This week … Democrats fretted about primaries, Republicans were rethinking running for Senate, and some candidates got personal in ads.
Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is not running for re-election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan’s decision not to seek re-election has shaken up the race in one of the GOP’s top pickup opportunities, with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor field just beginning to take shape.
Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich, Nolan’s 2016 campaign manager, is getting into the race Thursday.
Sam Jammal is one of several Democrats running to replace Rep. Ed Royce in California’s 39th District. (D.A. Banks/CQ Roll Call file photo)
California Democrats know they have a primary problem.
“Put it this way,” Rep. Raul Ruiz said. “It’s part of my prayers.”
Democrats think that with incumbent California Rep. Duncan Hunter under criminal investigation, they have a chance of flipping a solid GOP seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
With Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter facing legal troubles, Democrats running in California’s 50th District are increasingly hopeful about picking up a reliably GOP seat.
Hunter won his previous elections in the district by high double digits, beginning in 2008, when he succeeded his father, who served in Congress for almost three decades. President Donald Trump carried Hunter’s district by 15 points in 2016.
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., introduced legislation to make bonuses received in 2018 up to $2,500 tax-free. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rokita plans to introduce the CRUMBS Act, an acronym for Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings, Fox News reported.
A march near the Kremlin in 2015 honors Russian opposition leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin who was fatally shot shortly before a major opposition rally. Reps. Bennie Thompson and Robert A. Brady warn against Russian meddling in future U.S. elections. (Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images file photo)
In November 2016, 139 million Americans cast their votes in the wake of a massive Russian cyber-enabled operation to influence the outcome of the presidential election.
The Kremlin spread disinformation through hundreds of thousands of social media posts. Russian agents hacked U.S. political organizations and selectively exposed sensitive information. Russia targeted voting systems in at least 21 states, seeking to infiltrate the networks of voting equipment vendors, political parties and at least one local election board.
FBI Director Christopher Wray, left, shakes hands with Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard M. Burr before a Tuesday hearing. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee hope to make their findings public on improving election security before primary contests get underway.
That’s what panel Chairman Richard M. Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said Tuesday in wrapping up the open portion of the annual hearing on “Worldwide Threats.”
Former Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., could be looking to win back his old seat after a failed Senate campaign in 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
After raising nearly $60,000 in the last campaign filing quarter of 2017, it’s clear former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson is honing in on running for Congress in Florida again.
What’s unclear is where exactly he’ll spend his money.
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N. Dak., passed on a senate run last month. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., received maximum donations from Republican challenger Kevin Nicholson’s parents. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Federal Election Commission documents showed each of Nicholson’s parents donated $2,700 to Baldwin’s campaign.