Tag Archives: 2022 elections

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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FL Dems Launch “Ron Be Gone” Push Against DeSantis

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: South Florida Democrats have announced the creation of Ron Be Gone, a new political group aimed at ensuring Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t win re-election. The Fort Lauderdale-based group “is a grassroots-funded organization solely dedicated to taking on Ron DeSantis and supporting the eventual Democratic nominee for governor in 2022,” a news release said …

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Geraldo Floats Run For Portman’s Senate Seat In Ohio

Bloomberg News reports: Television journalist Geraldo Rivera says he may run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Rivera, in a tweet tagged from Siesta Key, Florida, said he was “pondering running” for Portman’s seat. Rivera, 77, has lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio, since 2017 and has hosted a radio show “Geraldo in Cleveland” …

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Matthew McConaughey Mulling Run For TX Governor

The Houston Chronicle reports: Asked on a podcast this week whether his interest in running for governor of Texas was sincere, Matthew McConaughey said, “It’s a true consideration.” The Oscar-winning actor first brought up the idea last year. This week Channel 13 reported that he appeared on The Balanced Voice, a Crime Stoppers of Houston podcast and discussed the possibility …

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Memo Lays Out GOP Plan To Flip US House In 2022

Axios reports: House Republicans will reclaim their majority in 2022 by offering candidates who are women, minorities or veterans, a memo obtained by Axios says. The document, drafted by a super PAC blessed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, names top Democrats to target — Jared Golden of Maine, Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and Ron Kind of Wisconsin — and …

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Trump Junior Hints He’ll Primary Liz Cheney In 2022

Politico reports: Just days after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave a full-throated endorsement for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to keep her job, the House’s No. 3 Republican doubled down on her anti-Trump rhetoric. Now, some Trump allies are unhappy and privately griping about McCarthy’s move to protect her. CNN reported over the weekend that “a stir-crazy Trump has spent …

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AP: GOP Sen. Richard Shelby Likely Won’t Run In 2022

The Associated Press reports: U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the Senate’s fourth most senior member, has indicated to confidantes that he does not intend to run for reelection next year — prompting some Republicans to urge the powerful, establishment politician to reconsider, even as potential replacements prepare to run for his seat. The senator in recent weeks told …

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Axios: Ivanka Is “Plotting Her Political Reemergence”

Axios reports: Ivanka Trump used her status to help obtain over 140 pardons and commutations for victims of injustice as well as her father’s cronies, and she’s now plotting her political reemergence by highlighting the virtues of some of the clemency grants. While President Trump’s eldest daughter dismisses talk she is weighing a campaign against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), criminal …

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Pennsylvania Lt Gov Files For 2022 US Senate Run

Harrisburg’s NBC News affiliate reports: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman filed paperwork today to run for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Fetterman, a Democrat, submitted a statement of candidacy to the Federal Election Commission, nearly a month after he said he was exploring a run. The lieutenant governor hopes to fill the seat that will be vacated by Republican Sen. …

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Ex-Rep. Beto O’Rouke Floats 2022 Bid For Texas Gov

The Hill reports: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said this week he is considering a 2022 gubernatorial run, setting up a potential challenge against incumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R). “It’s something I’m going to think about,” O’Rourke told Buzz Adams on Texas radio station KLAQ on Monday. O’Rourke went on to hit Abbott’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, accusing …

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Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Floats Bid For MD Gov

Politico reports: Former Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez is considering a run for Maryland governor in 2022. “I live here in Maryland,” he told liberal podcaster Bill Press in an episode of Press’ show, “The Bill Press Pod,” set to air on Tuesday morning. “Our current incumbent [governor] is term-limited. [I’m] taking a look at that; we’ll see what …

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GOP Sen. Rob Portman Won’t Seek Reelection In 2022

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Republican Rob Portman will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate in 2022, he told The Enquirer – a move that will unsettle politics in both Greater Cincinnati and Washington D.C. Reading a statement on his decision to not seek re-election, Portman said he is looking forward to spending more time at home and …

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Maloney Elected To Run Campaign Arm Of House Dems

Politico reports: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney was elected Thursday to lead the House Democrats’ campaign arm, charged with steering the caucus through an exceedingly perilous midterm with their control of the chamber on the line. Maloney, who represents a New York battleground district, defeated Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) in a hard-fought — and closely watched — contest to lead the …

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Retiring GOP Rep Seeks To Succeed Sen. Richard Burr

Roll Call reports: Retiring GOP Rep. Mark Walker announced Tuesday that he is running for Senate in North Carolina in 2022, kicking off a potentially competitive Republican primary to replace retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr. “Washington has lost its mind. Job-killing regulations, the Green New Deal, defund the police and our military — seriously? I’m proud of my record taking …

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