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2022 Midterms

  1. 2022 midterms
    How the House Was Won (and Lost)Republicans benefited from a fairly uniform shift in their direction among a relatively stable electorate. But Dobbs hurt them.
  2. 2022 midterms
    Warnock Is Going After Kemp Voters in the Georgia RunoffThe Democrat hopes to convince some Republicans that supporting him, or just staying home, is better than voting for Herschel Walker.
  3. early and often
    Kari Lake Is Denying Her Election LossIn a video posted Thursday, Lake said her legal team is “exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week.”
  4. just asking queestions
    The Pollster Who Predicted a Red Wave Explains HimselfTrafalgar Group’s Robert Cahaly says he underestimated how bad Republicans were at getting out the vote.
  5. early and often
    Republicans Clinch the House and That Means Gridlock BeginsThe smaller Kevin McCarthy’s majority, the less he will be willing to cooperate with Democrats.
  6. 2022 midterms
    The Mitch McConnell vs. Rick Scott Spat Is Heating UpScott is carrying Trump’s water in an increasingly bitter dispute over who lost the midterms. Now he’s challenging McConnell for Senate GOP leader.
  7. early and often
    How Did the Election Deniers Supported by Democrats Do?An accounting of the controversial practice of boosting Republicans in primaries.
  8. 2022 midterms
    Are Democrats Rebuilding Their ‘Blue Wall’ for 2024?Some Democratic optimists think states won narrowly in a midterm will fall easily in a presidential year. But voter inflexibility may explain it all.
  9. just asking questions
    Why Tom Bonier Knew There Would Be No Red WaveMonths ago, the Democratic strategist said this time the midterms would be different because of the backlash to Dobbs. Here’s what he’s learned since.
  10. early and often
    New York Does Not Have a Democratic PartyThe midterms show the statewide organization is worse than ineffective; it is practically nonexistent when it comes to electing candidates.
  11. early and often
    Katie Hobbs Defeats Kari Lake in Arizona Governor’s RaceThe rising MAGA star and prominent election denier is already signaling she won’t accept the outcome.
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    Just How Unusual Were These Midterms?There are some parallels with 1962, 1998, and a few other years. But the more you look at it, the more 2022 could be unique.
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    Who Has the Edge in Georgia’s Suddenly Less Momentous Senate Runoff?Herschel Walker trailed the rest of the GOP ticket in his state, but beyond that, national investment in this race is now in question.
  14. 2022 midterms
    Electability Is Great AgainLessons from the midterms could make a Biden-Trump 2024 rematch much less of a sure thing.
  15. the city politic
    New Yorkers Rejected the Doom and Gloom About CrimeMidterm voters did not accept the premise that crime is an all-consuming battle that New York is losing.
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    Democrats Keep Control of the SenateNevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican Adam Laxalt to give Democrats their 50th Senate vote in the next Congress.
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    Democrats Made Gains in the States, TooThey flipped two governorships and several state legislative chambers while holding off Republican election deniers.
  18. just asking questions
    Donald Trump’s Gift to DemocratsCook Political Report’s Amy Walter on the ex-president’s pivotal role in an unusual midterm.
  19. just asking questions
    John Fetterman’s Team on How the Stroke Changed His CampaignSenior adviser Rebecca Katz on the health crisis, the controversy, and how they turned a purple state blue on Election Day.
  20. 2022 midterms
    How Many Republican Chokers Is Trump Responsible For?The GOP was supposed to easily win the Senate this year, but it’s had some big misfires.
  21. the inside game
    The Vindication (for Now) of Joe BidenBeing underestimated is not new to those who’ve been with him from the start.
  22. just asking questions
    How Democrats Beat Back the GOP on Crime and InflationVeteran pollster Stan Greenberg thinks some candidates addressed the issues smartly — but that Joe Biden is out of touch.
  23. liveblog
    The Red Wave That Wasn’t: UpdatesBiden said Wednesday that voters had proven that “democracy is who we are.”
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    How Accurate Were the Polls in the 2022 Elections?While votes are still being counted and there were some big misses, the polls were generally more on the mark than last time around.
  25. tremendous content
    Trump Insists Election Disaster Was Actually ‘a Big Victory’Across the political spectrum, Donald Trump was dubbed Tuesday night’s biggest loser. But in his personal fantasyland, it was a different story.
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    Arizona and Nevada Could Make or Break a Democratic SenateDems have reason to be cautiously optimistic.
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    The Midterms’ Fresh Faces: 6 History-Making Politicians Elected in 2022A look at some of the rising stars who triumphed on Tuesday.
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    The Abortion-Rights Winning Streak ContinuesKentucky rejected a constitutional abortion ban, and California, Michigan, and Vermont added abortion rights to their state constitutions.
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    What Neighborhoods Went for Lee Zeldin?A micro-breakdown of Tuesday night’s results.
  30. early and often
    Walker-Warnock Senate Race Goes to OvertimeGeorgia’s Democratic senator and his legendary (if damaged) Republican challenger will meet again in a December 6 general-election runoff.
  31. early and often
    The 7 Big Lessons of the 2022 Midterm ElectionsDemocrats pulled off the strongest performance by an in-power party in two decades.
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    Ron Johnson Survives, AgainThe most-frustrating Republican senator to Democrats defeats Mandela Barnes, thanks in no small part to highlighting his liberal past.
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    Republicans Actually Had an Excellent Night in New YorkLee Zeldin lost, but he helped his party win major victories around the state.
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    John Fetterman Beats Dr. Oz and a Stroke, Flipping Pennsylvania for DemocratsNegative impressions of the TV-celebrity carpetbagger and his extremist party outweighed doubts about his Democratic opponent.
  35. early and often
    Kathy Hochul Beats Back a Serious Challenge From Lee ZeldinThe governor’s race became surprisingly close after the Republican assailed her on crime and made inroads in the suburbs.
  36. 2022 midterms
    Why Brian Kemp Easily Defeated Stacey Abrams This TimeIn 2018, she became a Democratic superstar in defeat. How much has changed in four years.
  37. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Shares Some Solid Gossip About Dr. Oz and Donald Trump“A total phony, by the way.”
  38. poll position
    The Final 2022 Midterms Polling ForecastAs Election Day arrives, polls show a lot of close races. While there’s talk of a Republican wave, there’s also potential for big Democratic wins.
  39. early and often
    How Hochul and Zeldin Stand ApartFrom crime to housing to congestion pricing, here’s what New Yorkers need to know about how the gubernatorial candidates differ on the issues.
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    Watch Out for Premature Victory Claims in the MidtermsThe “Red Mirage” that was the basis of Trump’s victory declaration in 2020 could be exploited by more candidates on November 8.
  41. early and often
    The People Fleeing Austin Because Texas Is Too ConservativeThe progressive paradise is over for some, and they’re fleeing to bluer pastures.
  42. early and often
    Trump’s Rumored 2024 Kickoff Could Mean Trouble for RepublicansWhile an imminent Trump announcement might force the hands of potential Republican rivals, it could also affect a Georgia runoff — and help Joe Biden.
  43. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Election Deniers Won’t Run the 2024 ElectionIn key 2024 battleground states, MAGA candidates’ hopes of taking over the election machinery are not looking great.
  44. early and often
    Oprah’s Unsatisfying Rejection of Dr. Oz Is Totally on BrandOprah has finally endorsed John Fetterman. If you’re waiting for an apology for creating Dr. Oz, I have some magic weight-loss beans to sell you.
  45. the inside game
    Why Democrats Are Suddenly Very NervousObama, both Clintons, and even Biden try to rescue their party from a potential rout.
  46. 2022 midterms
    Stephen Miller Is Taking Over Your TVVeterans of Trump’s war on immigration have been funding the most hostile ads of the midterms, and they have bigger plans.
  47. early and often
    Donald Trump Is Rallying Like It’s 2024Do Marco Rubio and Chuck Grassley need Trump’s help? Not really. But Trump will definitely need Florida and Iowa.
  48. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Doug Mastriano’s Hopes FadeAs we approach the finish line for the midterms, some races seem resolved, like the Pennsylvania governor’s race. But an awful lot are still in play.
  49. early and often
    Swing Voters Are Angry, Alienated, and Very PowerfulThe undecided part of the electorate is shrinking. But in close elections they are decisive, and far too many are swayed by negative campaigning.
  50. poll position
    What the Polls Say Today: Adam Laxalt (Might) Have the LeadIn one of the country’s hottest races, two polls have the Republican up significantly — but a third shows Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto holding on.
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