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Past articles by Allan:

GOP presidential candidates avoid abortion as the 2024 campaign kicks off

Neither former President Donald Trump nor Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, mentioned abortion in their campaign launches. → Read More

Only four more years? GOP primary rivals may take aim at Trump’s term limit

Donald Trump faces a unique limitation that is enticing to both his 2024 GOP rivals and potential running mates: He’s eligible to serve only one more term. → Read More

Ronna McDaniel wins re-election to fourth term as RNC chair

McDaniel staved off an insurgent challenge from RNC committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon of California. → Read More

White House says no visitors logs for Biden's Delaware home

On Sunday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., wrote to the White House asking for such logs. → Read More

Lax campaign finance rules likely to survive Bankman-Fried scandal

Washington is so fatalistic about money in politics that even a major campaign finance watchdog group took money from the disgraced cryptocurrency executive. → Read More

Ron DeSantis inaugurated for a second term as Florida governor

With 2024 speculation swirling, DeSantis made no hint of a possible presidential bid. → Read More

The seven most shocking results from the 2022 midterm elections

From "red wave" predictions that never materialized to a Democratic meltdown in New York to election-denier losses across the country, this year's elections were full of surprises. → Read More

West Virginia Republicans hit the ground running to topple Joe Manchin in 2024

The West Virginia race is a top target for Republicans hoping to flip a seat to regain control of the Senate. → Read More

Republicans run from Trump’s resistance to early voting

Republican leaders have seen the light on mail-in and early voting after a disappointing 2022 election cycle. But they face one major hurdle: Donald Trump. → Read More

Map: High turnout powered Warnock to victory in Georgia Senate runoff

Sen. Raphael Warnock improved his numbers across Georgia during Tuesday's Senate runoff, while Herschel Walker struggled even in traditionally Republican areas. → Read More

Battleground Republicans unload on Trump ahead of expected 2024 announcement

Some GOP leaders in key states say they wish he wouldn't attempt another White House bid after losing important contests and, in some cases, control of legislative chambers. → Read More

Democrat Katie Hobbs defeats MAGA favorite Kari Lake in high-stakes race for governor in Arizona

Hobbs defeated a Republican many thought was the strongest of the pro-Trump election deniers running in swing states President Joe Biden carried in 2020. → Read More

Trump and Biden are circling each other, but governors wait in the 2024 wings

Florida’s Ron DeSantis and other governors have been telegraphing national ambitions for years, but the midterms elevated more candidates ripe for White House speculation. → Read More

John Fetterman wins Pa. Senate race, defeating celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz and flipping key state for Democrats

Fetterman was able to overcome a stroke he suffered amid the campaign and tens of millions in GOP spending aimed at branding him as soft on crime. → Read More

Democrat Josh Shapiro defeats Republican Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania governor's race

Oversight of the 2024 election — Mastriano attended Trump’s Jan. 6 rally in Washington —and abortion rights took center stage in the critical presidential battleground state. → Read More

Election officials are bracing for conspiracy-fueled threats — while still hoping for the best

Ongoing harassment and concerning incidents at drop boxes in swing states fueled by 2020 conspiracies, as well as the prospect of counting delays, have many workers on high alert. → Read More

Fetterman's debate performance has Democrats on edge in crucial Pennsylvania Senate race

Some Democrats question Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s decision to debate — and to remain on the ballot. → Read More

Some of Katie Hobbs' supporters are concerned MAGA firebrand Kari Lake is outshining her low-key campaign

Polling suggests the Arizona governor’s contest is a toss-up, with Republican Kari Lake having perhaps the best shot of any swing-state election denier to win a governor’s race. → Read More

Ticket-splitting voters were going extinct. Now they may decide 2022's biggest races.

Nowhere is the dynamic clearer than in Pennsylvania, though there are signs voters favor both a Republican and a Democrat in swing states from Georgia to New Hampshire to Ohio. → Read More

In 2019, Doug Mastriano said women who violated proposed abortion ban should be charged with murder

Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, said in 2019 that women who underwent abortions that ran afoul of his proposed ban, if it were enacted into law, should be charged with murder. → Read More