February 24, 2024

Can a Democrat not named Katie Porter win her congressional swing seat?

As Rep. Katie Porter is vacating her seat to run for Senate, California Democrats are torn between the two candidates running to replace her. | Francis Chung/POLITICO LOS ANGELES ‚ÄĒ Rep. Katie Porter has been a bright spot for Democrats as they try to claim territory in Orange County, California‚Äôs historic bastion of conservatism. But

Former GOP congressional aide Celeste Maloy wins Utah House seat

Celeste Maloy will be the first woman in Utah’s congressional delegation since 2src19 and the fifth in its history. | Rick Bowmer/AP Utah Republican Celeste Maloy will be the newest member of Congress, bringing the House back to its full complement of 435 members. Maloy defeated Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Riebe and a handful of

Republican Kari Lake Announces Run for Arizona Senate Seat

Former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake announced her bid for the Arizona Senate on Tuesday with the aim of ousting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ). Senator Krysten Sinema, Democrat of Arizona, speaks during a hearing on the nominations of Shalanda Young to be Director and Nani Coloretti to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and

Report: Blake Masters to Launch Another Senate Bid to Fill Kyrsten Sinema’s Seat

Rebecca Noble/Getty Images Former Arizona Republican U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters is set to launch another bid for Senate to fill the seat held by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with his plans. Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) defeated Masters by about five points in the 2022 election. Now, Masters is

Republican Dave McCormick launches bid for vulnerable Senate seat in battleground state

It’s take two for Dave McCormick in battleground Pennsylvania. McCormick, a former hedge fund executive, West Point graduate, Gulf War combat veteran and Treasury Department official in former President George W. Bush‚Äôs administration, on Thursday launched his second straight campaign for the Senate.¬† His announcement gives national and state Republicans a high-profile candidate with the […]

Former Biden White House aide wins crowded primary for safe Dem seat in Rhode Island

Gabe Amo prevailed over nearly a dozen other Democrats. | Amo Campaign via AP Gabe Amo is on a path to become his state’s first person of color in Congress after Democrats nominated him for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday. “It is not lost on me that I stand on the shoulders of

Blake Masters plans another Arizona Senate bid ‚ÄĒ this time for Sinema‚Äôs seat

Blake Masters is planning to launch another Arizona Senate bid. | Matt York/AP Photo Blake Masters is making plans to launch another Arizona Senate bid, potentially as soon as next week, according to three people familiar with the matter. Masters did not reply to a request for comment. Masters won the GOP nomination last year

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester launches bid for Senate seat in Delaware

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester began hiring campaign staff earlier this month, POLITICO previously reported. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester on Wednesday announced a bid to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Carper in Delaware, laying the path for the Democrat to potentially become the third Black woman to ever serve in the Senate. Blunt Rochester

Nick Begich challenging Peltola for House seat in Alaska

Begich, a Republican activist in the state, ran for Congress in both the August 2src22 special election and the November 2src22 general election. | Mark Thiessen/AP Photo Republican Nick Begich announced on Thursday he would run for Congress again in Alaska, setting up a possible rematch against incumbent Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), the state’s only

Former Rep. Al Lawson’s Florida congressional seat could come back under new agreement

Former Rep. Al Lawson (center) said he would consider running for his old seat if the district was reinstated to a configuration similar to how it was prior to the midterms. | J. Scott Applewhite TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ‚ÄĒ A major legal challenge to Florida‚Äôs disputed congressional map could result in the reinstatement of a north

A well-liked incumbent stands in the way of Republicans retaking the Pennsylvania Senate seat

Bob Casey, a three-term senator who has built such a moderate, mild-mannered reputation he has been compared to oatmeal, is in the crosshairs of national Republican leaders. | Francis Chung/POLITICO PHILADELPHIA ‚ÄĒ Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, a rising star in the state‚Äôs GOP, is keeping her options open ahead of the 2src24 Senate election. She

Cardin not running for reelection, opening blue-state Senate seat

Ben Cardin has served in the Senate for three terms. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin will not seek reelection in 2src24, he announced on Monday, creating a wide-open race to succeed him and altering the Senate. Cardin has served in the Senate for three terms, providing a generally reliable vote for Democrats but

Here’s what happened when Bernie Sanders put Starbucks’ former CEO in the hot seat

“Starbucks has waged the most aggressive and illegal union-busting campaign in the modern history of our country,‚ÄĚ Sen. Bernie Sanders said during a hearing. After months of steadily amping up pressure on Starbucks and its longtime leader, Howard Schultz, Sen. Bernie Sanders finally got his chance Wednesday to grill the coffee executive over the company‚Äôs

Poll: Kari Lake Tied with Ruben Gallego in Hypothetical Three-Way Matchup with Kyrsten Sinema for AZ Senate Seat

Rising Republican star Kari Lake is tied with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) in a three-way hypothetical matchup with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) for Arizona’s Senate seat, a recent poll shows. Sinema, the incumbent once Democrat recently turned independent, is polling below Lake, who is tied with Democrat Gallego in a potential three-way race for the

Katie Porter launches Senate campaign for Feinstein’s seat

Photo by Francis Chung/POLITICO Rep. Katie Porter on Tuesday launched her 2src24 campaign for Sen. Dianne Feinstein‚Äôs seat ‚ÄĒ even though the Democratic incumbent hasn‚Äôt yet announced her widely expected plans to retire. ‚ÄúCalifornia needs a warrior in the Senate ‚ÄĒ to stand up to special interests, fight the dangerous imbalance in our economy, and

Cherokee tribes turn to K Street to fulfill a 187-year-old promise for a seat in Congress

They’ve also donated generously to lawmakers. Since the beginning of 2src21, Federal Election Commission reports show the Cherokee Nation made more than $9srcsrc,srcsrcsrc in donations to candidates or political action committees; while the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians made nearly $5srcsrc,srcsrcsrc in donations; and the United Keetoowah Band, the third, has given more than $9,srcsrcsrc.

Ricketts tapped to fill Nebraska’s open Senate seat

Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said he would pass on any other opportunities that come along over the next 1src years as he shifts his focus to federal office. | Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has appointed Pete Ricketts, the state’s former GOP governor, to fill retired Sen. Ben Sasse’s seat through

Gallego officially launches bid for Sinema’s seat

Rep. Ruben Gallego on Monday officially announced he will run for Senate in 2src24, potentially setting up a challenge with incumbent independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. ‚ÄúThe problem isn‚Äôt that Senator Sinema abandoned the Democratic Party ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs that she abandoned Arizona,‚ÄĚ Gallego, a Democrat, said in a release. ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs repeatedly broken her promises, and fought

Straight man accidentally books seat on gay pride-themed flight

George Rogers thought he‚Äôd booked a ticket for a standard flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia. So understandably the 29-year-old got quite the shock when he checked in at LAX and realized he‚Äôd actually booked a seat on¬†Qantas‚Äô WorldPride flight¬†which was created to bring members of the LGBTQI+ community from the US to Australia […]

House Dem laments ‚Äėfriendly fire‚Äô after losing a plum panel seat

Mike Quigley lost his perch on the House Intelligence Committee thanks to his own party. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell got evicted from the House Intelligence Committee by the GOP. Their fellow Democrat Mike Quigley lost his perch there thanks to his own party. The Illinois lawmaker, who has served on

Catherine Cortez Masto Holds On to Nevada U.S. Senate Seat, Democrats Win Senate Control

Democrats will keep control of the Senate due to Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto‚Äôs (D-NV) narrow election victory against Republican Adam Laxalt, the Associated Press projected on Saturday evening.¬† The race results come after several days of delayed mail-in ballot counting ‚ÄĒ Cortez Masto secured a win with just under 5,srcsrcsrc votes by the time the

Mo Brooks Announces Bid for Alabama U.S. Senate Seat

For more than a decade, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) has represented Alabama‚Äôs fifth congressional district in the U.S House of Representatives. But next year, he hopes to change that with a successful run for higher office. On Monday, Brooks announced his bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). The…

Report: China Blocking India’s Campaign for a Permanent U.N. Security Council Seat

China is the ‚Äúbiggest stumbling block‚ÄĚ for India in its bid to win a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the Hindustan Times reported¬†Thursday. As a permanent member of the UNSC, China has the power to veto any resolution put forth by the council, including those seeking to expand its membership. China…

Dems’ path to House takeover narrows: Party trails in Calif. races, as NY seat comes into play.

Democrats appear to have avoided a worst-case scenario in Tuesday‚Äôs California primaries ‚Äď the possibility of getting shut out of the general election in key congressional races ‚Äď but the results expose other potential problems for the party as it seeks to flip the House in November. Democrats‚Äô hopes of a ‚Äúblue wave‚ÄĚ in November […]

Soros Buying A Texas DA Seat

Leftist billionaire George Soros has been pouring big money into a Texas district attorney race as part of his effort to install extremist prosecutors across America who will protect lawless so-called sanctuary cities that obstruct the enforcement of federal immigration law. We already knew that pressure groups funded by Soros are litigating to keep U.S. […]

John Conyers Announces His Retirement: Endorses Son to Take Seat But Nephew Already Announced Run.

Rep. John Conyers¬† announced his immediate retirement¬†Tuesday and endorsed his son John Conyers III to take his seat in Congress. Conyers made his announcement on a local radio station, making his decision two weeks after sexual harassment allegations surfaced and after discussing his political future with family and advisers. Although Conyers has steadfastly denied all […]

By the Way, Republicans Won Another Senate Seat Over the Weekend

Cortney¬†covered this news yesterday, but I wanted to make sure you saw it because with Louisiana’s Congressional runoffs complete, we can now close the books on the 2016 election cycle. Donald Trump won the presidency with¬†306 electoral votes, as Wisconsin’s recount¬†hasn’t even remotely approached changing the outcome (as expected), while Michigan’s¬†was halted by a judge. […]

Emails: Huma Abedin Left Classified Material Unsecured In The Front Seat Of Her Car

Emails released on Monday show that Hillary Clinton‚Äôs top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, left classified government information that needed to be burned in the front seat of her vehicle. ‚ÄúFavor‚ÄĚ is the subject of Abedin‚Äôs July 20, 2009 email to Lauren Jiloty, Clinton‚Äôs personal assistant.¬†Judicial Watch obtained the records and hundreds more pages of […]