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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
Mar 22 2022
With the 2022 regular legislative sessions starting in all but 15 states as of January 14, state lawmakers are already considering hundreds of bills aimed at voter access and the electoral process.
The efforts to restrict voting have continued into this year. As of January 14, legislators in at least 27 states have introduced, pre-filed, or carried over 250 bills withBrennan Center for Justice
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)
Jan 20 2022
Following Biden’s first press conference in months, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki quickly moved to walk back the president’s confusing claims regarding the potential illegitimacy of upcoming elections.
“[Let’s] be clear: [President Biden] was not casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2022 election. He was making the opposite point: In 2020, a record number of voters turned outThe Daily Wire
Jan 20 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris doubled down Thursday on President Biden’s eyebrow-raising comments questioning the legitimacy of the 2022 midterm elections if Democrats are unable to pass election reform measures in Congress.
In an interview on NBC’s “Today,” host Savannah Guthrie said it was “astonishing to hear Biden’s remarks about the ability to hold “free and fair elections” thisNew York Post (News)
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
Sep 06 2022
Massachusetts has an opening in its corner office. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is retiring, and in a state with no shortage of ambitious politicians, you’d expect there to be a Central Artery-worthy traffic jam to take his place. But instead, more than two months before Election Day, it’s already safe for Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey to start picking out new drapes.
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)
Nov 15 2021
Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman, Senate candidate and contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, will run for governor of Texas next year.
O’Rourke is seeking to take on Greg Abbott, the Republican governor who is pursuing a third term.
Abbott is seen as more vulnerable than he was previously, given demographic changes and events including the failure of much ofThe Guardian
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