Republicans Fear Flawed Candidates Could Imperil Key Senate Seats

Races in Missouri and Alabama, with others to come, reflect the potential risks for a party in which loyalty to Donald Trump is the main criterion for securing nominations.

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What Are Republicans So Afraid Of?

Instead of conspiracy mongering about an election they did well in, they could try to win real majorities.

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Eric Greitens and Mo Brooks Announce Senate Bids in Missouri and Alabama

The hard-right Republicans’ entry to the races for open Senate seats heralded fiercely contested G.O.P. primaries in the two deeply conservative states.

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‘This Is Jim Crow in New Clothes’

Senator Raphael Warnock’s first speech on the Senate floor brought the past into the present.

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Justice Breyer Should Retire Right Now

If he doesn’t, Democrats run the very real risk that they would be unable to replace him.

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Stimulus Bill as a Political Weapon? Democrats Are Counting on It.

The $1.9 trillion package is a big bet by the party that it will restore a sense of normalcy by the 2022 elections and that voters will defy history and reward Democrats with more seats in Congress.

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A Political Hurricane Blew Through Georgia. Now It’s Bracing for More.

The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention (even the death threats have slowed). But new storms are on the horizon.

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For Chuck Schumer, a Dream Job Comes With Tall Orders

After ascending to the top Senate job during the assault on the Capitol, Chuck Schumer faces a different kind of challenge: steering President Biden’s agenda with no margin for error.

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Roy Blunt of Missouri, No. 4 Senate Republican, Plans to Retire

Mr. Blunt, a fixture of Republican leadership in Congress who had been known for his ability to work with both parties, said he would not seek re-election in 2022.

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Democrats Want a Stronger Edge in the Senate. Ohio Could Be Crucial.

The retirement of a moderate Republican senator and conservative infighting have raised Democratic ambitions in the state, a longtime political bellwether that is increasingly tilting red.

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How to Keep Extremists Out of Power

Every political reform proposal must be judged by its ability to fuel or weaken extremist candidates.

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Mitch McConnell Would Like Trump to Fade Away

Good luck with that.

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Perdue Will Not Challenge Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

The announcement came just a week after Mr. Perdue, a former senator and Republican, said he had filed paperwork to kick-start a possible new campaign.

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Just When You Thought Politics Couldn’t Unravel Any Further

What happens when “All the King’s Men” meets “National Lampoon’s Vacation”? Nothing good.

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Trump, in Scorching Attack on McConnell, Urges G.O.P. to Replace Him

The former president, breaking an unusually long silence, called the Senate minority leader a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and called on Republicans in the chamber to find a new leader.

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North Carolina Republicans Censure Richard Burr Over Impeachment Vote

The senator, who is retiring, is one of seven Republicans who voted with Democrats to find Donald J. Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.

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David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

Mr. Perdue, who lost a runoff election last month against Senator Jon Ossoff, is taking the first step in the Republican Party’s effort to try to win back a Senate seat in 2022.

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Why Seven Republican Senators Voted to Convict Trump

The Republicans who broke with their party to find Donald J. Trump guilty were an eclectic group, bound by their shared lack of concern about retribution from the former president or his followers.

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Lara Trump for North Carolina Senate Seat? Trump’s Trial Is Renewing Talk

Senator Richard M. Burr’s vote to convict the former president has intensified speculation that Ms. Trump might galvanize staunch Trump loyalists behind a possible bid for Mr. Burr’s seat in 2022.

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Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo: How to Turn Your Red State Blue

It may take 10 years. Do it anyway.

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Democrats Must Make Judgeships a Top Priority

Under Trump, Republicans reshaped the federal judiciary. Now Democrats have the chance to do the same.

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Why Bill Cassidy Broke With Senate Republicans and Backed Trump’s Trial

The Louisiana senator, usually a reliable conservative vote, angered Republicans by voting to continue with the impeachment trial. But he has increasingly shown an inclination toward pragmatism.

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John Fetterman, Senate Candidate, Revisits Gun Incident Targeting Black Jogger

As a mayor in 2013, Mr. Fetterman, a Democrat, used a gun to detain Christopher Miyares, a Black man jogging nearby, after saying he heard gunshots. The police found no weapons on Mr. Miyares and released him.

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Shelby, Veteran Senator from Alabama, Won’t Seek Seventh Term

Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama’s longest-serving senator, will retire after a career in which he headed four congressional committees and directed billions of dollars to his home state.

#elections-senate, #senate, #shelby-richard-c, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Arizona’s Senators May Collide With Democrats Who Elected Them

Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly ran on bipartisan approaches to governing, but some Democrats in Arizona view their openness to Senate Republicans with skepticism.

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Tim Ryan, a Top Democrat in Ohio, Is Said to Plan Senate Bid

Mr. Ryan, who mounted a long-shot campaign for president in 2019, plans to compete for the state’s open Senate seat. His campaign will test Democrats’ strength in a state tilting to the right.

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Marco Rubio Deserves Ivanka Trump

Will the senator’s sycophancy and shape-shifting come to naught?

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Mitch McConnell Should Leave the History Lessons to Others

The framers did not want a Senate supermajority to be required to pass ordinary legislation.

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Why Pennsylvania Republican Leaders Are All-In for Trump More Than Ever

Pennsylvania G.O.P. leaders have made loyalty to the defeated ex-president the sole organizing principle of the party, and would-be candidates are jockeying to prove they fought the hardest for him.

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How Nan Whaley, Dayton’s Mayor, Sees Ohio Politics and Portman’s Senate Seat

In an interview, Ms. Whaley, a Democrat, discusses what her party needs to do to start winning more statewide races in Ohio, including the 2022 races for Senate and governor that she is mulling.

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As Trump Seeks to Remain a Political Force, New Targets Emerge

As Donald Trump surveys the political landscape, there is a sudden Senate opening in Ohio, an ally’s bid for Arkansas governor, and some scores to settle elsewhere.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is Running for Office. Will Other Trump Allies Follow?

The names of Lara Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and others have been floated as potential political candidates. Here’s what we know about the chances they could run and their considerations.

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Portman to Retire in Ohio, Expanding 2022 Battle for Senate

The respected Republican legislator cited gridlock and partisanship in deciding to give up his seat. His exit underscores how far the party has strayed from its former identity.

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Is President Biden Ready for the New Senate?

Mr. Biden, a man of old Washington, might be in for a rude awakening.

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Joe Biden and Democrats Must Help People Fast

It’s the only path forward, and the best way to win.

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Georgia Senate Victories of Warnock and Ossoff Are Certified

The official acknowledgment of wins by Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock begins the process of seating the upset victors.

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Raphael Warnock and the Legacy of Racial Tyranny

His victory in the Georgia Senate runoff made history, and also echoed it.

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‘Hell, Yes,’ Republicans Are Headed for a Bitter Internal Showdown

G.O.P. leadership would like to blunt President Trump’s influence over the party. Mr. Trump and his allies want to punish those who have crossed him. A series of clashes looms.

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Why Are There So Few Courageous Senators?

Here’s what we need to do if we want more Mitt Romneys and fewer Josh Hawleys.

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In Georgia, Trump’s Attacks on Election Still Haunt Republicans

In the aftermath of President Trump’s efforts to subvert the election, state officials face harassment and threats, and a district attorney is weighing an inquiry into the president’s actions.

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If It’s Still Trump Party, Many Republicans Like Me Will Leave

I need to believe that if I stick with the G.O.P., I will have a fighting chance at changing its direction.

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Georgia Senate Race Is Proof: The South Is Really Changing

The election of Raphael Warner and Jon Ossoff is a clear message: The South truly is changing.

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Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream Continues to Embrace Activism

Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream helped galvanize opposition to one of her team’s owners, Senator Kelly Loeffler, who has criticized Black Lives Matter. But the Capitol riot underscored the work ahead.

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Despite Chaos and Big Losses, Republicans Still Control Most of Georgia

Democrats had huge breakthroughs in winning the presidential vote and two Senate runoff elections. But power in the state’s government largely remains in the hands of Republicans.

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‘Hateful’ Tweet About Stacey Abrams Costs University Football Coach His Job

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said that it had parted ways with Chris Malone, an offensive line coach, over a now-deleted social media post.

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With Georgia Senate Wins, Democrats Solidify Power in Washington

Senator Chuck Schumer will fulfill his ambition of becoming majority leader as Senator Mitch McConnell returns to heading the minority, shifting the policy agenda as Joe Biden takes office.

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Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia

Far more people of both parties voted than usual in a runoff, but the Democratic turnout was stronger, largely because of Black voters.

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Trump’s Real Claim to Fame

When it comes to the president, there can never be enough losing.

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TV Networks Shift From Coverage of Electoral Tally to Storming of Capitol

News producers prepared for an unusual political event and switched to chronicling the siege by a pro-Trump mob.

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Ossoff and Warnock Win in Georgia, Democrats to Gain Control of Senate

Victories by Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, which were overshadowed by violence from Trump supporters in Washington, will reshape the balance of power in Congress.

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