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2022-06-29 23:11:10
by Dan McCue
Matthews Wins Runoff to Challenge Incumbent Sen. Tim Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C. — S.C. Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews has won the Democratic primary runoff in South Carolina and with... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — S.C. Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews has won the Democratic primary runoff in South Carolina and with it the right to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Tim Scott in November. With 99% of precincts reporting as of Wednesday... Read More

2022-06-25 16:20:04
by Dan McCue
Interesting Races Abound as Five States Head to the Polls on Tuesday

WASHINGTON — This week will see yet another post-COVID “Super Tuesday” unfold as voters in five states — New York,... Read More

WASHINGTON — This week will see yet another post-COVID “Super Tuesday” unfold as voters in five states — New York, Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and Utah head to the polls. New York In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to... Read More

2022-06-21 21:33:23
by Tom Ramstack
House Hearing Shows Trump Pressured State Election Officials

WASHINGTON — The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6, Attack on the U.S. Capitol held its fourth hearing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6, Attack on the U.S. Capitol held its fourth hearing Tuesday, this time revealing new evidence former President Donald Trump exerted possible illegal influence on state and federal officials to... Read More

2022-06-18 16:47:05
by Dan McCue
The Choice in Virginia and DC: Stay the Course or Embrace Change

WASHINGTON — Glenn Youngkin’s victory in the 2021 gubernatorial contest has Republicans dreaming of pulling the state’s congressional delegation solidly... Read More

WASHINGTON — Glenn Youngkin’s victory in the 2021 gubernatorial contest has Republicans dreaming of pulling the state’s congressional delegation solidly back into the red column. This year the smart money says both Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., who currently represents the... Read More

2022-06-15 20:14:08
by Reece Nations
Republicans Flip South Texas Congressional District in Special Election 

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Republicans picked up a key victory in the special election for Texas's 34th Congressional District when Hidalgo... Read More

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Republicans picked up a key victory in the special election for Texas's 34th Congressional District when Hidalgo County GOP Hispanic Outreach Chair Mayra Flores beat Democratic Cameron County Commissioner Dan Sanchez and two other candidates on Tuesday.... Read More

2022-06-15 14:50:08
by Dan McCue
New York’s Highest Court Puts Kibosh on Bid to Consolidate Primaries

ALBANY, N.Y. — An effort by the League of Women Voters to consolidate New York State’s primary elections in August... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — An effort by the League of Women Voters to consolidate New York State’s primary elections in August has been rejected by the state Court of Appeals. The ruling handed down on Tuesday means voters in New York... Read More

Mills, LePage Look Ahead to November in Maine Governor Race

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Paul LePage, the Republican whose two terms as Maine's governor were dominated by his offensive rhetoric... Read More

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Paul LePage, the Republican whose two terms as Maine's governor were dominated by his offensive rhetoric and combative leadership, is seeking a political comeback. With no opposition, LePage coasted to the Republican nomination for governor on... Read More

Rice Loses House Seat After Impeaching Trump; Mace Holds On

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has been ousted from Congress in his Republican primary... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has been ousted from Congress in his Republican primary after voting to impeach Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 insurrection. He is the first of the 10 House Republicans... Read More

2022-06-14 17:21:58
by Dan McCue
FEC Approves Interim Rule Modifying Reporting Requirement

WASHINGTON — Individuals and entities who make independent expenditures to defeat or elect a federal candidate will now have to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Individuals and entities who make independent expenditures to defeat or elect a federal candidate will now have to identify each person who made a contribution of $200 or more for the purpose of influencing the election, under an... Read More

2022-06-14 13:54:40
by Dan McCue
Fierce Competition in South Carolina as Four States Hold Primaries

It is primary day in four states with voters heading to the polls in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South... Read More

It is primary day in four states with voters heading to the polls in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina. In Maine, Republican voters will choose between former Rep. Bruce Poliquin and longtime Selectwoman Liz Caruso, a far-right candidate... Read More

2022-06-13 17:20:46
by Eden Metzger
Study Suggests America’s Primary Election System Ripe for Reform

WASHINGTON — Political primaries are not mentioned in the Constitution of the United States, but it’s highly likely the founding... Read More

WASHINGTON — Political primaries are not mentioned in the Constitution of the United States, but it’s highly likely the founding fathers would have rejected them outright had anyone thought to suggest them at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787.... Read More

2022-06-07 15:14:28
by Reece Nations
Incumbents Under Pressure With Primary Season in Full Swing

SAN ANTONIO — Election season is heating up as seven states will hold primary elections on Tuesday to determine which... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — Election season is heating up as seven states will hold primary elections on Tuesday to determine which candidates will square off in November. By the time polls close throughout the states of California, South Dakota, New Mexico,... Read More

2022-06-05 18:54:25
by Brock Blasdell
Experts Watch for ‘Pendulum Swing’ in New Mexico as Officials Battle Election Misinformation

SANTE FE, N.M. — Experts will be watching primary results in New Mexico as the state’s progressive movement shows signs... Read More

SANTE FE, N.M. — Experts will be watching primary results in New Mexico as the state’s progressive movement shows signs of weakness ahead of the June 7 primary. Meanwhile, New Mexico’s secretary of state has launched a new Rumor vs.... Read More

2022-06-03 14:58:15
by Dan McCue
Secretary of State, Voting Orgs Clash Over Election Mailer in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prospective voters in Ohio should be wary of unsolicited pieces of alleged election-related mail that look like... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prospective voters in Ohio should be wary of unsolicited pieces of alleged election-related mail that look like official government documents and contain partially filled out voter registration forms, the Ohio secretary of state said Thursday. Secretary of... Read More

2022-06-01 17:38:23
by Dan McCue
Swalwell Seeks to Use Campaign Funds for Child Care

WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., has asked the Federal Election Commission for clarification on its rules regarding the use... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., has asked the Federal Election Commission for clarification on its rules regarding the use of campaign funds to pay for child care expenses incurred by a candidate. Swalwell, who currently represents California's 15th Congressional... Read More

2022-05-31 23:16:40
by Brock Blasdell
Demographics and Redrawn Boundaries Could Net Dems Big Win in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Increasing Asian and Latino populations across California have reshaped the state’s voter demographics heading into the... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Increasing Asian and Latino populations across California have reshaped the state’s voter demographics heading into the 2022 midterms. Amid congressional redistricting, it could create the perfect opportunity for Democrats to win seats in the 2022 primary... Read More

2022-05-27 17:51:07
by Dan McCue
Schrader Loses Oregon Primary After Extended Vote Count

WASHINGTON — Seven-term Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., long a moderate voice in the House chamber, lost last Tuesday’s Democratic primary... Read More

WASHINGTON — Seven-term Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., long a moderate voice in the House chamber, lost last Tuesday’s Democratic primary to progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner. It wasn’t hanging chads, but rather blurry bar codes that delayed knowing the outcome of... Read More

2022-05-27 16:43:21
by Brock Blasdell
Kitchen Table Economics Could Decide Iowa Primary, Expert Says

DES MOINES, Iowa — With Iowa’s primary election rapidly approaching its June 7 date, political analysts are wondering if the... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa — With Iowa’s primary election rapidly approaching its June 7 date, political analysts are wondering if the state’s large population of no-party voters will again turn the state red. Historically, Iowa’s caucuses have been a measure of... Read More

2022-05-26 21:04:53
by Reece Nations
Texas State Bar Seeks Discipline Against AG Paxton for Election Lawsuit 

DALLAS, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had barely any time to celebrate his primary election runoff victory before... Read More

DALLAS, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had barely any time to celebrate his primary election runoff victory before dealing with his latest predicament. The State Bar of Texas filed a petition on Wednesday seeking discipline against Paxton for... Read More

2022-05-21 15:26:48
by Dan McCue
Deep South Primaries a Test of Conservative Credibility

WASHINGTON — If any common themes are emerging from the primaries being held on Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas,... Read More

WASHINGTON — If any common themes are emerging from the primaries being held on Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas, it is that the voters in each state appear to be highly motivated and they’re looking for candidates — in... Read More

2022-05-19 17:54:45
by Reece Nations
Showdowns Abound in Texas Primary Runoffs

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of Texas primary races around the state will be determined in runoff elections held on Tuesday,... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of Texas primary races around the state will be determined in runoff elections held on Tuesday, May 24, including those for U.S House seats, Texas Senate and House seats, attorney general, lieutenant governor and local offices.... Read More

2022-05-14 23:03:55
by Dan McCue
First ‘Super Tuesday’ of Primary Season Filled With Intriguing Questions

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday, each of them helping to determine who... Read More

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday, each of them helping to determine who will appear in the general election in November, and, in a very real sense, the balance of power on Capitol... Read More

2022-05-12 20:42:37
by Reece Nations
Strong Early Turnout Sets Stage for North Carolina Primaries 

RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost 370,000 ballots have been cast ahead of North Carolina’s May 17 primaries that will pit candidates... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost 370,000 ballots have been cast ahead of North Carolina’s May 17 primaries that will pit candidates against each other for the House, Senate, state Supreme Court and appellate courts. As of May 12, a total of... Read More

Crypto Comes to Washington. Will the Millions Buy Influence?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin Houchin braced for the worst when a mysterious, well-financed group started buying television ads last month... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin Houchin braced for the worst when a mysterious, well-financed group started buying television ads last month in her highly competitive southern Indiana congressional race. Houchin assumed she would face a negative blitz, like the one that... Read More

2022-05-08 16:06:38
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a... Read More

2022-05-06 21:45:15
by Dan McCue
11th Circuit Reinstates Florida Voting Restrictions

ATLANTA — The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated parts of a revised Florida election law that... Read More

ATLANTA — The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated parts of a revised Florida election law that a lower court found intentionally discriminated against Black voters. In its per curiam opinion, the three-judge panel said Chief U.S.... Read More

2022-05-06 18:07:52
by Dan McCue
Early Voting Gets Underway in Virginia Primary

RICHMOND, Va. — Early voting began in Virginia on Friday ahead of the commonwealth’s June 21 primaries. Early voting will... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Early voting began in Virginia on Friday ahead of the commonwealth’s June 21 primaries. Early voting will continue through June 18 at 5 p.m. Those wishing to vote in person can do so at their local register’s... Read More

2022-05-05 17:04:42
by Brock Blasdell
Nebraska's Tight Governor's Race Shaken by Sexual Assault Allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. — Charles Herbster, Jim Pillen and Brett Lindstrom are polling neck-and-neck in the crowded field of Republican candidates... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. — Charles Herbster, Jim Pillen and Brett Lindstrom are polling neck-and-neck in the crowded field of Republican candidates as they head into their final week of campaigning before Nebraska's highly anticipated May 10 primary for governor. Each represents... Read More

2022-05-04 15:47:32
by Dan McCue
In Indiana, State GOP Fends Off Insurgency From the Right

WASHINGTON — Overshadowed, perhaps, by higher profile and more hotly contested races in neighboring Ohio, the outcome of Tuesday’s primaries... Read More

WASHINGTON — Overshadowed, perhaps, by higher profile and more hotly contested races in neighboring Ohio, the outcome of Tuesday’s primaries in Indiana were defined by moderates in the Republican-controlled state legislature holding off a challenge from their right. About two... Read More

2022-05-04 13:28:28
by Reece Nations
Vance, Ryan Score Victories in Ohio Primaries

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance will face Rep. Tim Ryan to become Ohio’s junior senator in... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance will face Rep. Tim Ryan to become Ohio’s junior senator in the November general election after the two candidates won their respective primaries on Tuesday. Vance, who was endorsed by former... Read More

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