In Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes Is Already Looking Past the Democratic Primary

Mr. Barnes, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, consolidated his party’s support in his bid to take on Ron Johnson, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate.

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Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal

The Senate majority leader managed to resurrect and pass a signature climate change and health care deal with help from Republican missteps.

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Liz Cheney Risks Primary Over Jan. 6 and Trump Investigation

The Republican says her crusade to stop Donald J. Trump will continue — even if she loses her primary next week. Restoring a “very sick” G.O.P. will take years, she says, “if it can be healed.”

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How Is Senator Ron Johnson Still Competitive?

He has a way of winning Wisconsin Senate races in spite of his weird behavior. Democrats see ousting him this fall as key to keeping the Senate.

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Liz Cheney Is Ready to Lose. But She’s Not Ready to Quit.

The Republican says her crusade to stop Donald J. Trump will continue — even if she loses her primary next week. Restoring a “very sick” G.O.P. will take years, she says, “if it can be healed.”

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Republicans Should Pay a Political Price for Abortion Bans

Kansas voters point the way for Democrats.

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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.

#arizona, #elections-governors, #lake-kari-a, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party

Republicans Begin Adjusting to a Fierce Abortion Backlash

After Kansans voted to preserve abortion access, Republicans who once said the economy reigns supreme are acknowledging the issue will be a centerpiece in the fall campaigns.

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Kurt Winstead Wins G.O.P. Race for a Newly Red Tennessee House Seat

Mr. Ogles, the mayor of Maury County, will be favored to represent a Nashville-area seat that is now safely Democratic but was redrawn by G.O.P. mapmakers to lean Republican.

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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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The Anti-Abortion Movement Needs Minority Rule

Both democracy and choice triumph in Kansas.

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In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

Arizona and Michigan have joined Pennsylvania and Nevada in elevating Republican candidates for governor and secretary of state who reject the 2020 outcome and might do the same for future elections.

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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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Why Are Democrats Bankrolling Far-Right Candidates?

Some of the party’s campaign partners have employed a contentious strategy in the buildup to the midterms.

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Election Victories by Trump Allies Showcase His Grip on the G.O.P. Base

Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave the former president a slew of symbolic triumphs.

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Kansas Votes to Preserve Abortion Rights Protections in Its Constitution

In the first election test after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would have allowed legislators to enact abortion restrictions.

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Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Voters in deep-red Kansas delivered a loud warning shot to Republicans, and Arizona Republicans nominated a 2020 conspiracy theorist to be the state’s top election official.

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Arizona Just Chose a Senate Candidate More Extreme Than Donald Trump

His bizarre, menacing vision for American politics could well define the future of his party.

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Who Won and Who Lost in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Kansans defeated a constitutional amendment that would have enabled abortion restrictions, Missouri Republicans breathed a sigh of relief over their Senate nominee, and more results.

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How Abortion Rights Supporters Won in Conservative Kansas

Turnout was high for a referendum that drew national attention.

#abortion, #elections, #kansas, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government

In Races for Governor, Democrats See a Silver Lining

For Republicans, anemic fund-raising, missteps by Donald J. Trump and weak candidates could stand in the way of bigger statehouse gains in November.

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How Apocalyptic Rhetoric Could Backfire on the Democrats

Hammering voters with breathless emails and apocalyptic messages is preventing Democrats from building a lasting political movement.

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Joe Manchin Is Throwing Joe Biden a Surprise Party

Goody bags include the biggest surprise of all: action on climate change.

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Liz Cheney’s Truth

The meaning, and cost, of going against Donald Trump.

#cheney-liz, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

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Maybe There Is a Limit in the G.O.P. to Grievance Peddling

At some point, toeing the line can’t excuse sketchy, creepy, violent and possibly illegal behavior.

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Kansas Abortion Vote Tests Political Energy in Post-Roe America

On Tuesday, Kansans will decide whether to pass a constitutional amendment that could lead to far-reaching abortion restrictions or an outright ban on the procedure.

#abortion, #johnson-county-kan, #kansas, #kelly-laura-1950, #midterm-elections-2022, #suburbs, #women-and-girls

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?

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections-governors, #georgia, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midterm-elections-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Pushing an Immigration Conspiracy Theory, While Courting Latinos

Blake Masters, a top candidate in Arizona’s Republican primary for the Senate, has accused Democrats of plotting to “import” new voters. That poses a challenge in a state where a third of the voters are Hispanic.

#arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #laxalt-adam, #masters-blake-1986, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada

Eric Greitens Faces Ad Blitz and a Growing Threat to His Political Future

The former Missouri governor seemed to be cruising in his comeback bid for Senate — until a late barrage of advertising called attention to his many scandals.

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Finally, a Dr. Oz Show That I Really Want to Watch

His campaign against John Fetterman in Pennsylvania is a consequential doozy.

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These Republican Governors Are Delivering Results, and Many Voters Like Them for It

Some G.O.P. governors have high public profiles, others fly below the radar — and many are excelling.

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Swing Voters Scramble Traditional Republican and Democratic Political Coalitions

Democrats are on the defensive with vital political constituencies rattled by inflation. But amid concerns over abortion rights and democracy, Republicans still have problems in the highly educated suburbs.

#elections, #midterm-elections-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

3 Senate Hopefuls Denounce Big Tech. They Also Have Deep Ties to It.

Blake Masters, J.D. Vance and Mehmet Oz, all Republicans, have a history with the industry that involves uses of consumer data they now criticize.

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Can Democrats Avoid a Midterm Wipeout?

The upcoming election season might be more competitive than predicted.

#abortion, #debatable, #hassan-margaret, #inflation-economics, #midterm-elections-2022, #oz-mehmet-c, #trump-donald-j, #walker-herschel

Biden Insists There’s No Recession as He Confronts Latest Economic Risk

Officials have tried to ditch a shorthand definition for what constitutes a recession and reassure skeptical voters about the U.S. economy.

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How Can Democrats Persuade Voters They’re Not a Party of Rich Elites?

That big question was the focus of a Tuesday gathering of progressive lawmakers, activists and scholars.

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Republicans Confront Unexpected Online Money Slowdown

In an otherwise favorable political climate, small-dollar donations have dropped for Republicans, making the party more reliant on megadonors to compete.

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A Trump-Backed Veteran Ran Hard to the Right, Only to Be Outflanked

Joe Kent, a decorated retired Green Beret and House candidate in Washington State, is discovering just how far the modern far right will go.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kent-joe, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

There’s Hot and Then There’s Hot as … Politics

In healthy democracies, the fringe bends toward the center. In our democracy, the center always seems to be lurching toward the fringe.

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After Recent Turmoil, the Race for Texas Governor Is Tightening

A series of tragedies and challenges have soured the mood of Texans and made the governor’s race perhaps the most competitive since the 1990s.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #elections, #midterm-elections-2022, #orourke-beto, #polls-and-public-opinion, #texas

I Feel Utterly Hopeless About American Climate Policy

Democrats probably won’t get another chance to pass climate legislation anytime soon.

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Republicans Sharpen Post-Roe Attacks on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-gay rhetoric and calls to roll back L.G.B.T.Q. rights have grown bolder among Republican elected officials and candidates.

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Why Republicans Are Having Gas Pains

Their focus on gas prices is profoundly stupid. If it’s coming back to bite themparty, that’s just poetic justice.

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Russia Election Threat Persists Amid War in Ukraine, Officials Say

Top F.B.I. and National Security Agency officials said that Iran and China also remained potent threats, mounting their own campaigns to undermine American democracy.

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One of America’s Most Seductive States Is Also One of Its Scariest

North Carolina holds an illuminating — and alarming — political mirror up to the country.

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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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Sometimes the Earth Makes the Rest of the Universe Look Very Good

The photos emanating from the Webb telescope make it possible to forget politics for a minute.

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2022 Midterms Poll: Roundup of Key Insights

A summary of the findings includes deep dissatisfaction among voters and potential fertile ground for new candidates in 2024.

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