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Contentious Races, Numerous Candidates Define August’s Second Super Tuesday
2022 Elections
Contentious Races, Numerous Candidates Define August's Second Super Tuesday
2022-08-05 19:33:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — There will be no shortage of names on the ballots in four states as 2022’s elongated primary season continues. Some of the contests have already taken unexpected twists and turns and all, on some level, will be a... Read More

In The States
Conway Headed to Runoff in Bid to Replace Nunes
2022-04-06 15:35:09
by Dan McCue

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. — Former California Assemblywoman Connie Conway, a Republican, advanced to a runoff election Tuesday to fill the remainder of former Rep. Devin Nunes’ term in California’s 22nd Congressional District. However, a slow count and the fact ballots... Read More

In The States
Special Election to be Held to Fill Vela’s House Seat
2022-04-05 17:01:39
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — Following the announcement that Rep. Filemón Vela, D-Texas, would vacate his seat in the House of Representatives to join a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., Texas Gov. Greg Abbott set June 14 as the date for an... Read More

2022 Elections
Republicans Vying for Nunes Seat Hew Close to His Legacy
2022-03-03 17:11:46
by Dan McCue

FRESNO, Calif. — The four Republicans running to serve out the unexpired term of former Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., have a number of things in common. They’re all for stricter voting laws, would likely try to defund schools that allegedly... Read More

In The States
Special Election Set to Fill Hagedorn Seat
2022-02-23 18:39:53
by Dan McCue

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz has formally called a special election to fill the vacant congressional seat of Rep. Jim Hagedorn, who died last week following a battle with kidney cancer. A special primary will be held on... Read More

In The States
Special Election Primaries Set for Two Ohio Congressional Seats on Aug. 3
2021-07-30 16:03:39
by Dan McCue

It may not be special elections galore, but voters in two congressional districts in Ohio are about to decide who will compete in November for two high profile Capitol Hill vacancies. On Aug. 3, 10 Republicans and two Democrats will... Read More

Political News
Voters Reject Trump-Endorsed Republican in Texas Special Election
2021-07-28 13:28:44
by Dan McCue

First-term Texas State Rep. Jake Ellzey defeated fellow Republican Susan Wright in a special runoff  election in Texas’s 6th Congressional District Tuesday night, dealing former President Donald Trump a defeat in terms of the enduring power of his endorsement. Ellzey... Read More

In The States
Texas Congressional District Runoff Between GOP Candidates Set for This Month
2021-07-12 17:23:57
by Reece Nations

ARLINGTON, Texas — Susan Wright and state Rep. Jake Ellzey are running in a special election on July 27 to fill the vacancy in Texas' 6th Congressional District. The stage was set by Gov. Greg Abbott in February to fill... Read More

Political News
In New Mexico, Yet Another Special Election Seen As Proxy for 2022
2021-05-30 12:20:58
by Dan McCue

Voters in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose a replacement for Deb Haaland, the former Democratic representative for the district who left Congress to become President Joe Biden’s secretary of the Interior.... Read More

Elections
Texas 6th District House Special Election Headed to Runoff
2021-04-30 21:24:17
by Dan McCue

 Susan Wright, who is seeking the seat held since 2019 by her late husband, Republican Rep. Ron Wright, secured one of two slots in an as yet unscheduled runoff election. She was one of 23 candidates vying to replace her husband,... Read More

In The States
Abbott Sets Special Election Date to Fill Rep. Wright's Seat
2021-02-23 22:01:53
by TWN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas - Saturday, May 1, will be the day of the special election to fill the Texas 6th Congressional District seat recently vacated due to the death of Rep. Ron Wright. Gov. Greg Abbott made the announcement Tuesday, adding... Read More

State News
Georgia Turnout Efforts Ramp Up With November Lessons in Mind

WASHINGTON -- Both parties are ramping up their turnout efforts for the pair of Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5 as early voting starts Monday. And they’re also keeping some lessons from November in mind. For Democrats, that means expanding... Read More

Senate Watch
GA Senate Special Election: Raphael Warnock (D)
2020-10-28 15:47:09
by TWN Staff

About Warnock:  Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Reverend Warnock’s father was a veteran, a small businessman, and a preacher. He spent the week hauling old cars to the local steel yard, and on... Read More

Senate Watch
GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)
2020-10-28 15:41:50
by TWN Staff

About Loeffler: Kelly Loeffler is a conservative businesswoman and was appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp to replace Johnny Isakson in the United States Senate. A lifelong Republican and proud Georgian, Kelly has worked in the Senate to spur... Read More

2020 Elections
What Tuesday’s Special Elections Taught Us, and What They Didn’t

WASHINGTON — It’s difficult to glean broader trends from a couple of special elections, but that didn’t stop both parties from drawing polar opposite lessons from Tuesday’s contests in California and Wisconsin. In California’s competitive 25th District, Republican Mike Garcia,... Read More

State News
California Governor Won’t Call Special Election to Fill Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Seat

SAN DIEGO — Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Wednesday a special election will not be called to fill the congressional seat that will be vacated when Rep. Duncan Hunter resigns from office Monday. “The Governor’s Office received Rep. Hunter’s resignation... Read More

Congress
Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set

BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that a special primary election for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District would be held Feb. 4, with a special general election April 28. The announcement kicks... Read More

Elections
Special Election in North Carolina a Test for Trump, GOP Prospects in 2020
2019-09-10 13:51:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District head to the polls Tuesday to finally decide who will represent them: a moderate former Marine who came within a hair of claiming the seat for the Democrats last year, or... Read More

Elections
Democrat McCready Holds Narrow Lead in North Carolina Special Election, New Poll Shows
2019-09-03 20:27:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democrat Dan McCready holds a narrow lead over Republican Dan Bishop in the special election contest to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, a new poll says. With precious little time left before the Sept. 10 election, a... Read More

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