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2022 Midterm elections

Mayor

She made history as Chicago mayor. Reelection may be harder

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot made history as the first Black woman and first openly gay person to serve as Chicago mayor, sailing to victory four years ago as an outsider who vowed to rid City Hall of corruption and deliver a safer, more equitable city. But her bid for a second term is very […]

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Alabama

Sam Bankman-Fried donated over $40 million in the 2022 election cycle. Where did it go? | #elections | #alabama

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, made about $40 million in political donations in the 2022 election cycle, according to a CBS News review of Federal Elections Commission (FEC) campaign finance data.  Bankman-Fried was charged with a variety of financial crimes on Tuesday, including campaign finance violations and a “scheme […]

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Alabama

Sam Bankman-Fried donated over $40 million in the 2022 election cycle. Where did it go? | #elections | #alabama

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, made about $40 million in political donations in the 2022 election cycle, according to a CBS News review of Federal Elections Commission (FEC) campaign finance data.  Bankman-Fried was charged with a variety of financial crimes on Tuesday, including campaign finance violations and a “scheme […]

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Alabama

Karen Bass, Juan Ciscomani among the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  As midterm results continue to roll in days after Election Day, Democratic and Republican candidates have already been celebrating historic victories. Heading into Election Day, both parties were looking to diversify their ranks of elected officials, both in Congress and beyond, and they appear on track to do so. House Republicans will add […]

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Alaska

GOP’s lackluster fundraising spurs post-election infighting | #alaska | #politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “You know what else is incompetent, Tucker? The establishment. The people who control the purse strings,” Masters said before accusing […]

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Alabama

Nov. 8, 2022 US election coverage | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A person walks out of a polling site at Brown University hours before the polls close in Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday. (David Goldman/AP) Whether you’re the most hardened of political junkies or you only tune in every other November to vote, it’s always a good idea to brush up on some of the terms you will […]

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Arkansas

Former Arkansas Gov. Huckabee campaigns for Herschel Walker in Georgia

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee campaigns for Herschel Walker Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee traveled to McDonough Wednesday afternoon to help campaign for senate-hopeful Herschel Walker. This is the latest in the republican candidate’s bid for U.S. Senate ahead of the runoff election against Sen. Raphael Warnock. MCDONOUGH, Ga. – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee […]

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Alabama

Voters can erase racist wording in Alabama Constitution | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — The Alabama Constitution, approved in 1901 to entrench white supremacy, still has language regarding segregated schools, poll taxes and bans on interracial marriage. But a seismic change could be in store. Alabama voters on Nov. 8 will decide whether to ratify a new constitution that strips out the Jim Crow-era language. […]

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Alaska

Alaska’s G.O.P. Proxy War | The New Yorker | #alaska | #politics

Eighty-two per cent of Alaskan communities aren’t connected by roads. After tribal delegates made their annual journeys from the state’s most remote points to the Alaska Federation of Natives meeting, in Anchorage, they sat in a ballroom and watched Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and her Trump-backed opponent, Kelly Tshibaka, spar over who was more ruggedly […]

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Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders 1st woman elected Arkansas governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was elected Arkansas governor on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead the state and the highest profile Trump administration official in elected office. Sanders defeated Democratic nominee Chris Jones in the race for governor in her predominantly Republican home state, where […]

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