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Democrats Run on Biden’s Achievements – and Away From Biden

August 26 By Susan Milligan The Democratic president was facing a grim midterm election scenario, and his own popularity problem wasn’t helping down-ticket candidates in his party very much. So the president – in this case, Barack Obama – sent his then-vice president, Joe Biden,…

Tara Sweeney drops out of Alaska U.S. House race

August 24 By Iris Samuels Republican Tara Sweeney said Tuesday she is dropping out of the U.S. House election, after garnering around 3.7% of votes counted so far in the primary race — which would have been enough to put her in fourth place and…

4 Alaska legislative candidates withdraw from general election

August 24 By Sean Maguire Four legislative candidates have withdrawn so far from the November general election, according to the Alaska Division of Elections. Democrat Drew Cason, a former legislative aide, had less than 5% of the vote before he dropped out of the race…

What to Watch on Election Night in New York

August 22 By Louis Jacobson After its congressional primaries were delayed due to a late-breaking – and highly disruptive – round of redistricting this year, New York voters are finally poised to choose their nominees for U.S. House seats on Aug. 23. (Statewide offices in…

Trump’s Wins and Warrants Bring Bumpy Week for Republicans

August 19 By Susan Milligan Former President Donald Trump could not conceal his glee when his chief GOP nemesis, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, was soundly rejected for reelection Tuesday by her Republican Party primary voters. “Now she can finally disappear into the depths of…

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy leads in initial primary election results

August 18 By Sean Maguire With 98% of precincts reporting Wednesday, Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy was headed to the ranked-choice November general election along with independent former Gov. Bill Walker and Democrat former state Rep. Les Gara. Two conservative Republicans running to the right…

America’s Greatest Hope: Young Leaders

August 18 By Susan Milligan When it comes to public service, David Gergen has the complete resume: he’s worked for four presidents (Republican and Democratic), has been a journalist for both TV and print (including as editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report), has been…