Elections

From left: Rep. Mo Brooks, Katie Boyd Britt, and Mike Durant. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters; Campaign video via YouTube; Campaign image via Twitter) A Senate election of contrasts in Alabama could become a three-horse race. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A labama’s Republican primary race to replace the retiring Richard Shelby has, thus far, garnered only modest national attention.
0 Comments
Mehmet Oz poses during a photocall for the TV series The Dr. Oz Show at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco in 2012. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) The TV doctor and Senate candidate’s political and financial ties to the Turkish government deserve closer scrutiny. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A fter announcing his decision to run for U.S.
0 Comments
Demonstrators at an immigration reform rally in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2013. (Jason Reed/Reuters) The GOP is making gains among Hispanics without liberalizing on issues such as immigration. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or years, elite conventional wisdom held that Republicans needed to liberalize on immigration to make inroads with Hispanic voters. This theory enjoyed bipartisan
0 Comments
The White House in Washington, D.C., August 5, 2021 (Brent Buterbaugh/National Review) In 2008, Americans elected as president a first-term senator who’d spent most of his career as a backbench state legislator, a man with no executive experience, no political-leadership experience, no national-security experience, and no record in business or the military.  He was chosen
0 Comments
(rarrarorro/Getty Images) For the eighth straight month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has outraised its Democratic counterpart, bolstering the GOP’s financial advantage ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.  The NRSC collected $8.4 million in November, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hauled $6.8 million, according to FEC filings. The former now boasts savings of
0 Comments
Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant restarts the “Tax Amazon” campaign she led in 2019 with a rally at Washington Hall in Seattle, Wash., January 13, 2020. (David Ryder/Reuters) Seattle’s openly Marxist city councilwoman Kshama Sawant appears to have narrowly defeated an attempted recall campaign and will likely hold onto her seat. As of Wednesday,
0 Comments
Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders during a Senate Budget Committee’s hearing to examine President Biden’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2022, June 8, 2021. (Shawn Thew/Pool via Reuters) On a dime, Democrats shift to court the Twitter vote by claiming what’s really important is a new voting-rights bill. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE U nable
0 Comments
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) on Capitol Hill, July 16, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Amid congressional Democrats’ pivot to federal voting legislation, placing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan on the back burner for now, moderate Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema has doubled down on her defense of the filibuster, indicating that she won’t vote to kill the
0 Comments
Voters at the Oklahoma Election Board during early voting in Oklahoma City, Okla., October 29, 2020. (Nick Oxford/Reuters) If our political system is to be made sound again, we need to rethink this practice. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R epublicans in a number of states are engaged in artful redrawing of congressional-district boundaries for their own
0 Comments
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for the opening ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum at the Louvre Carrousel in Paris, France, June 30, 2021. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters) Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned that former President Trump is poised to run for election again in 2024, and said
0 Comments
Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant restarts the “Tax Amazon” campaign she led in 2019 with a rally at Washington Hall in Seattle, Wash., January 13, 2020. (David Ryder/Reuters) Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s open Marxist city councilwoman, was trailing in the first ballot drop of her recall election Tuesday night, with the six percentage-point margin expected
0 Comments
Trump supporters hold signs on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Bit of a needle-scratch sound to this, considering it comes from Ruy Teixeira (in his Substack newsletter The Liberal Patriot): Democrats like to believe that, since a relatively conservative white population is in sharp
0 Comments
People fill out ballots during the New York mayoral primary election at a polling site in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 22, (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) New York City councilman Robert Holden blasted a bill that would permit an estimated 800,000 non-citizens to vote in municipal elections, in an interview with National Review. The bill, known as Intro 1867,
0 Comments
State attorney general Letitia James in New York, November 19, 2019 (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) New York attorney general Letitia James announced on Thursday that she is suspending her campaign for governor less than two months after entering the Democratic primary race. “I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general,”
0 Comments
Left: Beto O’Rourke speaks during a protest in Austin, Texas, May 8, 2021. Right: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. (Mikala Compton, Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Another data point suggests that overturning Roe would not ignite an overwhelming backlash against Republicans in 2022. NRPLUS MEMBER
0 Comments
Then-Senator David Perdue (R., Ga.) speaks during a campaign event as he runs for reelection at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, in Milton, Ga., December 21, 2020. On the menu today: With David Perdue jumping into Georgia’s GOP gubernatorial primary, Peach State Republicans face a huge and consequential choice; a report from South Africa
0 Comments
Boxes containing state Electoral College votes are opened as a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the Electoral College vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (J. Scott Applewhite/Pool via Reuters) Amending such an essential democratic safeguard is in the country’s best interest. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D onald
0 Comments
Stacey Abrams speaks to the media in Atlanta, Ga., January 5, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams announced another bid for the office on Wednesday. “I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power,” Abrams wrote in a Twitter post alongside
0 Comments