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2017 Special Election

  1. Congressman Lays Loaded Gun on the Table And It Doesn’t Shoot AnybodySouth Carolina’s Ralph Norman wanted to show that guns don’t shoot people without people being involved.
  2. Early Voting Among Texas Democrats Is Off the ChartsIt’s a sign of superior enthusiasm, not any guarantee of success in November, but it confirms Democrats have a wind at their backs.
  3. Roy Moore Back in Action With Endorsement of Feminist-Hating Missouri CandidateIf there’s any Senate candidate out there who is following Moore’s twisted path, it’s probably Courtland Sykes.
  4. Hatch: If AL Voters Want Alleged Sexual Abuser in Congress, They Can Have OneIn sharp contrast to his fellow Mormon Mitt Romney, Orrin Hatch now sees nothing wrong with Roy Moore’s behavior if he’s elected.
  5. Could Trump Be About to Stab Luther Strange in the Back?After deflating Mo Brooks’s candidacy with a surprise endorsement of Luther Strange, reports now suggest Trump could turn his back on Strange, too.
  6. Trump Fans Moore and Strange Head to a Runoff in Alabama Senate RaceAll of Mitch McConnell’s fundraising and Trump’s endorsement only won Luther Strange a second-place finish and a runoff fight with Judge Roy Moore.
  7. In Utah Today, Voters Are Picking Jason Chaffetz’s SuccessorIn a deep-red House district, the mayor of Provo is the front-runner but is under attack as a RINO.
  8. Alabama GOP Senate Primary Getting Strange-er After Trump InterventionAlabama GOP voters likely to vault the wheezing campaign of Trump’s endorsee Luther Strange into a runoff with the grim celebrity theocrat Roy Moore.
  9. Democrat Wins Iowa State Legislative Special Election in District Trump SweptIt may be just a small straw in the wind, but a Democrat won in one of those midwestern small town districts Trump won, despite GOP culture-war ads.
  10. In Alabama Senate Race, There’s Stiff Competition to Be the Most Pro-TrumpAll three major candidates profess to love the president. But they’re really fighting about Mitch McConnell.
  11. The Next Multi-Million-Dollar Special Election Is in SeattleMoney and partisan passions are pouring into a special-election contest in Washington that will determine control of the state Senate.
  12. After Ossoff Defeat, Georgia Democrats Are Looking for Some AnswersShould Democrats in places like Georgia keep trying to rebuild white support? Or should they focus on minority mobilization? The debate goes on.
  13. 6 Takeaways From the Very Special Election in GeorgiaDemocrats again outperformed historical markers — but disappointed those looking for a breakthrough. What does that mean for 2018?
  14. Republicans Win Georgia’s Special Election, Democrats Search for a Moral VictoryBy dominating early voting and convincing GOP voters that her opponent was outside the mainstream, Karen Handel posted a comeback victory.
  15. Somebody Put Crude, Crazy Letters in Mailboxes in Karen Handel’s NeighborhoodThe most expensive House race in history just got weirder and more heated.
  16. Jon Ossoff Pulls Ahead in Polling As the GOP Tries to Link Him to Kathy GriffinThe nation’s most expensive House race just keeps getting pricier.
  17. Montana GOP Candidate Allegedly ‘Body Slams’ Journalist, Is Charged With AssaultThree local papers have rescinded their endorsements following the election eve incident.
  18. Far From the Beltway Madness, Montanans Battle in a Special ElectionIn a Trump state that still has ticket-splitters, populist Democrat Quist is within striking distance.
  19. Judge Overturns Early Voter Registration Deadline for the Ossoff-Handel RaceIn rough justice for GOP candidate and voting-rights pariah Karen Handel, a judge has extended registration for her runoff contest with Jon Ossoff.
  20. GOP Will Hold Runoff in Race to Fill Mick Mulvaney’s Former Congressional SeatDemocratic winner Archie Parnell will face either Ralph Norman or Tommy Pope next month in the South Carolina special election.
  21. Ossoff Race Shows Democratic Turnout at Levels Needed for Midterm WaveAn analysis of Georgia’s special election shows Democrats turning out more than Republicans — which is unusual.
  22. 8 Key Facts About Georgia’s Special ElectionJon Ossoff created an unusual and telling moment in American politics. Also: Don’t count him out yet.
  23. Confederate Flag Issue Making a Comeback in South Carolina Special ElectionA GOP candidate is attacking rivals for voting to remove the Dixie flag from the Statehouse grounds.
  24. Republicans Suddenly Getting Nervous About a Special Election in KansasThe House district represented by Mike Pompeo looked unassailable just days ago. No more.
  25. Democrat Gaining Ground in Georgia Special Election to Replace Tom PriceA new survey shows well-funded Democrat Jon Ossoff ahead of or even with his most likely GOP rivals in a second-round runoff in June.
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