Elections

DeSantis Eyes 2024 From Afar as GOP Rivals Move Toward Runs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren't holding back. No fewer than a half dozen Republicans eyeing the White House have begun actively courting top... Read More

2023-02-01 16:06:32
by Dan McCue
Haley Said to Be Announcing Presidential Bid Feb. 15

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley will formally announce the start of her 2024 campaign for... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley will formally announce the start of her 2024 campaign for president in Charleston on Feb. 15. Schuyler Kropf, political editor of Charleston’s Post & Courier newspaper broke the story this... Read More

2023-01-26 23:03:08
by Dan McCue
Schiff Enters Field Competing for Feinstein Senate Seat

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., confirmed one of California politics’ most poorly kept secrets, announcing Thursday that he is... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., confirmed one of California politics’ most poorly kept secrets, announcing Thursday that he is running in 2024 for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat. Schiff is the second candidate to formally enter what is... Read More

Slotkin Preps Senate Run After Winning Tough Reelection Bid

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington,... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington, fighting an expensive campaign for reelection in a Michigan district that Republicans were sure they could retake. That was all... Read More

Trump's MAGA Forces Threaten to Upend Vote for RNC Chair

NEW YORK (AP) — By week's end, the Republican National Committee is set to resolve a bitter leadership feud that has exposed... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — By week's end, the Republican National Committee is set to resolve a bitter leadership feud that has exposed perilous divisions within a party that has struggled to move past a disappointing midterm ahead of a critical race for... Read More

2023-01-19 17:50:53
by Dan McCue
Arizona Appeals Court Upholds State’s Mail-In Voting System

PHOENIX — Arizona’s mail-in, early voting process does not violate voters’ constitutional right to privacy, the state Court of Appeals... Read More

PHOENIX — Arizona’s mail-in, early voting process does not violate voters’ constitutional right to privacy, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. Tuesday’s ruling by a three-judge panel is a blow to the Arizona Republican Party and its chair, Kelli... Read More

Trump to Be Joined by Graham, McMaster at January SC Event

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be joined by two high-profile South Carolina supporters — U.S. Sen.... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be joined by two high-profile South Carolina supporters — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Henry McMaster — at his first public 2024 presidential campaign event in the early voting state... Read More

2023-01-13 16:24:27
by Dan McCue
West Virginia Governor Eyeing US Senate Bid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s folksy Republican governor, Jim Justice, says he is “seriously considering running for U.S. Senate” in... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s folksy Republican governor, Jim Justice, says he is “seriously considering running for U.S. Senate” in 2024 — the mere suggestion already making him the GOP frontrunner for the seat currently held by Democrat Joe Manchin.... Read More

2023-01-11 16:46:11
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit to Consider Whether to Limit Election Lawsuits

ST. LOUIS — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could... Read More

ST. LOUIS — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could see the court sharply restrict lawsuits challenging redistricting decisions and state election rules on the basis of racial discrimination. The... Read More

2023-01-09 14:57:39
by Dan McCue
Election Commission Seeking Comment on Audit Procedures

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission is seeking public comment on its policies and procedures for auditing political committees that... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission is seeking public comment on its policies and procedures for auditing political committees that do not receive public funds. Typically, when a non–publicly funded political committee’s disclosure reports indicate it has not met the... Read More

South Carolina US House District Ruled Racial Gerrymander

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal judges ordered South Carolina lawmakers to draw new congressional maps, ruling Friday that the U.S.... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal judges ordered South Carolina lawmakers to draw new congressional maps, ruling Friday that the U.S. House district lines of a seat flipped by Democrats four years ago were intentionally redrawn to split Black neighborhoods to... Read More

New Year Expected to Bring More Changes to State Voting Laws

State lawmakers around the country introduced thousands of bills to change the way elections are run after former President Donald... Read More

State lawmakers around the country introduced thousands of bills to change the way elections are run after former President Donald Trump falsely blamed his 2020 loss on voter fraud. Hundreds became law. Even with proponents of Trump's election lies roundly defeated during this year's midterms,... Read More

On the Ballot in 2023: Southern Governors, Big-City Mayors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be asking voters for a second term leading one of the nation’s... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be asking voters for a second term leading one of the nation’s biggest cities. Republicans will try to take full control of the Virginia Legislature. Governors’ mansions are up for election in... 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

2022-12-16 21:18:05
by Dan McCue
Firm Free to Market NFTs to Political Committees, FEC Says

WASHINGTON — A firm hoping to design and market NFTs to political committees under the same terms and conditions it... Read More

WASHINGTON — A firm hoping to design and market NFTs to political committees under the same terms and conditions it applies to nonpolitical clients won’t run afoul of prohibitions on corporate contributions, the Federal Election Commission has determined. DataVault, a... Read More

2022-12-16 21:16:31
by Dan McCue
Four Democrats Vying to Win Virginia ‘Firehouse Primary’

WASHINGTON — The Virginia Democratic Party is holding a “firehouse primary” on Tuesday to determine who will fill the 4th... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Virginia Democratic Party is holding a “firehouse primary” on Tuesday to determine who will fill the 4th Congressional District seat left vacant by the death of newly reelected Rep. A. Donald McEachin. Virginia’s Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin... 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

Trump Rebuked for Call to Suspend Constitution Over Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the “termination”... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen. Trump, who announced last month that he is running... Read More

DeSantis 2024 Prospects Prompt Fla. Lawmakers to Review Law

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated... Read More

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A “resign to run” law requires state officeholders to commit to leave their positions... Read More

2022-12-02 14:40:19
by Dan McCue
Biden Urges Democrats to Dramatically Alter Early Primary Calendar

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has asked the leaders of the Democratic National Committee to dispense with decades of tradition... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has asked the leaders of the Democratic National Committee to dispense with decades of tradition and make South Carolina the nation’s first primary state. The proposal, which was sent in a letter to party officials... 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

Pelosi to Step Aside From Dem Leadership, Remain in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, making... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, making way for a new generation to steer the party after Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in the midterm... Read More

The AP Interview: Pence Says Voters Want New Leadership

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that voters are “looking for new leadership” following the disappointing midterm elections for... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that voters are “looking for new leadership” following the disappointing midterm elections for Republicans, who are now openly debating whether his onetime boss, Donald Trump, should maintain a leading role in the party. In... Read More

Trump Prepares to Launch 3rd Campaign for the White House

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is preparing to launch his third campaign for the White House on Tuesday, looking to move... Read More

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is preparing to launch his third campaign for the White House on Tuesday, looking to move on from disappointing midterm defeats and defy history amid signs that his grip on the Republican Party is waning. Trump had hoped to... Read More

'Did Not End Well': New Pence Book Details Split With Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence blames Donald Trump for endangering his family “and all those serving at the Capitol” on... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence blames Donald Trump for endangering his family “and all those serving at the Capitol” on Jan. 6 in a new memoir released Tuesday. In “So Help Me God,” Pence recounts, for the first time in... Read More

Congress Faces Leaders in Flux, Big To-Do List Post-Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning to an extremely volatile post-election landscape, with control of the House still undecided, party leadership... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning to an extremely volatile post-election landscape, with control of the House still undecided, party leadership in flux and a potentially consequential lame-duck session with legislation on gay marriage, Ukraine and government funding. Newly elected members... Read More

Across the US, a Return to Democratic Order. Will It Last?

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no violence. Many candidates who denied the legitimacy of previous elections lost and quietly conceded.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no violence. Many candidates who denied the legitimacy of previous elections lost and quietly conceded. And few listened when former President Donald Trump tried to stoke baseless allegations of electoral fraud. For a moment, at least, there's... 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

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