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The Ocasio-Cortez Effect: Wave of Challenges Hits Entrenched N.Y. Democrats

By SHANE GOLDMACHER

As many as six House challenges are in the works, in a possible echo of the divisions roiling the 2020 presidential primary. Insurgents are inspired by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Virginia’s Economy Weathers the Storm in Its Statehouse

By BEN CASSELMAN

Leading business groups haven’t joined in pushing for leadership changes, and Amazon is moving forward with a major office presence.

Mark Kelly to Run for Senate in Arizona

By ALEXANDER BURNS

Mr. Kelly, the former astronaut who is married to Gabrielle Giffords, is challenging Republican Senator Martha McSally, who was appointed to the seat that had been left vacant by John McCain’s death.

Stacey Abrams, in Democrats’ Response, Calls for Ballot Fairness

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Delivering her party’s rebuttal to the State of the Union speech, Ms. Abrams, who nearly became Georgia’s governor, said voter suppression was a threat to democracy.

Northam Seeks Signs of Support as Crisis Strains Virginia Leadership

By ALAN BLINDER, JONATHAN MARTIN and TRIP GABRIEL

Gov. Ralph Northam was said to be planning to hire a private investigator to help clear his name, as his relationship with his lieutenant governor is strained.

Stacey Abrams, Preparing Her State of the Union Response, Weighs Senate Run

By ALEXANDER BURNS

Ms. Abrams, who attracted wide attention in her narrow loss for Georgia governor and will speak after the State of the Union, is being courted by the party to challenge Senator David Perdue in 2020.

Northam Scandal Opens Rift Between Top Democrats in Virginia

By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALAN BLINDER

As a racist yearbook photo and claims of sexual assault plunged the capitol deeper into turmoil, the state’s lieutenant governor suggested the governor might be trying to sabotage him.

Virginia Capitol Thrown Into Chaos as Pressure on Northam Intensifies

By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALAN BLINDER

Gov. Ralph Northam’s fate hung in the balance on Monday as legislators returned to session not knowing who would be governor by the end of the day.

Ralph Northam Rose Quickly to Become Virginia Governor. He Could Fall Even Faster.

By TRIP GABRIEL and ALAN BLINDER

Mr. Northam, who denies appearing in a decades-old racist photograph, is teetering precariously on the top rung of a political ladder that he ascended in just 10 years.

Republicans Rewrote Voting Laws for 8 Years. Now Democrats Say It’s Their Turn.

By MICHAEL WINES

In Congress and in states with Democratic insurgencies, legislators have ambitious plans to overhaul election laws — and in some cases, roll back Republican ones.

The 2021 New York City Mayoral Race: Coming Soon to a Living Room Near You

By J. DAVID GOODMAN

The City Council speaker, Corey Johnson, and the city comptroller, Scott Stringer are planning house parties as part of an early fund-raising push.

Senator Joni Ernst Speaks Out About Being a Survivor of Sexual Assault

By ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

Ms. Ernst, Republican of Iowa, spoke out after court papers in her divorce briefly became public. She pledged to support other survivors.

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