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Election 2022

Trump Urged to Delay 2024 Launch After GOP’s Uneven Election

It was supposed to be a red wave that former President Donald Trump could triumphantly ride to the Republican nomination as he prepares to launch another White House run. Instead, Tuesday night’s disappointing results for the GOP are raising new questions about Trump’s appeal and the future of a party that has fully embraced him, seemingly at its peril, […]

Kentucky, Michigan Voters Approve Protecting Abortion Rights, Joining California and Vermont 

Voters in reliably red Kentucky rejected a ballot measure aimed at denying any state constitutional protections for abortion while voters in battleground Michigan enshrined abortion rights in their state’s constitution — joining Democratic California and Vermont in taking that step. The Kentucky result bucked the state’s Republican-led Legislature, which had imposed a near-total ban on the procedure […]

GOP Closing in on House Win as Senate Control Up for Grabs

Republicans were closing in Wednesday on a narrow House majority while control of the Senate hinged on tight Arizona, Nevada and Georgia races in a midterm election that defied expectations of sweeping conservative victories driven by frustration over inflation and President Joe Biden’s leadership. John Fetterman’s success in flipping Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate seat lifted Democratic […]

Stacey Abrams Concedes to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in Rematch

Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams conceded to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday in their rematch of their 2018 race. Abrams called Kemp to concede, according to his campaign, and went on stage minutes later to congratulate the governor. “I may no longer be seeking the office of governor, but I will never stop doing everything in […]

Gavin Newsom Wins Second Term as California Governor

Democrat Gavin Newsom easily won a second term as California’s governor on Tuesday, beating a little-known Republican state senator by mostly ignoring him while campaigning against the policies of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, two leading Republicans who like Newsom may run for president. Early returns showed Newsom with 61 percent of the […]

Trump-Backed J.D. Vance Retains Republican U.S. Senate Seat in Ohio

Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio on Tuesday in a blow to Democrats who viewed it as one of their best chances nationally to flip a seat. Vance, 38, a venture capitalist and newcomer to politics, benefited from a last-minute push by […]

Billy Ray, Gregg Hurwitz Discuss Messaging Advice They Offered Dozens of Democratic Candidates This Year

In the 2018 midterm election, novelist Gregg Hurwitz and screenwriter Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Richard Jewell), along with director Marshall Herskovitz, worked behind the scenes helping a slew of Democratic candidates in what would be a successful effort to retake the U.S. House of Representatives. Beyond fundraising, they advised candidates on speeches and overall messaging. In the […]

How Shonda Rhimes, Ariana Grande, Paul Rudd and More Encouraged Americans to Vote in the 2022 Elections

In the weeks, and even months, leading up to the 2022 elections, major names in Hollywood have encouraged voters in Los Angeles and beyond to get out and vote. Frequently described as one of the most consequential midterms in recent history, this year’s elections have seen many in the industry spending time on the ground […]

Cecily Strong Urges People to Vote in ‘SNL’ “Weekend Update” Appearance: “These Are Scary Times”

Cecily Strong pulled in to Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” this week to talk to viewers about what’s at stake in Tuesday’s midterm elections. As “Tammy the Trucker,” Strong was introduced as someone “who promises she’s here to talk about gas prices and definitely not abortion.” But after a quick reference to how “the Supreme […]

The Midterms Will Be Streamed: Behind NBC’s Election Night Plans

Jen Psaki slipped into the studio with seconds to spare.  It was the evening of Nov. 1, a week before the 2022 midterm elections, and the NBC News political unit (not to mention its contributors, like the former White House press secretary) were in overdrive. Just a few minutes earlier Psaki had been in a […]

Oprah Endorses Fetterman Over Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania Senate Race

TV icon Oprah Winfrey on Thursday endorsed Democrat John Fetterman in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Senate race and rejected Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz, whom she had helped launch to stardom nearly two decades ago when she brought him on her popular daytime talk show as a regular guest. Until now, Winfrey had said she would leave […]

L.A. Real Estate Agents, Housing Activists Battle Over Measure ULA, the So-Called “Mansion Tax,” Ahead of Nov. 8 Vote

A tight mayoral race will not be the only thing getting attention on Angeleno ballots on Nov. 8. Measure ULA, dubbed “the mansion tax,” will also be up for a vote in the city of Los Angeles, amid opposition from Los Angeles’ real estate industry. If passed, the measure would add a new tax on […]