Elections

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at St. Mary’s Center during a “Stop The Recall” rally ahead in Oakland, Calif., September 11, 2021. (Brittany Hosea-Small/Reuters) California voters overwhelmingly chose to keep Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in office in a recall election on Tuesday. Newsom was spared after projections from multiple networks showed that a majority of
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President Joe Biden speaks with California Governor Gavin Newsom as he arrives at Sacramento Mather Airport in Mather, Calif., September 13, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) President Biden cast California’s impending gubernatorial recall in existential terms during his stump speech for Governor Gavin Newsom Monday night, repeatedly comparing conservative radio host Larry Elder to former president Trump
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Eliza Luna, a ballot designer with the Maricopa County Elections Department, counts ballots for the Arizona Presidential Preference Election at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix, Ariz., March 17, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) How progressives are using ballot initiatives to raise taxes. Last year, as part of their efforts to expand government subsidies
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder speaks during a campaign stop outside a restaurant in San Diego, California, September 3, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder took aim at the mainstream media on Monday after an incident in which a woman in a gorilla mask threw eggs at him last week received scant
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Election campaign billboards featuring the three top candidates for the German chancellery — (from left) the Greens’ Annalena Baerbock, SPD’s Olaf Scholz, and CDU’s Armin Laschet — on a roadside in Berlin, Germany, September 10, 2021. (Michele Tantussi/Reuters) No matter who wins, public opinion and the possibility of having to partner in a coalition government
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Virginia State Police officers form a cordon at the University of Virginia ahead of the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, in Charlottesville, Va., August 11, 2018. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) While it is the surprisingly close gubernatorial race that has raised Republican hopes in Virginia and garnered national media attention, the
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Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) delivers an opening statement during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Former President Trump endorsed a primary challenger to Wyoming representative Liz Cheney on Thursday. Trump is backing former Republican National Committee member Harriet Hageman in her bid to unseat Cheney, a frequent
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Then-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe arrives at the election night rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam in Fairfax, Va., November 7, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) In a 2001 interview, Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, then chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told host Chris Matthews that he supported elective abortion, without a single restriction, throughout all
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder speaks during a campaign stop outside a restaurant in San Diego, Calif., September 3, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Multiple people, including a woman wearing a gorilla mask, threw eggs at Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Videos of the incident appear to show an egg being
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August Jobs Report at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 3, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The unpredictable politics of abortion in 2022 and 2024 President Biden’s approval rating is sinking. Independent voters are against him. Republicans are gaining on Democrats in the congressional generic ballot. GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin is within striking distance in
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Phil mentioned Biden losing major ground among independents. Meanwhile, out in California it looks like Gavin Newsom has solidified his position in the recall. A new poll has the recall losing 58-39, part of a trend of recent polling running in his direction. We can always hope for a big polling error, but it looks
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President Joe Biden looks on during a meeting with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 1, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) According to a new national poll conducted by Civiqs, President Joe Biden’s job approval rating is underwater in most swing states. The military withdrawal and chaotic
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Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions 2019 legislative conference in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Two new polls of the Virginia gubernatorial election suggest that the race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin might be tightening. McAuliffe, the former governor of Virginia, thus far
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Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Gage Skidmore) One wonders if there’s any center-right position that isn’t considered “far right” by political journalists. In a recent New York Times hit piece on California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder, you will read those words on three occasions. An example: Mr. Elder’s political
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Peter Hamby has a good piece on the California recall (language warning): These days, the messiah of All Politics Is Local here is Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles County sheriff. “Nothing will change your political viewpoint more than a transient taking a shit in your front yard,” he told me. Villanueva is a Democrat, elected
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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Los Angeles, Calif., June 15, 2021. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Politico reports that California governor Gavin Newsom’s allies in the abortion-rights movement are going all-in on rescuing him in his recall election, and they’re hopeful that focusing on “abortion access” will
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) celebrates with Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and fellow Democrats after House passage of the John Lewis voting rights act at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., August 24, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in a party-line vote, 219-212.
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Herschel Walker speaks during the SEC legends panel in Birmingham, Ala., July 16, 2019. (Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports) University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker has filed the necessary paperwork to run for United States Senate in the Peach State after months of teasing the run. No official announcement has been made by Walker. Walker
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President Joe Biden arrives to discuss his ‘Build Back Better’ agenda at the White House, August 12, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) It is early to predict the political fallout from the fall of Afghanistan, or to project the 2022 midterm elections. It is even still a little early to draw hard conclusions about what will happen
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Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Gage Skidmore) Democratic California governor Gavin Newsom, who could be ousted from his post in a recall election scheduled for September 14, blasted talk-radio host and Republican front-runner Larry Elder as a fringe candidate more right-wing than former President Donald Trump. Newsom warned of the
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A woman fills in a ballot at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Va., November 3, 2020. (Hannah McKay/Reuters) The journalist uses deception to tar the reputation of perfectly respectable philanthropic endeavors. Here we go again. Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money, purports to expose another plot by the Right to take over American
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at CPAC in Orlando, Fla., February 26, 2021. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) It isn’t just about 2024. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here is a reason why the Left needs Governor Ron DeSantis to fail. And it isn’t just about the 2024 presidential election. Sure, given that DeSantis has the potential to unite the
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