Tag: Midterm Elections (2022)

Want to Understand the 2022 Midterms? Meet Joe and Marie.

In other words, the race in Washington’s Third is an almost perfect microcosm of the broader political forces at work in the fall midterm elections. You’ve heard it before: Until recently, it seemed inevitable that a red wave would crash over America in November. The Democrats’ congressional majority is paper-thin, the party in power typically […]

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What Issue Is Most On Your Mind for the Midterm Elections?

In the weeks before Election Day, Times Opinion needs your help to understand what motivates each generation to vote. In a world on fire, our readers often describe a sense of displacement, and the fear that they and their children might not have the same lives their parents did. Every generation experienced the pandemic differently, […]

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Lost Hope of Lasting Democratic Majority

In retrospect, gun control and environmental issues were harbingers of one of the major themes of postindustrial politics: White working-class voters were slowly repelled by the policy demands of the secular, diverse, postindustrial voters who were supposed to power a new Democratic majority. The book is all but silent on the issues that fit into […]

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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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Biden Makes an Appeal on State Legislative Races

President Biden became involved in state legislative races for the first time, with an email Friday asking Democrats to each donate the modest sum of $7 to his party’s campaign arm for statehouse elections. And, following his Sept. 1 speech lashing “MAGA Republicans,” Biden is framing the stakes as a battle for American democracy, coupled […]

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This Threat to Democracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight

In the weeks after the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and his allies were unable to get far in their attempts to prove widespread voter fraud. There were two reasons for that. First, there wasn’t any, as numerous investigations by journalists, expert reports and court rulings showed. But second, Republican election officials in multiple states […]

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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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Amid G.O.P. Cash Crunch, One Very Flush Ally May Soon Share the Wealth

“We know all of these, battleground races, are going to be extremely tight,” said David Bergstein, communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “In the final months of the campaign, Democrats are going to make sure voters know everything they need to.” How Times reporters cover politics. We rely on our journalists to be independent […]

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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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The Midterm Election’s Most Dominant Toxic Narratives

A month after Florida passed legislation that prohibits classroom discussion or instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity, which the Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, signed into law in March, the volume of tweets falsely linking gay and transgender individuals to pedophilia soared, for example. Language claiming that gay people and transgender people were “grooming” children […]

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Democratic-Allied Group Pours $60 Million Into State Legislative Races

A Democratic-aligned group is investing nearly $60 million in state legislative races in five states, a significant sum in an often overlooked political arena where Democrats have struggled for decades. The group, the States Project, said it was focusing on flipping a single seat in the Arizona State Senate that could swing it to Democratic […]

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Secretary of State Races Turn Rowdy During the Homestretch

In a normal election year, races for secretary of state are sleepy affairs, and their campaigns struggle for media coverage amid the hurly-burly of more prominent Senate, governor and House contests. This year, however, is anything but normal. Democrats are pouring millions of dollars into races for secretary of state, buoyed by the nature of […]

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House Passes Police Funding Bills, With Democratic Rifts on Vivid Display

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed bipartisan legislation to increase funding for local police departments, after Democrats overcame bitter divisions in their ranks over a package aimed at blunting Republican efforts to portray them as soft on crime ahead of midterm elections. A broad bipartisan majority voted, 360 to 64, in favor of the […]

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Departures Narrow Democrats’ Path to Hold the House

That dynamic — what Mr. Persico referred to as a “resource challenge” — means that those candidates may end up relying more heavily on outside groups, such as the party’s political action committee, to finance their contests, setting up tough decisions for Democrats about where to spread a finite pool of money as House Republicans’ […]

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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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Public Schools Will Be on the Ballot in November

Nearly every parent I spoke to acknowledged, unprompted, how privileged they were to be able to move their children to a new situation, and lamented that this wasn’t an option for all families. Most described themselves as Democrats, supportive of public schools in general and supportive of teachers in particular. Some described their own experiences […]

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For First Time in at Least 25 Years, No Democrat Has Top Grade From N.R.A.

The Democratic break from the National Rifle Association is complete: For the first time in at least 25 years, not a single Democrat running for Congress anywhere in the country received an A in the group’s candidate ratings, which were once a powerful influence in U.S. elections. A New York Times analysis of the N.R.A.’s […]

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What Explains the Alarming Democrat-on-Democrat Sabotage in North Carolina?

“It is the sleeper issue of our time,” he added. (Peggy Sweeney, Sarasota, Fla., and Marjorie Ivey, St. Louis) Also in The Post, Olivier Knox wrote: “President Biden is off today to New York and the annual diplomatic cacophony that is the United Nations General Assembly — call it the UNGA din.” (Conrad Macina, Landing, […]

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Trump Support Remains Unmoved by Investigations, Poll Finds

The American public’s views of former President Donald J. Trump have remained remarkably stable across a number of different measures in recent months, even as he faces multiple investigations and as he remains a central figure in the midterm elections, according to the most recent New York Times/Siena College poll. Voters held nearly identical views […]

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The Republic

This transcript was created using speech recognition software. While it has been reviewed by human transcribers, it may contain errors. Please review the episode audio before quoting from this transcript and email transcripts@nytimes.com with any questions. archived recording (joe biden) My fellow Americans, please, if you have a seat. Thank you. I speak to you […]

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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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Democrats Are Starting to Feel Hopeful About the Midterms. Should They?

But Philip Bump wrote for The Washington Post that, so far, there are no obvious signs that young people will reward Biden for the relief plan, which hasn’t yet taken effect. In approval rating polls since August, “when we look at Americans under 30 — the group with the most debt — there’s been little […]

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A Shrinking Margin

In Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, he won the Hispanic vote over Mitt Romney by 40 percentage points — 70 percent to 30 percent, according to Catalist, a political research firm. Four years later, Hillary Clinton did even better, beating Donald Trump by 42 percentage points among Hispanic voters. But then something changed. The economy […]

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Donors Worry About a Cash Crunch for Voter Registration Groups

Several nonprofit groups that work to register voters are privately sounding the alarm about their finances, warning donors that they will have to begin scaling back their programs just as the country enters the homestretch of the midterm elections. It is a critical time. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and deadlines to register are […]

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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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Perfectly Reasonable Question: Can We Trust the Polls?

Last Monday, I wrote about the early “warning signs” in this year’s Senate polling. Then three days later, I helped write up the results of a new national survey: a New York Times/Siena College poll showing Democrats up by two percentage points in the generic ballot among registered voters. If you thought that was a […]

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DeSantis’s Migrant Flights Aim to Jolt Midterms, and Lay Groundwork for 2024

For months, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona have been busing migrants across the country, using immigrants as political props as they try to score points in the midterm elections and bolster their conservative bona fides. But last week, Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican governor, supercharged the tactic, flying two chartered […]

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Law Enforcement Funding Package Splits Democrats Ahead of Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON — Legislation to increase funding for local police departments has hit a snag on Capitol Hill amid deep Democratic divisions, as progressives balk at steering more money to law enforcement and moderates clamor for action that could blunt Republicans’ efforts to paint them as soft on crime ahead of the midterm elections. House Speaker […]

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Don’t Let Republicans Off the Hook on Same-Sex Marriage

Why is it always on the Democrats to compromise? To be the nice ones? To take the high road to nowhere? On Thursday, the bipartisan group of senators behind the Respect for Marriage Act, which would have enshrined federal protections for same-sex marriage, announced a delay on putting the measure to a vote, which had […]

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Inflation Remains Voters’ Top Concern. Can Republicans Keep Their Focus?

Zach Nunn, an Iowa Republican challenging one of the House’s most vulnerable Democrats, had been talking for months about rising prices when a Texas congressman two weeks ago invited him to visit the Mexican border — to see the fentanyl confiscated, hear tales of dying migrants and witness overwhelmed border agents. Mr. Nunn took it […]

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You Cannot Be Too Cynical About Trump (or His Imitators)

Bret Stephens: Hi, Gail. Any plans to hop a flight to Martha’s Vineyard? Gail Collins: Gee, Bret, I think the Vineyard folks have had enough unexpected guests for a while. But I really was impressed by how gracious they were to the immigrant families that Gov. Ron DeSantis shipped there. Bret: It’s a shame for […]

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