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Recent articles by Dan:

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Pennsylvania Democrat keeps focus on January 6 in campaign for governor against an election denier

Efforts to overturn the 2020 election and the subsequent January 6 insurrection have become a through line for Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro's rise to national prominence. → Read More

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For Latino voters in Nevada, unease over rising prices could reshape elections

Victor Villanueva's Chicago White Sox hat was stained with sweat by the end of a recent door-knocking session in East Las Vegas, a manifestation of the time he had spent urging mostly Latino voters here in Clark County to cast ballots in 2022. → Read More

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Republican candidates with January 6 ties are winning primaries for competitive House seats. Will voters care in November?

A string of Republican candidates who attended the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington and marched to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, are winning or could win primaries in competitive congressional districts, offering what could be the clearest test yet of whether general election voters still care about the fallout from the insurrection inspired by former President Donald Trump. → Read More

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6 takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

Rising concerns about crime and homelessness burst to the forefront Tuesday as San Francisco voters recalled District Attorney Chesa Boudin, a progressive who had ended cash bail and sought to reduce the number of people sent to prison. → Read More

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8 things to watch in Tuesday’s primaries

Tuesday's primary elections in seven states will once again test whether Republican voters are willing to punish incumbents with track records of winning competitive races for failing to be sufficiently supportive of former President Donald Trump. → Read More

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20 state and local elections to watch this year

With Democratic control of the US House and Senate on the line in this fall's midterm elections, the races for those chambers have drawn plenty of attention. Republicans appear to be in good position to make gains in November, buoyed, in part, by historic midterm headwinds facing the party in power, economic concerns and President Joe Biden's low approval ratings. → Read More

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7 takeaways from the 2022 primary season so far

After the first month of multiple major primaries in the 2022 election season, both parties are facing uncertainty over their direction -- and whose influence will dominate the next wave of nominating contests. → Read More

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Oz says he's earned 'presumptive Republican nomination,' even as Pennsylvania Senate primary recount kicks off

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz released a video on Friday in which the celebrity doctor calls himself the "presumptive Republican" nominee on the same day counties can begin recounting ballots in the commonwealth's tight GOP primary. → Read More

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Michigan board of canvassers deadlocks, blocking 5 GOP candidates for governor from primary ballot

Five Republican gubernatorial candidates will be kept off Michigan's primary ballot for now after the state's Board of State Canvassers deadlocked along party lines on Thursday during consideration of whether they were ineligible due to invalid signatures. → Read More

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6 takeaways from primaries in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas

Republican voters in Georgia on Tuesday showed there are limits to how seriously the party will entertain former President Donald Trump's grievances. → Read More

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Katie Britt and Mo Brooks will advance to Republican Senate runoff in Alabama, CNN projects

The Republican Senate primary in Alabama is headed to a runoff, CNN projects, after none of candidates hoping to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby were able to win more than 50% of the vote. → Read More

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6 takeaways from primaries in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and more

Pennsylvania Republicans chose an election denier Tuesday as their candidate for governor in this year's midterm elections -- but appear to have rejected a far-right Senate contender. → Read More

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John Fetterman will win Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, CNN projects

John Fetterman will win the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, CNN projects, capping a bizarre final few days of the campaign after the lieutenant governor suffered a stroke last week. → Read More

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'He is unconventional': John Fetterman's unique persona is put to the test in Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary

A win for John Fetterman in Pennsylvania on Tuesday would be a win for the unconventional candidate. → Read More

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7 things to watch in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and other primaries Tuesday

Primaries on Tuesday will test how far Republican voters are willing to go in embracing conservative candidates who could struggle to win in November's general election. → Read More

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Wisconsin Democrats look for do-over with rural voters after Trump-era shellacking

It was the moment the lifeless body of a 1,500-pound steer was hoisted in the air, blood pouring from its neck, that Mandela Barnes knew he was a long way from his comfort zone. → Read More

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Pennsylvania US Senate candidate Fetterman suffers stroke but says he's 'well on my way to a full recovery'

John Fetterman, the favorite to win Pennsylvania's Democratic US Senate contest, announced Sunday that he's recovering after a stroke. → Read More

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Barnette slams GOP rivals at closed event as spotlight on late-surging Pennsylvania Senate hopeful intensifies

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette slammed her Republican primary rivals on Saturday as being overly fixated on her surging candidacy, according to audio of a speech obtained by CNN, while calling her leading opponents "two globalists" who were only pandering to conservatives to get elected. → Read More

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Barnette's quick rise has Republicans reeling over potential upset and what it could mean for November

Republicans are watching conservative candidate Kathy Barnette's sudden rise in their party's upcoming Pennsylvania US Senate primary with a mix of unease, wonder and dread. → Read More

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How Trump's endorsement of Oz gave Kathy Barnette an unexpected opening in Pennsylvania

To Kathy Barnette and her ardent supporters in Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary, former President Donald Trump made a mistake. → Read More