Elections

Then Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe looks on during his campaign rally in Arlington, Va., October 26, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) NR’s latest cover story should be required reading for Democratic strategists who want to avoid a shellacking this year. Ruy Teixeira, co-author of 2002’s The Emerging Democratic Majority, today warns his own
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A voter fills in his ballot at a polling booth on election day in Portland, Maine, November 3, 2020. (Joel Page/Reuters) Residents of Portland, the state’s largest city, should reject their local government’s proposal to allow noncitizens to vote. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D espite receiving pushback from local counsel, Portland, Maine’s new Charter Commission voted
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From left: Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CONN). (Mandel Ngan/Pool, Anna Moneymaker/Pool, Tom Williams/Pool via Reuters) Democratic senators are unprepared to defend their support for a bill that would strike down popular state parental-consent laws. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P arental rights have become a major flashpoint in American
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference in Surfside, Fla., June 14, 2021. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Axios reports that Ron DeSantis’s favorability among Hispanics has increased by seven points since December: The survey does not show a mass defection to the Republican Party, but DeSantis’ favorability among Latinos improved by seven percentage points
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From left: Stacey Abrams speaks to the media during the Georgia Senate runoff election in 2021; Beto O’Rourke during a 2019 presidential campaign debate; Eric Greitens in a campaign image. (Elijah Nouvelage, Shannon Stapleton/Reuters; Greitens campaign image via Facebook) These candidates are probably finished in politics if they lose this year. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L
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The Missouri Senate race presents, as I’ve discussed here and here, two paths diverging: Either Republicans nominate Eric Greitens, in which case the race becomes immediately competitive, or they nominate Eric Schmitt or Vicky Hartzler, in which case the one-two punch of Missouri’s Republican tilt and the national environment make this a relatively sleepy race that
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Then- President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 presidential election results by Congress in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) A federal judge in California said Monday that President Donald Trump “more likely than not” committed a felony by attempting
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Demonstrators rally with cut-outs of Maryland congressional districts in front of the Supreme court in Washington, D.C., March 28, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) A Maryland judge on Friday tossed out the state’s Democrat-drawn congressional map ahead of the 2022 mid-term election, ruling that the map is “an extreme gerrymander” intentionally drawn with “partisanship as a predominant
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Former President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC in Orlando, Fla., February 26, 2022. (Marco Bello) Republicans could have their pick of a variety of less risky alternatives in 2024. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A n endorsement from Donald Trump, as Alabama congressman Mo Brooks has learned to his chagrin, is no guarantee against future harsh denunciation.
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Then–president Donald Trump (left) and then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the second 2020 presidential campaign debate in Nashville, Tenn., October 22, 2020 (Morry Gash/Reuters Pool) President Biden said he would be “fortunate” to run against former President Trump in 2024, at a press conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Biden was asked
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Left: President Joe Biden speaks about the administration’s coronavirus response at the White House, March 2, 2021. Right: Then-president Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nev., September 13, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque, Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Biden, speaking at the NATO conference today, declared, “the next election, I’d be very fortunate if I had that
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Rep. Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) speaks in Huntsville, Ala., March 22, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Yesterday, a Cygnal poll for Alabama Daily News found Republican congressman Mo Brooks cratering in the GOP Senate primary:  Gray TV/AL Daily News Poll by Cygnal, +/-4% Mike Durant – 34.6% Katie Britt – 28.4% Mo Brooks – 16.1% Lillie Boddie
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Rep. Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) makes an announcement in Huntsville, Ala., March 22, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Alabama Senate candidate Mo Brooks responded to the loss of Donald Trump’s endorsement on Wednesday by revealing that the former president asked him to “rescind the 2020 elections, immediately remove Joe Biden from the White House, and hold a
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John, I notice that Trump’s statement announcing the withdrawal of his endorsement of Mo Brooks begins: Mo Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went “woke” and stated, referring to the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, “Put that behind you, put that behind you,” despite the fact that the Election was rife with
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Marco Rubio (left), Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich participate in a Republican primary debate in Detroit, March 3, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) On the homepage today, Phil argues that it would be better for the Republican Party if Donald Trump were to run for president in 2024 but lose in the primary. I
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, N.C., November 2, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) I see the sense in Phil’s argument about the benefits of a someone in the GOP 2024 field beating former President Trump for the nomination, but I am with Charlie — both in his recent column
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Former-President Donald Trump attends the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., February 26, 2022. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) As long as he loses the Republican primary, it could be better for conservatives if he makes one last presidential bid in 2024. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M ost conservatives who would prefer to see a different Republican presidential
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A farewell speech by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is broadcast live on a screen in Times Square on his final day in office in Manhattan, New York City, August 23, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) If the last year has been any indication, Americans in the New York area have finally realized that they don’t need
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Eric Greitens speaks to the corps of cadets at the 22nd Annual Ethics Forum at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., in 2011. (Petty Officer Second Class Timothy Tamargo/US Coast Guard) Missouri Republicans are worried about the Senate campaign of former governor Eric Greitens, who resigned under a cloud of scandal in
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Stacey Abrams speaks to the media in Atlanta, Ga., January 5, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) In an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Wednesday, Stacey Abrams — the 2018 and presumptive 2022 Democratic nominee to be the next governor of Georgia — compared her efforts to change election laws in the U.S. with Ukrainians
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a rally in Conroe, Texas, January 29, 2022. (Go Nakamura/Reuters) The fundamental divide in the Republican Party today is not ideological, it is not positional, and it is not really even tactical or attitudinal. It is between the normal adults who are looking to capitalize on the customary rules
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No surprises in the Texas gubernatorial primary tonight: It will be Greg Abbott vs. “Beto” O’Rourke. My guess that is O’Rourke, who did so poorly with the Democratic presidential primary electorate, is going to have a pretty tough time with the Texas electorate, which is considerably less friendly. Abbott won 56 percent of the vote
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