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GOP Tweet Saying to Shoot US Agents Brings Twitter Ban

Republican in Florida statehouse race suggests threat was taken out of context, though he stands by it

(Newser) - US officials, including the FBI director, have decried an increase in threats to federal agents. There have been attempts to carry out such threats , as well. Another one was posted Thursday on Twitter, saying: "Under my plan, all Floridians will be able to shoot FBI, IRS, ATF, and all...

Tuesday's Primaries Cemented a New GOP
Tuesday's Primaries
Cemented a New GOP
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Tuesday's Primaries Cemented a New GOP

Cheney vows to continue fighting 'against those who would destroy our republic'

(Newser) - Liz Cheney knew she was fighting a losing battle. Had she cozied up to Donald Trump, she might have easily won her Wyoming primary on Tuesday instead of losing handily (she had 29% support to Harriet Hageman's 66%, with 99% of expected votes counted, per the Washington Post )....

Murkowski and Palin Advance in Alaska Primary

This year marks the state's first use of ranked-choice voting

(Newser) - Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced from her primary along with Kelly Tshibaka, her GOP rival endorsed by former President Trump, while another Trump-backed Republican, Sarah Palin, was among the candidates bound for the November general election in the race for Alaska's only House seat. Per the AP , Murkowski...

Liz Cheney Loses Her Primary
Liz Cheney
Loses Her
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Liz Cheney Loses Her Primary

Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman wins

(Newser) - As expected , Liz Cheney lost her primary Tuesday in Wyoming. The congresswoman lost to Harriet Hageman, who was backed by former President Trump—who was, as NBC News puts it, seeking "revenge" on Cheney for voting to impeach him when he was president, as well as for sitting...

Primary Day: 3 Big Names on Ballot, Plus One That Isn't

Liz Cheney, Sarah Palin, and Lisa Murkowski fight to move on, all with fates tied to Donald Trump

(Newser) - Pretty much all the focus in Tuesday's primary schedule is on three high-profile names—Liz Cheney, Lisa Murkowski, and Sarah Palin—all of whom have a strong connection to former President Trump. Here's the latest on the contests out of Wyoming and Alaska:
  • Cheney: The sentiment about the
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On Primary Eve, Different Outlooks for Cheney, Murkowski

Both GOPers have been strong Trump critics, but Murkowski's prospects look better than Cheney's

(Newser) - They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They've been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political fortunes of US Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and US Rep....

In Wake of Roe v. Wade, Kansas Delivers Its Own Verdict

Conservative-leaning state votes to protect abortion rights

(Newser) - Abortion rights have been upheld in the first state to vote on the issue since the overturning of Roe v. Wade—a reliably Republican state, too. Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected a state constitutional amendment that would have ended abortion protections, meaning the state will remain one of the few...

Election Deniers Win Their Arizona Primaries

Trump pick Blake Masters will face incumbent Mark Kelly in Nov.; Mark Finchem wins SoS nom

(Newser) - It was a big night in Arizona for GOP candidates endorsed by former President Trump. First, Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly will be facing off in November against Trump pick Blake Masters, who got the ex-president's thumbs-up in June. First-time political candidate Masters, who has also received support from Silicon...

Trump Endorsed 'Eric' in Mo. More Than One Eric Accepted

It's unclear if he meant Greitens, Schmitt, or McElroy

(Newser) - In terms of covering one's bases, Donald Trump may have just hit a home run. Ahead of Missouri's Senate primary on Tuesday, the former president offered up his endorsement Monday night for the GOP candidate he thinks is best for the seat. There was one small but meaningful...

In Alabama, an Unusual Test of Trump's Influence

Former president initially endorsed Mo Brooks in Senate race, then unendorsed him

(Newser) - A handful of states are holding contests Tuesday at the midpoint of a primary season that has been shaped by former President Trump's effort to influence the GOP, per the AP . Nowhere is that more in evidence than in Alabama, where GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and fellow Republican Katie...

Trump's Clout Faces Big Test in Georgia Races

It's another primary day

(Newser) - It's another busy primary Tuesday. Georgia takes center stage as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Trump, who's seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. An assessment at FiveThirtyEight sees that and other...

It's a Close One Between Oz, McCormick in Pa. Primary

GOP contenders are neck and neck in state's primary, with Kathy Barnette now out of the race

(Newser) - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won his state's Democratic primary to run for a US Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pat Toomey, but the race to see which GOPer will face off against him is a nail-biter—and it could be a while before the victor is...

Primary Day Brings More Tests for Trump

Including the Senate race featuring Dr. Oz

(Newser) - Tuesday is another primary day in America, and once again much attention is on races involving Donald Trump. Voters in Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Idaho, and Oregon go to the polls, and the AP sees the day as the biggest test so far in the new election cycle of the...

In Tuesday Primaries, 2 Races Are Trump Tests

Former president backing Alex Mooney in West Virginia and Charles Herbster in Nebraska

(Newser) - It's another primary day in America, and much of the attention is again focused on a man whose name is not on any ballot—Donald Trump. Candidates backed by the former president—notably Ohio Senate hopeful JD Vance —did well in last week's primaries in Ohio and...

Man Accused of Killing Wife Wins His Primary in Indiana

Andrew Wilhoite is jailed on murder charges following wife's death in March

(Newser) - Andrew Wilhoite won his primary this week for one of three open seats on the Clinton Township Board in Indiana. But as the Indianapolis Star reports, Wilhoite did so while jailed on charges that he murdered his wife in March. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old confessed to killing Nikki Wilhoite, 41,...

For Sinema and Manchin, a Big Question Looms
For Sinema and Manchin,
a Big Question Looms
the rundown

For Sinema and Manchin, a Big Question Looms

Will the Democratic party support primary challenges against them in 2024?

(Newser) - Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin didn't budge on the filibuster—thus dooming voting-rights legislation —and have cemented their roles as perceived fiends among Democrats. Now the big question in regard to the Democratic senators: Will the party try to "primary" them in 2024? Chuck Schumer and other...

Ohio Primary Election Results: Trump-Backed Candidate Wins

Mike Carey 'will never let you down,' former POTUS promises

(Newser) - A Trump-backed contender won a Republican primary for an open US House seat in Ohio Tuesday, a triumph for Donald Trump after the former president's preferred candidate lost a special election in Texas last week . "Thank you to Ohio and all of our wonderful American patriots," Trump...

It's Official: Progressive Ousts Longtime NYC Congressman

AP calls the race for Jamaal Bowman, leaving Democrat Eliot Engel out after 16 terms

(Newser) - Former middle-school teacher Jamaal Bowman declared victory shortly after the June 23 New York primary in his race against longtime New York City Congressman Eliot Engel. But with a large haul of mail-in ballots to be counted due to the pandemic, Bowman wasn't able to officially be deemed the...

7 Virus Cases Appear to Be Linked to Wisconsin Election

One was a poll worker, the rest voters

(Newser) - Officials have identified seven people who appear to have contracted the coronavirus through activities related to the April 7 election in Wisconsin, per Milwaukee's health commissioner. Jeanette Kowalik said six of the cases involve Milwaukee voters and one is a Milwaukee poll worker, the Journal Sentinel reports. Officials hope...

Election Is On in Wisconsin After Supreme Court Rulings

State, US courts block governor's postponement

(Newser) - Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order Monday postponing the election for two months, the AP reports,...

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