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

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 18, 2022

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 ...

New election, same result: Most incumbents win 2022 rematches

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 15, 2022

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.

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

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 13, 2022

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.

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.

District Court contest between Andrew Biviano, Deanna Crull remains close Wednesday

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 9, 2022

Biviano's percentage of the vote fell to 51.3% after votes were tallied Wednesday, but the vote margin against Crull increased to a little more than 4,500 votes countywide. Both candidates said Wednesday night they were waiting for additional returns, with an estimated 20,000 ballots left to count countywide as of Wednesday.

Trump’s role in disappointing midterm elections could leave GOP in a box

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 9, 2022

 Former President Donald Trump's dominant role looks to have limited the Republican Party's ability to take full advantage of a midterm election opportunity. But Trump's demonstrated inability to walk away quietly could hamstring the party for the next two years and beyond as he continues to exercise outsized sway over the GOP base.