Latest Midterm elections News

Clergy strive to reconcile politically divided congregations

Sep. 28, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

One member of Rabbi David Wolpe’s diverse congregation left because Wolpe would not preach sermons criticizing Donald Trump. Scores of others left over resentment with the synagogue’s rules for combating COVID-19. But Wolpe remains steadfast in his resolve to avoid politics when he preaches at...

Progressive Democrats frustrated with 2022 primary losses

Sep. 28, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than two months until the midterm elections, progressive Democrats are facing a test of their power. Their party is heading into the final stretch of the campaign with a robust set of legislative accomplishments that include long-term progressive...

False claims, threats fuel poll worker sign-ups for midterms

Sep. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Outraged by false allegations of fraud against a Georgia elections employee in 2020, Amanda Rouser made a vow as she listened to the woman testify before Congress in June about the racist threats and harassment she faced. “I said that day to myself, ‘I’m going...

McCarthy unveils House GOP's midterm agenda in Pennsylvania

Sep. 23, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday confronted President Joe Biden and the Democratic majority in Congress with a conservative midterm election agenda filled with Trump-like promises, working not only to win over voters but to hold together the uneasy...

In-person voting starts in Minnesota, 3 other early states

Sep. 23, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In-person voting for the midterm elections opened Friday in Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming, kicking off a six-week sprint to Election Day in a landscape that has changed much since the pandemic drove a shift to mail balloting in the 2020 presidential contest. ...

Governors races take on new prominence, with higher stakes

Sep. 22, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Governors races often are overshadowed by the fight for control of Congress during midterm elections. But this fall, which candidate wins a state’s top executive post could be pivotal for the nation’s political future. With abortion rights, immigration...

Yellen to visit North Carolina ahead of tight midterm races

Sep. 22, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen heads to the Durham, North Carolina, area next Tuesday as part of her ongoing tour to promote the Biden administration's legislative agenda ahead of the midterm elections. Visiting a state with several tight races in the offing,...

House Dems reach deal on policing bills ahead of midterms

Sep. 21, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive and centrist Democrats in the House have clinched agreement on a long-sought policing and public safety package that will be brought to the House floor just weeks before the midterm elections. House Democrats announced the deal Wednesday, ending...

US Senate candidates in Louisiana release new campaign ads

Sep. 20, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With midterm elections just weeks away, Louisiana's likely front-runners in this year's U.S. Senate race — Republican Sen. John Kennedy and former Navy fighter pilot Luke Mixon, a moderate Democrat — released TV ads Tuesday seeking to get more supporters to the polls...

GOP's hard-line tactics on migrants refocus midterm debate

Sep. 20, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — They’ve delivered migrants on planes and buses to Washington, D.C., New York City — even Martha’s Vineyard. And the Republican governors of Florida and Texas may be just getting started. Govs. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas insist such dramatic...