Author: Elizabeth Crisp

NotedDC: Fundraising — and spending — goes big

Super PACs and party committees filed their latest campaign finance reports this week, and with the high-stakes battles for House and Senate control fully underway the money being spent (and raised) is reaching historic levels. Super PACs have poured more than $555 million into midterm elections so far this cycle, according an analysis from the…

NotedDC — Jan. 6 panel’s election reform bill heads to Senate

The House has advanced a bipartisan measure that aims to prevent future disruptions of Congress’ counting of electoral votes, making it the first legislation to come out of the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. The Presidential Election Reform Act passed Wednesday afternoon in a 229-203 vote, with nine Republicans joining Democrats in support. Here…

NotedDC — DeSantis’s profile rises with Martha’s Vineyard move

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is elevating his political profile even further as he leans into his decision to send two planes of migrants to the tiny Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard. DeSantis, a one-time protégé of former President Trump, was already viewed as a likely top-tier contender for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination if he ran. But…

NotedDC — Sanders lashes out over Schumer-Manchin side deal

Congress is still easing back into the post-recess and Labor Day break, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) isn’t wasting any time in going after a key fall agenda item. Sanders took to the Senate floor Thursday to rail against a deal between Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to speed up approval for energy projects, including those…

NotedDC — Nuclear report adds to scrutiny over Mar-a-Lago docs

Former President Trump’s team is decrying leaks about the government’s investigation and search for documents at his Florida resort following a report that FBI agents found a document about a foreign country’s nuclear capabilities. A lawyer for Trump, Christopher Kise, told The Washington Post for a story Tuesday evening that such leaks “continue with no respect for the process…

NotedDC — Washington kicks off general election sprint

MEMBERS of both parties are running full steam ahead to the November midterms following Labor Day, which marks the unofficial start of the final sprint to the election. Expect to see a lot more campaign ads on TV and even a polling call or two in the coming weeks as Democrats battle to retain their slim…

NotedDC — Why Washington is suddenly talking about Alaska

Alaska’s new voting system is putting its general election on the map as more of a wild card this November, as some see signs that Democrats could perform well in the traditionally red state. Alaska debuted its ranked-choice voting system on Tuesday in the special election to replace the late Rep. Don Young (R), allowing voters to rank…

NotedDC — Trump cementing his grip on the GOP

Just over a week since the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s estate in Florida, his grip on the Republican Party hasn’t weakened — in fact, it seems to be growing stronger. As new details emerge about why the search was conducted, including how federal officers suspected Trump violated the Espionage Act and other laws, the path…

NotedDC — Nadler, Maloney prepare for face-off

Two of the most powerful House Democrats are heading into the final week of campaigning as they fight to keep their spot in Congress. The primary between Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney is shaping up to be one of the most consequential incumbent-on-incumbent battles in recent cycles. Democrats in New York “dread the choice,” one party strategist told…

NotedDC — Democrats take less is more approach to raid

Democrats spent a second day largely staying out of the fray surrounding the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s estate in Florida. Some strategists believe that on this issue, less is more from the White House and the Biden administration is taking heed, saying only that it didn’t know about the search ahead of time, via…