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2022 Elections

Democrat Katie Hobbs Takes Office as Arizona Governor

PHOENIX (AP) — Katie Hobbs took the oath of office Monday to become Arizona’s 24th governor and the first Democrat... Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — Katie Hobbs took the oath of office Monday to become Arizona’s 24th governor and the first Democrat to hold the office since 2009. Hobbs was sworn in during a private ceremony at the state Capitol as she... Read More

Democrat Wins Arizona Attorney General Race After Recount

PHOENIX (AP) — A recount of votes has confirmed Democrat Kris Mayes narrowly defeated Republican Abraham Hamadeh in the Arizona... Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — A recount of votes has confirmed Democrat Kris Mayes narrowly defeated Republican Abraham Hamadeh in the Arizona attorney general’s race, one of the closest elections in state history. The highly anticipated results announced Thursday in Maricopa County... Read More

2022-12-22 16:53:27
by Dan McCue
McClellan Wins Democratic Nomination in Virginia’s 4th CD

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Sen. Jennifer McClellan overwhelmingly won the Democratic nomination to succeed the late A. Donald McEachin... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Sen. Jennifer McClellan overwhelmingly won the Democratic nomination to succeed the late A. Donald McEachin in Congress, garnering 84.81% of the vote, party officials announced early Thursday morning. McClellan far outdistanced her chief rival for... Read More

2022-12-21 14:50:23
by Dan McCue
It’s All Over but the Vote Counting in ‘Firehouse’ Primary in Va.

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 26,400 people turned out to vote in a “firehouse” Democratic primary held in Virginia's 4th... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 26,400 people turned out to vote in a “firehouse” Democratic primary held in Virginia's 4th Congressional District on Tuesday — so many that the party had to reportedly print as many as 10,000 additional ballots... Read More

Democratic Sen. Warnock Wins Georgia Runoff Against Walker

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden's current term and capping an underwhelming midterm... Read More

2022-12-06 16:57:53
by Dan McCue
Texas’ Top Election Official Resigns, Abbott Names Replacement

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ top election official, Secretary of State John Scott, resigned from that post on Monday, saying he... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ top election official, Secretary of State John Scott, resigned from that post on Monday, saying he will relinquish the office at the end of the year. As a result, on Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he... Read More

Arizona County Certifies Election After Judge's Order

PHOENIX (AP) — A rural Arizona county certified its midterm election results on Thursday, following the orders of a judge who ruled... Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — A rural Arizona county certified its midterm election results on Thursday, following the orders of a judge who ruled that Republican supervisors broke the law when they refused to sign off on the vote count by this week's deadline.... Read More

Obama Heads to Ga. as Warnock Seeks Big Early Vote Advantage

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, with Warnock looking to juice an apparent Democratic head start in early... Read More

2022-11-29 22:03:29
by Dan McCue
In-Person, Early Voting in Georgia Senate Contest Shatters Record

ATLANTA — Georgia voters choosing between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec.... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia voters choosing between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec. 6 runoff election shattered the state’s record for early, in-person voting on Monday, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.... Read More

Murkowski Withstands Another Conservative GOP Challenger

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of... Read More

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and... Read More

New State Voter Fraud Units Finding Few Cases From Midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems. That's just what election experts... Read More

Flip of Michigan Legislature Highlights Role of Fair Maps

Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, translating into their party winning control... Read More

Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, translating into their party winning control of both legislative chambers. That may seem like a natural result, but it hasn't been in previous elections. While Democrats... Read More

Georgia Runoff: Why One Senate Seat is Crucial for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat in Georgia’s runoff next month could be crucial to their success. If Warnock wins the runoff against Republican Herschel Walker,... Read More

GOP's Lackluster Fundraising Spurs Post-Election Infighting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “You know what else is incompetent, Tucker? The... Read More

2022-11-15 17:21:49
by TWN Staff
Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family... Read More

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family that knows the value of a dollar and the dignity of hard work. She learned the value of service from... Read More

2022-11-14 14:29:17
by TWN Staff
WA-03: Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez (D)

Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez is a fifth-generation Washingtonian, a small business owner and a pro-choice mother. Her great great grandfather Bert... Read More

Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez is a fifth-generation Washingtonian, a small business owner and a pro-choice mother. Her great great grandfather Bert Gilmore helped build the Washington State Capitol building as the quarry foreman and her grandmother Carol Gilmore was born in... Read More

2022-11-12 20:25:59
by TWN Staff
Nevada Governor: Joe Lombardo (R)

About the State The son of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo was born in Sapporo, Japan,... Read More

About the State The son of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo was born in Sapporo, Japan, on Nov. 8, 1962. He lived in Japan for over a decade before his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read More

2022-11-11 22:35:38
by TWN Staff
Oregon Governor: Tina Kotek (D)

About the State Tina Kotek, the governor-elect of Oregon, previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives (2013-2022) and made... Read More

About the State Tina Kotek, the governor-elect of Oregon, previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives (2013-2022) and made history twice in that position — being the first openly lesbian person to hold the position and being the state’s... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:26
by TWN Staff
Arkansas Governor: Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R)

About the State Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to... Read More

About the State Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. She advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two-and-a-half years, Sanders worked... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:15
by TWN Staff
Nebraska Governor: Jim Pillen (R)

About the State Born in Columbus, Nebraska, Jim Pillen, Nebraska’s new governor-elect, grew up on a farm in Platte County... Read More

About the State Born in Columbus, Nebraska, Jim Pillen, Nebraska’s new governor-elect, grew up on a farm in Platte County where he raised pigs with his father Dale.  After graduating from Lakeview Junior-Senior High School in 1974, he earned a... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:08
by TWN Staff
Maryland Governor: Wes Moore (D)

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one... Read More

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations, has devoted his life’s work to a basic principle: No matter your start in... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:59
by TWN Staff
Massachusetts Governor: Maura Healey (D)

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents... Read More

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents met in Gloucester, where her grandfather worked on the fishing docks and her grandmother, whose ancestors settled on the Parker... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:25
by TWN Staff
Pennsylvania Governor: Josh Shapiro (D)

About the State Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor-elect, has served as the state’s attorney general since 2017. Raised in Montgomery... Read More

About the State Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor-elect, has served as the state’s attorney general since 2017. Raised in Montgomery County, outside of Philadelphia, he studied political science at the University of Rochester and earned his law degree from Georgetown... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:13
by TWN Staff
Hawaii Governor: Josh Green (D)

About the State Josh Green is a husband, a father, an ER doctor and Hawaii’s lieutenant governor. More than 20... Read More

About the State Josh Green is a husband, a father, an ER doctor and Hawaii’s lieutenant governor. More than 20 years ago, he started caring for local families as a doctor in a small clinic on the Big Island. He... Read More

Trump Urged to Delay 2024 Launch After GOP's Uneven Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a red wave that former President Donald Trump could triumphantly ride to the Republican... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a red wave that former President Donald Trump could triumphantly ride to the Republican nomination as he prepares to launch another White House run. Instead, Tuesday night’s disappointing results for the GOP are raising new questions... Read More

2022-11-09 21:33:22
by Dan McCue
Abortion-Rights Supporters Prevailed in All Midterm Ballot Measures

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t just the control of the U.S. House and Senate that was hanging in the balance as... Read More

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t just the control of the U.S. House and Senate that was hanging in the balance as voters went to the polls Tuesday. In states across the nation ballots were cast on a range of health care... Read More

Democrat Kathy Hochul Becomes 1st Woman Elected NY Governor

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Kathy Hochul has become the first woman elected New York governor, winning the office outright... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Kathy Hochul has become the first woman elected New York governor, winning the office outright that she took over in 2021 when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned. She defeated Republican congressman Lee Zeldin, an ally of... Read More

VoteCast: Inflation Top Concern, but Democracy a Worry Too

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as Republicans had hoped, high inflation was the top consideration for voters in the midterm elections,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as Republicans had hoped, high inflation was the top consideration for voters in the midterm elections, AP VoteCast shows. But the survey reveals that a core issue for President Joe Biden, the survival of democracy, also... Read More

Abortion Rights Protected in Michigan, California, Vermont

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in battleground Michigan enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution, joining reliably Democratic California and Vermont in taking... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in battleground Michigan enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution, joining reliably Democratic California and Vermont in taking that step. An anti-abortion measure in Kentucky was too early to call. The Tuesday ballot measures came months after the Supreme... Read More

Dems Show Surprising Strength; Control of Congress Unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress hung in the balance Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress hung in the balance Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down. In the most... Read More

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