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2022 Midterms

  1. life after roe
    Abortion-Rights Fight Finally Gives Kamala Harris a Chance to LeadAfter being assigned several no-win tasks, the veep is emerging as the White House’s biggest champion on the crucial issue of reproductive rights.
  2. early and often
    Trump Scores More Primary Wins While Basking in GOP SupportThe ex-president got more post-raid consolation with wins by his candidates in Connecticut and Wisconsin, plus the loss of another impeachment backer.
  3. 2022 midterms
    Senate Control Could Come Down to a Georgia Runoff Once AgainIf neither Raphael Warnock nor Herschel Walker wins a majority in November, which looks plausible, they’ll face off in a December runoff.
  4. early and often
    Will Democrats’ Sudden Legislative Success Matter in the Midterms?With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and gas prices dropping, Democrats’ odds of success in November’s elections are looking up.
  5. 2022 midterms
    The GOP’s Glut of Rookie Candidates Could Mean Lots of Costly MistakesExperience in politics isn’t everything. But the GOP’s unusually large number of first-time candidates could mean midterms trouble down the road.
  6. early and often
    The Biden Age Is Hitting Its StrideThe debate over how old the president is and whether he should run again is a distraction from how much he has already accomplished.
  7. early and often
    Arizona Has Become a Paradise for Election DeniersPromoters of Trump’s election fables swept four major statewide Republican primaries. The GOP could pay a price in November.
  8. life after roe
    Kansas Shows the Potential Power of Pro-Choice Republican VotersThe Kansas abortion vote confirms that there are a significant number of pro-choice Republicans. Post Dobbs, they may get fed up with their party.
  9. 2022 midterms
    Kris Kobach Is Making Yet Another Comeback AttemptThe veteran nativist and vote suppresser is running for Kansas attorney general, despite failed U.S. Senate and gubernatorial bids.
  10. early and often
    5 Key Takeaways From the August 2 PrimariesIn the Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington primaries, Trump’s candidates did well, but there were also hopeful signs for Democrats.
  11. life after roe
    Kansas Voters Deliver Stunning Win for Abortion RightsStrong turnout in the very red state shows pro-choice voters are willing to fight back, with big implications for abortion politics and the midterms.
  12. 2022 midterms
    Trump Endorsed Both of the Erics Running in Missouri’s Senate RaceEric Schmitt is the front-runner. Eric Greitens used to be. Trump can’t be bothered to choose.
  13. early and often
    Will Trump Get a Sweep in Arizona’s Primary?Trump’s candidates are favored in the Senate and secretary of State primaries in Arizona. But gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake could be in trouble.
  14. life after roe
    The Kansas Abortion Vote Could Be a Big Pro-Choice VictoryAnti-abortion ballot measures like Kansas’s “Value Them Both” amendment tend to pass, so its defeat would signal a huge post-Dobbs shift.
  15. 2022 midterms
    Are Democrats Turning Around Their Dire Midterm Prospects?There have been some good recent signs for the party, but there’s still a long way to go between now and Election Day.
  16. early and often
    Democrats Are Undermining Their January 6 Message by Boosting Fringe RepublicansVoters may doubt the project is serious when they learn Democrats want election-denying Trumpists appearing on ballots in November.
  17. 2022 midterms
    Biden Might Finally Pull the Trigger on Student-Loan DebtThe president is reportedly considering partial student-loan amnesty to boost turnout among disillusioned young Democrats.
  18. 2022 midterms
    Bad News for Missouri’s Extremely Disgraced Former GovernorEric Greitens, who was forced to resign in 2018 over a slew of scandals, is sinking in Senate polls.
  19. covid
    COVID Outbreak Hits Senate at Worst Possible TimeIt’s white-knuckle time for Chuck Schumer.
  20. 2022 midterms
    Wes Moore Looks Set to Become Next Governor of MarylandAfter edging Tom Perez in the Democratic primary, Moore is now the overwhelming favorite to become the state’s first Black governor.
  21. life after roe
    For Democrats, It’s Now Culture War or NothingDemocrats have an opportunity and responsibility to fight for abortion and other rights at a time when they just aren’t trusted on the economy.
  22. 2022 midterms
    Dan Cox’s Win Brings Maryland GOP Back to the MAGA MovementModerate Republican governor Larry Hogan will be succeeded as GOP nominee by a Trump-loving extremist that Democrats promoted.
  23. 2022 midterms
    Arizona’s GOP Establishment Rejects Trump Pick Kari LakeRepublicans such as Doug Ducey and Mike Pence are consolidating support behind wealthy self-funder Karrin Taylor Robson in the gubernatorial primary.
  24. early and often
    Liz Cheney, January 6 Hearings Star, Is Bombing Back HomeWhile Cheney’s performance is dazzling D.C., polls show her losing badly to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman in Wyoming’s GOP congressional primary.
  25. life after roe
    Kansas Is First State to Vote on Abortion Rights Post-DobbsA Republican-sponsored constitutional amendment striking down state-based abortion rights will go before primary voters in August.
  26. 2022 midterms
    Despite Trump Endorsement, Palin May Be on Way to Defeat in Congressional BidAlaska’s complex top-four and ranked-choice voting systems aren’t being friendly to MAGA candidates.
  27. early and often
    An Early Trump 2024 Announcement Could Screw Over the GOP, AgainIn two Georgia Senate runoffs that were crucial to the GOP in early 2021, Trump thought only of himself. There’s no reason to think he has changed.
  28. life after roe
    What Polls Tell Us About Abortion and the MidtermsDemocrats hope a “Dobbs effect” will help them in November.
  29. politics
    Biden Is Now Polling Worse Than Trump Was at the Same Point in His PresidencyUntil recently, the Democrat could compare himself favorably to his deeply unpopular predecessor. It’s not so clear anymore.
  30. the inside game
    The 3 Most Important Races in the Post-Roe Midterms“The stakes have gone up because these races are fundamental to protecting democracy and abortion rights.”
  31. the city politic
    New York’s Primaries Were Decided by Politics As UsualDespite national upheaval, the turnout and results remained distinctly normal.
  32. the city politic
    What Happened to the Left in New York on Tuesday?Up and down the ballot, progressives couldn’t break through. The energy of the Trump years is gone, and it’s not clear what may replace it.
  33. 2022 midterms
    Illinois Republicans Go MAGA While Moderates Prevail in Colorado PrimariesTrump chose his battles wisely in the June 28 primaries, picking two winners in Illinois and staying out of Colorado’s contentious races.
  34. life after roe
    Why the Post-Roe GOP Will Only Get More RadicalDecades after partnering with the anti-abortion movement, the Republican Party has finally delivered. But ending Roe is just the start.
  35. anonymous
    ‘Things Will Be Fine’: GOP Insiders Doubt Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Cost ThemThey don’t seem all that worried the Supreme Court’s decision to end the right to an abortion will come back to haunt them in the midterms.
  36. 2022 midterms
    California’s Law and Order Narrative Didn’t Survive Late ReturnsRick Caruso is not the world-beater he seemed to be two weeks ago.
  37. early and often
    Mo Brooks Falls With Trump’s Knife in His Back“MAGA Mo” couldn’t win once Trump endorsed Katie Britt, a 21st-century Republican version of the conservative Democrats Brooks used to battle.
  38. early and often
    Trump’s Very Bad Day in GeorgiaOn the same day that Georgia witnesses exposed Trump’s horrific behavior toward election officials, he suffered two more primary losses in the state.
  39. early and often
    Democrats Want to Run Against GOP Kooks. They May Regret It.Some Democrats are promoting extremist Republican candidates to boost their general-election chances. That’s a risky strategy in a wave election.
  40. 2022 midterms
    Steady Drip of Allegations Could Sink Herschel WalkerIt looks like the Trump-backed former football great won’t be able to glide into the U.S. Senate on the strength of his celebrity in Georgia.
  41. 2022 midterms
    Trump Had a Good, But Not Perfect, Primary NightNevada Republicans largely went MAGA and South Carolina impeachment backer Tom Rice went down. But Nancy Mace managed to overcome Trump’s attacks.
  42. early and often
    The Potato Roll Empire Bankrolling Christian Nationalist Doug MastrianoThe Martins were bit players in politics, until they put Doug Mastriano one step away from becoming Pennsylvania’s next governor.
  43. disloyalty
    Oh, Mo! Trump Betrays ‘MAGA Mo’ Brooks Yet Again, Endorses BrittHaving endorsed and then de-endorsed his onetime January 6 ally, Trump is again making it clear that his idea of loyalty is not reciprocal.
  44. 2022 midterms
    Palin Takes First Step Toward Congress in Alaska Special PrimaryThe former governor and veep nominee will have a shot at at least a brief tenure in the House if she can win a ranked-choice election in August.
  45. early and often
    Rick Scott Backtracks, But His Plan Is Still Ultra-MAGA MadnessEven with revisions, Rick Scott’s efforts to define a post-midterm agenda for his party is a gift to Democrats.
  46. 2022 midterms
    Apathy, Not Law and Order, Was the Big Winner in California’s PrimaryNotwithstanding the recall of Chesa Boudin and temporary success of Rick Caruso, anti-crime sentiment didn’t dominate Tuesday’s races.
  47. early and often
    Why Voting Rules Don’t Match Turnout in California and GeorgiaTurnout was up in Georgia, where it’s harder to vote, and low in California, where it’s easy. That still doesn’t justify voter-suppression laws.
  48. early and often
    De-endorsed Mo Brooks Begs Trump to Take Him BackMAGA Mo, who lost Trump’s support, has come crawling back to Mar-a-Lago, desperate for a boost in his runoff against McConnell favorite Katie Britt.
  49. early and often
    California Republicans Downplay Their Toxic Brand to SurviveRick Caruso, Anne Marie Schubert, and Lanhee Chen are distancing themselves from the GOP even as they run on conservative themes.
  50. early and often
    The 3 Democrats Who Could Save the PartyGretchen Whitmer, John Fetterman, and Tim Ryan could win in the Midwest, which is key to the Senate and a post-Biden White House.
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