Tag: Elections, House of Representatives

McCarthy Pitches a G.O.P. Agenda With Broad Appeal

MONONGAHELA, Pa. — Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, the hard-right Georgia Republican who has sympathized with the rioters jailed for their roles in the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, smiled widely from her seat at center stage on Friday as her party laid out what its agenda would be if it succeeded in […]

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Elise Stefanik Says She’s Confident a Republican Wave Is Coming to the House

Today’s newsletter is a guest dispatch from Annie Karni, a congressional correspondent in Washington. Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the No. 3 House Republican, predicted on Wednesday that her party would pick up as many as three dozen House seats in November, despite signs that the red wave many predicted months ago might not […]

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‘A Crisis Coming’: The Twin Threats to American Democracy

Most Republican politicians who have confronted Mr. Trump, on the other hand, have since lost their jobs or soon will. Of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him for his role in the Jan. 6 attack, for example, eight have since decided to retire or lost Republican primaries, including Representative Liz Cheney of […]

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How Fierce Primaries, Abortion and Inflation Transformed the 2022 Map

Republicans can also brag of the most racially diverse slate of House candidates they have ever fielded, including 29 Hispanic contenders, 26 Black candidates, six Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders, and three Native Americans. Mr. Wasserman calculated that 61 percent of Republican candidates in swing districts were women, people of color and military veterans. Many […]

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s (Final!) Primary Night

Mr. Mowers, who lost to Mr. Pappas in 2020, earned the endorsements of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the third-ranking House Republican, is supporting Ms. Leavitt, who once worked for her. How Times reporters cover politics. We rely on our journalists to be independent observers. […]

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Introducing ‘The Tilt,’ a Newsletter About Elections and Polling

Ahead of the 2020 election, I wrote a daily article on the latest polls — internally, we called it my “polling diary.” To my surprise, tens of thousands of people signed up to be notified whenever we published a new diary entry. You might be one of them! This cycle, we’re taking email all the […]

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In New Hampshire, a MAGA Rivalry Is Splitting House Republicans

WASHINGTON — He calls her “fake MAGA Karoline” from “the swamp.” She calls him a “Fauci foot soldier” and a “pharma bro.” A congressional primary in New Hampshire between two young, conservative former Trump staff members has divided MAGA Republicans and the party’s leaders in the House, devolving into a bitter, expensive battle over who […]

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Why a Narrow, Hard-Right Republican House Majority Could Spell Chaos

Josh Brecheen, an ardent Republican who is virtually assured of victory in November to represent an overwhelmingly red House seat in eastern Oklahoma, has a message that is geared as much toward G.O.P. leaders in Washington as it is toward his party’s voters: He’s not going to the Capitol to make friends. “Whomever is elected […]

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Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate.

Ross Douthat, a Times Opinion columnist, hosted an online conversation with Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster, and the conservative writer and radio host Erick Erickson, to discuss whether Republicans are blowing the fall campaign — or whether a red wave is still possible. Ross Douthat: Kristen, Erick, thanks so much for joining me. Let’s […]

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With Voters From Both Parties Energized, Campaigns Begin Fall Sprint

For two decades, midterm elections have served as a vehicle for voter discontent, a chance for Americans to punish the president, shake up a statehouse and express their anger with the party in power by costing them congressional seats and governor’s mansions. This year, though, the dissatisfaction has intensified and become something like a national […]

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Trump Lashes Out in First Rally Since F.B.I. Search

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In his first rally since his home was searched by the F.B.I. on Aug. 8, former President Donald J. Trump on Saturday lashed out at President Biden and federal agents, calling his Democratic rival “an enemy of the state” and the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice “vicious monsters.” In an […]

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In Palm Springs, L.G.B.T.Q. Voters Could Sway a Key House Race

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Tucked away in the California desert, where windmills line the sprawling hills and rainbows adorn the crosswalks, a sizable progressive L.G.B.T.Q. community has turned a once reliably Republican stronghold into a battleground in the fight for control of Congress, giving Democrats hope for picking up a House seat that has long […]

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They Were at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Now They’re Running for Congress.

WASHINGTON — As rioters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Derrick Van Orden, a retired Navy SEAL, had a front-row seat to the mayhem, perching on the grounds beside a tall, intricately carved, sandstone lantern pier. J.R. Majewski, an Air Force veteran from Ohio, was also at the Capitol that day, alongside a live-streamer […]

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Sarah Palin Lost a Shot at a House Seat, but She Has a Second Chance

Sarah Palin’s bid for a political comeback just got a lot harder. Ms. Palin, a household name and former Republican Party vice-presidential nominee, lost a special House election this week that will send Mary Peltola, a Democrat, to Congress until January. But she will enter a rematch with Ms. Peltola and other opponents this fall […]

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With Peltola’s Defeat of Palin, Alaska’s Ranked-Choice Voting Has a Moment

Mary Peltola, whose victory in a special election on Wednesday makes her the first Democrat in nearly half a century to represent Alaska in the House, won the contest for the remainder of Representative Don Young’s term with an upbeat campaign that appealed to Alaskan interests and the electorate’s independent streak. But Alaska’s new voting […]

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Mary Peltola, a Democrat, Defeats Sarah Palin in Alaska’s Special House Election

In an upset with the potential to reverberate nationally, Mary Peltola has won a special House election in Alaska, according to The Associated Press, and will finish the remaining few months of the term of Representative Don Young, who died in March after serving nearly 50 years as his state’s lone congressman. Ms. Peltola, a […]

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Matt Castelli’s Long-Shot Race to Defeat Elise Stefanik

Motivated after Sept. 11 … Raised in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by a Republican mother and Democratic father, Castelli played baseball in high school, then went to Siena College, a private Franciscan institution near Albany. He was inspired to get a master’s degree in national security studies at Georgetown University after Sept. 11, then joined the C.I.A., […]

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In N.Y. Primaries, a Fight for the Democratic Party’s Future

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a moderate Democrat from New York City’s northern suburbs, saw a clear-cut lesson in his lopsided primary victory Tuesday night over one of his home state’s brightest left-wing stars. “Tonight, mainstream won,” Mr. Maloney, who also leads House Democrat campaign committee, declared afterward. “Common sense won.” The 30-point margin appeared to […]

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What Two Primaries Reveal About the Decline of Working-Class Democrats

The results of the Democratic congressional primary in New York City on Tuesday give us a hint of just how far the working-class liberalism once associated with city politics has declined. The winners of two races in particular, Jerrold Nadler and Daniel Goldman, who will almost surely represent much of Manhattan (and a bit of […]

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Democrats Sense a Shift in the Political Winds, but It May Not Be Enough

Energized abortion-rights voters. Donald J. Trump back in the spotlight. Stronger-than-expected special elections, including a surprising win early Wednesday in New York’s Hudson Valley. Democratic leaders, once beaten down by the prospect of a brutal midterm election in the fall, are daring to dream that they can maintain control of Congress this November. An unexpected […]

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Growing Evidence Against a Republican Wave

At the beginning of this year’s midterm campaign, analysts and political operatives had every reason to expect a strong Republican showing this November. President Biden’s approval rating was in the low 40s, and the president’s party has a long history of struggling in midterm elections. But as the start of the general election campaign nears, […]

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Growing Evidence Against a Republican Wave

At the beginning of this year’s midterm campaign, analysts and political operatives had every reason to expect a strong Republican showing this November. President Biden’s approval rating was in the low 40s, and the president’s party has a long history of struggling in midterm elections. But as the start of the general election campaign nears, […]

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Democrat Pat Ryan Wins in House Race That Turned on Abortion

HUDSON, N.Y. — Pat Ryan, a Democratic county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley, has won a special House election on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press, in a contest that was seen as a potential test of the impact that the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion might have on the midterm elections. The […]

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Democrat Pat Ryan Wins in House Race That Turned on Abortion

HUDSON, N.Y. — Pat Ryan, a Democratic county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley, has won a special House election on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press, in a contest that was seen as a potential test of the impact that the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion might have on the midterm elections. The […]

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Nadler Routs Maloney in Marquee Showdown of Bruising New York Primaries

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, handily defeated his longtime congressional neighbor, Carolyn B. Maloney, in a bruising three-way primary battle on Tuesday that was preordained to end one of the powerful Democrats’ political careers. The star-crossed skirmish in the heart of Manhattan was unlike any New York City — or […]

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New York: How to Vote, Where to Vote and Candidates on the Ballot

For the second time in two months, New Yorkers are voting in primary races, this time for Congress and the State Senate. There are several competitive congressional primaries and special elections, but there’s concern that a rare August primary, when many New Yorkers are distracted or away, will drive low turnout even lower than it […]

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries in Florida and New York

A race to take on Ron DeSantis. A battle of House committee chairs. A special election that will test the political power of abortion rights. A series of high-profile races will unfold on Tuesday in New York and Florida as the 2022 midterm primaries arrive in two of the nation’s most populous states. Late-August elections […]

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The New York Primary Being Watched by A.O.C., Pelosi and the Clintons

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. — Less than three months before the November midterm elections, the man tasked with protecting the imperiled Democratic House majority was contemplating a more immediate challenge: securing his own political survival in a primary contest this week. “How am I doing on the vote?” Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York asked […]

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What to Know About New York’s Aug. 23 Primary Election

For the second time in two months, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to head to the polls and vote in a critical primary election. Earlier this year, the state’s highest courts ruled that district maps created by Democrats were unconstitutional and ordered them to be redrawn. That necessitated the primaries for Congress and State […]

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Where Are All the Manhattan Voters in August? Try the Hamptons.

AMAGANSETT, N.Y. — In the lush town green here one recent morning, waiting to get her nails done, sat just the kind of Manhattan Democrat whose coveted vote could tip the balance in Tuesday’s blockbuster primary involving two lions of Congress, Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. Only the woman in question, Judith Segall, said she […]

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Outside Money Floods New York Congressional Races

“A single Democrat-aligned group spent $410 million boosting Democrats in 2020 — more than the D.N.C.,” said Pat Ryan, a spokesman for Ms. Bond, in an email. “The head of the D.C.C.C. is seeing hundreds of thousands of dollars from outside groups pouring into his race, too. Republicans can either keep up or lose.” Mr. […]

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