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A Surprise Move in New Jersey Senate Race

Tammy Murphy ends her bid before Democratic primary

(Newser) - Tammy Murphy, wife of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, has dropped out of the race for the Senate seat currently held by Bob Menendez. Menendez, who is facing federal corruption charges, has confirmed he won't run in this year's Democratic primary, though he said he could still run...

Adam Schiff Will Advance in California Senate Race
Steve Garvey
to November
super tuesday

Baseball's Steve Garvey Advances to November

Republican will face Adam Schiff in Senate race in deep-blue California

(Newser) - Republican Steve Garvey and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff emerged from a crowded field of contenders in California to advance to a November election to fill the Senate seat held for three decades by the late Dianne Feinstein, the AP reports. The former baseball MVP who played for the Los Angeles...

Race to Fill Feinstein's Seat Is One to Watch
Baseball Star
May Defeat 2
super tuesday

Baseball Star May Defeat 2 Prominent Progressives

GOP's Steve Garvey has decent chance of moving on to general election in California's Senate primary

(Newser) - The biggest nonpresidential contest on the Super Tuesday ballot is the race to fill the Senate seat of the late Dianne Feinstein in California. The big twist in the deep-blue state is that Republican Steve Garvey has shaken up the race and is in decent position to advance to the...

Justin Amash Looking to Return to Congress

But as a senator this time

(Newser) - Former US Rep. Justin Amash, who left the GOP in 2019 after calling for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, announced a Republican bid for Michigan's US Senate seat Thursday, the AP reports. Amash represented Grand Rapids from 2011 to 2021 , and he becomes the third former US representative...

California Senate Candidate Wants to 'Unlock the Economy'
Former Google Exec
Drops Senate Bid

Former Google Exec Drops Senate Bid

Democrat Lexi Reese calls for campaign finance reform

(Newser) - A former California tech executive is ending her longshot campaign for the US Senate seat once held by the late Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, she announced Tuesday. Democrat Lexi Reese said she has been unable to raise the many millions of dollars needed for a first-time candidate to introduce herself...

MLB Legend Will Try to Flip California Senate Seat

'We need to bring people together again,' says Republican Steve Garvey

(Newser) - Former baseball MVP Steve Garvey joined the race Tuesday to succeed the late California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, giving Republicans a splash of star quality on the ballot in a heavily Democratic state where the GOP hasn't won a Senate race in 35 years, reports the AP . Garvey, 74, launched...

Kari Lake Preps for a New Fight
Kari Lake
Preps for a
New Fight

Kari Lake Preps for a New Fight

Republican to announce run for Arizona Senate seat next month, per 'WSJ'

(Newser) - While still appealing her loss in last year's Arizona gubernatorial race, Kari Lake will mount a new fight—to snag Kyrsten Sinema's Senate seat. The former TV news anchor tells the Wall Street Journal that she'll launch her campaign with a rally on Oct. 10, setting up...

Baseball Legend Could Stir Up Race for Feinstein's Seat

Steve Garvey is a Republican, but also famous, so 'never say never'

(Newser) - You'd have to go back a generation—to 1988—to find the last time a Republican candidate won a US Senate race in heavily Democratic California. This time, the party might get an MVP on the ballot. Baseball legend Steve Garvey, who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and...

Strong Challenger Emerges for Ted Cruz's Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Colin Allred will reportedly announce his candidacy soon

(Newser) - It looks like Ted Cruz will have a serious Democratic challenger on his hands next year. Politico and the Dallas Morning News report that Rep. Colin Allred will announce as soon as this week that he intends to run for Cruz's Senate seat in Texas. The 40-year-old is probably...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Running for Manchin's Seat

Manchin has not yet announced whether he will run for reelection

(Newser) - West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday that he is running for Democrat Joe Manchin’s US Senate seat in 2024, setting up what could be a hard-fought campaign between two of the state’s most prominent politicians, the AP reports. Justice, an ultrawealthy businessman who is barred from...

Another Big Name Joins Race for Feinstein's Seat

Rep. Adam Schiff launches bid ahead of senator's expected retirement

(Newser) - For the record, Dianne Feinstein has yet to announce that she won't run for reelection to the Senate. But that apparent technicality isn't stopping big Democratic political names in California from launching their bids for her seat. First came Rep. Katie Porter . Now fellow member of Congress Adam...

Sinema's 2024 Race Just Got Interesting

Now Face
Tough Choice
in Arizona
the rundown

Democrats Now Face Tough Choice in Arizona

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego will challenge newly independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

(Newser) - About a month after Kyrsten Sinema surprised Washington by leaving the Democratic party to become an independent, a big consequence: Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego said Monday that he planned to run for her Senate seat in Arizona in 2024, reports the Hill . His move sets up a likely three-way race...

McConnell Calls Out Trump on Midterms, Vows Changes

Senate minority leader promises to get behind 'quality candidates' for 2024, calls ex-president 'diminished'

(Newser) - Donald Trump was panned by pundits after the midterms, with one even calling him the "biggest loser" of the November elections after many of the candidates he endorsed struggled, fending off the red wave that Republicans had hoped for. Now, one of his party's biggest congressional names is...

With 70% of Votes Counted, Georgia Race Too Close to Call

Warnock took lead over Walker in early results

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Polls closed at 7pm EST in Georgia's closely watched US Senate runoff election Tuesday. With around 70% of the vote counted, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock had a very slight lead over Republican opponent Herschel Walker in unofficial results but the race...

SNL Skewers Herschel Walker in Cold Open
SNL Skewers Herschel Walker
in Cold Open

SNL Skewers Herschel Walker in Cold Open

Kenan Thompson portrays the Georgia candidate

(Newser) - SNL isn't easing up on Herschel Walker in the final days ahead of his Georgia Senate runoff. The cold open of Saturday Night Live featured Kenan Thompson as Walker strategizing with Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell (James Austin Johnson), John Cornyn (Mikey Day), and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Cecily Strong), per...

Warnock Leads, Obama Mocks, but Walker Stays Close
Warnock Leads, Obama Mocks,
but Walker Stays Close
the rundown

Warnock Leads, Obama Mocks, but Walker Stays Close

The Georgia Senate runoff is tight ahead of Tuesday

(Newser) - To the surprise of no one, the Senate race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker remains extremely tight days ahead of their Tuesday runoff election in Georgia. A CNN poll of likely voters out Friday gives Democratic incumbent Warnock a 52-48 lead over the former football star, a single point...

Trump Steering Clear of Georgia Runoff

Former president doesn't plan a rally for Herschel Walker, which could backfire

(Newser) - As the Senate runoff in Georgia heads into crunch time, one big name won't be playing a public role. Politico and the New York Times report that Donald Trump has no plans to stage one of his signature rallies for Herschel Walker. Trump is still a strong supporter of...

Brian Kemp Makes Change, Campaigns for Walker

Governor's showing in general election far surpassed the Senate nominee's

(Newser) - After an election in which he received 200,000 more votes than Herschel Walker, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made his first public appearance with his party's Senate candidate. "We cannot rest on our laurels here," Kemp said in a seven-minute speech Saturday at a rally in Cobb...

Judge Makes Big Ruling on Early Voting in Georgia

Voters can now head to polls on Saturday, Nov. 26, for Senate runoff race between Warnock, Walker

(Newser) - The Georgia Senate race between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker is headed for a Dec. 6 runoff , and thanks to a Fulton County judge's decision this week, locals can add one more day to the calendar in which they'll be able to cast their in-person ballot....

Polls Close on Marquee Race of Warnock vs. Walker
Warnock vs. Walker Will
Be Decided in December
election 2022

Warnock vs. Walker Will Be Decided in December

Georgia Senate race headed for a runoff

(Newser) - One of the biggest contests of the 2022 midterms—Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia vs. Republican challenger Herschel Walker—won't be decided for nearly a month. The AP on Wednesday reported that neither candidate crossed the 50% threshold needed under state law to win the race, and so...

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