Tag: Midterms

Trump-Backed Michels Knocks Out Pence’s Candidate in Wisconsin

Wisconsin businessman Tim Michels defeated former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch to become the Republican nominee for the state’s governor, handing former President Trump a win in what was the latest proxy war between him and other GOP leaders who are tentatively lining up to run against him in 2024. After Trump endorsed Michels earlier this

Liz Cheney is Ready to Lose but Vows to Take Revenge

Despite the party and its voters turning against her, Cheney vowed to continue her efforts to stop former President Donald Trump from being reelected even if she loses her primary, which is looking inevitable at this point. According to the New York Times: The most closely watched primary of 2022 has not become much of a

McConnell Tempers Midterm Expectations After Recent Primary Outcomes

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is changing his tune on how many Senate seats Republicans will flip in the midterm elections after a number of Trump-backed candidates beat out more traditionally conservative candidates. President Biden’s poor approval ratings and the historical pattern of the president’s party losing seats in the middle of their first

Kansas Votes to Preserve Abortion Rights

In a stunning warning sign for Republicans, the overwhelmingly conservative state has voted down an amendment to its state constitution which would have allowed its Legislature to further restrict or ban abortion. The referendum is the first in the country since Roe was overturned by the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs. Dave Wasserman was the first to call

Trump Sends Cease and Desist to Arizona Senate Candidate

Attorneys for the former president reportedly issued a cease-and-desist letter to Republican Arizona Senate candidate Mark Brnovich to demand he stop using Trump’s “name, image, and/or likeness”. Brnovich has continued to use Trump’s photograph to fundraise despite Trump’s endorsement of his opponent, Blake Masters, according to The Washington Post. “Your use of President Trump’s name, image,

Rice Ousted by Trump-Backed Challenger in South Carolina

Representative Tom Rice (R-SC) was one of ten Republicans to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump after January 6th. His defeat marks the first ouster of a pro-impeachment Republican as well as Trump’s first success vanquishing an incumbent. Rice surprised many of his colleagues when he joined nine other Republicans in voting to impeach

Elon Musk Makes Rare Political Endorsement

No stranger to politics, Musk chose to wade in deeper than usual Friday morning. Musk, who recently renounced being a Democrat, describes himself as “moderate” and typically sticks to broad commentary over individual endorsements. It is rare for me to endorse political candidates. My political leanings are moderate, so neither fully Republican nor Democrat, which

Herschel Walker, Georgia GOP Senate Nominee, Says He’s ‘Mad’ at Trump

Walker benefitted from Trump’s endorsement early in his campaign, but now he says he’s angry at remarks Trump has made about Walker’s decision to run. Before Walker announced his campaign, former President Donald Trump repeatedly hinted at the possibility and spoke with Walker about his potential. Now, according to The Hill, Walker is denying Trump’s involvement

Dr. Mehmet Oz Declares ‘Presumptive’ Victory in Pennsylvania

Despite the state announcing it would conduct a recount, Oz took to Twitter to declare his win. He currently leads opponent David McCormick by just 902 votes. In a video posted to Twitter, Oz said, “I am blessed to have earned the presumptive Republican nomination for the United States Senate.” It’s time to unite. I