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2022 Midterms

  1. 2022 midterms
    Americans’ Indifference About January 6 Is the Real Threat to DemocracyPolls show Donald Trump’s insurrection attempt isn’t a significant issue in the midterms. That shows just how broken our system has become.
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    Will Republicans Claim Victory Prematurely in the Midterms?In states where mail ballots aren’t counted quickly, GOP candidates could give Donald Trump’s “red mirage” strategy a try.
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    The Woman Training Trump Faithful to Monitor the Polls On Election DayWhat could go wrong?
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    Abortion, Gambling, and Marijuana: 2022’s Biggest Ballot InitiativesA guide to the major issues voters will weigh in on when they fill out their ballots in November.
  5. just asking questions
    ‘A Category 2 or 3 Hurricane Headed Democrats’ Way’Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman on whether he’s seen enough to predict a red wave in November.
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    Voters Won’t Like Republican Anti-Inflation MeasuresGoverning parties everywhere are in trouble thanks to inflation. But the policies Republicans offer to fight inflation are very unpopular.
  7. early and often
    Republicans Begin to Suspect Trump Doesn’t Care About the SenateThey’re surprised that the ex-president attacked Colorado’s Joe O’Dea as a RINO, even though he sabotaged Republican Senate control in the last cycle.
  8. early and often
    Democrats Fear the Backlash to the End of Roe Is FadingPreoccupation with the economy and Republican efforts to soft-pedal their extremist positions on abortion are having an effect.
  9. early and often
    J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan Were Surprisingly Brutal Last NightThey really don’t like each other, huh.
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    Chuck Grassley Could Actually Lose in Bright-Red IowaDemocrat Mike Franken was written off after a sexual-assault allegation. But star Iowa pollster Ann Selzer says Grassley’s in more trouble than ever.
  11. early and often
    Is the Midterm Republican Wave Back On?A lot of arguments for the GOP’s impending election success don’t hold water. But the potential impact of bad economic news can’t be ignored.
  12. early and often
    Kari Lake Is the Ultimate Test for DemocratsArizona will try the idea that Trumpified politics are poison without their namesake.
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    How the Border Went MAGAControl of Congress might depend on the Democrats’ ability adjust to reality.
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    Did Saudi Arabia Just Hand the Midterms to the GOP?The Saudi-led cut in OPEC+ oil production may not be a deliberate “October Surprise,” but it’s still screwing over Biden.
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    Will Election Deniers Deny Their Own Defeats?Republican candidates aren’t necessarily going to wait for 2024 to repeat their 2020 stolen-election fables. There’s no time like the present.
  16. poll position
    Trump’s Terrible Senate Candidates Could Still WinGOP Senate nominees like Mehmet Oz, Blake Masters, and Herschel Walker looked vulnerable in the summer, but polls show their races tightening.
  17. early and often
    Four Red-Hot Governors Races That Could Shape 2024These contests will affect not just the citizens of each state but potentially the national landscape for the next presidential election.
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    Ron Johnson Is Asked to Play Nice, Gets Booed for Smearing Mandela BarnesThe Wisconsin senator wondered why a nice man with a good upbringing is anti-American. It’s not the first time he’s attacked his opponent this way.
  19. just asking questions
    Will America’s Most Pilloried Pollster Get It Right Again?A conversation with Trafalgar Group founder Robert Cahaly about his unorthodox methods and the state of the midterms.
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    Democrats Struggle to Hold On to Governorship in Deep-Blue OregonJoe Biden is helping Democratic nominee Tina Kotek overcome a sour mood and an independent candidacy in a state Democrats have governed for 36 years.
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    Why Is Stacey Abrams Running Behind Brian Kemp?Georgia’s gubernatorial rematch doesn’t look like the barn burner everyone expected. Here’s why Abrams fell in the polls, and how she could still win.
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    Tommy Tuberville Doesn’t Understand How to Blow a Racist Dog WhistleIn a year when many Republicans are running on racially tinged law-and-order messages, the Alabaman came right out with some vintage racism.
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    Shooting Outside Lee Zeldin’s House Amplifies His Crime MessageTwo teenagers were shot outside the gubernatorial candidate’s home on Sunday.
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    If Democrats Can’t Save Catherine Cortez Masto, What Hope Do They Have?The Nevada senator and Harry Reid protégé trails her GOP rival Adam Laxalt. Her defeat could be devastating for Biden’s agenda and her party’s future.
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    Can Biden Convince Young Voters to Save His Party in the Midterms?Youth turnout is crucial for Democrats this year. They aren’t jazzed about Biden or the economy, but he’s trying to win them over.
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    Senate Control Could Come Down to These Long-Shot RacesOutside of the must-win battlegrounds, contests in North Carolina, Utah, Colorado, and Florida could deliver surprises in November.
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    Blake Masters Tries Out Election Denial LiteIn drawing back from specific “stolen election” claims, Masters is actually suggesting all elections may be “rigged.”
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    Woman Alleges Herschel Walker Wanted Her to Have a Second AbortionA troubled candidacy is now clouded not just by allegations of past misconduct and hypocrisy but by the appearance of serial lying.
  29. the inside game
    What Biden Privately Thinks About the MidtermsBehind closed doors, his 2022 priorities (like beating Ron Johnson) are also about his 2024 reelection.
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    Herschel Walker’s Abortion Story Has Become IncoherentFirst it was a “flat-out lie,” now it’s just an indiscretion.
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    Herschel Walker’s Desperate Religious CounterattackWalker’s redemption story has always been key to his campaign. It’s losing credibility as new scandals emerge and he attacks Raphael Warnock’s faith.
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    ‘Here Come the Tax Auditors!’ Republicans Scream in Torrent of Dishonest AdsThe new money for IRS employees is designed to fill long-empty positions at a struggling agency. But GOP ads say it’s an attack on the middle class.
  33. poll position
    Democrats Aren’t Laughing at Dr. Oz Anymore As Pennsylvania Race TightensRecent polls show the Pennsylvania Senate race between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz — a must-win for both parties — is a toss-up.
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    GOP Strategy to Save Herschel Walker: Ignore His Son, Attack the Abortion StoryRepublicans train their fire on the Daily Beast’s claim he paid for an abortion, not his son Christian’s more damaging allegations of domestic abuse.
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    Can Herschel Walker Survive the Implosion of His Heroic Image?After a steady drip of negative stories, Walker has now been hit with dual bombshells: abortion allegations and attacks from his own son Christian.
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    Trump Demanded a Government Shutdown and Nobody NoticedHis incendiary jab at Mitch McConnell distracted from a complaint about congressional Republicans not opting to destroy their midterm chances.
  37. poll position
    Why Are Pollsters Disagreeing About the 2022 Midterms?If one influential Republican-leaning pollster is right, Patty Murray and Josh Shapiro should be worried. Others scoff at the idea.
  38. just asking questions
    The Surge That Could Save DemocratsTom Bonier makes the case that women are registering to vote in a fury after Dobbs and have the potential to reshape the midterms.
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    Midterm Candidates’ Skeletons Are Coming Out of the ClosetIn close races, attacks based on “oppo research” can matter a lot at this stage of the campaign cycle.
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    The Election Deniers Running to Control the 2024 RaceSecretary of state candidates who don’t accept Biden’s win are looking to take over the election machinery in several key battlegrounds this November.
  41. early and often
    Left-Wing Challengers Have a Hard Road AheadAfter shock victories in 2018 and 2020, progressive challengers are having a harder time pulling off AOC-like upsets.
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    Pennsylvania’s Doug Mastriano May Be 2022’s Worst CandidateThe Republican extremist and incompetent campaigner can become governor only if things get weird in November.
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    Get Used to Close Elections With Huge ConsequencesWe may have entered a new era of political gridlock in which swing voters are scarce and evenly matched parties clash again and again.
  44. tremendous content
    The Fetterman Campaign Should Just Hire Dr. OzOz created a new slogan for his opponent, saying his hoodies show that “he’s kicking authority in the balls.”
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    House Republicans Release Their Vague ‘Agenda’ for 2023There’s nothing about climate change, Russia, or extremist threats to democracy, and their abortion stance is very hard to find.
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    Mehmet Oz: Buying a House for $1 Is Shameful (Unless My Family Does It)The Republican Senate candidate picked the wrong detail to use against his opponent, John Fetterman.
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    13 Fascinating, High-Stakes Political Races to Follow Between Now and NovemberThere are a baker’s dozen Senate, gubernatorial, and House contests that will shape U.S. politics and government in the immediate future.
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    Team Trump’s General-Election Prospects Are ShakyThere are six statewide candidates for which he is particularly responsible and whose fate in November will provide a measure of his clout.
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    The MAGA House Will Make the Tea Party Look TameFor all the attention on the Senate, Democrats are almost certainly going to lose the House. When they do, it will be insane.
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    Freedom Caucus Won’t Let Kevin McCarthy Forget Who Owns HimMembers are already making demands that would limit McCarthy’s power if he becomes Speaker. In a closely divided House, he’ll have to bow to them.
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