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Democratic Women Face Resurgent Gender Gap Against Republican Men

In key races for Senate and governor this year, the longtime gender gap is looking like a greater factor for Democratic women facing off against Republican men.

GOP promises to gut your Social Security, Medicare if it takes power

Four Republicans angling to become chair of the House Budget Committee in a Republican House talked openly about holding the federal debt ceiling hostage to an agreement on “entitlements” — that is, Social Security and Medicare — plainly aimed at cutting benefits.

Here’s why protecting Social Security may be a consensus issue for key group of women voters in the midterm elections

Women ages 50 to 64, in particular, are “completely freaked” that Social Security may not be sufficiently there when they retire, according to pollster Celinda Lake. “It’s a huge distinction,” she said. “It’s a huge issue.”

‘Pink Wave’ Poised to Upend Republican Midterm Prospects

Republicans have been predicting a midterm red wave. But voter registration is indicating something different: women turning out in high numbers driven largely by the June abortion rights ruling.

Winning Back the Working Class

For Democrats in Pennsylvania and Ohio, the road to victory in the Senate goes through non-college educated, white voters.

The 20 Counties That Will Decide the Midterms

The battlefield for control of Congress is small. Here are the places to watch.

6 Awful GOP Candidates Who Could Save the Democratic Senate

Fortunately for the Donkey Party, Republicans have some Senate nominees with real weaknesses. And so far nearly all of these questionable candidates owe their nominations to the favor of Trump, with all the attendant peril this association might bring in a general election.

Here’s Why Democrats Could Keep the Senate

Recent public data has looked surprisingly strong for Democrats in places such as Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

DCCC Designates Four More Members for Special Protection

Frontline and Red to Blue candidates get the campaign arm’s “undivided attention,” including help with their field programs, among other things.

Midterm Turnout Math Works Against Democrats with Senate at Stake

In a handful of closely fought states, even a shift of a single percentage point in a voter group could decide who controls the Senate next year.

The Most Pivotal Elections in 2022 Are Not the Ones You Think

No elected officials will be more critical to protecting democracy — or subverting it — than secretaries of state. While their responsibilities vary from state to state, most oversee elections, a role in which they wield a tremendous amount of power.

The 6 Highest Spending Senate Campaigns

Fundraising data from the first three months of 2022 show where campaigns and super PACs are so far spending big. They indicate which races could determine control of the Senate.

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Races to Watch: What’s Happening in Your State?

Murkowski Reflects on Supreme Court Votes, with Abortion a Key Issue in Alaska’s U.S. Senate Race

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski sets herself apart in the Senate as one of few Republicans openly supporting abortion access — and she is the only one facing reelection this year, making it a key issue in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race.

Arizona outlook turns bleak for Masters, GOP

Among Masters’s remarks that have drawn scrutiny: floating the idea of privatizing Social Security during a late-June primary debate.

Sen. Kelly speaks on Mission for Arizona

Kelly’s personal optimism for Arizona was mixed with warnings of the harm he believes his opponent, Masters, is capable of doing to Arizona.

What California’s Political Crystal Ball Tells Us

Battleground Orange County may send all of its incumbents back.

Lauren Boebert Challenger Adam Frisch Wins Democratic Primary By 290 Votes Over Sol Sandoval

“Voters are looking for someone who’s going to take the job seriously and focus on their district, not on their Twitter feed and what I call the anger-tainment industry,” Frisch said, referring to Boebert’s reputation for producing a steady stream of vilification aimed at Democrats and some Republicans.

Campaign Almanac: Poll Shows Franken Within 5 points of Grassley in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race

Also, former President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican candidate for Congress Zach Nunn

Four Takeaways From the Rubio-Demings Debate in Florida’s Senate Race

Exchanges between Marco Rubio and Val Demings got fiery at times over questions on abortion, guns and more.

How Have The Georgia Polls Moved Since Herschel Walker’s Abortion Controversy?

New polling data that suggests that the story may have cost Walker some support. Surveys show Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock leading, on average, 48 percent to 45 percent among likely voters.

Case, Tokuda Dominate The Democratic Money Race For Congress

In terms of pulling in campaign contributions, former state Sen. Jill Tokuda and U.S. Rep. Ed Case have so far maintained their frontrunner status in the Democratic primary.

Heather Mizeur Wins Democratic Primary, Will Face Off Against Rep. Andy Harris in 1st District

Mizeur, is a former member of the House of Delegates and lost a primary bid for governor in 2014.

Edwards vs. Ivey: A Race Between Former Insiders, Being Dominated by Outsiders

The Democratic primary has attracted nine candidates, with the winner expected to sail to victory in November.

Big Money Once Again Pours into House Races in Minnesota

In the 5th, Omar faces well-funded challengers in Aug. 9 primary and the Democrat who wins will see a well-funded challenger in November, though the seat is considered safely Democrat.

Can a Populist Missouri Democrat Win Back Rural and Working-Class Voters?

As a Democrat running for the Senate in Missouri, a state that his party has largely written off, Lucas Kunce is used to skeptics.

Poll Shows Nevada Democrat Cortez Masto Leading in Senate Race , Buoyed by Women Voters 

By 3-1, Nevada likely midterm voters say standard of living is worse today than two years ago.

Nevada Senator Focuses on Abortion in Critical November Race

Cortez Masto is one of several Democrats up for reelection who are pushing reproductive rights to the center of their campaign in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Her race against Republican Adam Laxalt is expected to be among the most competitive in the country.

Endangered House Dem Makes Big TV Ad Buy on Abortion Rights

Rep. Susie Lee represents a Las Vegas-area district — one of the suburban battlegrounds that could decide control of the House.

N.J. Becomes Slightly More Republican in June

GOP outpaces Democrats by more than 2-1 in new party registration, but Democrats still have 1 million more registered voters.

POLL: Rivera, Niou, Goldman Lead Crowded NY-10 Race That Includes Former New York City Mayor de Blasio

New York’s most crowded and competitive race for Congress may be shaping up as a three-person race.

Nine Democratics Running in the 10th Congressional Appeared Before Several Brooklyn Politics Clubs

Candidates answered questions about pressing issues in the district, their policy platforms, and more.

Sean Patrick Maloney Pursues the Mainstream Lane in Matchup Against Biaggi

Maloney, who has held office since 2013, suggested that his progressive rival is building a coalition that could ultimately prove untenable if she is elected to the House.

Democrat Nickel Outpaces Republican Hines in Race for Congress

Both Republicans and Democrats see an opportunity. North Carolina’s 13th congressional district is anyone’s game.

Beasley Ahead of Budd in Fundraising, Cash in NC Senate Race

Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley’s campaign entered this summer with a cash advantage over Republican candidate Ted Budd in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.

Ryan leading Vance by 2 points in Ohio Senate race: survey 

The poll was conducted Oct. 11-15 and surveyed 668 likely Ohio voters.

John Fetterman Signals He Should Be Back ‘On the Campaign Trail Soon’

Republican campaign groups have started to use Mr. Fetterman’s absence from the trail as a talking point.

3 Democratic Women Run to Take on US Sen Scott in S Carolina

Scott, who said this will be his last term if he is reelected, has no Republican opposition and has raised $44 million for his pursuit of a second full six-year term.

Utah Democrats Back Independent McMullin in Senate Race Against Lee

Democrat Kael Weston sought his party’s nomination, but a group of party members, including former DEM congressman Ben McAdams, convinced delegates not to nominate anyone, thus allowing McMullin, a former CIA officer, to get as much support as possible.

Why this Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer is Endorsing Evan McMullin

In the 2022 U.S. Senate race, Mike Lee’s challenger is Evan McMullin, an independent candidate. A former CIA counterterrorism officer discusses McMullin’s background in the CIA.

McDonald Talks Health Care in 4th Congressional District Race

The threatening of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act during President Donald Trump’s administration was the turning point for her, she could no longer sit “on the sidelines.”

Democrats are Raising More Money than Republicans in Virginia’s competitive Congressional Races

Virginia has three competitive races for Congress where Democratic incumbents will be defending their seats. Abigail Spanberger, Jennifer Wexton and Elaine Luria are all raising way more money than their Republican challengers.

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

An updating tracker of proposed congressional maps — and whether they might benefit Democrats or Republicans in the 2022 midterms and beyond.