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Jan 27 2022
Republicans and Democrats are gearing up for a contentious 2022 midterm cycle from coast to coast, with both chambers of Congress and 36 governors’ mansions up for grabs.
But beyond which party controls what in Washington and states across the nation, the cycle will also offer tea leaves as to how each party is evolving, which states are emerging as battlegrounds, and which swing statesThe Hill
Jan 30 2022
The filing period for those wishing to seek office in West Virginia’s primary election later this year is just about up. By midnight Saturday, those hoping to get elected should have their paperwork completed and submitted (there may be a little leeway for those who decided on a last-minute mailing of their application.
That means within the next few days, we should have a completeThe Weirton Daily Times
Feb 04 2022
In 2018, Democrats sliced deeply into Republicans’ commanding hold on U.S. governorships.
They flipped seven states, including Michigan and Wisconsin, foreshadowing changes in a Midwest region that helped send Joe Biden to the White House two years later, after Donald Trump had built his winning coalition there in 2016.
As those same states prepare to hold elections for governorNBC News (Online)
May 09 2022
Sen. Joe Manchin has been labeled the most powerful man in Washington for his willingness to single-handedly tank President Joe Biden’s agenda. But on the Democratic campaign trail in 2022, Manchin, the centrist from West Virginia, is a target of derision.
Democrats with some conservative policy positions are being scornfully compared to him by rivals appealing to primary voters toNBC News (Online)
Nov 10 2021
The Center for Popular Democracy, a nationwide alliance of progressive groups, is retooling for the 2022 midterm cycle with a new leadership team and a pledge to spend more than $4 million on next year’s elections.
Analilia Mejia, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ former national political director, and DaMareo Cooper, BlackPAC’s previous national organizing director, will be co-executive directorsVox
May 04 2022
Sean Patrick Maloney, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, declared last night, “only Democrats will protect our freedoms. That is now the central choice in the 2022 election.” I can’t help but wonder how many gas stations with a price around $4.36 per gallon Maloney passed as he was typing that tweet.Jim Geraghty
May 02 2022
The Republican party is widely expected to win back at least one chamber of Congress in the mid-term elections later this year. But its leaders have been reluctant to say what it would do with that power — and that could mean trouble in the not-so-long run.
Some Republican 2024 presidential hopefuls have each released multi-point policy agendas that they may try to build a campaignBBC News
Jan 30 2022
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), a moderate who typically ranks as one of the nation's most popular governors, and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (R) announced Wednesday that they will not seek third terms in 2022.
Why it matters: The decision leaves the gubernatorial race wide open and will likely affect multiple down-ballot races next year. Baker was expected to be the front-runner had heAxios
Jan 27 2022
America may not have to wait until 2024 to witness the next attempt to undo a free and fair election.
Any candidate for the 435 House seats or 34 Senate seats open in 2022 could follow Donald Trump’s playbook for challenging a lost election, which Republicans have spent the last 14 months building out. And they would have a major advantage over the former president: OverthrowingBuzzFeed News
Jan 20 2022
At Wednesday's press conference, President Joe Biden was asked a simple question. It was this: "Speaking of voting rights legislation, if this isn't passed, do you still believe the upcoming election will be fairly conducted and its results will be legitimate?"
The easy answer -- and the one Biden's White House wishes he gave -- goes something like this: "Yes, despite all of theCNN (Online News)