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Today β€” October 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, Sinking in Polls, Suspends Campaign

By KIRK JOHNSON

Governor Walker, an independent, said he could not win the three-way race next month. He threw his support to former Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat.

Cuomo, Called a Chicken, Says β€˜I Will Be Here’ for Debate. He Has Caveats.

By VIVIAN WANG

After days of being mocked, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo agreed to debate Marcus Molinaro, but only if it took place within 24 hours, at 8 a.m.

Georgia Voting Begins Amid Accusations of Voter Suppression

By ASTEAD W. HERNDON

Questions about the fairness of voting rules and procedures have continued to grow as early voting began in the governor’s race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp.

Charge of Treason Escalates Tensions in Close Arizona Senate Race

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER

Martha McSally drew national attention this week when she accused her Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, of treason.

Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018Your RSS feeds

Meet the Republicans’ Best Hope for Flipping a House Seat

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

In a year when Democrats are on offense, Pete Stauber of Minnesota has a chance to do something no other Republican might do next month: win a Democratic House seat.

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Two Iowas? Candidates for Governor Try to Claim Both

By SYDNEY EMBER

Republicans and Democrats are battling over the political identity of the state, as Kim Reynolds and her opponent, Fred Hubbell, spar over who is more Iowan.

In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook

By KEVIN ROOSE

The ads, with language and imagery not typically found in even the roughest campaigns, were purchased by a critic of Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat trying to unseat the Republican incumbent.

Andrew Gillum, a Florida Insider Running as a Progressive Outsider

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER and PATRICIA MAZZEI

Mr. Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor, supports higher corporate taxes and Medicare for all. He also has a lobbyist as a top adviser and, as mayor of Tallahassee, was on the payroll of a consultant.

Feature: Struggling to Bring the β€˜Blue Wave’ to Deep-Red Alabama

By RUTH GRAHAM

Tabitha Isner has been trying to make a nearly impossible sales pitch to voters — and to the national donor class.

Cuomo Looks Poised for a 3rd Term. So Why Won’t He Debate His Foes?

By TYLER PAGER

With less than three weeks before Election Day, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has still not agreed to debate his Republican challenger, Marcus J. Molinaro.

In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook

By KEVIN ROOSE

The ads, with language and imagery not typically found in even the roughest campaigns, were purchased by a critic of Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat trying to unseat the Republican incumbent.

Arizona Candidate Gives Republicans Diversity, but Perhaps Not Victory

By ELIZABETH DIAS

In Tucson, Lea Marquez Peterson was heralded as a new face for the party’s future — a conservative, Hispanic woman — but her campaign has struggled to gain traction.

Heitkamp Apologizes for Embarrassing Error in Campaign Ad

By SYDNEY EMBER

The North Dakota senator, an endangered Democrat, ran an ad criticizing her opponent for comments about sexual abuse. But it backfired, just three weeks before the midterms.

To Avoid Conflicts, Rick Scott Created a Trust Blind in Name Only

By KEVIN SACK and PATRICIA MAZZEI

The Florida governor and Senate candidate could become the richest member of the next Congress. He’d bring with him a tangle of investments that could benefit from his policies.

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