Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season
More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump.
GOP unity? Some aim for reconciliation after tough primaries
Two days after losing a bitter primary to a rival she once deemed a “sellout” for occasionally working with Democrats, Katie Arrington appeared at a “unity rally” to urge South Carolina Republicans to come together and back Rep. Nancy Mace in the fall general election.
Trump loyalist Mo Brooks — spurned by Trump and reeling from a Senate primary loss — now says he'll testify about the Capitol riot if subpoenaed
Until recently, Brooks was a staunch ally of Donald Trump and even pleaded for the former president's re-endorsement amid his failed Senate campaign.news.yahoo.com
Women for Trump co-founder and Jan. 6 rally organizer: Trump is ‘disconnected from the base’
A co-founder of Women for Trump and an organizer of the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally spoke out against former President Trump following Rep. Mo Brooks‘s (R-Ala.) loss to Katie Britt in the Alabama GOP Senate primary Tuesday. Trump, who initially endorsed Brooks in the race, announced earlier this month that he would transfer his…news.yahoo.com
Takeaways: Trump's conditional loyalty, new warning for left
A Republican who was backed by Donald Trump at the last minute prevailed on Tuesday in an Alabama Senate runoff. Meanwhile, moderate Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won her Democratic primary, offering a fresh warning to progressives.news.yahoo.com
The Trailer: Three things to watch this primary day
Also, how is Trump’s endorsement record doing and why does it matter? Here are three things to watch:#1: In Alabama, Trump belatedly aligns himself with the party establishmentThis Senate primary has been one of the season’s oddest Republican contests. AdvertisementIn Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, Rep. Elaine Luria (D) won the seat in 2018. Closer to D.C., there’s Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. AdvertisementAs she catches us up on the Alabama Senate race, my colleague Hannah Knowles describes Trump’s endorsement record so far as “shaky.” And that’s spot on.washingtonpost.com
What we know about Trump's actions as insurrection unfolded
Members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection are holding their first prime-time hearing to share what they have uncovered about then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Jan. 6 panel's 1,000 witnesses: From Trump aides to rioters
The House Jan. 6 panel has interviewed more than 1,000 people who were directly or indirectly involved in the U.S. Capitol insurrection as it's probed the violent attack and former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented efforts to overturn his election defeat.
Mo Brooks gets into fiery exchange with Fox News host over 2020 election
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) got into a fiery argument with a guest “Fox News Sunday” host over the 2020 presidential election, which Brooks repeatedly claimed was stolen and riddled with fraud. When Brooks pressed his claims of voter fraud and pushed for tighter election laws, guest host Sandra Smith countered that effort after effort had…news.yahoo.com
Mo Brooks success in Alabama primary explains GOP gun politics
The rise, fall and semi-rise of Brooks encapsulates the power that gun rights hold inside Republican politics, particularly in deep red southern and western states and despite national polling showing overwhelming national support for some restrictions on gun ownership.washingtonpost.com
Forsaken by Trump, Brooks finds a second wind in Alabama senate race
Brooks’s campaign saved up for a final push, airing more than $600,000 worth of ads in the last month of the race, according to data from the media tracking firm AdImpact. Whoever emerges as the nominee in the Republican-dominated state has vowed to bring Trump’s brand of politics to the Senate. In the aftermath, Brooks avoided criticizing Trump himself, instead blaming his advisers for misleading him. AdvertisementThe clash echoes the 2017 Alabama Senate primary, when the Senate Leadership Fund spent millions bashing Brooks. And Brooks has been attacked for being soft on ISIS terrorists because of votes for requiring congressional authorization for military operations.washingtonpost.com
GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter
Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination. The leading candidates are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks who won — and then lost — former President Donald Trump’s backing in the race; Katie Boyd Britt, the former leader of Business Council of Alabama and Shelby’s former chief of staff; and Mike Durant, an aerospace company owner best known as the helicopter pilot whose capture during a U.S. military mission in Somalia was chronicled in the “Black Hawk Down" book and subsequent movie. David Mowery, an Alabama-based political consultant said the race has an up-for-grabs feel.news.yahoo.com
Trumpworld Goes Into Meltdown After Trump Endorses Dr. Oz
Hannah Beier/ReutersLate Saturday evening, former President Donald Trump officially endorsed his old TV pal Dr. Mehmet Oz in the ruckus Republican U.S. Senate primary race in Pennsylvania. In doing so, Trump, while speaking at a rally in North Carolina, ignited fury and ridicule among some of the loudest voices in Trumpworld. At issue among Trump’s most fervent supporters is the belief that Oz, a Turkish-American TV physician who has hobnobbed with Hollywood’s elite and has flip-flopped on the inews.yahoo.com
North Carolina Senate race tests Trump's endorsement power
When Ted Budd won a surprise endorsement from former President Donald Trump last year, he was a little-known congressman running for a Senate seat in North Carolina against some of the state’s most recognizable Republicans, including a former governor.
The Trailer: They're running for mayor of L.A. Protesters want them to shut up already.
In this edition: Why the candidates for mayor of Los Angeles keep getting interrupted, what happened to Mo Brooks, and what the chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission thinks of the campaign to put her in jail.washingtonpost.com
Trump rescinds Brooks endorsement in Alabama US Senate race
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday rescinded his endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama's U.S. Senate race in a major blow to the congressman's campaign. In a statement, Trump cited Brooks' performance in the race, poor campaign staffing and what Trump perceived as a softening of Bro oks' stance on the former president's false 2020 election fraud claims. Trump said he will be making another endorsement announcement in the “near future.”news.yahoo.com
High court's Alabama ruling sparks alarm over voting rights
The Supreme Court’s decision to halt efforts to create a second mostly Black congressional district in Alabama for the 2022 election has sparked fresh warnings that the court is eroding the Voting Rights Act and reviving the need for Congress to intervene.
EXPLAINER: Why Congress is looking closely at Jan. 6 rally
The House panel investigating the Jan_ 6 Capitol insurrection has focused some of its early work on the planning behind a massive rally at which President Donald Trump falsely claimed to have won reelection and told his supporters to “fight like hell.”.
GOP firebrand US Rep. Mo Brooks enters Alabama Senate race
The north Alabama Republican announced his entry into the race at an event with former Trump adviser Stephen Miller. And as President Trump can vouch, I don't cut and run. “Nobody has had President Trump’s back more over the last four years than Mo Brooks. Your vote for Mo Brooks will allow him to carry on the America First agenda," Miller said as he gave his support to Brooks. Some carried signs reading “Traitor Mo has got to go” and that “Mo Brooks words incited violence."