Latest Midterm elections News

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 5 states

May. 17, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and...

Biden posts $7.8M in-person haul, planning bigger money push

May. 13, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden 's motorcade sped through the evening rush hour-choked streets of Washington earlier this week bound for Maryland Rep. David Trone's spacious estate close to the Potomac River. Speaking for 14 minutes near a backyard pool amid the smell of...

Biden calls Trump 'MAGA king,' vows to push GOP contrasts

May. 11, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday labeled his predecessor, Donald Trump, “the great MAGA king” and continued sharp criticism against Republicans ahead of midterm elections that could be bruising for Democrats. “I think it’s important that, as we go forward,...

Biden pushes 'ultra-MAGA' label on GOP as he defends record

May. 10, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned voters unhappy with soaring inflation and his stalled domestic agenda against turning power over to “ultra-MAGA” Republicans in the midterm elections as he increasingly tries to cast former President Donald Trump and his adherents as a...

1 in 3 fears immigrants influence US elections: AP-NORC poll

May. 10, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — With anti-immigrant rhetoric bubbling over in the leadup to this year's critical midterm elections, about 1 in 3 U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains. About 3 in 10 also worry that more...

Abortion rights may rest on governor's races in some states

May. 07, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — All four leading Republicans in Pennsylvania's governor's race have vowed to ban abortion if given the chance. In Georgia, one top Republican candidate for governor wants to outlaw all abortions. The sitting Republican governor is backed by the anti-abortion...

Pence: Leaked abortion draft opinion helps some '22 hopefuls

May. 06, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence applauded the essence of a leaked draft opinion suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide, predicting that the decision could have favorable impacts for...

Pence: Leaked abortion draft opinion helps some '22 hopefuls

May. 05, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence applauded the essence of a leaked draft opinion suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide, predicting that the decision could have favorable impacts for...

Biden showcases deficit progress in bid to counter critics

May. 04, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

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

May. 04, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — “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...