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Democrats facing tough slog in 2022 governor’s races

Republicans are increasingly optimistic about flipping governor’s offices in key battleground states next year, buoyed by President Joe Biden’s sagging approval ratings, Democratic infighting in Congress and better-than-expected results in elections in Virginia and New Jersey. Democrats were already steeled for tough races, but the upset loss in Virginia’s governor’s race and a close win

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Trump wins Florida, locked in other tight races with Biden

President Donald Trump carried Florida, the nation’s most prized battleground state, and he and Democrat Joe Biden were increasingly focused early Wednesday on the three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House. Four years after Trump became the first Republican in a

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Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks narrow path

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Biden’s is appreciably wider. The former vice president is competitive in all the battleground states Trump carried in 2016 and has put a handful of traditional Republican states, including Georgia and

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Who is voting? Who is winning? Early vote only offers clues

As early voting breaks records across the U.S., political analysts and campaigns are reviewing reams of data on the voters, looking for clues to key questions: Who is voting? And who is winning? On one level, the answers can be simple. Registered Democrats are outpacing registered Republicans significantly — by 14 percentage points — in

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Trump ramps up ad spending in bid to counter Biden

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it is ramping up advertising spending in battleground states, a move that comes as some of his allies have grown worried because Democrat Joe Biden has outspent him in recent weeks. The Trump campaign announced the “eight-figure” ad buy Tuesday, but declined to say specifically how much will be

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