Herschel Walker Is Set to Enter Georgia Senate Race

Mr. Walker, a former football player who became a high-profile ally of former President Donald J. Trump, is set to vie for the seat held by Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat.

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As Biden Faces a Political Crisis, His Party Looks On in Alarm

Democrats fear that if the pandemic or the situation in Afghanistan continues to worsen, their party may lose the confidence of the moderate swing voters who lifted it to victory in 2020.

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J.D. Vance Converted to Trumpism. Will Ohio Republicans Buy It?

As the “Hillbilly Elegy” author runs for Senate in Ohio, he has walked back previous criticism of Donald Trump and reversed arguments that the white working class bears responsibility for its problems.

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Conor Lamb Enters 2022 Pennsylvania Senate Race

Democrats sense their best chance to expand their slim hold on the Senate. Republican contenders are outdoing one another courting the “Super-MAGA-Trumpy” right wing.

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In New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan May Face a High-Profile Fight

Senator Maggie Hassan, a former governor of her state, is working to burnish her centrist image without making political waves.

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Can the Senate Be Saved? Ben Nelson, the Manchin of Yesteryear, Has Doubts

A former Democratic centrist senator says too many lawmakers come to Washington to obstruct rather than be constructive.

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J.D. Vance Is Running for Senate in Ohio

The author and venture capitalist will vie for the Republican nomination in one of the most wide-open 2022 Senate races.

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Mike Gravel, Unconventional Two-Term Alaska Senator, Dies at 91

He made headlines by fighting for an oil pipeline and reading the Pentagon Papers aloud. After 25 years of obscurity, he re-emerged with a quixotic presidential campaign.

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Herschel Walker’s Cryptic Video Could Upend Georgia Senate Race

If the Georgia college football legend Herschel Walker declares his candidacy it could put former President Donald J. Trump’s power as a kingmaker to the test.

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St. Louis Couple Who Aimed Guns at Protesters Plead Guilty to Misdemeanors

Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey of Missouri will pay a total of nearly $3,000 in fines and give up the weapons used in the confrontation.

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Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach

A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.

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VP Kamala Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Joe Manchin’s Motivations

Exploring the thinking of the one senator whose personal views could make or break the Biden legislative agenda.

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John Warner, Genteel Senator From Virginia, Dies at 94

In his 30 years in the Senate, the former Navy secretary was a leading Republican voice on military policy. He was also once married to Elizabeth Taylor.

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An ‘Army of 16-Year-Olds’ Takes On the Democrats

Young progressives are an unpredictable new factor in Massachusetts elections. They’re ardent, and organized, and they don’t take orders.

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How Chuck Schumer Plans to Win Over Trump Voters

The Senate majority leader also discusses the filibuster, Joe Manchin, and Democrats’ plan for 2022

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In Setback for Trump, Doug Collins Will Not Run in Georgia in 2022

Mr. Collins, a former Republican congressman and ardent defender of former President Trump, was seen as an experienced potential challenger to Senator Raphael Warnock or Gov. Brian Kemp.

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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.

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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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