Tal Axelrod, The Hill

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Past articles by Tal:

Seven key primary races still to come before November

May contained a whirlwind of crucial primaries that offered several tea leaves about the directions of the U.S.’s two major parties and their chances in November. However, there are still sco… → Read More

Bass, Caruso advance in Los Angeles mayor’s race

Rep. Karen Bass (D) and businessman Rick Caruso were projected to head to a runoff in Los Angeles’ mayoral race, according to The Associated Press. Bass, who was on President Biden’s vice president… → Read More

San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin recalled in blow to progressives

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was projected to be ousted in a recall Wednesday, marking a stunning setback for progressive advocates of criminal justice reform. The Associated Press… → Read More

Newsom advances in California governor’s race

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) was projected to advance to the general election in the state’s gubernatorial race. The Associated Press called the race at 11:14 p.m. ET. Newsom scored over … → Read More

Britt looks to squelch Brooks comeback ahead of Alabama runoffs

GOP Senate candidate Katie Britt, a former top aide to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), is looking to squelch Rep. Mo Brooks’s (R-Ala.) political revival ahead of Alabama’s June 21 runoff.&nb… → Read More

McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary

Businessman David McCormick has conceded to rival Mehmet Oz in the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania, capping off a confusing and narrowly divided process. McCormick said dur… → Read More

House Democratic campaign arm rolls out first round of TV ad reservations

House Democrats’ campaign arm rolled out its first round of television ad buys Friday as the party braces for a grueling attempt to retain its majority — or minimize losses — in the lower chamber. … → Read More

Democrats’ lead Trump impeachment lawyer to run for Congress

Daniel Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who led House Democrats’ efforts in former President Trump’s first impeachment, on Wednesday announced a bid for Congress. He joins an unwieldy and hotly… → Read More

Democrats ramp up offense on abortion, guns

Democrats are increasingly energized after the leaked Roe v. Wade draft opinion from the Supreme Court and recent mass shootings put a spotlight on hot-button social issues they see as liabilities … → Read More

Majority of voters undecided in New York House primary that includes Jones, de Blasio: poll

The vast majority of voters are undecided in a newly drawn congressional district in New York City that has no incumbent and has already seen high-profile candidates throw their hats in the ring, a… → Read More

Campaign Report — Trump’s rough night

FILE — Former President Donald Trump speaks from the podium during a campaign rally, May 1, 2022, in Greenwood, Neb. A lawyer for the New York attorney general’s office said Friday, May 13, 2… → Read More

Pennsylvania officially orders recount in GOP Senate primary

Pennsylvania’s Senate GOP primary is officially heading to a recount as celebrity surgeon Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick remain neck and neck. Pennsylvania acting Secretary… → Read More

Alabama GOP Senate primary heads to a runoff between Britt, Brooks

Alabama’s GOP Senate primary is projected to head to a runoff after no candidate clinched 50 percent support in the race Tuesday. The two candidates reaching the June 21 runoff are Katie Britt, a … → Read More

Ivey wins Alabama governor GOP primary

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) was projected to win her state’s gubernatorial GOP primary Tuesday, fending off a handful of far-right challengers. NBC and CBS News both called the race after 11 p.m. ET… → Read More

Boozman wins Arkansas GOP Senate primary

Sen. John Boozman was projected to win the Arkansas GOP Senate primary Tuesday, fending off right-wing challengers who tried to unseat the mild-mannered senator. The Associated Press called t… → Read More

Biden underwater on almost all issues except handling of COVID: poll

President Biden’s approval rating continues to be underwater on virtually every issue, with the exception being on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey from Harvard C… → Read More

Budd holds eight-point lead over Beasley in North Carolina Senate race: poll

Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) has an 8-point lead over former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in the Tarheel State’s Senate election in November, according to a new East Carolina … → Read More

Democrats brace for brutal election fight in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Democrats are looking ahead to what is anticipated to be a brutal slog toward the state’s November Senate race while Republicans are still waiting to see who will clinch the GOP nomina… → Read More

Britt leads Alabama GOP Senate primary: poll

Alabama Republican Katie Boyd Britt holds the lead in the state’s GOP Senate primary but is likely headed to a runoff, according to a new The Hill-Emerson College poll released Wednesday. Britt, a… → Read More

Five takeaways from the Pennsylvania, North Carolina primaries

Key nominating contests in Pennsylvania and Oregon headed into Wednesday morning without any clear resolution. But the May 17 primaries in five states offered some valuable clues about where both … → Read More