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Past articles by David:

The Trailer: Five big things this year's primaries told us

What we learned from the midterm primaries, what's showing up in campaign ads since Labor Day, and questions and answers with some of the people we've been checking in with on the trail. → Read More

After final primary losses, a wounded GOP establishment looks to November

Now comes the reckoning in New Hampshire — where all three congressional races feature vulnerable Democrats — and beyond for Republicans. → Read More

In Upstate N.Y., a test for Democrats running on abortion to stop GOP wave

Tuesday’s special election in a swing district has become a crucial testing ground for both major parties’ political strategies around abortion — an issue that could factor heavily into the midterm elections → Read More

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler concedes in Washington state

She is one of three pro-impeachment Republicans likely to be defeated this cycle. → Read More

Trump endorses ‘ERIC’ in Missouri primary, a name shared by rivals

The former president’s unusual endorsement added more uncertainty to an already tumultuous race → Read More

In Michigan, a pro-Israel group works to beat a Jewish Democrat

Rep. Andy Levin finds himself fighting for his political life against a fellow Democrat, Rep. Haley Stevens. → Read More

The Trailer: How DeSantis and other GOP candidates are ditching 'legacy media' for friendly outlets

Why some Republicans are done with “legacy” media, what we learned from Maryland's primaries, and why many Democrats – including the nominee for governor of South Carolina – are done with President Biden. → Read More

On the campaign trail, many Republicans talk of violence

In both swing states and safe seats, GOP candidates say that liberals hate them personally and may turn rioters or a police state on people who disobey them. → Read More

The Trailer: DeSantis beats Trump, Democrats bet on MAGA, and more lessons from the latest fundraising quarter

In this edition: Sifting through the latest fundraising numbers, previewing Maryland's big primary day, and talking to Democrats about whether Joe Biden should run again. → Read More

The Trailer: Inside the unusual primaries where Republicans who voted to impeach Trump might survive

In this edition: MAGA game theory in Washington, a big week for the Dump Biden movement, and a talk with the Vermont Republican who thinks this is the year Democrats run out of luck. → Read More

The Trailer: 'Nationalize this race': Democrats run on abortion in special elections

Why a Democrat wants his special election to be a "referendum" on abortion, what happened in June's primaries, and where all these Pritzker Pals came from. → Read More

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