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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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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How Biden’s Approval Rating Got So Low

Heading into the midterms, Democratic candidates are contending with the unpopularity of their party’s leader.

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Who Won and Who lost in Tuesday’s Elections

Katie Britt will most likely represent Alabama in the Senate, and two Republican House candidates in Georgia who had been backed by former President Donald J. Trump were defeated.

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How Katie Britt Used Political Savvy to Trounce Mo Brooks in Alabama

Ms. Britt, now the state’s Republican nominee for Senate, made her way to the top with an “Alabama First” message and skillful navigation of a rival’s fleeting Trump endorsement.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries

Mo Brooks faces Katie Britt in a fateful Senate runoff in Alabama, and Virginia and Georgia Republicans choose their House contenders against entrenched Democrats.

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In Ad, Shotgun-Toting Greitens Asks Voters to Go ‘RINO Hunting’

A right-wing Senate candidate accompanies a squad of heavily armed men as they storm a home looking for ‘Republicans in name only.’

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‘The Senate Needs a Soul’

Senator Raphael Warnock discusses the Jan. 6 hearings, Georgia politics and his history-making journey to the Senate.

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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Hopes History Repeats as She Faces Adam Laxalt

Adam Laxalt has Trump’s support and a favorable climate for Republicans as he challenges Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, who was mentored by Harry Reid, a victor in 2010 against a Tea Party foe.

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Adam Laxalt Wins the Republican Senate Primary in Nevada

Mr. Laxalt, a former attorney general of the state who was endorsed by Donald Trump, will face Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, in one of this year’s pivotal Senate races.

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Herschel Walker, Critic of Absentee Fathers, Has a Second Son He Doesn’t See

The football star and G.O.P. Senate candidate has often praised his relationship with his 22-year-old son, Christian. Left unmentioned: He also has a 10-year-old son.

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What Trump Doesn’t Understand About Alaska

The state’s unusual politics should help Lisa Murkowski resist the wrath of the MAGA faithful.

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Fetterman’s Heart Issues Add Wild Card to Key Pennsylvania Senate Race

Part of John Fetterman’s appeal as the Democratic Senate nominee has stemmed from his brash sense of vitality. It’s not clear if his recent stroke and absence from the trail will affect that.

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Fetterman Discloses Extent of Heart Issues: ‘I Avoided Going to the Doctor.’

The Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania did not give a timeline for when he would return to the campaign trail.

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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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Trump Vowed Vengeance, but Georgia Voters Rejected His Meddling

The president’s endorsed candidates were losers up and down the primary ballot, raising questions about the firmness of his grip on the Republican Party.

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Four Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Georgia voters rejected Donald Trump’s 2020 fixation, G.O.P. governors proved their strength, and Georgia Democrats backed a gun-control champion on the day of a horrifying school shooting in Texas.

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Georgia, a New Battleground State, Is Once Again the Center of Attention

Republicans have fought bitter primaries in Georgia. But just two years after Democrats flipped the state, it’s trending back in the G.O.P.’s direction.

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After Fetterman’s Stroke, Doctors Look at Senate Campaign Prospects

The medical team for the Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania’s Senate race has not spoken about John Fetterman’s prognosis. But cardiac experts saw clues in campaign statements.

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Pence, Tiptoeing Away From Trump, Lays Groundwork for ’24 Run

The former vice president is part of a group of Republicans who have visited early nominating states as they weigh a challenge to their party’s most dominant force.

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Democrats See Headwinds in Georgia, and Everywhere Else

Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams, viewed as strong candidates by their party, will be running against President Biden’s low ratings as well as their G.O.P. rivals.

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Scorned by Trump, Mo Brooks Rises in Alabama Senate Race

Mr. Brooks, a hard-right representative, seems to be making an unlikely comeback in a Senate race in which the Trump endorsement may not determine votes of Trump supporters.

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Democrats, the Midterm Jinx Is Not Inevitable

Standard political history may not be a good guide to 2022.

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A Pennsylvania Election Storm Brews Again, This Time in a G.O.P. Primary

The campaigns of Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are preparing for the possibility of a bruising recount in a state where memories of Trump-fueled chaos in 2020 are still fresh.

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On Race, Herschel Walker’s Offer of Absolution Divides Georgia Voters

Georgia will still have a Black senator next year, but the likely Republican nominee, Herschel Walker, and the incumbent Democrat, Raphael Warnock, offer far different visions on race.

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Republican Panic Grows After Mastriano Wins

G.O.P. strategists reacted to the victory in Pennsylvania with alarm, worried that he may be too extreme for voters in an otherwise promising year for their party.

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Midterm Stakes Grow Clearer: Election Deniers Will Be on Many Ballots

In primaries so far, Republican voters have appeared willing to nominate proponents of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, making clear that this year’s races may well affect future elections.

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America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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John Fetterman: The left-leaning Pennsylvania politician in gym clothes.

“Just a dude” who won Pennsylvania’s Democratic nomination for the Senate — days after suffering a stroke.

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Is John Fetterman the Future of the Democratic Party?

His quirky personal and political appeal is different from that of a typical Pennsylvania Democrat.

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Election Deniers Thrive Even as Trumpism Drifts: 5 Primary Takeaways

The day’s biggest race, the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania, was too close to call. But elsewhere, candidates who dispute the 2020 outcome ran away with G.O.P. contests.

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What to Watch For in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Primaries Today

In the pivotal swing state of Pennsylvania, voters will decide hugely consequential primaries for Senate and governor. And in North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn’s political fate will be determined.

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Republican ‘Chaos’ in Pennsylvania Threatens to Upend the Midterms

The G.O.P. thought it had 2022 all figured out. Then along came Kathy Barnette and Doug Mastriano.

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Ted Budd Thrives in G.O.P. Senate Race in North Carolina

Representative Ted Budd is proving the political potency of pairing endorsements from Donald Trump and the Club for Growth, the on-again, off-again allies.

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The Bloody Crossroads Where Conspiracy Theories and Guns Meet

The slaughter in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo is in line with a series of racist massacres that show no signs of abating.

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The Little Red Boxes Making a Mockery of Campaign Finance Laws

Democratic candidates are all-but scripting ads for super PACs and dark-money groups to do their bidding — in plain sight.

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John Fetterman Recovering After Stroke Before His Senate Primary

John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor who is running for the state’s Democratic Senate nomination, canceled events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Kathy Barnette Says She ‘Can’t Provide a Lot of Context’ for Her Anti-Islamic Tweets

Her sudden rise in the Pennsylvania Senate primary has some Republicans worried about her prospects in November.

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Dr. Oz, Celebrity Candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate Race. What’s Trump Not to Like?

Mr. Trump is putting his faith in the political value of celebrity to its purest test yet.

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How ‘Just a Dude’ in Shorts Became a Senate Front-Runner

John Fetterman has used his shorts-and-hoodie image to connect with Pennsylvania voters in the Democratic Senate primary.

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Fox News Hosts Splinter as Chaotic Pennsylvania Primaries Heat Up

The rise of Kathy Barnette in the state’s G.O.P. Senate race has divided the network’s stars, with some backing her and others going on the attack to help a rival, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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For Many Pennsylvania Voters, Trumpism Is Bigger Than Trump

Interviews show Dr. Mehmet Oz struggling in the G.O.P. Senate primary, despite a Trump endorsement. Voters remain devoted to Donald Trump but seem less swayed by his guidance.

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Kathy Barnette’s Star Rises in Pennsylvania Senate Race

Trump says she can’t win in November, but Kathy Barnette presses toward Tuesday’s voting. “They’re coming out with long knives at this point,” she said.

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Conor Lamb Had All The Makings of a Front-Runner in Pennsylvania. So Why Is He Struggling?

In the Democratic primary on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, Mr. Lamb, the congressman running for Senate, has been a less competitive candidate than his supporters had hoped.

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Hard-Liners Gain in Pennsylvania G.O.P. Races, Worrying Both Parties

Doug Mastriano and Kathy Barnette are amplifying Donald Trump’s stolen-election lie in two key races. Republicans fear they could lose in November. Democrats fear they could win.

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Club for Growth Starts Ad Blitz for Kathy Barnette in Pennsylvania Senate Primary

Running for Senate on a shoestring, the conservative commentator has pulled into contention against Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick. What can she do with $2 million in ads?

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What May’s Primaries Tell Us About the ‘Populism of Resentment’ Shaping the G.O.P.

Two conservative writers discuss Trumpism’s appeal in the Republican Party and what the rise of Senate candidate J.D. Vance can foreshadow for the midterms this fall.

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How Democrats Want to Put Republicans on the Defensive on Abortion

While conservatives control the courts and key states, the public tends to lean in favor of abortion rights. Democratic leaders are trying to translate that sentiment into victories for the party.

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Republicans Recast Abortion Stance, Wary of Voter Backlash

While Democrats decry a draft opinion that would eliminate the constitutional right to an abortion, Republicans who worked decades for this moment have been largely silent.

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