Some of the closest races feature contests involving Republicans who question or deny the results of the 2020 election.
Author: Reid J. Epstein
Wisconsin Republicans Stand on the Verge of Total, Veto-Proof Power
In a 50-50 battleground state, Republicans are close to capturing supermajorities in the State Legislature that would render the Democratic governor irrelevant even if he wins re-election.
Governor’s Races Enter Final Sprint on a Scrambled, Surprising Map
Deep-red Oklahoma is in play for Democrats. New York and Oregon are within reach for Republicans. And several swing states have tight races with high stakes on abortion, elections and other issues.
How Talk Radio Unites Ron Johnson and His Wisconsin Voters
The Republican senator from Wisconsin practically lives on talk radio, with hundreds of appearances in 2022. It keeps him in tune with base voters, and is helping him in his vital Senate race.
Tom Brady and Ron DeSantis Are Said to Be on Texting Terms
The Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor, Tim Michels, told supporters recently that while DeSantis was watching a Packers game at Lambeau Field, he was texting the Buccaneers quarterback.
Ron Johnson Website and Video Urge Reporting of Suspected Election Problems
A video from Senator Johnson, who has amplified unfounded claims of voter fraud, instructs poll workers in how to spot “disqualifying issues” with absentee ballots.
Mandela Barnes and Ron Johnson Set to Debate Again in Senate Race in Wisconsin
The rules for this debate, their second, will allow candidates to offer rebuttals, which may result in a more lively hour.
In Illinois Governor’s Debate, Bailey Tries to Put Pritzker on Defensive.
Even so, State Senator Darren Bailey, a far-right legislator, found himself having to explain his past statements comparing abortion to the Holocaust during the debate with Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes to Debate in Wisconsin’s Senate Race
A flood of television advertising by Mr. Johnson, perhaps the Senate’s most vulnerable Republican, has strengthened his position against Mr. Barnes, the lieutenant governor.
Democrats Worry for Mandela Barnes as GOP Attack Ads Take a Toll
Mandela Barnes, the party’s Senate candidate, is now wobbling in his race against Ron Johnson, the Republican incumbent. Democratic nominees in other states face similar challenges.