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Nov. 8, 2022

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McConnell: Trump’s candidates fumbled 2022 away for GOP in Senate

 Mitch McConnell said former President Donald Trump’s overwhelming influence in Republican Senate primaries led to hobbled candidates in 2022 who lost winnable general election races, leaving Democrats in control of the upper chamber for at least another two years.

Divided Republicans point fingers over midterms disaster at one another — and Donald Trump

With the midterm elections officially over, Republicans are pointing fingers over their disastrous performance — and the divisive role of former President Donald Trump.

Record 301K early votes cast in one day in Georgia runoff for US Senate

 Georgia voters set a single-day early turnout record Monday as 301,500 people stormed to the polls on the first day they were open in most counties ahead of the U.S. Senate runoff. Turnout was even higher in the runoff Monday than it was during presidential elections, surpassing the previous high of 253,000 early voters on the Friday before Election Day in 2016.  

Rep. Mary Peltola wins Alaska’s US House race

Mary Peltola, a Democrat and the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, on Wednesday won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. She will now serve a full two-year term after she prevailed in an August special election to serve out the final months of the late Rep. Don Young’s term.

A Georgia Senate runoff poll points to challenges for Walker, Warnock

A new poll focusing on the Dec. 6 runoff between U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker shows a close race with challenges for both as they rush to rebuild their coalitions.

Keystone clash: DeSantis-Trump battle already taking shape in ‘most important’ swing state

With a loud crowd in Pittsburgh thrusting signs in the air, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took to the stage at the Downtown hotel and stirred the people to their feet with calls to “make Pennsylvania free” and “put on the full armor of God.”  

Spin Control: Elections are won on the margins, and Dalton’s were just a bit better

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton owes her re-election to heavy voting precincts in the city of Spokane. Her Republican challenger Bob McCaslin almost caught her thanks to vote margins in or near parts of his old legislative district.

Biden made a play for young voters. It worked — and helped Democrats keep the Senate

Young voters delivered on President Joe Biden’s hopes they would turn out in the midterms, helping to win key Senate races and fending off a Republican bid to wrest full control of Congress. Voters under 30 were decisive in Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s win in Nevada — which officially secured the party’s hold on the chamber. And Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock might not have …

Vicky Dalton wins re-election as Spokane County auditor

Dalton, who first won election in 1998, is heading back to the Spokane County Courthouse for a seventh term. 

New election, same result: Most incumbents win 2022 rematches

House incumbents facing tough rematches with their 2020 opponents almost all prevailed again in this year’s midterms, with only one falling to a repeat challenger after redistricting made for a more challenging race.

Vicky Dalton on cusp of re-election as auditor with around 1% of ballots left to count

Dalton has a narrow 932-vote lead over Republican Bob McCaslin, who needs to win more than 76% of the remaining vote in order to pull off an upset. 

Parties gear up for runoff in Georgia, the last outstanding Senate race

ATLANTA - The vast political machinery that just fought the Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael G. Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker to a near draw is ramping up again for a runoff election - the second in less than two years - but this time the outcome will not determine which party will control the U.S. Senate.

Spin Control: 2022 election almost over, but are lessons learned?

It’s a rare election that doesn’t impart important lessons, and this year’s was no exception.

We the People: Parties in power often lose dozens of seats in Congress every midterm, but this year could be different

Each week, The Spokesman-Review examines one question from the Naturalization Test immigrants must pass to become United States citizens.

What to expect as Congress returns for ‘lame duck’ session: Same-sex marriage, Ukraine aid and much more

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers return to the Capitol this week with a busy agenda for the “lame duck” period before a new Congress begins in January, but the priorities of Democratic leaders depend largely on which party will control the House and Senate next year – something that remained unclear for the House Saturday as vote counting continues in several key races.

Leonard Christian appears headed to state House in race against incumbent Rob Chase for Spokane Valley seat

The Republican real estate agent is on the verge of unseating the Republican lawmaker. 

Democrat Gluesenkamp Perez holds lead in 3rd District, though gap is shrinking

In the district that pollsters thought was almost certain to go to Kent, a Gluesenkamp Perez win could become one of the biggest upsets this election. 

McCaslin continues to chip away at Dalton’s lead in Spokane County auditor’s race

The race remains too close to call. 

McCaslin still gaining on Dalton; Chase’s re-election odds look increasingly slim

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton’s seat appears to be in jeopardy and 4th Legislative District Rep. Rob Chase’s path to victory looks increasingly narrow. 

A number of races still too close to call after Thursday’s results tighten contests

OLYMPIA – A new secretary of state, a concession in the U.S. Senate race and a congressional seat still too close to call.