Dec 28, 2022: MSNBC: Why George Santos is the perfect poster boy for House Republicans
Santos, who narrowly defeated an incumbent Democrat in New York’s redrawn 3rd District, was found to have lied extensively about his biography during his campaign.
Dec 12, 2022: KKTV : Lauren Boebert officially wins U.S. Congressional District 3 in Colorado after recountThe Colorado secretary of state certified the 2022 general election on Monday.
“The certification was conducted after each county’s bipartisan canvass boards submitted their official abstract of votes to the Secretary of State’s Office, as well as the conclusion of a mandatory recount in the race for Colorado’s U.S. Congressional District 3 and permissive recount of the Colorado House District 43 race,” part of a news release from the Secretary of State’s Office reads.
Dec 10, 2022: Bloomberg: In Battleground Georgia, Republicans and Democrats Each Find a Star
Georgia's drama-filled elections of the past two years have thrust a new star from each party onto the national stage: Democratic US Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Governor Brian Kemp.
Warnock is the first Black man to represent Georgia in the Senate and got there by coming out ahead in four elections over the past two years. Kemp is also a rare creature — a Republican who defied Donald Trump and survived. As he put it: “Reports of my political death have been greatly exaggerated.”
Dec 10, 2022: CNN: Opinion: The tragedy of Herschel Walker isn’t over yet
As a Black man, I found the US Senate race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker a particularly painful one to watch, observe and analyze. The assumption that a Black football player whose celebrated symbolism in Georgia would be enough to split the Black vote thankfully went unrealized, but the reality that a number of White Georgians were willing to support Walker underscores the troubling questions ahead for a country mired in division and bracing for former President Donald Trump’s bid for his old office in 2024.
Dec 9, 2022: News Nation: Kari Lake announces lawsuit against Maricopa County
Arizona Republican Kari Lake has signaled on Twitter that she’s filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County over her recent election loss.
Dec 9, 2022: New York Magazine: Kyrsten Sinema Is Playing Chicken
The biggest loser of the 2022 election other than Donald Trump was Kyrsten Sinema. The Arizona senator and now-former Democrat desperately needed Democrats, especially fellow senator Mark Kelly, to lose. Only such a setback would make the party desperate enough to tolerate her continued presence. Kelly’s reelection made it certain that Sinema would face, and lose, a primary challenge in two years.
Dec 1, 2022: Open Secrets: Tax returns reveal finances of former Trump aides’ ‘dark money’ group bankrolling divisive ads ahead of 2022 midterms
The America First Legal Foundation, a “dark money” group connected to officials in former President Donald Trump’s administration that bankrolled provocative ads ahead of 2022 midterms, raised more than $6.3 million during its first year in operation, a new OpenSecrets analysis of tax filings found.
Former Trump White House official Stephen Miller launched America First Legal with the intention of using the legal system to challenge President Joe Biden‘s agenda. Multiple former Trump officials are on America First Legal’s board of directors or in leadership positions, including Miller, Gene Hamilton, John Zadrozny, Ian Prior and former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Dec 7, 2022: Los Angeles Times: Column: Warnock won and Walker lost because voters judged on character
But was it really progress that put two Black men — Sen. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who won Tuesday’s runoff, and Herschel Walker, the football legend and Republican candidate — on the ballot? I don’t think so, not given the self-serving cynicism that led first Donald Trump and then other pliant Republican leaders to pluck Walker from Texas to run against Warnock, the senior pastor at Dr. King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Leading Black pundits called Walker’s candidacy tokenism and “an insult to Black people,” given his evident unfitness for the office.
Dec 7, 2022: Intelligencer: Raphael Warnock Is the Exception
I spent several weeks this summer following Raphael Warnock’s reelection campaign across Georgia, and the closest I got to a one-on-one interview was when I asked him a question he didn’t want to answer. It was August 17, the day Rudy Giuliani testified about 2020 election interference at the Fulton County courthouse. “I was wondering if you had any comment on Giuliani’s testimony this morning,” I asked the senator, who won his runoff against former football star Herschel Walker on Tuesday.
Dec 1, 2022: The Hill: Arizona’s Cochise County certifies election following court order
The Cochise County, Ariz., board of supervisors certified the county’s election results on Thursday, after a state judge ruled that it was unlawful for two GOP supervisors not to certify the results by the state’s legal deadline.
Nov 30, 2022: Open Secrets: Walker-Warnock U.S. Senate race in Georgia most expensive in 2022 cycle as runoff intensifies
The U.S. Senate race in Georgia is the most expensive contest of the 2022 cycle, according to OpenSecrets data, with spending by general election candidates and outside groups skyrocketing to $380.7 million as of Nov. 29.
Money is still pouring into the Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican nominee Herschel Walker. The Georgia contest advanced to a runoff when neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote on election day.
Nov 22, 2022: Right Wing Watch: Mike Lindell Wants More Money to Make Bogus Claims About Voting Machines
A fundraising email sent Tuesday for the Lindell Legal Offense Fund features a Christian nationalist logo (see above) and a familiar claim. “It’s being stolen again,” declares the email, mixing claims about Trump’s 2020 loss and the recently concluded midterm elections. “Great people ran for office across this country, earned your vote and are now being cheated by electronic voting machines!”
Daily Kos: Why is Herschel Walker getting a tax break for his home in Texas but running for Senate in Georgia?
Herschel Walker’s campaign is as bumbling as the Republican Senate candidate's ability to state a cohesive thought, but this latest misstep is particularly egregious. CNN reports that Walker is getting a tax break this year on his Dallas-area home. The problem is that’s a break given to folks for their primary residence, and someone obviously forgot to tell Walker that he’s running for Senate in Georgia. 11.23.22
Nov 23, 2022: AP: GOP Gov Ducey welcomes Dem Hobbs though no Lake concession
Outgoing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory.
Ducey met with Hobbs in his office more than a week after her victory became clear and days after the last ballots were counted. However, defeated Republican Kari Lake has not conceded and has worked since the election to draw attention to voters who say they were affected by a problem with ballot printers at some polling places in Maricopa County
November 23, 2022: CV Wire: Relentless Newsom Opponent Captures US House Seat in N. California
Republican Kevin Kiley, a state legislator who became a conservative favorite for his pointed and relentless criticism of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, captured a U.S. House seat Tuesday in northeastern California.
With 83% of ballots counted, Kiley received nearly 53% of the votes to defeat Democrat Kermit Jones, a doctor and Navy veteran.
Democracy, like capitalism, is dependent on competition. The lack of meaningful political competition in Washington state is beginning to raise concerns. During the campaign, I heard consistently from business and law enforcement groups that they were supporting Republicans in order to bring more balance to Olympia. Significantly, several big blue-collar unions expressed the same concern. Some unions supported Republicans in key races, or at least refused to support some Democrats. On issues around taxes, the environment, the housing shortage and particularly public safety, I heard a lot of concerns about liberal overreach from state government stakeholders, and even from some Democratic legislators and consultants.
There will be another election in 24 months, but the results are preordained. The only drama might come in the 3rd Congressional District, if Republicans are able to get a credible candidate through the primary.
Our two-party system has produced one-party rule on the West Coast. The toxicity of the national Republican brand is disqualifying here, no matter what local Republicans do or say during campaigns, leaving the Democrats unchecked. The marketplace of ideas is very, very narrow. Are we all OK with that, or might it be time to seriously talk about an alternative to our two-party system? -Chris Vance; Seattle Times; 11.1622
GOP: Kay Ivey
GOP: Kari Lake
Dem: Katie Hobbs
GOP: Mark Finchem
GOP: Josh Rieves
GOP: Sarah Huckabee Sanders
GOP: Scott Jones
GOP: Young Kim
GOP: Scott Baugh
GOP: Kevin Kiley
Dem: Kermit Jones
Dem: Asif Mahmood
Dem: Katie Porter
GOP: Greg Lopez
Dem: Adam Frisch
GOP: Lauren Boebert
Dem: Nick Hinrichsen
GOP: Stephen Varela
Dem: Charlie Crist
Dem: Val Demings
GOP: Marco Rubio
GOP: Matt Gaetz
GOP: Anna Paulina Luna
GOP: Ron DeSantis
GOP: - Brian Kemp -
GOP: Marjorie Taylor Greene
Dem: Raphael Warnock
Dem: Stacey Abrams
GOP: David Perdue - -Kandiss Taylor
Suzi Voyles -
GOP: Mike Collins
GOP Herschel Walker
Dem: Laura Kelly
GOP: Derek Schmidt
GOP: John Kennedy
Dem: Wes Moore
GOP: Dan Cox
Dem: Gretchen Whitmer
GOP: Tudor Dixon
GOP: Matt DePerno
GOP: Kristina Karamo
GOP: Trent Kelly
Dem: Johnny Dupree - Dem: Bennie Thompson
GOP: Mike Ezell
- Jerry Kerner
- Raymond Brooks - GOP: Michael Guest -
Dem: Shuwaski Young
Michael Cassidy - Thomas B. Griffin
Libertarian: Alden Johnson
GOP: Jim Marchant
GOP Adam Laxalt
Dem: Catherine Cortez Masto
GOP: Karoline Leavitt
GOP: Janet Folger Porter
GOP: JD Vance
Dem: Tina Kotek
GOP: Christine Drazan
Independent: Betsy Johnson
GOP: - Doug Mastriano
GOP: Mehmet Oz
GOP: Charity Grimm Krupa
Dem: John Fetterman
Dem: Josh Shapiro
Dem: Richard Ringer
GOP: - Mark Burns -
GOP: Greg Abbott
GOP: Pat Fallon
GOP: Lance Gooden
GOP: Patrick David Gillespie
DEM: Marc Veasey
Dem: Beto O'Rourke
GOP: Joe Kent
Dem: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
GOP: Ron Johnson
GOP: Rebecca Kleefisch
GOP: Tim Michels
GOP Kevin Nicholson
Dem Tony Evers
Dem: Mandela Barnes
But legal experts say the evidence presented publicly thus far by and on behalf of the campaign has fallen far short of what would be necessary to mount a serious legal challenge to the election result. Claims of voting slowdowns and technical difficulties often factor into voting rights litigation, but seeking to invalidate an election based on them — and in this case, throwing out more than 2.5 million actual votes statewide — is all but unheard-of.
In the REAL world:
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has been elected governor, becoming the latest Democrat to prevail in a state that has gone from solid red to battleground in recent years. Hobbs defeated Republican Kari Lake.
In Maga World:
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs stole the election away from Republican Kari Lake. The Democrats have stolen another election. The many ways they stole this election will be posted in random videos on Youtube and Ultra Maga Memes throughout social media. Now is the time to send Kari Lake your money..all the money you can because she needs to fight the deep state attacks against her while, at the same time, avoiding space lasers.....
Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez narrowly defeated far-right candidate Joe Kent in Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District — a stinging loss for Republicans and Donald Trump, who endorsed Kent after he embraced the former president’s lies about the 2020 election. 11.12.22
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Adam Laxalt, the state’s former attorney general. Democrats now will try to add to their control of the chamber in Georgia’s runoff election on Dec. 6. 11.12.22
Of the 11 races we highlighted yesterday morning, only five — the 40th, 41st, 45th, 47th and 49th districts — had new results 24 hours later. Below is a look at where things stand as of 8:20 a.m.
3rd District: Republican Kevin Kiley 53.1%, Democrat Kermit Jones 46.9% (44% of expected vote in)
9th District: Democrat Josh Harder (incumbent) 56.4%, Republican Tom Patti 43.6% (36% of expected vote in)
13th District: Republican John Duarte 50.1%, Democrat Adam Gray 49.9% (40% of expected vote in)
22nd District: Republican David Valadao (incumbent) 54.0%, Democrat Rudy Salas 46.0% (30% of expected vote in)
26th District: Democrat Julia Brownley (incumbent) 53.9%, Republican Matt Jacobs 46.1% (48% of expected vote in)
27th District: Republican Mike Garcia (incumbent) 57.6%, Democrat Christy Smith 42.4% (44% of expected vote in)
40th District: Republican Young Kim (incumbent) 59.0%, Democrat Asif Mahmood 41.0% (55% of expected vote in)
41st District: Democrat Will Rollins 54.2%, Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 45.8% (33% of expected vote in)
45th District: Republican Michelle Steel (incumbent) 55.0%, Democrat Jay Chen 45.0% (52% of expected vote in)
47th District: Democrat Katie Porter (incumbent) 50.5%, Republican Scott Baugh 49.5% (59% of expected vote in)
49th District: Democrat Mike Levin (incumbent) 51.1%, Republican Brian Maryott 48.9% (58% of expected vote in) 11.9.22
This week’s ballot had an unspoken candidate — American democracy. Two years of relentless attacks on democratic traditions by former President Donald Trump and his allies left the country’s future in doubt, and voters responded.
Many of the candidates who supported the lie that Trump won the 2020 election lost races that could have put them in position to influence future elections. But the conditions that threatened democracy’s demise remain, and Americans view them from very different perspectives, depending on their politics.
- South Carolina’s Supreme Court ordered former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to testify in an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s alleged interference in Georgia’s election results.
- A panel of five justices unanimously affirmed a lower court judge’s order for Meadows to comply with the subpoena from the Fulton County grand jury.
- “We have reviewed the arguments raised by Appellant and find them to be manifestly without merit,” they wrote.
November 10, 2022:
Very tight race in Colorado shows Lauren Boebert losing by 64 votes to Democrat Adam Frisch. It may go into a runoff but it would be great to see her defeated. Why would 156,000 people vote FOR Boebert??
On Tuesday night, Americans took back the reins of their country from a radicalized GOP, and in doing so defied longstanding historical precedent that suggests that a sitting president’s party almost always ends up getting destroyed in the midterms. It was a big night for President Joe Biden and one that will enable him and his team to completely rework their game plan for the final two years of his first term.11.9.22
The big loser of this election was Donald Trump. Most all of the candidates he endorsed did NOT win. I havent looked at everything since I got up but it sounds like Lauren Boebert may lose also..but Perjury Taylor Greene was re-elected. Ron DeSantis won big in Florida which I also think is a lose for Trump because I think DeSantis will run for President in 2024. The big loss for America was that DeSantis won big in Florida because I think DeSantis will run for President in 2024. Democracy may have won in this election.
88% of evangelical Christians in Georgia voted for Herschel Walker. Mind boggling stupid. Somewhere in his repeated rambling he must have accidentally said the word "Jesus" and the Nationalist Christian evangelicals assumed it was a sign from God to vote for the guy who had little to no Christian values and when it came time to speak, in comparison, he often even made Trump's rambling sound like a genius.
Looks like this will be another runoff in Georgia in the Walker vs Warnock race.
Incumbent state Senator Nick Hinrichsen is declaring victory over Republican challenger Stephen Varela in the Colorado Senate District 3 race.
Hinrichsen was leading by 2,779 votes Wednesday afternoon and is standing at 52.6% of the total. Varela has 47.4% of votes with over 54,000 ballots counted. Approximately 6,000 ballots remain to be tallied in Pueblo. 11.9.22
House District 1: Trent Kelly vs D. Black
House District 2: Benny Thompson vs B Flowers
House District 3: Mike Guest vs S Young
House District 4: Mike Ezell vs Johnny Dupree
Democrat Adam Frisch is challenging Republican incumbent Lauren Boebert (R-Silt) to represent Colorado's 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C., and is outperforming Boebert in preliminary results in what could be one of the biggest upsets of this election.
Here's how the candidates are doing as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday:
- Adam Frisch: 152,740 votes (50.36%)
- Lauren Boebert: 150,535 votes (49.64%)
A Fulton County poll worker who was fired this morning minutes before polls opened says she was fired for her political beliefs.
Laura Kronen and her teenage son were asked to leave a polling location in Johns Creek Tuesday morning after another worker reported concerning posts on her social media accounts. Channel 2 Action News has obtained the posts, which show Kronen at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Election officials are on alert for voter intimidation. Problems with voting equipment in Arizona and Michigan have been seized on by the right. Our reporters are covering the issues from polling places around the country. 11.8.22
With one day before the Nov. 8 election, both Democratic and Republican leaders portrayed confidence and optimism heading into the home stretch.
President Joe Biden will stick close to home on Monday, campaigning in Maryland for gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore. Former President Donald Trump returns to Ohio to rally support around Republican Senate candidate JD Vance.
Both were out over the weekend, along with former President Bill Clinton, spending time on on both coasts to rally their party faithful and try to persuade any remaining undecided voters to come to their side of the aisle
Former President Donald Trump endorses Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., during a political rally at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Miami, Fla. The rally was held in anticipation of the Nov. 8th elections. 11.6.22
Election workers in Arizona’s most fiercely contested county faced more than 100 violent threats and intimidating communications in the run-up to Tuesday’s midterms, most of them based on election conspiracy theories promoted by former President Donald Trump and his allies.11.6.22
Mark Finchem; Arizona, - Kristina Karamo; Michigan - Jim Marchant; Nevada 11.4.22
The liberal group American Bridge 21st Century, in response, tweeted, “GOP #WIGov nominee Tim @MichelsForGov said the quiet part out loud: ‘Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I'm elected governor.’ Democracy is on the line in Wisconsin. Michels must be stopped.” In response to Michels’ promise to throw out election results he doesn’t like, Evers tweeted, “Folks, we’ve known this for a while – Tim Michels is a danger to our democracy. When you head to the polls on Election Day, remember that we’re fighting to protect our democracy, voting rights, and free, fair, and secure elections.” 1.2.22
Penn Gazette: Candidate for Fayette Pa. House seat assaulted amid warnings about election-related threats and violence
Democrat Richard Ringer said he was bloodied and knocked unconscious by an attacker in his backyard around 5 a.m.
“A guy was standing with his back to me. I went and bear-hugged him, wrestled, ended up on the ground,” said Mr. Ringer, 69, who is running in a contested race for the open 51st House District seat against Republican Charity Grimm Krupa. “He was larger than I am and he pinned me down on my left side. ... He hit me 10 to 12 times in the head, in the face and by the eye and he knocked me out.” 11.1.22
New York’s top elections watchdog is investigating whether the campaign of Representative Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for governor, violated state law by coordinating with a pair of super PACs supporting his candidacy, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. 10.27.22
Associated Press: GOP voters told to hold onto mail ballots until Election Day 10.23.22
Haaretz: Republican Candidate Mastriano Continues to Dish Up Antisemitism and Alt-right Conspiracy Theories
Doug Mastriano, the controversial Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, is doubling down on his association with far-right extremists with records of antisemitic comments weeks before his hotly contested gubernatorial race against Democrat Josh Shapiro. 10.21.22
New York Times: Has Polling Broken Politics?
Election Day is just three weeks away — and that means it’s peak polling season. For political hobbyists, polling is the new sports betting: gamifying elections to predict outcomes that haven’t always proven accurate. If the 2016 election revealed anything, it’s that polls are sometimes off — very off. So as America faces another high-stakes election, how much faith should we put in them? 10.19.22
In that declaration, and in her refusal to say if she will accept election results if she loses the Arizona gubernatorial election, the former local TV news anchor was merely doing an impression of a previous candidate for office who ascended an escalator more than seven years ago, ushering in a new brand of made-for-TV politics. “I’m a reporter, I’ve been sitting on your side of the desk for a long time,” Lake told CNN’s Dana Bash, while casting skepticism on the U.S. electoral system. 10.17.22
It sounded very much like Trumpism. Appearing on CNN, Kari Lake defiantly refused on Sunday to accept the results of the Arizona gubernatorial election. She fearmongered about the southern border, insisting hordes of criminals are invading the country. 10.17.22
Democratic U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey was first elected to Congress in 2012. As he closes out a decade of service in Washington, D.C., we think voters in the 33rd District should allow him to continue on the job.
While the opinions of this editorial board don’t always align with those of Veasey, we think he is a hard-working congressman who continues to keep the needs of his constituents front and center.
An even smaller number of the candidates who explicitly said the election was stolen, about three dozen of them, are favored to win. They include incumbents like Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama, Representative Lance Gooden of Texas and Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida — all of whom have tweeted falsely, sometimes repeatedly, that the election was stolen — as well as candidates running for the House, like Mike Collins in Georgia, Joe Kent in Washington State and Anna Paulina Luna in Florida.
Two years ago we endorsed Pat Fallon, 54, who is finishing his first term as the representative for this district, based on his previous public service and his support for limited government, low taxes, personal responsibility and property rights. But he lost our confidence with his vote to object to the presidential election results after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
We are troubled by other stances Fallon has taken since. He was one of several leading Texas GOP politicians who recently filed an unsuccessful petition with the Texas Supreme Court to have Libertarians expelled from the ballot. And instead of focusing on his constituents in Northeast Texas, he made it a point to go to Wyoming this summer to campaign against his Republican colleague Liz Cheney because of her desire to hold former President Donald Trump accountable for Jan. 6
U.S. President Joe Biden warned that former President Donald Trump's hold on the Republican Party would spill into state government on Saturday during an event to boost Democrat Tina Kotek in Oregon's tight race for governor. 10.15.22
Eclectablog: Michiganders reject attacks on our votes, threats of violence. Dixon, extremists aren’t listening. Michigan is entering the home stretch of an election season unlike anything we have seen before.
On the one hand, Democrats offer candidates many voters will recognize: From Gov. Gretchen Whitmer down the ballot, Democratic candidates are talking about record-setting funding for our schools, growing good paying jobs, protecting the right to make reproductive health decisions without a politician in the doctor’s office, and direct and meaningful inflation relief for Michigan families. Kitchen table issues. Issues that affect our health, our livelihoods and our future.
On the other side, many Republican candidates are talking about overturning an election held nearly two years ago that every audit has concluded was fair, transparent and free of systemic fraud. These conclusions include a Michigan Senate Republican report and an analysis by conservative Republican legal experts.
In an article on the event, the Associated Press played the story straight at the time and ran a photo of Oz hugging Armstrong. But there was an element of reality TV. After the campaign manager for Democratic candidate John Fetterman complained in a tweet about Oz misleading voters about Armstrong being a “paid staffer from his campaign,” the Intercept confirmed that she was employed by Dr. Oz, pulling up records from the Federal Election Commission showing payments to Armstrong that the campaign filed in June as “payroll.” Fetterman’s campaign manager, Brendan McPhillips, provided more receipts of Armstrong’s employment, including her business card describing her as the “Philadelphia County coordinator” for Oz.10.14.22
CNN: Liz Cheney says electing Arizona GOP nominees for governor and secretary of state could put US at risk
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney told Arizona voters on Wednesday that they will play a critical role in “ensuring the future functioning of our constitutional republic” – warning that election deniers like GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake and Secretary of State nominee Mark Finchem could put the republic at risk. 10.6.22
“In Arizona today, you have a candidate for governor in Kari Lake, you have a candidate for secretary of state in Mark Finchem, both of whom have said – this isn’t a surprise, it’s not a secret – they both said that they will only honor the results of an election if they agree with it....They’ve looked at all of that – the law, the facts and the rulings of the courts and they’ve said it doesn’t matter to them.” --Liz Cheney 10.6.22
In September 2009, Herschel Walker — the former college and professional football star and now Republican nominee for Senate in Georgia — paid for his girlfriend to have an abortion, The Daily Beast reported Monday. Publicly, Walker is anti-abortion and has advocated for a national ban with no exceptions.
The woman said that though they are no longer dating, she remains in contact with Walker, and told the Daily Beast she came forward to discuss the abortion because "I just can't with the hypocrisy anymore. We all deserve better." She provided the Daily Beast with a $575 receipt from an abortion clinic; a bank deposit receipt showing the image of a $700 check from Walker; and a "get well" card signed by Walker. The woman said Walker encouraged her to get the abortion because it was "not the right time" for him to have a child, and she agreed. Robert Ingram, a lawyer for Walker and his campaign, denied the report, calling it a "false story." After its publication, Walker released a statement decrying the article as a "flat-out lie," and said he planned to sue the Daily Beast for "this defamatory lie." During an interview Wednesday morning, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked Walker if he had figured out the woman's identity, to which he responded, "Not at all. 10.6.22
The Guardian: Wes Moore bids to become Maryland governor: ‘I’m running against an insurrectionist’
Wes Moore will in all likelihood be the next governor of Maryland. A month before election day, one poll gave him a 32-point lead over his Republican opponent, Dan Cox.
If successful, Moore will be the state’s first Black governor – and only the third Black governor of any state. He stresses the need for bipartisan support in a time of divide.
Topeka Capitol Journal: Who has endorsed Laura Kelly and Derek Schmidt? Here's why they may matter in Kansas politics
With about five weeks to go until Election Day, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican challenger Attorney General Derek Schmidt are touting endorsements.10.4.22
Florida Politics: Marco Rubio, Val Demings tied, according to progressive pollsters 10.5.22
Reason: Herschel Walker's Campaign Shows Why Third-Party Candidates Are Important
Walker's campaign has suffered self-inflicted wounds. In addition to bewildering comments about pollution (China's "bad air" is trading places with America's "good air") and evolution, Walker's personal life has come under scrutiny. Long a critic of absentee fathers in the black community, The Daily Beast reported in June that Walker secretly fathered two sons and a daughter out of wedlock and plays a very minor, if not nonexistent, role in the children's lives. 10.4.22
The America Project, an organization founded by Michael Flynn, a retired three-star general and former national security adviser, and former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, has so far interviewed or attempted to interview officials in nearly 200 counties across eight swing states, according to copies of notes, recordings of the interviews, and other documents Votebeat found on web pages associated with the organization. The survey questions reflect the same debunked conspiracies and misleading information about elections that Flynn and Byrne have been propagating for years. 10.3.22
How do you solve a problem like the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, Doug Mastriano? For Democrats, you don't; instead, you spend millions to get him nominated, then pray his extremism sends voters running the other way — toward Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro. And at least for the time being, the left's risky gamble (known as the "pied piper" strategy) appears to be working. 10.3.22
Herschel Walker, the football legend now running for Senate in Georgia, says he wants to completely ban abortion, likening it to murder and claiming there should be “no exception” for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.
But the Republican candidate has supported at least one exception—for himself.
A woman who asked not to be identified out of privacy concerns told The Daily Beast that, after she and Walker conceived a child while they were dating in 2009, he urged her to get an abortion. The woman said she had the procedure and that Walker reimbursed her for it. 10.3.22
Capitol B: Meet the Rural, Black Voters Who Hold the Key to Georgia’s Midterm Elections 9.30.22
Topeka Capitol Journal: Where do things stand in the Kansas governor's race? Our politics podcast breaks things down.
The Capital-Journal's Andrew Bahl and Jason Tidd and the Associated Press' John Hanna break down where things are in the governor's race between Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt, rank their favorite fair foods and make some gratuitous animal noises. 9.21.22
Y'all Poltics: MS04: Libertarian Johnson talks platform ahead of November Midterms 9.20.22
BBC: US midterms 2022: Tracking Trump's 'extraordinary' endorsement spree
Over the past several months, candidates endorsed by Mr Trump have pocketed victories across the country, winning 92% of the time. 9.15.22
The overturning Roe v. Wade in June gave a new focus for Democrats on the trail as they increasingly campaigned on abortion rights, which the Supreme Court had ruled should be left up to individual states. The first major litmus test of how Americans felt about abortion after the dismantling of Roe came in the historically red state of Kansas, where in August voters rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that said there was no right to an abortion. 9.14.22
Campaigns & Elections: These 3 Voting Blocs Could Save the Midterms for Democrats 8.31.22
Aug 26, 2022: NBC News: Trump-backed candidate Doug Mastriano posed in Confederate uniform at Army War College
Three years before retiring from the U.S. Army in 2017, Donald Trump-backed Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano posed in Confederate uniform for a faculty photo at the Army War College, according to a copy of the photo obtained by Reuters.
Mark Burns, an unabashed Christian nationalist MAGA pastor who is running for Congress in South Carolina, declared that if he is elected, he will reinstate the House Un-American Activities Committee so that the government can “start executing people” guilty of treason. Who does Burns believe is guilty of treason? Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham whose supposed crime is potentially supporting some gun control measures, and LGBTQ-supporting parents and teachers. 6.9.22
With three of his former opponents standing behind him, Mike Ezell said Thursday he was honored to have the support of all five of the candidates who lost in Tuesday’s GOP primary in Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District race.
“This is such an honor, to be standing here with all these men and to know we all have one common goal: to make our state better and to be serving you,” said Ezell, the Jackson County sheriff, from a podium inside the Great Southern Club, with candidates-turned-supporters Carl Boyanton, Clay Wagner and State Rep. Brice Wiggins standing behind him, along with Pete Wilson, there to represent Raymond Brooks.
In Georgia’s 2022 GOP gubernatorial primary, former Sen. David Perdue isn’t the only far-right MAGA extremist who is hoping to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp. Conspiracy theorist Kandiss Taylor is going after Kemp as well, and she is even more extreme and radical than Perdue.
Josh Rieves has announced his candidacy for state house district 61. He is seeking the nomination for the Republican primary on May 24, 2022. “I am a mechanic who loves Jesus.” Rieves has been repairing and maintaining cars for 28 years and has been an ASE-certified master automobile technician for 25 years, opening his own repair shop in DeWitt 15 years ago.