Eric Bradner,

Eric Bradner

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Recent articles by Eric:

5 takeaways from Georgia's Senate runoff

Raphael Warnock's victory in his head-to-head contest with Republican nominee Herschel Walker means Democrats will add to their already-secured Senate majority. Here's what else it means. → Read More

Early voting begins in some Georgia counties as Warnock and Walker sprint to Dec. 6 runoff

Unlike the 2021 runoffs, control of the Senate is not on the line, with Democrats having won 50 seats already and Vice President Kamala Harris giving the party a tie-breaking vote. → Read More


6 takeaways from former Vice President Mike Pence's CNN town hall

Former Vice President Mike Pence in a CNN town hall on Wednesday refused to commit his support to former President Donald Trump's 2024 campaign and left the door open to seeking the Republican nomination himself. → Read More


What to know about control of Congress and outstanding votes in other races

The battle for control of the House is now the biggest unanswered question of this year's midterm elections after Democrats kept their narrow Senate majority. → Read More


Democrats will keep control of the Senate, CNN projects

Democrats will keep their narrow Senate majority for the next two years, CNN projects, after victories in close contests in Nevada and Arizona. → Read More


7 things to watch for in Tuesday’s midterm elections

The 2022 midterms have arrived, as voters across the nation decide who will set the agenda in Washington and in statehouses across the country for the next two years -- and who will set the ground rules for 2024. → Read More


Obama tells Midwestern voters worried about inflation that GOP is ‘not interested in solving problems’

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to sway voters who are worried about inflation, warning in two key Midwestern states that Republicans seeking control of Congress have no plans to rein in prices and could target social safety net programs. → Read More


7 takeaways from the Colorado Senate debate

In a year when they are hoping for a red wave, Republicans have set their sights on defeating Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in their quest to gain control of the Senate chamber. On Friday night, Bennet engaged in a fast-paced and testy final debate with moderate GOP rival Joe O'Dea, who has distanced himself from former president Donald Trump as he has blamed Democrats for inflation… → Read More


4 takeaways from the Michigan governor debate between Gretchen Whitmer and Tudor Dixon

Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her Republican challenger Tudor Dixon clashed on abortion rights in a debate Tuesday night, as Whitmer backed a referendum on ballots this fall that would amend the state constitution to guarantee abortion rights. → Read More


Voters' top concern is the economy as Democrats seek a 'closing message' to draw contrasts with GOP on combating inflation

Fifteen days from the midterm elections, new CNN polls in battleground states show that the issue at the front of voters' minds is the economy and inflation -- a reality that could tilt the outcome of key races with Democrats' narrow House and Senate majorities in the balance. → Read More


Trump visits South Texas as GOP seeks to build on gains among Latinos in three key House races

With just over two weeks until Election Day, former President Donald Trump is looking to shore up GOP support in South Texas on Saturday as Republicans seek to build on their 2020 gains with Latino voters as part of their efforts to win control of the House. → Read More


Four takeaways from Utah’s only Senate debate

Evan McMullin, the independent challenging Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee, said in their only debate Monday night that Lee's actions around the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol were "a betrayal of the American republic." → Read More


Democrats are facing stiff battles for governor in these key states

Democratic nominees for governor are facing the stiffest competition this year as the party tries to hold on to its gains from the "blue wave" of 2018, even though Republicans are defending more governorships in November. → Read More


6 takeaways from the Wisconsin governor’s debate between Tony Evers and Tim Michels

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin and his Republican challenger, Tim Michels, clashed in a debate Friday night over the swing state's election administration, as Michels vowed to sign into law a series of restrictive voting measures that the incumbent has vetoed. → Read More


‘It hurts the business’: Wisconsin Senate race could hinge on voters’ views of economy, inflation

Few Senate races have seen as much television advertising in the past month as the contest in Wisconsin, with Republican incumbent Ron Johnson attacking his Democratic challenger, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, on crime, while Barnes hammers the senator over his opposition to abortion rights. → Read More

Trump launches direct attack on McConnell a month out from midterm elections

Trump, in his Truth Social post, also mocked McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao — who was born in Taiwan and served as Trump's secretary of transportation — referring to her as McConnell's "China loving wife, Coco Chow!" → Read More


Tudor Dixon seeks a culture war in campaign against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Tudor Dixon, the Republican taking on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November's midterm election, is turning to tactics that have worked for other Republican winners in competitive governor's races as she seeks to turn the race into a cultural battle over education, transgender athletes and more. → Read More


Trump launches direct attack on McConnell a month out from midterm elections

Former President Donald Trump on Friday night directly ridiculed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying on his social media platform that the Kentucky Republican had a "death wish" for supporting "Democrat sponsored bills." → Read More


Abbott and O’Rourke clash over gun restrictions in lone Texas gubernatorial debate

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke clashed over gun restrictions in a debate Friday night, with O'Rourke claiming that Abbott blames "everybody else" for mass shootings while "misleading this state." → Read More


Republican Tudor Dixon makes light of plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at campaign stops

Tudor Dixon, the Republican challenging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, made light of the 2020 kidnapping plot against Whitmer on Friday, telling a crowd that the Democratic governor "sure is good at taking business hostage and holding it for ransom." → Read More