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Oregon Dem Rep. Peter DeFazio To Retire After Term

Roll Call reports: House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter A. DeFazio, a veteran lawmaker with 36 years of congressional experience under his belt, announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in 2022. “It’s time for me to pass the baton to the next generation so I can focus on my health and well-being,” the Oregon Democrat said. DeFazio has …

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Stacey Abrams Launches Bid For Georgia Governor

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Stacey Abrams launched a campaign for Georgia governor on Wednesday with a pledge to fight for economic equality and expand healthcare access, setting up a potential rematch against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in one of the nation’s most competitive political battlegrounds. The Democrat announced her campaign with a video that highlighted her work in the state …

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Kinzinger: I’m The Only One Who Can Unseat IL’s Gov

Crain’s Chicago Business reports: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), one of former President Trump’s most vocal Republican critics in Congress, said he sees himself as “the only candidate” capable of defeating Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) in next year’s election. “If I ran for governor, I think I’m the only candidate that could win, at least that’s out there now,” Kinzinger …

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Progressive Jumaane Williams Launches Bid For NY Gov

The New York Daily News reports: New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on Tuesday announced he’s running for governor, staking his claim as a progressive candidate in what is shaping up as a crowded race. Williams stressed his activism against racism and police brutality in tossing his hat in the ring for next year’s Democratic primary dogfight. “Without progressive …

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Pelosi Laughs Off Question About Running In 2022

The Hill reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday laughed off a question about whether she would run for reelection in 2022, saying she would consult with her family before making her decision public. Pelosi appeared surprised when CNN’s “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper asked about whether she would run again for her congressional seat, which she has …

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Dem State Senator Joins Race For Florida Governor

The Miami Herald reports: After months of open speculation and exploratory meetings around the state, Miami state Sen. Annette Taddeo is making it official: she is running to be Florida’s next governor. Taddeo, 54, filed campaign documents with Florida’s Division of Elections on Monday morning. Her entry shakes up a Democratic field that has been so far dominated by two …

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Texas GOP Redistricts Dems Out Of Future Majority

The Texas Tribune reports: Democrats won’t be rallying voters with claims they can flip control of the Texas Legislature in the general election a year from now. The redistricting maps nearing approval in the current special legislative session make that a near impossibility. Missing their last chance to win a majority in the Texas House in 2020 — remember that …

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IL Dems Put Kinzinger In District With Freshman Dem

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly released the proposed new congressional map on Friday, with the lines drawn to yield 14 Democratic and three Republican districts. The Illinois Democrats, who control the state House, Senate and governorship, drew odd-shaped districts — referred to as gerrymandered districts — designed to sweep in Democratic strongholds and shed GOP …

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OK Education Chief Ditches GOP To Challenge GOP Gov

The Tulsa World reports: State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister is running for governor — as a Democrat. The 57-year-old lifelong Republican told the Tulsa World in an exclusive interview that she is changing her party registration on Thursday in order to launch a bid to unseat Republican incumbent Kevin Stitt. “Gov. Stitt is running the state into the ground,” said Hofmeister. …

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Michelle Obama Launches Series Of 2022 GOTV Events

The Hill reports: It’s more than a year away, but Michelle Obama is already looking ahead to the midterm elections next November, lining up a star-studded group of supporters with the aim of mobilizing voters ahead of 2022. The former first lady’s voter registration and engagement organization, When We All Vote, announced a series of celebrity-filled events on Tuesday. The …

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Axios: Beto O’Rourke To Announce Bid For TX Governor

Axios reports: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is preparing to run for governor of Texas in 2022, with an announcement expected later this year, Texas political operatives tell Axios. O’Rourke’s entry would give Democrats a high-profile candidate with a national fundraising network to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott — and give O’Rourke, a former three-term congressman from El Paso and 2020 …

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Dem ICU Doctor Launches Bid For Tennessee Governor

The Hill reports: Jason Martin, an intensive care unit doctor, is set to announce his candidacy for Tennessee governor on Monday, saying he hopes to take his experience on the frontlines of the pandemic to the governor’s mansion in a state still grappling with the spread of COVID-19. Martin, a Democrat who works at community hospitals across Tennessee, says the …

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Kathy Hochul: Yes, I’ll Run For NY Governor Next Year

Gothamist reports: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul reiterated her ability to lead New York — and said she’d run for governor next year — in an interview on NBC News on Thursday. “I’m prepared for this. I’ve led a life working in every level of government from Congress to local government,” Hochul said in her first televised interview as the next …

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POLL: 85% Of Republicans Want Pro-Trump Candidates

Quinnipiac Polling reports: As candidates begin to enter races for the 2022 mid-term elections, more than 8 in 10 Republicans (85 percent) say they would prefer to see candidates running for elected office that mostly agree with Donald Trump, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of adults released today. Asked whether they would like to see Trump run for …

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Grassley, 87, Offers To Do 35 Push-Ups For Reporter

Politico reports: Chuck Grassley still gets up at 4 a.m. every day and often goes for a 2-mile run. The 87-year-old does push-ups, too. “You want me to do 35 for you?” he responded when asked about his regimen as he waited for a burger at Bambino’s, a haunt in this town of about 800 people. The challenge sounds like …

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Dem Rep. Charlie Crist Launches Challenge To DeSantis

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports: Democratic congressman and former Florida governor Charlie Crist is jumping into the race for governor in 2022. Crist announced his campaign for governor in a video posted to Twitter. “Florida should be a place where hard work is rewarded, justice is equal, and opportunity is right in front of you. That’s a Florida for all …

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Demings May Challenge DeSantis Or Rubio In 2022

Politico reports: Florida Rep. Val Demings said she’s “seriously considering” a statewide bid against Sen. Marco Rubio or Gov. Ron DeSantis, boosting Democratic hopes in a battleground state that’s growing increasingly red. “I’ve received so many calls and texts and emails, and have been stopped when I’m out and about by people who are asking me that very same question. …

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McConaughey +12 Over Abbott In Texas Gov Poll

The Dallas Morning News reports: Matthew McConaughey commands more support to be Texas’ next governor than incumbent Greg Abbott, according to a poll released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler. If he were to take the plunge and run for governor, the poll found, 45% of Texas registered voters would vote for McConaughey, …

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GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin Launches Bid For New York Gov

NBC News reports: Rep. Lee Zeldin announced Thursday that he is running for governor of New York in 2022, becoming the first high-profile Republican to launch a challenge to embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Zeldin, 41, who has represented eastern Long Island since 2015, shared his decision on Fox News and posted it on Twitter, saying that to save …

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House Dems Target 22 GOP Seats To Flip In Midterms

The Washington Post reports: House Democrats on Tuesday released a list of 22 seats they plan to target in the 2022 midterm elections, largely in the suburbs where the party gained ground during Donald Trump’s presidency. “Every Republican member on this battlefield voted against putting money in people’s pockets and getting shots into people’s arms,” said Rep. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), …

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