Election 2022

FL Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz: Will he stay or go following abysmal election for Dems?

BY: - November 15, 2022

Calls for Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz to step down are growing following one of the worst performances by the party ever in last week’s midterm election. Next week the Democratic County Chairs Association (DCCA) – a statewide caucus chartered by the party – will meet virtually to discuss Diaz’ status. “I am hearing from […]

Charlie Crist is clearing out his campaign accounts, sending donations to 20 statewide groups

BY: - November 14, 2022

With his political future unknown after a resounding loss to Ron DeSantis in the governor’s race last week, Charlie Crist is clearing out his campaign accounts by donating the remainder of his financial contributions to 20 statewide organizations, his campaign announced Monday. Among the progressive groups receiving funds are Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Ruth’s List […]

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 12, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month.  After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

Young Black and Latino voters seen as key in turning back midterm ‘red wave’

BY: - November 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — Young Black and Latino voters were critical in holding off the Republican “red wave” in several battleground states for U.S. Senate seats and in tight U.S. House races in the midterm elections, according to analyses by researchers and grassroots organizations. Young, diverse voters between the ages of 18 and 29 had the second-highest […]

Trump fundraisers push for big donations for GOP Herschel Walker in Senate runoff election

BY: - November 11, 2022

As the control of the U.S. Senate remains up for grabs, former President Donald Trump has launched an effort to boost fundraising for Herschel Walker, a Trump-backed Republican candidate competing in a runoff election in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race. Trump, who is a resident of South Florida, is attempting to raise at least $1 million […]

Georgia Senate candidates hit campaign trail as Trump factor could again aid Warnock

BY: - November 11, 2022

It’s already started. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker were back on the campaign trail Thursday, two days after an election in which neither of them received a majority of votes. The two are set to face off in a Dec. 6 runoff that is likely to be brutal and expensive. Depending on the outcome […]

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States’ ceiling for female governors was shattered this week, with voters in 12 states electing women to the role, breaking the prior record of nine set for the first time back in 2004. While not all of the gubernatorial campaigns have been called as of Thursday afternoon, Arizona and Oregon voters had two female […]

Georgia’s short runoff election turnaround to spark frenzied ground game to capture Senate prize

BY: - November 10, 2022

Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock may be enjoying a break from their hectic campaign schedules for now, but they will soon be back on the roads and the airwaves hoping to convince Georgians to vote for them in the Dec. 6 runoff election. So will the grassroots organizations that aim to help them. On […]

Which party controls Congress? It could be days or weeks before we know

BY: and - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Democrats exulted Wednesday in outperforming expectations in the midterm elections, even as vote-counting was still in progress and control of both chambers of Congress remained unknown. The U.S. Senate will go to the winner of two of the last three races where party control is still in doubt in […]

Election deniers lose attempts to control elections in critical battleground states

BY: - November 10, 2022

Several prominent Republican candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election lost their races on Tuesday, but other critical races featuring election deniers have not been called. Going into Election Day, election deniers were on the ballot in around half of the races for governor and secretary of state and one-third of the races […]

Even red-state voters back abortion rights via ballot questions, rejecting court ruling

BY: - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states — including GOP-dominated Kentucky — backed abortion rights Tuesday, signaling that while the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority no longer believes the procedure is protected within the U.S. Constitution, many Americans want their states to do just that. California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, and Vermont residents voted to support abortion […]

Proposed constitutional amendments were popular, but not popular enough

BY: - November 9, 2022

Florida voters have decided not to grant themselves property tax breaks for armoring their homes against flooding. They also voted on Tuesday to keep the Constitutional Revision Commission — a panel convened every 20 years to decide whether and how to amend Florida’s basic charter. Finally, they said no to raising the homestead exemption by […]