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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.

Citing race, a federal judge strikes down parts of a 2021 Florida election law

Much of the debate focused on vote-by-mail ballots and how they are collected and returned. Walker overturned a provision of the law limiting when people could use a drop box to submit their ballot, along with a section prohibiting anyone from engaging with people waiting to vote.

New Texas voting law disenfranchised some of El Paso’s longest-tenured voters

The new law disenfranchised 15% of El Paso’s absentee voters, who are some of El Paso’s longest-tenured and most active voters.

Colorado Democrats look to crack down on insider election threats and misinformation

A new bill in Colorado would add more training requirements for election staff and officials, bar counties from copying voting machine hard drives without state permission, mandate full-time video monitoring of equipment and increase penalties for security breaches.

Maryland primary election postponed three weeks to July 19

A series of continuing legal challenges to Democratic-created maps have created uncertainty about what the final districts will look like in state legislative, congressional and some county council districts.

Wide-Open Primaries complicate competitive November Senate races

The winners in a handful of mostly Republican primaries will help determine how competitive some Senate races end up being in the November general election – and if Democrats can hold their slim majority.

GOP plans to undermine Social Security and Medicare if it wins back House majority

House Republicans are plotting to revive the Balanced Budget Amendment if they prevail in this fall’s elections, which could result in cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

Kelly faces challenging Senate race despite huge funding lead

But for now, Kelly’s in a good position. He does not have a Democratic primary challenger, while his would-be Republican opponents face a bruising and costly primary before they can turn their sights on Kelly.

Pennsylvania Dems decline to endorse in Senate primary

The non-endorsement is a disappointment for Conor Lamb, who has been trailing behind primary frontrunner John Fetterman, the lieutenant governor, in polls and fundraising.

Black and Latino voters have been shortchanged in redistricting, advocates and some judges say

Across the country, the White population has shrunk over the past decade as minority communities have swelled, according to the 2020 Census. Yet, the rapid growth of Latinos and Blacks is not reflected in any of the new maps passed so far, except California’s, which added five seats where Latinos make up the majority of adults.

Michelle Obama announces push to register 1 million new voters ahead of midterms

Her foundation, When We All Vote, along with 30 other organizations, will recruit and train at least 100,000 volunteers to register voters.

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Murkowski Has the Moxie to Take on Trump. Will She?

Most of the Alaskan Republican’s colleagues believe she’s leaning toward seeking a fourth term, given her fundraising and private remarks to them as well as donors.

Sinema Trails Potential Primary Challengers in Progressive Poll

The poll of likely Democratic primary voters in Arizona tested Sinema in hypothetical match-ups with four potential challengers: In a five-way race, the poll found Rep. Ruben Gallego would beat out Sinema, 23 % to 19%.

Democrat Bruno Amato Announces Candidacy for CA 23rd Congressional District

A Navy veteran and working actor, Amato said he is “taking on Kevin McCarthy to bring better leadership to my community in the Central Valley.”

Lauren Boebert Already Faces Three Democratic Challengers in 2022, Including State Sen. Kerry Donovan

The Vail Democrat indicated she was interested last month and is a critic of Boebert’s.

Judge Rules Iowa Senate Candidate Abby Finkenauer Cannot Appear on Dem Primary Ballot

Her place on the ballot was challenged by Republicans who argued that Finkenauer did not submit the necessary amount of valid signatures on her nominating petitions to qualify for the primary ballot.

Democrat Mike Franken Announces U.S. Senate Campaign to Unseat Chuck Grassley

He plans to run a campaign primarily focused on making health care affordable and accessible.

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer Seeking GOP Sen. Grassley’s Seat

The former U.S. congresswoman is hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over the years.

Democrat Cherfilus-McCormick Wins Special Election to Fill House Seat in Florida

This will increase the Democrats’ slender House majority to 222-212, leaving room for no more than four Democratic defections as Speaker Pelosi tries moving her party’s bills through the House.

Florida Rep. Val Demings Officially Enters Senate Race Against Rubio

Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) officially launched her Senate campaign in Florida, becoming the highest-profile Democrat yet to announce a challenge to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Democrat Donna Edwards Will Seek to Reclaim Her Former Maryland Congressional Seat

The 4th district seat is now held by Rep. Anthony Brown, who is stepping down to run for state attorney general.

GOP Lands Top Nevada Recruit, Setting Up Competitive Senate Race

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s announcement that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto gave Republicans a top recruit in the battle for the Senate.

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.

De Blasio Will Run for Congress in Newly Drawn District

The ex-mayor of New York City, announced that he would run for the House of Representatives in a new district that includes parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

‘American Idol’ Star Clay Aiken Will Run for an NC seat in Congress

The Raleigh native who previously ran for the U.S. House in 2014, announced Monday that he’s planning to run this year in the Durham-centric 6th Congressional District.

Democrat Jeff Jackson Jumps Into North Carolina Senate Race

Jackson, a captain in the Army National Guard, is the second Democrat to enter the race to succeed Burr, who announced in 2016 that he would not run for a fourth term in 2022. Former North Carolina state Sen. Erica Smith, launched her campaign earlier this month.

Tim Ryan Expected to Seek Ohio Senate Seat

The longtime congressman from eastern Ohio and 2020 presidential candidate is the most prominent Democrat to move toward running for the now-open seat.

John Fetterman Still Has a Huge Cash Advantage in the Pa. Senate Race, Even After Conor Lamb’s Best Quarter

The lieutenant governor has more than three times as much money as U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb for the final month of the primary.

D.C. Dems Get Out of Frontrunner Fetterman’s Way in Pennsylvania

The filibuster-hating, gym-shorts-wearing lieutenant governor got the party’s cold shoulder when he ran in 2016. But not this year.

Conor Lamb Preparing to Launch Senate Run in August

Pennsylvania Democrat joins crowded primary for open Toomey seat.

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.