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5 takeaways from Tuesday's elections in Colorado, Illinois and more

Republican primary voters in Colorado resoundingly rejected Donald Trump's brand of politics Tuesday, choosing more moderate nominees for key offices over a group of candidates that had embraced the former President's lies about election fraud. → Read More


An indicted election denier is aiming for Colorado's top elections post

Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk and Colorado's most prominent voter fraud conspiracy theorist, is vying for the GOP nomination for secretary of state in Tuesday's primary. → Read More


7 things to watch for in primaries in Colorado, Illinois and other states

Tuesday's last round of primaries before the midterm election season takes a brief summer hiatus could be the last stand for a handful of high-profile incumbents facing challenges for their seats or clashing with each other to keep their places on Capitol Hill. → Read More


Voters in conservative Colorado county worry about nominating election denier for secretary of state

Mesa County clerk Tina Peters, who has become Colorado's most prominent election denier and faces a series of legal battles after years of efforts to undermine the state's mail-in voting system, is seeking the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary to become secretary of state. → Read More


'Roe is on the ballot': Supreme Court's ruling on abortion rights raises stakes in midterms

The fight over abortion moved to the forefront of this fall's midterm elections on Friday, as Democrats urged voters to view November as their best hope to halt the erosion of reproductive rights set off by the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday and Republicans previewed new national and state-level efforts to limit abortion rights. → Read More


4 takeaways from Tuesday’s elections in Alabama, Virginia, Georgia and DC

Alabama Republican voters sided with the Senate candidate who had former President Donald Trump's endorsement in a primary runoff Tuesday over one of Trump's earlier and most loyal supporters, settling a feud that has roiled the political and right-wing media world in recent weeks. → Read More


6 things to watch in Tuesday's elections in Alabama, Virginia, Georgia and DC

Alabamians voting in Tuesday's runoff for the Republican Senate nomination will decide between the establishment candidate former President Donald Trump has endorsed in Katie Britt and the conservative who has long embraced Trump's brand of politics even though he is now at odds with the former President, US Rep. Mo Brooks. → Read More


Alaska lineup set: Palin, Begich, Gross and Peltola will advance to top-four special election, CNN projects

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, will face Republican businessman Nick Begich III, independent orthopedic surgeon Al Gross and Democratic former state Rep. Mary Peltola in the August special general election for the state's at-large US House seat, CNN projects. → Read More

What to watch Tuesday in primaries in South Carolina, Nevada, Maine and more

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5 things to watch Tuesday in primaries in South Carolina, Nevada, Maine and more

Two South Carolina Republicans will attempt to hold on to their seats in primaries Tuesday after breaking with former President Donald Trump over his lies about the 2020 election and his role in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol. → Read More


Sarah Palin will advance in Alaska's wild House special primary election, CNN projects

Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin took a step toward a political comeback Saturday, finishing in the top four of a 48-person special primary election and advancing to the August general election to fill the House seat of the late Rep. Don Young, according to a CNN projection. → Read More


Sarah Palin's back on the ballot in Alaska

The wildest congressional contest of 2022 is unfolding in Alaska, where the state's former governor and onetime Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is attempting a political comeback in a crowded field for a House seat that is open for the first time in nearly 50 years. → Read More

Takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, New Jersey and South Dakota held primaries Tuesday. → Read More


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


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


Buffalo-area GOP congressman won't run again after losing party support for backing gun control measures

Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs of New York announced Friday he will not seek reelection, after he lost the support of conservatives following comments that he would back a ban on AR-15s and raising the age of gun ownership to 21. → Read More


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


Trump, other Republicans reject gun reforms at NRA convention that showcases nation’s split

Former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders rejected efforts to overhaul gun laws and mocked Democrats and activists calling for change Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual convention. → Read More


Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary between Oz and McCormick is heading to a recount

Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary is headed for a recount after celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund director Dave McCormick finished in a near tie in the May 17 contest. → Read More


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