Tag: Primaries and Caucuses

Pro-Trump Internet Trolls Escalate Ugly Attacks on Nikki Haley

Social media posts depicting her as Shiva, the deity of destruction. Others that misleadingly use deep fake technology to show her insulting voters. And still others that direct vitriol at her son, a college student. For most of her presidential campaign, Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and former United Nations ambassador, has […]

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Inside the G.O.P.’s State Party Problem

State Republican parties in roughly half of the most important battleground states are awash in various degrees of dysfunction, debt and disarray. In Arizona, the chairman of the state’s Republican Party recently resigned after a leaked tape surfaced in which he appeared to offer a bribe to persuade a candidate to stay out of a […]

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Riding His Baseball Fame, Steve Garvey Disrupts the California Senate Race

In the crowded race to succeed the late Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, Steve Garvey stands out both for his celebrity and for how little he has actually campaigned. At community forums, the former baseball star turned pitchman has been a serial no-show. After televised debates, he has fled reporters waiting in the spin room. […]

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I’m the Mayor of Dearborn, Mich., and My City Feels Betrayed

“Dearborn doesn’t sleep,” I recently told an out-of-state visitor to my hometown. It was a reference to the celebratory time of Ramadan, when our city breaks bread together for iftar at sunset and suhoor, before sunrise, each day. For a month, Dearborn is bustling around the clock: Business districts buzz during the day, and residents […]

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South Carolina Primary: What to Know as Trump and Haley Face Off

The foursome of early Republican nominating contests will soon come to a close with the South Carolina primary, following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary last month and the Nevada primary and caucuses this month. Here’s what to know. When is the South Carolina Republican primary? Saturday, Feb. 24. Who can participate? South Carolina […]

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CPAC Straw Poll Will Ask About Trump’s Ideal Running Mate

Well on his way to the Republican nomination and eager to cast himself as inevitable, Donald J. Trump has repeatedly invited speculation about his running mate. Now organizers for one of the most prominent gatherings of the conservative movement plan to follow suit. The 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, which starts on […]

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Haley’s Attacks on Trump Over Veterans Aren’t Working, and Could Help Biden

As the clock ticks down before next week’s Republican primary in South Carolina, Nikki Haley is looking for any way to undermine Donald J. Trump and his commanding lead, including trying a new spin on an old line of attack: that he has a history of being disrespectful to veterans. Ms. Haley, in her quest […]

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Trump Fully Devours the Republican Establishment

Donald J. Trump is stamping out the final flashes of independence inside Republican institutions with astonishing speed, demonstrating that his power continues to expand over the new party establishment he has created. At the Republican National Committee, he is moving to replace longtime supporters with allies even more closely bound to him, including his daughter-in-law, […]

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Liberal Group Joins Efforts Calling for Protest Vote Against Biden in Michigan

Our Revolution, the political organization that Senator Bernie Sanders launched in 2016, is throwing its weight behind the movement to vote Uncommitted in Michigan’s Democratic primary, seeking to pressure President Biden into changing his approach to the war between Israel and Hamas. On Wednesday, Our Revolution is planning to send an email to 87,000 members […]

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Nikki Haley Coalition Seeks to Win the Women Trump’s Campaign Can’t

As Nikki Haley enters the final stretch of the Republican primary in South Carolina on Feb. 24, her presidential campaign on Tuesday unveiled a new national coalition aimed at making inroads with one group in particular: suburban women turned off by former President Donald J. Trump. The group, the National Women for Nikki Coalition, includes […]

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Haley Blasts Trump’s Insinuations About Her Husband’s Service

Nikki Haley, in the final stretch before the South Carolina primary, is going all in on attacking former President Donald J. Trump, her former boss and chief rival, whom she trails by a huge margin in her home state. Ms. Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, has used Mr. Trump’s comments over the weekend, […]

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Democratic Divide Over Israel Drives a Left vs. Left Fight for a House Seat

The St. Louis County prosecutor challenging Representative Cori Bush for her House seat in Missouri began his day Thursday being interviewed by a prominent Black radio personality in St. Louis. The prosecutor, Wesley Bell, then went on to lecture a sociology class at St. Louis Community College, where he once taught criminal justice, had lunch […]

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Andy Kim Wins a Vote Rich in Symbolism in Race to Replace Menendez

Representative Andy Kim, a third-term Democratic congressman, won an early but significant victory on Saturday against New Jersey’s first lady, Tammy Murphy, as they compete in one of the country’s most closely watched Senate primaries. Mr. Kim, 41, was selected as the Democratic Party’s nominee in Monmouth County during the first convention of its kind […]

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Kick Trump Off the Ballot? Even Liberal Justices Are Skeptical.

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Trump Wins Nevada’s Republican Caucuses

Former President Donald J. Trump glided to victory in Nevada’s Republican caucuses on Thursday, an outcome all but guaranteed because he was the only major candidate on the ballot. The Associated Press declared Mr. Trump the winner shortly after caucus sites closed in Nevada, giving him his fourth straight triumph in a Republican nominating contest […]

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Latino Organizers Say Republicans Took a Risk in Ignoring Nevada

Four years ago, East Las Vegas, Nev., was a hub for presidential candidates engaging in heavy retail politicking. This year, it was anything but. In 2020, Democrats came to the state months before its first-in-the-West presidential caucuses: Joe Biden, then a former vice president, took selfies at a well-known taco spot; Senator Bernie Sanders of […]

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Marianne Williamson Suspends Her Long-Shot Challenge Against Biden

Marianne Williamson, the self-help author, is suspending her long-shot campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, she said in a video address on Wednesday. She thanked her supporters in the address, urging them to carry on her campaign’s message and run for office themselves. “If you feel that you have a deeper appreciation of the promise […]

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Nikki Haley Still Isn’t Quitting

Nikki Haley lost badly in Iowa and New Hampshire. In Nevada on Tuesday, she ran unopposed in an irrelevant primary and finished behind “None of These Candidates.” But she is still trying to broaden voters’ imagination of what’s possible, both for her prospects in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, and for the nation. She has […]

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Nevada’s Struggling Economy Could Hold a Key to 2024

Nevada has the worst unemployment rate in the country, gas and grocery prices are still among the nation’s highest, and the cost of housing here has soared. President Biden’s policies are squarely to blame, Republicans argue, and former President Donald J. Trump will fix it if voters return him to the White House. Nevada’s unemployment […]

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After Humiliating Result in Nevada, Haley Goes After Her Own Party

After perhaps her worst result in her Republican primary campaign — finishing second to “None of These Candidates” in Nevada’s primary, in which the front-runner, former President Donald J. Trump, was not competing — Nikki Haley unloaded on her own party, painting the day not as bad for her, but for Republicans. In a post […]

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Matt Rosendale to Run for Senate in Montana, Igniting Republican Fight

Representative Matt Rosendale of Montana is expected to announce a campaign for Senate as soon as this weekend, torching plans from top Republican officials to avoid a bruising primary battle in a state that many in the party view as their best chance to win back control of the chamber. Mr. Rosendale, an anti-abortion Republican […]

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In Trump Colorado Ballot Case, Outsider’s Theory Takes Center Stage

In the world of American legal scholarship, Seth Barrett Tillman is an outsider in more ways than one. An associate professor at a university in Ireland, he has put forward unusual interpretations of the meaning of the U.S. Constitution that for years have largely gone ignored — if not outright dismissed as crackpot. But at […]

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The Supreme Court Should Let the States Decide Whether Trump Should Be on Their Ballots

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Thursday about whether Colorado may keep Donald Trump off the presidential ballot because of the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The justices should seek a ruling that is originalist, modest and respectful of America’s democratic federalism. In particular, they should focus on two phrases: “the […]

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Haley Outvoted in Nevada Primary, Trailing ‘None of These Candidates’

Nikki Haley was outvoted in Nevada’s Republican presidential primary by a “None of These Candidates” option on the ballot on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press, an embarrassment in a contest in which she faced no direct competition. The primary, which awards no delegates, had seemed like a foregone conclusion, as former President Donald J. […]

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Texas Company Was Behind Voter Robocalls That Impersonated Biden, N.H. Says

The New Hampshire attorney general said on Tuesday that his office, alongside federal officials and other state attorneys general, had identified the company behind robocalls last month that used an impersonation of President Biden’s voice to urge Democrats not to vote in the state’s primary. The attorney general, John M. Formella, said that the calls […]

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What to Watch in Nevada’s Weird Election Week

The bifurcated Republican presidential nomination contest that is unfolding this week in Nevada — a nonbinding primary on Tuesday and a caucus on Thursday — was orchestrated by Republican leaders to assure another delegate victory for Donald J. Trump in his march to the nomination. Nikki Haley, the former United Nations ambassador, is not even […]

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Why Are Americans Wary While the Economy Is Healthy? Look at Nevada.

Toni Irizarry recognizes that the economy has improved. Compared with the first wave of the pandemic, when Las Vegas went dark, and joblessness soared to levels not seen since the Great Depression, these are days of relative normalcy. Ms. Irizarry, 64, oversees a cafe at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, a property just off the […]

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At Las Vegas Rally, Biden Promotes Promises Kept

Fresh off an overwhelming victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary, President Biden rallied supporters on Sunday in Nevada, saying that he had kept his promises to the Black and Hispanic voters who helped elect him. Mr. Biden spoke at a community center in the historic Westside neighborhood of Las Vegas, home to an African American […]

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Biden Wins His First Primary in South Carolina, Where His 2020 Victory Began

President Biden won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, giving him the kind of emphatic result he no doubt envisioned when he made the state the first contest on the Democrats’ presidential nominating calendar. The election, called by The Associated Press shortly after polls closed, gives Mr. Biden the first set of delegates required to […]

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Kamala Harris Bolsters Biden for 2024 Ahead of South Carolina Primary

For decades, ambitious politicians with eyes on a future presidential run made pilgrimages to Iowa and New Hampshire, casually popping in at fairs and local fund-raising dinners as if they just happened to be in the area. When President Biden pushed Democrats to place South Carolina first on their presidential primary calendar, the geography for […]

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Kamala Harris Rallies Democrats, Pumps Up Biden and Warns of Trump

On the final day before South Carolina’s primary election officially kicks off the Democratic presidential nominating contest, Vice President Kamala Harris urged supporters not to ignore a contest that is widely expected to be uncompetitive but where she and President Biden are hoping for a morale-lifting rout. “South Carolina, you are the first primary in […]

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