Karen Handel

Facing few challengers, senior Georgia congressmen hit road to aid colleagues

Doug Collins may represent a 20-county swath of Northeast Georgia in the U.S. House, but the three-term Republican spent the first week of Congress’ …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Texas’ O’Rourke wants Texas money in his bid to topple Cruz

Progressive donors fired up about President Donald Trump’s election have been raising big sums of money for red state Democratic congressional …

Government

More than one-third of GOP's midterm House ads target Pelosi

Republicans running for House seats in 2018 have featured House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThree reforms to fix the …

Zell Miller

In Georgia, Pence aims to rally Trump coalition on tax cuts

Vice President Mike Pence trekked to Atlanta on Friday with a pair of missions: energizing a coalition of conservatives that powered him and …

Mike Pence

Increases for military, CDC help win Georgia votes for spending plan

WASHINGTON —<p>Most Georgia lawmakers backed a massive government spending bill Thursday as it barreled its way through the U.S. House, citing …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Which U.S. House Race Is The Best 2018 Bellwether?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited.<p><b>micah</b> (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Greetings, …

Politics

With two months to go, Georgia Republicans race to their base

Brian Kemp vowed to outdo Mississippi by signing into law even tougher abortion restrictions. Hunter Hill criticized the students who walked out of …

Government

DHS Never Ran Audit to See if Votes Were Hacked

Despite assurances from the U.S. intelligence community that Russian hacking only influenced the 2016 U.S. election—and didn’t change vote …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Ga. Democratic challengers distance themselves from Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON —<p>Multiple Democrats running in Georgia’s two most competitive U.S. House races are disavowing Nancy Pelosi – or at least keeping their …

Nancy Pelosi

The Jolt: Would an anti-Trump campaign be viable in Georgia?

<b>They’ve all become frenetic</b> for Donald Trump watchers, this weekend seemed more so than usual. There was this from the New York Times:<p>F<i>acebook on</i> …

Donald Trump

Poll: Democrats lead Republicans by 10 points ahead of 2018 midterms

President Trump’s approval rating is ticking up. It’s still not helping the broader GOP.<p>In the wake of Democrat Conor Lamb’s upset victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s deeply conservative 18th Congressional District this week, the GOP has yet another thing to worry about: …

Republicans

The Jolt: What’s on Karen Handel’s mind? ‘Pennsylvania’

<b>Those who want a window into what</b> U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Roswell, is thinking as she stares down her first reelection battle need only look at her …

Eric Greitens

Reports: Nancy Pelosi's days in leadership are numbered

Win or lose in November, Nancy Pelosi’s future in Democratic leadership is in jeopardy.<p>“Top Democrats” who spoke to Axios’ Mike Allen Thursday say …

Republicans

To shed old, white, straight, male stereotype, Republicans need more diverse candidates | Opinion

For Republicans<b>,</b> this week’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District — a district President Trump won by 20 points — should have been a …

Debbie Stabenow

After embarrassing election in Pennsylvania, Republicans wonder whether tax cuts will save them in November

The most dangerous outcome for Republicans in Tuesday's special House election is not the prospect of a Democrat taking over one of their seats.<p>It was the shrugging off by voters of the party's biggest legislative achievement: the tax cut measure that Republicans hoped would be their major campaign …

Politics

Republicans Would Like You To Know Their Candidates Are Terrible, And That’s Why They Keep Winding Up In Tight Races

Operatives are trying to keep expectations very low, from Montana to Pennsylvania, to try and distance the GOP from uncomfortably close contests.<p>Republicans have publicly turned on their candidates in the final days of recent special elections, trying to spin possible losses in districts that never …

Government

Commentary: The big lesson from Tuesday's special election

Forget about absentee ballots, forget about recounts. For Republicans, the PA-18 congressional race was lost before the polls even opened. And for …

Jon Ossoff

Republicans can't rest on their laurels when Trump isn't on the ballot

Success breeds imitation, and so it was inevitable that the 2018 election cycle would be packed to the gills with candidates trying to run the Trump …

Donald Trump

Atlanta’s New Mayor Is Endorsing In Georgia’s Democratic Primary And Black Democrats Aren’t Happy About It

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms plans to endorse in the state’s contentious and complicated primary — and most people think she’ll endorse Stacey Evans, adding a new layer of intrigue to the race.<p>Keisha Lance Bottoms plans to endorse in Georgia’s Democratic primary for governor “in the near …

U.S. Politics

Lamb's Win Points to GOP Losing 60 House Seats, Senate Control

The apparent win of Democrat Conor Lamb for Pennsylvania's 18th District has shaken the Republican establishment to its foundations and points to a …

Republicans

Opinion: Why the Pennsylvania Special Election Is Not So Special

Such contests are more about storylines than winning<p>All elections have consequences, but on a scale of zero-to-life-changing, Tuesday’s special …

Jon Ossoff

Colbert Is Weirdly Excited About Possibility of a Trump Sex Tape (Video)

“Just when you think there can’t be more presidential porn star news, suddenly there’s a bumper crop,” Colbert joked on Monday’s “Late Show”<p>The story …

Donald Trump

Trump takes on California through Twitter: Here’s what he’s tweeted about the Golden State. - Los Angeles Times

Donald Trump is coming to California on Tuesday, marking his first visit since 2016. The president, who lost here by more than 4 million votes, has often said unflattering things about California. He owns a golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes, held several campaign rallies across the state and has …

Donald Trump

Here's why Tuesday's race in Trump Country is so competitive

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>WASHINGTON — In 2016, Donald Trump won Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district by 20 points, 58 percent to 38 percent. And in 2012, Mitt Romney won it by 17 …

Politics

Campaign trail Trump is back — and as bonkers as ever

At a Pennsylvania rally, Trump referred to a black Congress member as “low IQ” and called a journalist a “son of a bitch.”<p>If Saturday evening was any indication, we’re in for many bonkers Trump rallies ahead of the 2018 and 2020 elections. Speaking for more than an hour to a crowd in Moon Township, …

Donald Trump

Trump: 'Fake News Media' only give me credit for 1 congressional win

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by …

Donald Trump

Trump brags '5-0' in special elections

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Sunday kept up the drumbeat for Republican Rick Saccone ahead of a special election in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, boasting of his party's "5-0" record in House special elections.<p>Trump's claim would come with a few caveats, however. Democrat Doug Jones …

Donald Trump

President Trump campaigns with ‘handsome’ Rick Saccone and against Conor ‘Lamb the Sham’

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Donald Trump declared Saturday that “steel is back” at a campaign rally for Republican Rick Saccone here in the heart …

Rick Saccone

Qualifying day takeaways: A surge of women and Democrats aim for Georgia office

<b>The number of women qualifying</b> for public office across Georgia this week jumped significantly compared to the last election, as hundreds of …

Casey Cagle

Lucy McBath, the Sixth District and a wave of Democratic women

<b>Lucy McBath is a former flight attendant,</b> a mother who lost a son to a burst of senseless gun violence, and the very personification of the suddenly …

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