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Senate Updates (October 21, 2022)

October 21, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Lisa Murkowski (R) appointed 2002, elected 2004 (49%), 2010 (39% as a write-in), 2016 (44%). Former President Donald Trump is mad about the Mitch McConnell-affiliated Senate Leadership Fund spending millions to support Murkowski over Trump’s candidate, former state official Kelly Tshibaka.…

House Updates (October 21, 2022)

October 21, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large District (Mary Peltola, D).
Trump 53%. The DCCC recently signaled it would like outside groups to begin spending money against Republican candidate Nick Begich III — former Gov. Sarah Palin, also running, goes unmentioned. That’s likely because polling and the results of the August…

Gubernatorial Update (October 21, 2022)

October 21, 2022 · 2:27 PM EDT

Oklahoma. Kevin Stitt (R), elected 2018 (54%). The Republican Governors’ Association will begin spending to support Stitt in a surprisingly competitive re-election campaign. The group announced a seven-figure intervention but has so far booked half a million dollars starting this week. That’s a…

Midterm Elections Could Set Another Turnout Record This Year

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 12, 2022 · 12:06 PM EDT

In a rare moment of unity, Republicans and Democrats are poised to come together to set yet another turnout record in the 2022 elections.

Remember that the country set a modern record for turnout in a midterm election in 2018 with 50.1 percent and a modern record for turnout in a presidential…

2022 Election Preview (October 7, 2022): Close and Contested

October 7, 2022 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin, and Erin Covey

With one month to go before Election Day, there’s an emerging theme in the fight for Congress: it’s close. 

Not only do Republicans need a net gain of just one seat for Senate control and five seats for a House majority, but the individual…

Senate Updates (October 7, 2022)

October 7, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Lisa Murkowski (R) appointed 2002, elected 2004 (49%), 2010 (39% as a write-in), 2016 (44%). The Senate Leadership Fund has begun a $7.4 million ad blitz against Kelly Tshibaka, the Trump-endorsed challenger to Murkowski. The ads attack Tshibaka over a 2011 investigation into Tshibaka for…

House Updates (October 7, 2022)

October 7, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large (Mary Peltola, D).
Trump 53%. The circumstances of this race haven’t changed much since the special election in August, and that’s good news for Peltola. Republicans Nick Begich III and Sarah Palin continue to attack each other, meaning nobody is attacking Peltola, who is popular…

Gubernatorial Updates (October 7, 2022)

October 7, 2022 · 2:27 PM EDT

Oklahoma. Kevin Stitt (R), elected 2018 (54%). Stitt should win re-election in a state as bright red as Oklahoma. But he’s going to have to work harder for it than the state’s partisan lean suggests. Two recent polls show Stitt in a margin-of-error race with state Superintendent of Education Joy…