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Democrats push for campaign reset in the most pro-abortion rights swing state

June 30, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Vulnerable Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is hitting the airwaves with a direct appeal to New Hampshire voters after the end of Roe v. Wade: Return her to office or risk a nationwide abortion ban at the hands of Mitch McConnell. […]


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States make pitches to vote 1st in 2024 Democratic primaries

June 23, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The Iowa delegation promised changes to its caucus after 2020’s meltdown. New Hampshire’s brought giftbags. The Nevada team argued that racial diversity should trump tradition. Sixteen states and Puerto Rico are jockeying for early slots on a new Democratic presidential […]


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Deadline looms as election crisis in New Mexico intensifies

June 17, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A standoff between a Republican-dominated county commission and New Mexico’s Democratic secretary of state over the commission’s conspiracy-fueled refusal to certify election results comes to a head Friday, the state’s certification deadline. The showdown is providing a stark example of […]


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Palin, Begich, Gross advance in Alaska US House race

June 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross have advanced to the August special election for the state’s only U.S. House seat. Palin and Begich, both Republicans, and Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, were among 48 candidates […]


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Election 2022: Nevada GOP contest crucial to Senate control

June 14, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Adam Laxalt is one of Nevada’s most prominent Republicans, someone who has already won statewide office and attracted support from both former President Donald Trump and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Yet in the final weeks before Tuesday’s U.S. Senate […]


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NY Gov. Hochul signs state bills aimed at protecting abortion rights

June 13, 2022

Via: Fox News

New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday signed a new law expanding legal protections for people seeking and providing abortions in New York. The bill came in response to an anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision that could potentially overturn the […]


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Vulnerable Dems run against Washington — and their party

June 13, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Just like endangered Democrats in other states, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is running against Washington. The Nevada Democrat, nearing the end of her first six-year term, ignores the fact that her party controls both chambers of Congress and the White […]


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GOP taps seasoned broadcaster for New Mexico governor race

June 8, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Republicans picked a seasoned TV broadcaster to take on New Mexico’s incumbent Democratic governor, nominating former network meteorologist Mark Ronchetti on his pledges to rein in state spending, shore up policing and unleash already record-setting oil production. Ronchetti won by […]


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California lawmakers mull buying out farmers to save water

June 6, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

After decades of fighting farmers in court over how much water they can take out of California’s rivers and streams, some state lawmakers want to try something different: use taxpayer money to buy out farmers. A proposal in the state […]


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California US House races could help tilt power in Congress

June 2, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

California’s primary on Tuesday will set the stage for a November election where a handful of U.S. House seats in the Los Angeles area and Central Valley will help determine which party controls Congress. Democrats dominate California politics but the […]