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No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Nov. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EST

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A word -- “Hope” -- is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday, My Love,” it reads. Out...

Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harder

Nov. 28, 2022 07:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S. Senate this year will soon confront a 2024 campaign that could prove more challenging. The party enters the next cycle defending 23 seats, including two held by independents who caucus with...

Doubts about candidates tipped the scales in tightest races

Nov. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Casting his vote this month in one of the most politically competitive states in the U.S., Seung Lee happily backed Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection. But when it came to the other top Republican on the ballot, Senate candidate Herschel Walker, he was uneasy. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader Telegram. November 14, 2022. Editorial: Grants provide small businesses an opportunity Starting a new business is hard. The past few years haven’t made things any easier. The combination of the disruptions of the pandemic and this year’s...

McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader: 'Not going anywhere'

Nov. 16, 2022 18:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected as Republican leader Wednesday, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the Senate GOP campaign chief criticized after a disappointing performance in the midterm elections that kept Senate control with Democrats. ...

Congress faces leaders in flux, big to-do list post-election

Nov. 14, 2022 06:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning to an extremely volatile post-election landscape, with control of the House still undecided, party leadership in flux and a potentially consequential lame-duck session with legislation on gay marriage, Ukraine and government funding. Newly...

Why the AP called control of the US Senate for the Democrats

Nov. 12, 2022 22:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats held control of the Senate on Saturday after The Associated Press declared Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto the winner in the Nevada Senate race. Her victory over Republican Adam Laxalt meant Democrats would hold onto a narrow lead in the chamber, controlling...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. November 8, 2022. Editorial: Dialogue needed between schools, parents Over the past couple weeks we’ve seen discussion nationally on schools’ efforts to rein in cell phones and pushback from parents. Honestly, both sides have valid...

GOP nudges closer to House win; Senate could hinge on runoff

Nov. 09, 2022 19:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans inched closer to a narrow House majority Wednesday, while control of the Senate hinged on a few tight races in a midterm election that defied expectations of sweeping conservative victories driven by frustration over inflation and President Joe Biden’s leadership....

AP VoteCast: Midterm races a patchwork, not a national vote

Nov. 09, 2022 18:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Tuesday’s vote defied the durable history of presidential parties taking heavy losses in a midterm election, it also reinforced an often-forgotten fact: These campaigns are a patchwork of thousands of races, not a nationwide contest. Democrats fared better...