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Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary

UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick went into Wednesday essentially tied in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Republican nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat, expected to be among the nation’s most competitive races in the fall.

Edwards ousts North Carolina Rep. Cawthorn in GOP primary

UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2022

 First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his Republican primary race Tuesday to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, after the pro-Donald Trump firebrand's personal and political blunders translated into voter unhappiness.

Idaho governor faces Trump-backed candidate in GOP primary

UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2022

 Republican Gov. Brad Little is fighting back a primary challenge on Tuesday from his lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, a Donald Trump-backed candidate who twice attempted a power grab last year when Little was out of state on business.

Five-term Idaho attorney general in tough GOP primary battle

UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2022

 Idaho’s five-term Republican attorney general has handled his duties in the deeply conservative state for 20 years with a strategy he describes as calling legal “balls and strikes.” He's facing two challengers who see a more activist role for the office.

Conservative groups go against Trump, Oz in Pa. Senate race

UPDATED: Wed., May 11, 2022

Several prominent conservative groups are getting involved in Pennsylvania's race for U.S. Senate and backing candidate Kathy Barnette as an alternative to Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

Trump-backed U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney wins W.Va. GOP primary

UPDATED: Tue., May 10, 2022

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In an early victory for a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate at the start of midterm season, Rep. Alex Mooney on Tuesday beat fellow incumbent Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District Republican primary.

Future of Idaho Republican Party on the line in May 17 primary

UPDATED: Sun., May 8, 2022

Set for May 17, the primary is a chance for voters to choose which candidates in their party they wish to see move on to the general election. All statewide offices, including governor and lieutenant governor, and all state legislative positions are on the ballot.

Judge: Marjorie Taylor Greene is qualified for reelection

UPDATED: Fri., May 6, 2022

A judge in Georgia on Friday found that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is qualified to run for reelection, finding that a group of voters who had challenged her eligibility failed to prove she engaged in insurrection after taking office. But the decision will ultimately be up to Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

GOP works to get out the vote after calling elections rigged

UPDATED: Fri., May 6, 2022

Republican David Perdue has made election fraud the centerpiece of his run for Georgia governor. But if he hopes to win in this year's midterm elections, his supporters will have to use the same democratic system he says they shouldn't trust.

Biden showcases deficit progress in bid to counter critics

UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2022

President Joe Biden on Wednesday highlighted new figures showing the government's red ink will grow less than expected this year and the national debt will shrink this quarter as he tried to counter criticism of his economic leadership amid growing dismay over inflation going into midterm elections that will decide control of Congress.

Election 2022: JD Vance wins Ohio’s GOP Senate primary

UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2022

 “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance won Ohio’s contentious and hyper-competitive GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, buoyed by Donald Trump’s endorsement in a race that was an early test of the former president’s hold on his party as the midterm season kicks into high gear.

Sudden abortion focus shakes midterm election landscape

UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2022

 The leaked draft of a Supreme Court abortion opinion that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is shaking the U.S. political landscape in what has been expected to be a difficult election year for Democrats.

Ex-Idaho cops, sheriffs oppose McGeachin’s run for governor

UPDATED: Tue., May 3, 2022

Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s association with what a group of retired Idaho county sheriffs and police officers said are extreme, anti-law enforcement factions caused them on Tuesday to oppose her run for governor.

Herschel Walker, other candidates test skipping debates

UPDATED: Mon., May 2, 2022

As the most competitive phase of the midterm primary season unfolds this week, many candidates for leading offices — often Republicans — are abandoning the time-honored tradition of debating their rivals before Election Day.