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David Weigel

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Recent articles by David:

The Trailer: Establishment wins, surging turnout and burning Bushes: Takeaways from this week’s primaries

In this edition: Lessons from all of May's primaries, redistricting madness drags into Memorial Day weekend, and the director of Justice Democrats lays out their new strategy to replace centrists. → Read More

Kemp, Raffensperger win in blow to Trump and his false election claims

The results in Georgia’s Republican primaries for governor and secretary of state amounted to a significant blow to the former president. → Read More

The Trailer: Your hour-by-hour guide on what to watch tonight

How to watch today's primaries, why New York Democrats are tearing each other apart, and the closing campaign spots in key races. → Read More

Texas runoff tests Democratic divisions over abortion, immigration

The latest battle in the fight for power in the Democratic Party between centrists and liberals will be decided here Tuesday. → Read More

The Trailer: Four trends from Tuesday's primaries in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere

In this edition: Lessons from Tuesday's primaries, a Democratic war over gerrymandering, and an interview with Mallory McMorrow. → Read More

The Trailer: Your hour-by-hour guide on what to watch in five states tonight

A May 17 primary rundown, a big-D Democratic debacle in New York, and a campaign ad that goes after a MAGA candidate for supporting former president Donald Trump. → Read More

The Trailer: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’: A wave of PAC money buries left-wing Democrats

The PACs that want to suppress left-wing Democrats, three takeaways from this Tuesday's primaries, and a talk with a Democrat who thinks this is the year when her party can win Nebraska again. → Read More

The Trailer: Nebraska, West Virginia primaries another test of Trump's influence

In this edition: Primary Day for former president Donald Trump, yet another House special election, and the candidate running on tear gas. → Read More

Trump-backed candidate accused of groping is on Nebraska ballot today

An agricultural executive accused of groping and a House Freedom Caucus member are on the ballot in Nebraska and West Virginia on Tuesday, in races where former president Donald Trump has clashed with local GOP leaders. → Read More

The Trailer: Four ways the leaked draft abortion opinion has altered the midterms

How the potential end of Roe is shaking up campaigns, what happened in Ohio on Tuesday, and an interview with J.D. Vance. → Read More

The Trailer: What to watch tonight in Ohio and Indiana

Primary day in Ohio and Indiana, on the trail for the day's biggest rematch, and Republicans get another House pick-up opportunity. → Read More

Trump makes closing pitch for Nebraska candidate accused of groping

The former president is campaigning for Charles Herbster for governor in the primary. → Read More

The Trailer: How J.D. Vance sprinted to the head of the pack in Ohio

An Ohio GOP elegy, a Democratic debacle in New York, and a Hawaii pilot flies right out of Congress. → Read More

The Trailer: The pandemic planner, the crypto billionaire and a bunch of angry Democrats

In this edition: The crypto cash that's turned an Oregon campaign upside down, a bitter GOP convention in Minnesota, and stop-the-steal battles shape party nominations in Utah and Minnesota. → Read More

The Trailer: As Biden campaigns on infrastructure law, Democrats keep fighting about it

The infrastructure wars in a Democratic primary, a 2024 campaign memo from Bernie Sanders, and an interview with a Florida GOP candidate who's ready to get to Washington and start impeaching. → Read More

The Trailer: Five takeaways from another big fundraising quarter

In this edition: Fundraising takeaways from the first quarter, a Democratic mess in New York, and more polls that Joe Biden probably shouldn't look at. → Read More

Democrats’ redistricting gains hit a roadblock: The Supreme Court

Democrats made gains in governors' offices and state courts, hoping that would protect their redistricting efforts. But Republicans have benefitted from the conservative Supreme Court. → Read More

The Trailer: Overdoses are up. On the trail, Republicans blame Biden.

The Republicans who claim President Biden is killing people, the GOP's big Florida redistricting coup, and an interview with Pittsburgh's rising socialist star. → Read More

The Trailer: A Republican feud in West Virginia: Infrastructure money versus a Trump endorsement

West Virginia's Republican-on-Republican primary, election conspiracy theorists capture GOP nominations in Colorado, and a crypto-inspired Democratic family feud in Oregon. → Read More

The Trailer: Some called his anti-China ad dangerous. Here's why Tim Ryan kept running it.

What Democrats learned from a much-criticized ad in Ohio, what happened in this week's elections, and why a contrarian author believes he can be the next governor of California. → Read More