Why on Earth Is Pelosi Supporting the Trumpists?

The moral idiocy of promoting the extremists.

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Trump’s Endorsement Record Midway Through Primary Season

Former President Donald J. Trump’s endorsement has helped propel some candidates to victory, but he’s also had some notable defeats.

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The Vanishing Moderate Democrat

Their positions are popular. So why are they going extinct?

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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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Gov. Hochul Cruises to Democratic Primary Win in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul will have a huge fund-raising edge as she confronts a political environment that may help her Republican opponent, Lee Zeldin.

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Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado Fends Off Challenge From Left in N.Y. Primary

Mr. Delgado overcame his late entry into the race, benefiting from millions of dollars spent on campaign ads and mailers in the last weeks before the primary.

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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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In Illinois, MAGA Congresswoman Rallies to Oust Her G.O.P. Colleague

The primary contest between Republican Representatives Mary Miller and Rodney Davis has pitted a hard-right figure styling herself in Trump’s image against a traditional, pragmatic conservative.

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With Swag and Swagger, State Democrats Vie for Front of Presidential Primary Line

After Iowa’s disastrous 2020 caucuses, Democratic officials are weighing drastic changes to the 2024 calendar. States, angling for early attention, are waxing poetic. Behold, the New Jersey Turnpike!

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In Boebert’s District, as Elsewhere, Democrats Surge into G.O.P. Primary

Thousands of Democrats in Western Colorado are voting in the primary on Tuesday against Representative Lauren Boebert, part of a broader effort to defeat far-right Republicans.

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To Defeat Boebert, Some Colorado Democrats Change Their Registration

Thousands of Democrats in Western Colorado are voting in the primary on Tuesday against Representative Lauren Boebert, part of a broader effort to defeat far-right Republicans.

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Could New York City Lose Its Last Remaining Jewish Congressman?

Three decades ago, Jewish lawmakers made up just over half of New York City’s House delegation. Now there is one: Jerrold Nadler, who faces a tough primary battle.

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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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Newsmax Debate Lends N.Y. Governor’s Race a Far-Right Glow

The four Republican candidates for governor of New York faced off in their third and final debate before the June 28 primary.

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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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Bee Nguyen wins the Democratic nomination for secretary of state in Georgia.

Ms. Nguyen, a Democratic state representative, will face off in November against Brad Raffensperger, the Republican incumbent, who resisted Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

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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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Will Kathy Hochul’s Low-Key Primary Come at a Cost? Allies Fear Yes.

Gov. Hochul is expected to handily win next week’s primary. But some allies worry her campaign is failing to energize key voters for November’s election.

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In NY Lieutenant Governor Race, Delgado Faces Sharp Challenge From Archila

Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado faces two rivals in New York’s June 28 primary, including Ana María Archila, an activist who first won attention during Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.

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How Many N.Y. Democrats Does It Take to Fill a House Seat? Try 15.

A congressman, an ex-congresswoman, an ex-mayor, a Trump prosecutor and several state and city officials are eyeing an open congressional seat in New York City.

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Hochul Spars With Rivals Over Crime, Credentials and Cream Cheese

Sharp attacks typified the final debate among Gov. Kathy Hochul and her two Democratic rivals, Jumaane Williams and Representative Tom Suozzi.

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Democrats Need to Understand the Real Message San Francisco Sent

The conflation of criminal-justice reform with urban disorder is a threat to the party across the country.

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Democrats’ Risky Bet: Aid G.O.P. Extremists in Spring, Hoping to Beat Them in Fall

As Democratic leaders warn loudly of right-wing threats to democracy, their campaign arms are meddling in Republican primaries, betting they can help pick easier opponents in November.

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Winning When Trump Is Against You: A How-To Guide

A blueprint is emerging for Republicans who defy the 45th president and still hope to win a G.O.P. primary. Here are five rules of political survival for the aspiring Trump critic.

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Republicans Who Deny 2020 Election Results Press Closer to Power

Midway through primary season, the party has nominated several candidates who deny the 2020 outcome for posts that will have significant sway over the 2024 presidential election.

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Tuesday’s Elections Saw Key Wins for Trump-Inspired Candidates

The Nevada primaries capped a series of elections on Tuesday that saw key wins for Trump-inspired candidates in South Carolina and Texas.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Representatives Tom Rice and Nancy Mace are facing Trump-backed challengers in South Carolina, and Nevada is a battleground. Here’s what else to know.

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Fealty to Trump Arises as Litmus Test in G.O.P. Debate for N.Y. Governor

Rep. Lee Zeldin sought to attack a less conservative rival, Harry Wilson, by calling him a “Never Trumper.”

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Two Targets of Trump’s Ire Take Different Paths in South Carolina

Representative Nancy Mace, after criticizing the president for the Jan. 6 riot, has tried to focus on other issues. Representative Tom Rice, however, isn’t backing down.

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Sarah Palin Leads Primary Race for Alaska’s Special Election

The top four candidates will advance to an August vote to finish the term of Representative Don Young, who died in March.

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The Main Draw at Andrew Giuliani’s Campaign Events? His Father.

Andrew Giuliani’s bid to win the Republican primary for governor of New York has not drawn many donors, but it has drawn fans of Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor.

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Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley, Who Was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Is Arrested

Mr. Kelley faces several misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct, in connection with the attack on the Capitol.

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The Insurrection Didn’t End on Jan. 6. The Hearings Need to Prove That.

The success of the committee rests on whether it can build a partnership with American voters to see the truth of what happened and what is still happening.

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Kean Will Face Malinowski, and Another Menendez Is on the Rise

Tom Kean Jr., the son of a two-term governor, won a crowded Republican primary to take on Tom Malinowski, an embattled House Democrat. Robert Menendez Jr., the senator’s son, won a primary for an open seat.

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6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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How to Tell the Squad and the MAGA Caucus Apart

It’s not hard.

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Representative Steven Palazzo is forced into a runoff in Mississippi.

Mr. Palazzo, a Republican who has represented the state’s Fourth Congressional District since 2011, is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee.

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Gov. Hochul Is Clear Target of Democratic Rivals in Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul was placed on the defensive for much of the first debate of the three Democratic candidates for governor.

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Four Names to Keep an Eye On in Tuesday’s Elections

In California, two House Republicans face tough primaries, and Los Angeles voters could elevate a conservative billionaire to lead the city. In South Dakota, a congressman faces a right-wing challenge.

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What to Watch for as Hochul and Top Rivals Meet in N.Y. Governor Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul will be a target for Rep. Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams in the first of two debates featuring the three leading Democrats.

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What to Watch in Today’s Primary Elections in California, New Jersey and More

Crime and homelessness loom large in California, Democrats look for some rays of light in a rough year, and dozens of House races will take shape for the fall midterms.

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High California Gas Prices Rattle Democrats Ahead of Midterms

“I don’t hear anything about the other national issues we’re focusing on in Washington,” a congressman said. A driver put it succinctly: “I’m really unhappy.”

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The Massachusetts Race for Democrats’ Next Crusading Attorney General

In cerulean-blue Massachusetts, candidates for the state’s top law enforcement job are seeking to demonstrate their faith in progressive ideals. But the race could be decided on other grounds.

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A Georgia Mystery: How Many Democrats Voted in the G.O.P. Primary?

Donald Trump has pointed to so-called crossover voters as a significant factor in his chosen candidates’ heavy losses. Some Democrats, too, embrace the theory. But the reality seems more complicated.

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In Alaska, the Race to Succeed Don Young Is Raucous and Crowded

Four dozen candidates, including Sarah Palin and Santa Claus, are facing a complex election schedule to follow the man who represented Alaska for 49 years.

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They Insisted the 2020 Election Was Tainted. Their 2022 Primary Wins? Not So Much.

Republicans are accepting their primary victories with little concern about the voter fraud they once falsely claimed caused Donald J. Trump’s loss.

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Maloney vs. Nadler? New York Must Pick a Side (East or West)

New congressional lines have put two stalwart Manhattan Democrats on a collision course in the Aug. 23 primary. Barney Greengrass is staying neutral.

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The Good News in Georgia That’s Bad News for Trump

Republicans in key swing-state offices can know that they have a future in the party if, in the event of a contested election, they simply do their job.

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How a Mapmaker Became New York’s Most Unexpected Power Broker

Jonathan Cervas, a former bartender from Las Vegas, radically redrew New York’s House district lines, forcing some Democratic incumbents to scramble for new seats.

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Jumaane Williams Owns the Left Lane. Why Hasn’t His Campaign Taken Off?

Mr. Williams, whose candidacy for New York governor was celebrated by progressives, has not gained much momentum and is far behind in fund-raising.

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