A Black woman has never been a governor, and only two have been senators. Despite progress at lower levels of government, and one boundary-breaking vice president, familiar barriers are slow to fall.
Tag Archives: Elections, Senate
Elissa Slotkin Announces Senate Run in Michigan
Ms. Slotkin, a former C.I.A. analyst who represents a divided district, is expected to focus heavily on economic matters.
East Palestine Crisis Tests a Trump-Backed Senator
J.D. Vance, the freshman senator from Ohio, is in the spotlight for the first time in his tenure as he responds to the train derailment and its aftermath.
Ex-Attorney General in Arizona Buried Report Refuting Voter Fraud Claims
Under Mark Brnovich, a Republican who left office in January, a 10,000-hour review did not see the light of day. His Democratic successor, Kris Mayes, released investigators’ findings.
Senate Race in California Reflects Fight for Democrats’ Future
With Senator Dianne Feinstein’s retirement, the party is gearing up for a clash on issues including gender, race, ideology and even geography.
Kari Lake Teases Arizona Senate Run
Ms. Lake, a Republican who lost to Katie Hobbs in the state’s governor’s race, previewed opening salvos against Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Ruben Gallego.
Adam Schiff Announces Senate Run in California
Mr. Schiff, who led the first impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump and later served on the House panel investigating the Capitol riot, will seek the seat held by Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Representative Ruben Gallego Running for Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate Seat
Representative Ruben Gallego of Phoenix is set to challenge Ms. Sinema from the left, after she resigned from the Democratic Party.
How the Worst Fears for Democracy Were Averted in 2022
A precariously narrow but consequential slice of the electorate broke with its own voting history to reject openly extremist Republican candidates — at least partly out of concern for the health of the political system.
Jingle Bell Time Is a Swell Time to Decide About a 2024 Campaign
A host of Democrats and Republicans say they’ll discuss running for office with their families, weighing their political futures with eggnog, board games and maybe a wise uncle.
Sinema’s Defection Gives Democrats More Heartburn Over the 2024 Senate Map
A potential mess in Arizona was an unwelcome surprise for Democrats while they were still savoring their victories in 2022.
Sinema Adds Intrigue and Democratic Fury to Arizona’s 2024 Senate Race
Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s announcement that she would become an independent left Democrats in her state, many of whom have long wanted to defeat her in a primary, facing a new political calculus.
Ruing Senate Loss, Georgia G.O.P. Asks if Runoff Rule Changes Backfired
Some in the party said that additional changes to election rules were likely, after Senator Raphael Warnock’s victory put a new spotlight on a major 2021 voting law passed by the G.O.P.
Brian Kemp, the Georgia Republican Who Emerged Stronger From Walker’s Defeat
Gov. Brian P. Kemp of Georgia — once derided by some of his fellow Republicans — has emerged in the aftermath of Tuesday’s Senate runoff as a savvy political operator.
Turnout by Republicans Was Great. It’s Just That Many of Them Didn’t Vote for Republicans.
No, the main G.O.P. problem wasn’t prioritizing Election Day voting over early voting.
Wait! Wait! Georgia’s Over?
Hey, we survived.
After Georgia Senate Loss, Republicans Stare Down Their Trump Dilemma
Republicans from Georgia to Washington traded blame for their bruising defeats in the Senate races. Much of it landed on Donald Trump.
Warnock Wins, and Once Again Trump Loses
The Georgia runoff provided yet another case study in why the G.O.P. desperately needs to move on from Trump.
Walker, Trump’s Celebrity Pick, Underscores Trump’s Fall
Herschel Walker was a horrific candidate, but the Trump brand has also begun to sour in Georgia.
5 Takeaways From Georgia’s Senate Runoff
Herschel Walker’s loss to Senator Raphael Warnock showed that flawed candidates cannot always rely on partisan loyalties to lift them. And it is likely to deepen Republican infighting over Donald Trump’s drag on the party.
Runoff Election Winner Will Become Georgia’s First Full-Term Black Senator
Either candidate would make history with a victory on Tuesday.
The Last Senate Seat
Voters in Georgia cast ballots in the unresolved midterm race between Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.
Warnock Claims Momentum in Georgia, as Walker Banks on Election Day Turnout
On the eve of Georgia’s Senate runoff, Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, warned his supporters about being overconfident. Herschel Walker urged Republicans to flood the polls on Tuesday.
The Big Question the Georgia Senate Race Will Answer
What’s more powerful: a candidate’s skills and relevant experience, or the tug of political partisanship?
Why Democrats Need a Warnock Win
Once more, America’s fate is bound up in Georgia.
Warnock and Walker, at Finish Line in Georgia, Stick to Their Strategies
Senator Raphael Warnock preached from his Atlanta church and put on rallies, while Herschel Walker held a series of low-key events.
Brian Kemp’s Interesting Strategy: Stand Up to Trump, Stump for Walker
Brian Kemp is having a moment.
In Georgia, a Heated Senate Race Stirs Mixed Emotions in Black Voters
The contest might have been a showcase of Black political power in the Deep South. But many Black voters say Herschel Walker’s turbulent campaign has marred the moment.
What It Costs Black Americans to Watch Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Runoff
Herschel Walker is a part of a long tradition of Black people willing to distance themselves from their community for white praise and white power.
How Herschel Walker Could Win Georgia’s Senate Race
Despite all the tough headlines, he could prevail. Here are two theories about how the runoff could unfold.
Georgia Voters Defy Efforts to Suppress Them
Voter suppression is one of the surest cures for apathy. Nothing makes you value a thing like someone trying to steal it from you.
Georgia’s Senate Runoff Sets Records for Early Voting, but With a Big Asterisk
A 2021 state election law cut in half the runoff calendar in Georgia, which had about twice as many days of early voting before last year’s Senate runoffs.
In Georgia, Walker’s Pace in the Finish Worries Republican Allies
The Senate candidate’s performance in the final days of the runoff campaign has Republicans airing frustrations. But no one is counting him out yet.
A Resonant Topic in Georgia’s Senate Runoff: Insulin Prices
The cost of insulin is nowhere near as contentious as just about everything else raised in the runoff, but in a state with a high diabetes rate, it has proved a powerful issue.
Black Turnout in Midterms Was One of the Low Points for Democrats
But the effects of the decrease wound up being muted.
What to Know About Herschel Walker’s Residency Status in Georgia
The Republican Senate candidate listed his Atlanta residence on public records as a rental property in 2021, while receiving a homestead exemption in Texas.
Trump Plans Limited Role in Georgia Senate Runoff
The former president, who held two big rallies before the state’s two runoff elections two years ago — both of which Democrats won — will steer clear of Georgia before next week’s Senate election.
In Georgia Runoff, a Campaign Cliché Rules: It All Comes Down to Turnout
With control of the Senate no longer at stake, the race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock is drawing less attention. Both sides are pulling out all the stops to drive voters to the polls.
Democratic Senate Loss in Ohio Raises Bar for Sherrod Brown in 2024
Tim Ryan’s loss to J. D. Vance is another reminder that Ohio is no longer a swing state. Can Mr. Brown, the Democratic incumbent, hold the seat in what’s shaping up as a crucial Senate election in 2024?
Georgia Senate Rivals, With Little Time to Spare, Sprint Toward Runoff
Herschel Walker and Senator Raphael Warnock have only a few weeks to campaign, and Senate control is no longer at stake — which has both scrambled the race and left it largely unchanged.
In the aftermath of the midterm elections, these are the questions that Democrats and Republicans now face about the future of their parties.
Mitch McConnell Beats Rick Scott in Republican Senate Leadership Fight
The Kentucky Republican will retain his party’s top post in the next Congress despite a disappointing election showing.
Trump’s Drag on Republicans Quantified: A Five-Point Penalty
An analysis based on House districts shows a pattern in the results of his preferred primary candidates.
After Midterms, Republican Rebels Try to Make Their Leaders Sweat
To make sense of the brewing clashes in Congress, we spoke with Carl Hulse, the chief Washington correspondent for The Times.
Schumer Urges Republicans to Jettison Trump and Work With Democrats
The top Senate Democrat said the G.O.P. should join with his party on bipartisan initiatives, but Republicans were in no mood to cooperate after their electoral loss.
How Democrats Quietly Meddled in GOP Senate Recruitment
As they worked to hold the chamber, Democratic strategists used subtle maneuvers to try to discourage strong potential Republican candidates from running.
Democrats’ Senate Victory Hands Biden a Critical Guardrail Against the G.O.P.
Even a bare-minimum majority preserves Democrats’ ability to confirm President Biden’s nominees and would allow them to stop Republican legislation in its tracks should the G.O.P. win the House.
For Weary Georgia Voters, Senate Runoff Brings a Sense of Déjà Vu
The candidates will have to deal with a mix of enthusiasm and fatigue among Georgia voters as they charge into the state’s third Senate runoff in two years.
How the 2022 Midterms Became a Squeaker
Interviews with more than 70 current and former officials show the outside forces — and miscalculations and infighting — that led to an improbable, still-undecided election.
Mark Kelly Wins Arizona Senate Race, Putting Democrats a Seat From Control
Mr. Kelly, who ran as a bipartisan legislator devoted to the needs of Arizona, defeated Blake Masters, a Republican newcomer whose ideological fervor failed to win over enough independent voters.