulings on abortion and guns shape the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary.

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N.Y. Republican Quandary: How to Veer Right and Still Win in November

Most of the Republican candidates for governor are embracing conservative stances as the primary nears, but that may turn off moderate voters in November.

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Newsmax Debate Lends N.Y. Governor’s Race a Far-Right Glow

The four Republican candidates for governor of New York faced off in their third and final debate before the June 28 primary.

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Will Kathy Hochul’s Low-Key Primary Come at a Cost? Allies Fear Yes.

Gov. Hochul is expected to handily win next week’s primary. But some allies worry her campaign is failing to energize key voters for November’s election.

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5 Takeaways From the NY Governor Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul touted her record and beat back criticism from her rivals during their second and final debate ahead of the June 28 primary.

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Hochul Spars With Rivals Over Crime, Credentials and Cream Cheese

Sharp attacks typified the final debate among Gov. Kathy Hochul and her two Democratic rivals, Jumaane Williams and Representative Tom Suozzi.

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Republicans Who Deny 2020 Election Results Press Closer to Power

Midway through primary season, the party has nominated several candidates who deny the 2020 outcome for posts that will have significant sway over the 2024 presidential election.

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Eric Adams Will Endorse Gov. Kathy Hochul

The backing from Mr. Adams, the New York City mayor, could help the governor shore up support among Black and Latino voters.

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Fealty to Trump Arises as Litmus Test in G.O.P. Debate for N.Y. Governor

Rep. Lee Zeldin sought to attack a less conservative rival, Harry Wilson, by calling him a “Never Trumper.”

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The Main Draw at Andrew Giuliani’s Campaign Events? His Father.

Andrew Giuliani’s bid to win the Republican primary for governor of New York has not drawn many donors, but it has drawn fans of Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor.

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Crime, Football and the N.R.A.: Takeaways From the N.Y. Governor Debate

The Democratic rivals of Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to attack her on varied issues, from the funding of a Buffalo Bills stadium to a decade-old endorsement from the N.R.A.

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‘Hochul Stood as Firm as an Oak’: Winners and Losers of New York’s Gubernatorial Debate

Our columnists and contributors give their ratings.

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What to Watch for as Hochul and Top Rivals Meet in N.Y. Governor Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul will be a target for Rep. Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams in the first of two debates featuring the three leading Democrats.

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For Beto O’Rourke, Talk of Gun Control Has Become Both a Political Risk and Reward

Mr. O’Rourke is returning to an issue that had haunted his campaign for Texas governor for months.

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A Georgia Mystery: How Many Democrats Voted in the G.O.P. Primary?

Donald Trump has pointed to so-called crossover voters as a significant factor in his chosen candidates’ heavy losses. Some Democrats, too, embrace the theory. But the reality seems more complicated.

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The Good News in Georgia That’s Bad News for Trump

Republicans in key swing-state offices can know that they have a future in the party if, in the event of a contested election, they simply do their job.

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Jumaane Williams Owns the Left Lane. Why Hasn’t His Campaign Taken Off?

Mr. Williams, whose candidacy for New York governor was celebrated by progressives, has not gained much momentum and is far behind in fund-raising.

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The Big Lie and the Midterms

The Republican primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania tested the lingering influence of false claims about election fraud.

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‘The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther to the Right Than I Expected’: Three Writers Talk About the Midterms

Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.

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Trump Didn’t Get What He Wanted This Week

When everything seems awful, one little ray of sun …

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Stacey Abrams Fights Headwinds From Washington in Georgia Rematch

The Democrat is facing off for a second time against Brian Kemp, a Republican — but in a far-more-difficult political climate.

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