Tag: Primaries and Caucuses

Ilhan Omar Wins House Primary in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota fended off a well-funded primary challenger on Tuesday, ensuring a clean sweep of re-election fights for the group of first-term Democratic congresswomen of color known as the Squad and sending a message to Washington about the staying power of the party’s new progressive voices. Ms. Omar, who made […]

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries: Ilhan Omar and Georgia’s QAnon Candidate

Six states hold primaries and runoffs on Tuesday, but the spotlight will be on Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota. In her primary race for re-election on Tuesday, she hopes to continue a string of victories by progressive candidates nationwide, but she faces a well-financed challenge from Antone Melton-Meaux, a lawyer who has raised more […]

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Democrats Hold Edge as Battle for Senate Majority Becomes ‘Knife Fight’

WASHINGTON — In February, Democrats began getting anxious about the crucial Senate race in North Carolina. An unknown Republican-affiliated group was suddenly pouring millions of dollars behind the candidacy of Erica Smith, a progressive state senator who they believed had no chance of winning the seat in November. So party leaders began spending millions of […]

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Joe Arpaio Loses Arizona Primary to Reclaim His Old Job as Sheriff

PHOENIX — Joe Arpaio, the bellicose former Arizona sheriff whose harsh immigration tactics earned him international notoriety, narrowly lost his Republican primary as he tried to regain his old office in Maricopa County. Voters instead backed Jerry Sheridan, Mr. Arpaio’s former chief deputy, who promised to revive many of Mr. Arpaio’s policies but without the […]

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Marquita Bradshaw on Her Tennessee Primary Victory: ‘I Could See the Momentum’

Marquita Bradshaw, an environmental justice advocate who has run her Senate campaign on a shoestring budget, won an upset victory in the state’s Democratic primary on Thursday, brushing aside a party-backed candidate who had significantly out-raised her. Ms. Bradshaw, a political novice who grew up in South Memphis, won by roughly 9 percentage points to […]

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Progressive Victories Signal Staying Power for the Movement

When Bernie Sanders lost to Joseph R. Biden Jr., the left mourned what could have been, worried that it had faltered at a once-in-a-generation crossroads for the Democratic Party. But in the time since Mr. Sanders dropped out of the 2020 presidential race in early April, progressives have had a number of victories to celebrate, […]

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Rashida Tlaib Holds Off Primary Challenge in a Victory for Progressives

Representative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan, beat back a formidable primary challenge Tuesday from a repeat rival, widening her 2018 margin of victory and helping to cement the staying power of the progressive women of color who have shaped the party’s House majority. Ms. Tlaib, 44, defeated Brenda Jones, 60, the president of the Detroit […]

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Rashida Tlaib Holds Off Primary Challenge in a Victory for Progressives

Representative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan, beat back a formidable primary challenge Tuesday from a repeat rival, widening her 2018 margin of victory and helping to cement the staying power of the progressive women of color who have shaped the party’s House majority. Ms. Tlaib, 44, defeated Brenda Jones, 60, the president of the Detroit […]

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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

ST. LOUIS — Cori Bush, a progressive activist and a leader of the swelling protest movement for racial justice, toppled Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. of Missouri in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, notching the latest in a stunning string of upsets against the party establishment. Ms. Bush, 44, had captured nearly 49 percent of […]

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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary, Easing Republican Worries

Kansas Republicans on Tuesday soundly rejected the Senate bid of Kris W. Kobach, a polarizing figure in state politics and a staunch ally of President Trump’s, choosing instead to nominate a conservative congressman from rural Kansas who was the preferred choice of party leaders in Kansas and Washington. Mr. Kobach was defeated in the primary […]

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After 6 Weeks, Victors Are Declared in 2 N.Y. Congressional Primaries

After six weeks of delays, the New York City Board of Elections confirmed results in a pair of congressional races on Tuesday evening, delivering victories to a longtime Democratic incumbent and a young city lawmaker who could be a trailblazer for gay and African-American rights. In the South Bronx, Ritchie Torres, a 32-year-old New York […]

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Primary Election Voters Start a Virus-Era Wait for Results

As the coronavirus continues to ravage large areas of the country, disrupting the nation’s political process, voters in several states including Michigan, Missouri and Kansas were rendering verdicts on fierce advocates for both parties’ bases on Tuesday, in some of the last remaining primaries before November’s general election. It was another test of the mail-in […]

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Today’s Primary Elections: What to Watch For

WASHINGTON — Five states hold primary elections Tuesday, with voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington State choosing nominees for Congress and local offices. The day’s most significant contest is the Republican Senate primary race in Kansas, where Kris Kobach, a firebrand supporter of President Trump who lost the 2018 governor’s race in the […]

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Postpone the 2020 Election? Only With Great Difficulty. Here’s Why.

The coronavirus outbreak is inflicting new disruptions on the 2020 presidential campaign by the day, but few compare to the decisions by Louisiana and Georgia over the past 48 hours to reschedule their upcoming primary elections. The postponements were a highly unusual development in an American political campaign, though not an entirely unprecedented one. So […]

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Anatomy of an Election ‘Meltdown’ in Georgia

Last month, Daryl Marvin got his first taste of voting in Georgia. Mr. Marvin had previously lived in Connecticut, where voting was a brisk process measured in minutes. But on the day of the primary, June 9, he and his wife waited four hours to vote at Park Tavern, an Atlanta restaurant where more than […]

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Primary Wave May Make N.Y. Legislature One of Nation’s Most Liberal

A slew of progressive challengers upset entrenched incumbents in the New York Legislature in the recent Democratic primary, cementing their movement’s influence in Albany and making it likely that the state government will become one of the most liberal in the nation. The results, held up for weeks because of delays caused by the coronavirus […]

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Jamaal Bowman, Progressive Insurgent, Defeats Eliot Engel in House Primary

Jamaal Bowman has scored a stunning victory over Representative Eliot L. Engel of New York in a Democratic primary, defeating the 16-term incumbent and overcoming the efforts of the Democratic establishment in a profound show of progressive political power. Mr. Bowman, a middle school principal from Yonkers, was declared the winner on Friday, after a […]

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3 Weeks After Primary, N.Y. Officials Still Can’t Say Who Won Key Races

More than three weeks after the New York primaries, election officials have not yet counted an untold number of mail-in absentee ballots, leaving numerous closely watched races unresolved, including three key Democratic congressional contests. The absentee ballot count — greatly inflated this year because the state expanded the vote-by-mail option because of the coronavirus pandemic […]

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Who Can Make Trump Miserable This Fall?

I hope by now you’ve managed to come to grips with the fact that we’re no longer going to have Jeff Sessions in our lives. “It’s been a real adventure for me,” Sessions said in his concession speech this week, after he lost the Republican Senate nomination to a former football coach whose biggest campaign […]

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Why Sessions’ Campaigning in Alabama Couldn’t Overcome Trump

MOBILE, Ala. — Jeff Sessions spent his final days on the campaign trail reiterating his support for President Trump’s agenda, reminding voters of his efforts to curb illegal immigration while attorney general and emphasizing how, as a senator, he had endorsed Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign at a time when few others in Washington would. But […]

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Ronny Jackson, Ex-White House Doctor, Wins Texas House Runoff

Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, the former White House physician with no political experience who ran a campaign based on his close relationship with President Trump, won a Republican runoff election for a House seat in Texas on Tuesday night, effectively stamping his ticket to Congress next year. Dr. Jackson’s victory in the 13th Congressional District […]

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Sara Gideon Wins Nomination to Challenge Susan Collins in Maine

WASHINGTON — Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, on Tuesday formally became the Democratic nominee to challenge Senator Susan Collins of Maine, wielding a formidable war chest in a race that could determine whether Republicans retain control of the Senate in November. Ms. Gideon, backed by the Senate Democratic campaign arm […]

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What It’s Been Like to Vote in 2020 So Far

Over the past five months, people have waited in all sorts of lines to vote: some bent around stuccoed store corners, some curving through city parks, others spaced six feet apart. On Tuesday, voters in Alabama, Texas and Maine went to the polls in primary and runoff contests for one of the final election days […]

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Mondaire Jones Rides Insurgent Wave to a House Primary Win in N.Y.

Mondaire Jones, a progressive candidate supported by the institutional left, was declared the victor in a crowded Democratic House primary in the suburbs north of New York City, all but ensuring that he will join Congress next year as among its first openly gay African-American members. The race was not called by The Associated Press […]

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