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    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul easily won her state's Democratic gubernatorial nomination on Tuesday, nine months after being launched into the governor's seat after the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  New York's first female governor beat back challenges from New York City’s elected public advocate, Jumaane Williams, and U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a moderate from...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the announcement earlier this year that longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe plans to step down from office early, Oklahoma voters have the rare opportunity to cast ballots on Tuesday for candidates for both of the state’s U.S. Senate seats, although Republicans will be heavily favored to retain both seats...
    The television personality endorsed by Donald Trump won the GOP primary to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey. Pennsylvania Republicans nominated Television personality and longtime New Jerseyan Mehmet Oz has been declared the winner of the Pennsylvania Republican primary to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey after fellow candidate Dave McCormick conceded the race late...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Recounting began Friday in the too-close-to-call Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, with barely 900 votes separating celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. Montour County began the recount Friday, one of seven counties that said they would start right away. Most of...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With just 910 votes separating the two leading candidates in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate, counties were preparing Thursday to start the recount between celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. At least seven counties — Bedford, Clinton, Crawford, Lehigh, Montour, Tioga and Warren...
    HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls made last-minute pitches to primary voters Monday in the tight race for the GOP nomination for seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Shelby. The three leading candidates in Tuesday’s primary — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, former Shelby aide Katie Britt and veteran Mike Durant — concentrated their...
    (CNN)Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dave McCormick is pushing for undated mail-in ballots to be counted in his neck-and-neck Republican primary against Mehmet Oz following a court ruling on a different election. The 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled Friday that undated ballots should be counted in a November 2021 election for a county...
    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination. The leading candidates are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks who won — and then lost — former President Donald Trump’s backing...
    David Perdue speaks during a Trump rally for Georgia GOP candidates at Banks County Dragway in Commerce, Ga., Saturday, March 26, 2022. Among Donald Trump's list of political enemies, Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp ranks right up there with Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Whereas Cheney sought to impeach Trump and end his political career,...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Locked in a near tie Friday, celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick began staffing up their campaigns with recount specialists as vote counting entered a fourth day in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat. Both campaigns have hired Washington-based lawyers to...
    Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been gifted a head start in his uphill campaign for Senate in Pennsylvania, as the counting of votes in the Republican primary persists and threatens to leave the GOP without a nominee until mid-June. Fetterman remains off the campaign trail recovering from a stroke suffered just before Tuesday’s primary....
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Locked in a near tie Friday, celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick began staffing up their campaigns with recount specialists as vote counting entered a fourth day in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat. Both campaigns have hired Washington-based lawyers to...
    Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz speaks at a rally sponsored by Donald Trump at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds on May 6, 2022 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania GOP primaries have already proven to be just about as “train wreck-y” as it gets, but they ain’t over yet. Not only has MAGA radical state Sen. Doug...
    Pennsylvania Republicans on Tuesday gave State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Gettysburg) the nod to face state Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) in the race for governor this year. The Democratic Party also nominated Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) for the Senate seat from which Republican Pat Toomey will retire at the end of 2022. At this...
    In a scorching editorial at the conservative National Review, the editors expressed dismay and anger with Donald Trump -- and Republicans in general -- over the primary in Pennsylvania where control of a GOP seat in the U.S. Senate may flip to the Democrats due to Trump's meddling. Combining the former president's endorsement of controversial...
    Recent polling for Pennsylvania's competitive Republican Senate primary shows a close split among the top three candidates, with each pulling roughly a quarter of survey respondents ahead of next week's primary. Republicans Dr. Mehmet Oz, David McCormick, and Kathy Barnette are polling between about 21% and 25%, according to the latest Trafalgar poll conducted...
    Republican Dave McCormick's credibility and consistency have been a repeated issue in the Pennsylvania Senate primary. In the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol insurrection, Connecticut-based hedge fund multimillionaire Dave McCormick criticized then-President Donald Trump for his role in provoking the deadly attacks. But now that he's running as a Republican candidate...
    The wife of never-Trump Ohio Senate candidate Matt Dolan asked Democrats to vote for him in Tuesday’s Republican primary. “ANYONE can vote tomorrow! Just walk into your polling place and ask for a Republican ballot. Fill in the bubble for Matt and walk out,” Jessica Maggard Hart wrote Monday on Facebook. “I‘d prefer to keep FB to horse...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. There will not be a contested Republican primary in the District 33 state Senate race this year after all. Sen. Ed Reilly (R-Anne Arundel) withdrew from the contest on Monday, just days after Del. Sid...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court: Democratic Senate hopeful Finkenauer qualifies for primary ballot and chance to face GOP’s Grassley. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sounded particularly confident of his chances to reclaim the majority in 2022 as he told the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night he believes this year is the best “atmosphere for Republicans” in some 30 years. McConnell said the “atmosphere for Republicans is better than it was in...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Saturday voted to place on their U.S. Senate primary ballot a state representative who attended the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol and is a supporter of former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 presidential election. The gathering is a key...
    Wilberforce, Ohio (CNN)Nearly all the Republicans vying for the party's Senate nomination in Ohio are embracing former President Donald Trump's message, touting their closeness to him and cozying up to the elements of the GOP that he propelled as they joust for a late endorsement. All that's missing is Trump himself. The former President has...
    Wealthy businessman Jim Lamon is poised to report a more than $7 million war chest to invest in his bid for the Republican nomination for Senate in Arizona after pouring $5 million into his campaign in the first quarter. Lamon’s first-quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission, due April 15, is expected to show additional...
    When an Ohio Senate debate devolved into a MAGA shouting match late last week—replete with apparent threats of violence and one candidate accusing the other of being a “pussy”— the Audience of One each of the top-tier candidates has been thirstily trying to emulate for months was not amused. One source described former President Donald...
    (CNN)Republicans should be in a strong position to take control of the Senate this fall -- if they can get out of their own way. In open-seat Senate races across the country, crowded GOP primaries are becoming only more contentious and muddled, leaving the party no closer to landing on nominees in key contests. ...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpFears grow over Russian chemical threat to Ukraine Overnight Defense & National Security — Senators grill Biden officials on Ukraine Jussie Smollett gets 150 days in jail after faking hate crime against himself MORE is set to hold a rally in Georgia later this month for former Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueStacey Abrams...
    Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed State Representative Tim Rudd (R-TN-34) to the newsmaker line to discuss the bill passed on Monday by the Tennessee State Senate, SB2616,...
    The nonpartisan Cook Political Report on Friday shifted its forecasts for two Senate races to the right. Cook moved the race to replace retiring North Carolina Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrThe Hill's Morning Report - One day, two continents, words of war On The Money — Congress averts government shutdown Senate passes bill to avert government shutdown MORE (R) from...
    Top Pennsylvania Senate contenders David McCormick and Mehmet Oz are casting aspersions on each other’s loyalty to Donald Trump in the struggle to win personal favor with the former president and secure his endorsement. Both Republicans are friendly with Trump and on roughly equal footing ideologically, waging maiden campaigns that have been buoyed, and burdened,...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Republican party on Saturday decided against endorsing in huge primary fields for governor, U.S. Senate and lieutenant governor, ensuring that this spring’s races will be that much more wide open. The party banned reporters from the ballroom where it held its winter meeting at a Lancaster hotel. However, committee...
    Opposition to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is quickly becoming an issue in Republican primaries as insurgent conservatives jockey for advantage. This week, Alaska’s Kelly Tshibaka became at least the fourth Republican Senate contender to announce she would not support McConnell for leader if she defeats incumbent GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and wins a Senate...
    Republican Senate candidate Sean Parnell lost his legal battle for custody of his three children on Monday, with a judge ruling in favor of his estranged wife, who had accused Parnell of physical and verbal abuse. The judge granted Parnell’s wife, Laurie Snell, primary physical custody and sole legal custody of the couple’s three children. ...
    Former Rep. Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerInternal poll shows McCrory with double-digit lead in North Carolina GOP Senate primary We are all paying for DeSantis' defiance of the First Amendment Democrats look to make debt ceiling a winning issue MORE (R-N.C.) has fielded phone calls from GOP officials in North Carolina and Washington urging him...
    Former Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● NV-Gov: Dean Heller, the Nevada Republican who was ousted...
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is projected to hold a large lead in the Republican U.S. Senate Primary, according to a new poll, first reported by the Washington Examiner on Monday. The poll, which was conducted by the super PAC supporting Brnovich’s campaign, shows the attorney general in the lead with 41 percent of the...
    Speculation is mounting in Georgia that Republican David Perdue is mulling a primary challenge against Gov. Brian Kemp even as the former senator remains mum on a possible 2022 campaign. Perdue definitively ruled himself out of the Senate race in February, and Herschel Walker’s entrance into the contest this week would appear to make that...
    (CNN)The Republican primary for Ohio's open Senate seat is about to get even more crowded with the expected entry Thursday of best-selling author J.D. Vance -- setting up a messy fight for the GOP nomination in a state that voted for Donald Trump twice.Vance joins a field that already includes Josh Mandel, the former state...
    Republicans are bracing for a potentially heated Senate primary in Pennsylvania that will see candidates competing to tie themselves to former President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE. A number...
    (CNN)Former Rep. Doug Collins, a top ally of former President Donald Trump, announced Monday he will not run for office in 2022, taking out a potential top-tier candidate for a crucial Georgia race that could determine the future control of the Senate.For months, Collins weighed a bid against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, but Trump has...
    Ohio Republican Mike Gibbons (left) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● OH-Sen: The Republican field for Ohio's open Senate seat swelled...
    Republican contenders for an open Missouri Senate seat are elbowing for a position as former President Donald Trump, whose endorsement could crown a winner in the GOP primary, treads cautiously. Former Gov. Eric Greitens is attempting to hire Kimberly Guilfoyle as his fundraiser, a move he presumably hopes nudges Trump in his direction. Guilfoyle, a...
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● AK-Sen: Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski got her first notable intra-party...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Wednesday announced he’s making a bid to replace Roy Blunt in the Senate, setting up a Republican primary against disgraced former Gov. Eric Greitens. Schmitt is a strong contender with a record of winning statewide elections and who is backed by Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield....
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    EXCLUSIVE — Rep. Mo Brooks is showcasing his support for former President Trump and targeting Democrats as he jumps into the race to succeed retiring longtime Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.Brooks repeatedly labeled Democrats "socialists" as he declared his candidacy at a campaign event Monday evening. TRUMP'S AMBASSADOR TO SLOVENIA LAUNCHES SENATE BID IN ALABAMA...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — US Rep. Mo Brooks, far-right Republican firebrand and Trump supporter, enters Alabama GOP primary for US Senate seat. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Donald Trump is preparing to endorse Congressman Jody Hice if he launches a primary bid against Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, three sources told Politico. 'Really importantly, pay attention to Georgia, tomorrow, on Monday,' longtime Trump adviser Jason Miller told Fox News on Sunday. 'There's a big endorsement that's coming that's really going...
    Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Matt Booker, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● MO-Sen: On Monday, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt became the fifth Republican senator...
    The Club for Growth announced Thursday that it is endorsing former state Treasurer Josh Mandel in the 2022 Ohio Senate GOP primary, giving his campaign a big boost in what could be a crowded nominating contest. Mandel jumped into the race to replace retiring Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanFive takeaways from dramatic Capitol security...
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