Tag: Elections, Senate

G.O.P. Senate Candidates Race to Close Fund-Raising Gap With Democrats

WASHINGTON — Rushing to raise money and close yawning gaps with their Democratic rivals, every Senate Republican nominee in a competitive race is taking precious time from the campaign trail to come to Washington this week and next to gather money before Congress leaves for the fall. Fund-raising invitations obtained by The New York Times […]

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Election Deniers in Senate Races Shift to Appeal to Voters in Middle

At a Republican debate just before the Sept. 13 primary, Mr. Bolduc, a retired brigadier general in the Army, declared unequivocally, “I signed a letter with 120 other generals and admirals saying that Trump won the election, and, damn it, I stand by my letter.” He added for good measure, “I’m not switching horses, baby. […]

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What You Need to Know About Italy’s Elections

ROME — Italians vote on Sunday for the first time in almost five years in national elections that will usher in a new, and polls predict, right-wing government that will face economic challenges, a deepening energy crisis, and questions about Italy’s hard line against Russia and its full-throated support for the European Union. The elections […]

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Herschel Walker’s Company Said It Donated Profits, but Evidence Is Scant

The spokesman said, however, that he could not rule out the possibility that Mr. Walker had given to one of the Boy Scouts’ 250 local councils. The Times also reached out to local Boy Scout chapters in two places with connections to Mr. Walker — a council in North Texas, where Mr. Walker lived for […]

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Herschel Walker Says He’s ‘Not That Smart.’ I Believe Him.

For months, Herschel Walker refused to agree to debate Senator Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Senate race. Walker had also not debated any of his Republican primary challengers. He was riding a Donald Trump endorsement and the widespread resentment aimed at Warnock. There was no need for debate. Also, based on his incoherent, often incomprehensible […]

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Will Cheri Beasley’s North Carolina Senate Race Break Democratic Hearts Again?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The pep rally at the Lenny Boy Brewing Company Friday night was a packed and raucous show of confidence as Democratic officials greeted the “next senator” from North Carolina, Cheri Beasley, and the Mecklenburg County faithful asked about her plans for after her inevitable triumph come Election Day. Then the Rev. Derinzer […]

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These Trump-Backed Candidates Won’t Promise to Accept Election Results

WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after President Donald J. Trump refused to accept his defeat in the 2020 election, some of his most loyal Republican acolytes might follow in his footsteps. When asked, six Trump-backed Republican nominees for governor and the Senate in midterm battlegrounds would not commit to accepting this year’s election results, and […]

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Rally With Trump? Some G.O.P. Candidates Aren’t Thrilled About It.

Former President Donald J. Trump is preparing to swoop into Ohio on Saturday to rally Republicans behind J.D. Vance in a key Senate race. Two weeks earlier, he did the same for Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. Neither candidate invited him. Instead, aides to the former president simply informed the Senate campaigns that he was coming. […]

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Right After Primary Win, Bolduc Reverses Support for Election Lies

Like a driver making a screeching U-turn, Don Bolduc, the Republican Senate nominee in New Hampshire, pivoted on Thursday from his primary race to the general election, saying he had “come to the conclusion” that the 2020 presidential election “was not stolen,” after he had spent more than a year claiming it was. “I’ve done […]

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The Run-Up: What Democrats and Republicans Got Wrong About Voters

archived recording (reince priebus) But the report notes that the way we communicate our principles isn’t resonating widely enough. Focus groups described our party as narrow minded, out of touch, and quote, “stuffy old men.” archived recording (reince priebus) To those who have left the party, let me say this. We want to earn your […]

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Fetterman Says Stroke Problems Have Not Slowed Down a ‘Normal’ Campaign

Four months after suffering a stroke he described as a “near-death experience,” Lt. Gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania acknowledges lingering problems with his speech and hearing that sometimes cause verbal miscues. He has relied on closed captions or the help of staff members to smooth his interactions with voters and reporters as he runs for […]

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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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Republicans Struggle to Unite Party Around National Abortion Restrictions

In a meeting with civil rights and abortion rights advocates on Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris said the administration plans to increase its focus on the issue in the final weeks of the campaign, according to someone briefed on the event who asked not to be named, discussing private conversations. Within hours of Mr. Graham’s […]

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Chuck Schumer to Push $15 Million Into Democrats’ Fight to Hold Senate

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, plans to transfer $15 million from his campaign account to the Democratic Senate campaign effort as well as to several of the party’s key candidates, according to a Democrat with knowledge of his plans. The infusion of cash comes as Mr. Schumer appears comfortable in his re-election […]

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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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Enter the Candidate Wives

Ready or not, here come the political wives. It’s that time in the campaign cycle when many nominees, especially those running for statewide office, shift from stirring up their base to making themselves more palatable to the general electorate. This year, the Republican Party is under particular pressure to slap a friendly face on its […]

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Must We Discuss the Queen and the Donald in the Same Breath?

Gail Collins: Bret, I guess we should begin with the queen. Hey, that’s a change of pace, right? Bret Stephens: I’m trying to process the fact that I found myself tearing up while listening to the story of her life put together for the paper by Alan Cowell. Gail: Alan’s piece was perfect, but I […]

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Do You Think Your Newfound Popularity Has Something to Do With Politics?

We’re getting Senate serious, people. And it’s all about you. The candidates need you, even if your home state doesn’t have a real nail-biter. (Chuck Schumer is going to be re-elected in New York. You heard it here first.) No matter where you’ve been over the summer, I bet you spent some of your time […]

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Do You Think Your Newfound Popularity Has Something to Do With Politics?

We’re getting Senate serious, people. And it’s all about you. The candidates need you, even if your home state doesn’t have a real nail-biter. (Chuck Schumer is going to be re-elected in New York. You heard it here first.) No matter where you’ve been over the summer, I bet you spent some of your time […]

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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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A User’s Guide to the Midterm Elections

Astead W. Herndon contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, Robert Jimison, Mike […]

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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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How a Record Cash Haul Vanished for Senate Republicans

The Senate Republican refund rate equals 6.6 percent of direct individual donations this cycle; the Senate Democratic committee’s rate is 1.67 percent. WinRed declined to comment on stopping the Senate committee from using the tactic. The committee is still using the “reply YES to donate” function in texts, but it is now disclosing itself as […]

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Does Biden Really Believe We Are in a Crisis of Democracy?

Strip away the weird semi-fascist optics, the creepy crimson lighting and the Marines standing sentinel, and the speech Joe Biden gave on Thursday night outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall could have been given by other prominent Democrats throughout the Trump era. The song is always the same: On the one hand, dire warnings about Trumpian authoritarianism […]

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Pennsylvania Stakes Its Claim as Center of the Political Universe

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Pennsylvania, the site of crucial victories and devastating defeats for both political parties in recent elections, has emerged as the nation’s center of political gravity and its ultimate battleground as peak campaign season arrives. Perhaps no other state features as many high-stakes, competitive races, each pulsing with political currents shaping midterm campaigns […]

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With Midterms Looming, McConnell’s Woes Pile Up

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, spent the summer watching Democrats score a series of legislative victories of the sort he once swore he would thwart. His party’s crop of candidate recruits has struggled to gain traction, threatening his chances of reclaiming the Senate majority. And this week, his dispute with […]

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A Surprise Senate Race in Colorado: Michael Bennet and Joe O’Dea

GRANBY, Colo. — It was a bit tense for a groundbreaking ceremony. Against the striking backdrop of the enveloping Rocky Mountains, Senator Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat seeking a third full term, symbolically shoveled dirt to start a $30 million Colorado River restoration project for which he had helped secure nearly half the funding. Watching […]

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In New Hampshire, Republicans Weigh Another Hard-Right Candidate

MANCHESTER, N.H. — He has said the state’s popular Republican governor is “a Chinese Communist sympathizer,” called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment allowing direct popular election of senators and raised the possibility of abolishing the F.B.I. The man behind these statements is Don Bolduc, a retired Army general who leads the Republican field […]

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‘A Stirring of Democratic Hearts’: Three Writers Discuss a Transformed Midterm Landscape

Frank Bruni, a contributing Opinion writer, hosted an online conversation with Molly Jong-Fast, the writer of the “Wait, What?” newsletter for The Atlantic, and Doug Sosnik, a former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, to discuss whether the Democrats have shifted the narrative of the midterm elections. FRANK BRUNI: Doug, Molly, an apology — because […]

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