Elections

Canada’s opposition Conservative party leader Erin O’Toole speaks during an election campaign tour in London, Ontario, Canada, September 17, 2021. (Blair Gable/Reuters) Canada’s upcoming election could spell the renewal of a long-dormant brand of blue-collar conservatism. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C ould this Monday be the end of the road for Justin Trudeau? While Canada’s snap
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Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) On Friday, the political action committee of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin and released the following letter that Youngkin sent to pro-life leaders and activists:  Dear Pro-Life Leaders
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at a campaign event in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) The Washington Post has endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia, which is not the least bit interesting. What is interesting is the logic they used to endorse him. The Post says that McAuliffe is “a legendary dealmaker”: Even Republicans in
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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at St. Mary’s Center during a “Stop The Recall” rally ahead in Oakland, Calif., September 11, 2021. (Brittany Hosea-Small/Reuters) You say capitalism is terrible? Okay, compared to what? The United States is systematically racist? Okay, compared to what? Conservatives got high on our own supply out in California. We neglected
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks at the North Carolina GOP convention in Greenville, N.C., June 5, 2021. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) The first-term governor has positioned herself as a conservative hero ahead of a possible presidential run, but her record paints a more complicated picture. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G overnor Kristi Noem has cultivated a certain
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Gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder campaigns in the recall election of governor Gavin Newsom in Monterey Park, Calif., September 13, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) First, the California recall ended the way anyone who has followed California politics in the past three decades would normally have expected. With the exception of Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003 and 2006,
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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Ga., November 6, 2020. (Dustin Chambers/Reuters) Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger is sounding the alarm on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners’ consideration of Cathy Woolard to serve as the next chair of the county elections board. Woolard, formerly the president
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Supporters gather as gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder campaigns in the recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom in Monterey Park, Calif., September 13, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Beware the stolen-election narrative. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here will be much punditry in the next few days seeking to explain the California recall results. Gavin Newsom himself has
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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at an event in Delano, Calif., March 31, 2021; Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Mandel Ngan/Reuters, Gage Skidmore) Governor Gavin Newsom has easily survived the recall election, no doubt helped considerably by the fact that Larry Elder peaked too early. In an overwhelmingly Democratic state,
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President Joe Biden speaks with California Governor Gavin Newsom as he arrives at Sacramento Mather Airport in Mather, Calif., September 13, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) President Biden cast California’s impending gubernatorial recall in existential terms during his stump speech for Governor Gavin Newsom Monday night, repeatedly comparing conservative radio host Larry Elder to former president Trump
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Eliza Luna, a ballot designer with the Maricopa County Elections Department, counts ballots for the Arizona Presidential Preference Election at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix, Ariz., March 17, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) How progressives are using ballot initiatives to raise taxes. Last year, as part of their efforts to expand government subsidies
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder speaks during a campaign stop outside a restaurant in San Diego, California, September 3, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder took aim at the mainstream media on Monday after an incident in which a woman in a gorilla mask threw eggs at him last week received scant
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Election campaign billboards featuring the three top candidates for the German chancellery — (from left) the Greens’ Annalena Baerbock, SPD’s Olaf Scholz, and CDU’s Armin Laschet — on a roadside in Berlin, Germany, September 10, 2021. (Michele Tantussi/Reuters) No matter who wins, public opinion and the possibility of having to partner in a coalition government
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Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) delivers an opening statement during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Former President Trump endorsed a primary challenger to Wyoming representative Liz Cheney on Thursday. Trump is backing former Republican National Committee member Harriet Hageman in her bid to unseat Cheney, a frequent
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Virginia State Police officers form a cordon at the University of Virginia ahead of the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, in Charlottesville, Va., August 11, 2018. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) While it is the surprisingly close gubernatorial race that has raised Republican hopes in Virginia and garnered national media attention, the
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder speaks during a campaign stop outside a restaurant in San Diego, Calif., September 3, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Multiple people, including a woman wearing a gorilla mask, threw eggs at Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Videos of the incident appear to show an egg being
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Then-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe arrives at the election night rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam in Fairfax, Va., November 7, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) In a 2001 interview, Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, then chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told host Chris Matthews that he supported elective abortion, without a single restriction, throughout all
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August Jobs Report at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 3, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The unpredictable politics of abortion in 2022 and 2024 President Biden’s approval rating is sinking. Independent voters are against him. Republicans are gaining on Democrats in the congressional generic ballot. GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin is within striking distance in
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Phil mentioned Biden losing major ground among independents. Meanwhile, out in California it looks like Gavin Newsom has solidified his position in the recall. A new poll has the recall losing 58-39, part of a trend of recent polling running in his direction. We can always hope for a big polling error, but it looks
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President Joe Biden looks on during a meeting with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 1, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) According to a new national poll conducted by Civiqs, President Joe Biden’s job approval rating is underwater in most swing states. The military withdrawal and chaotic
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Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions 2019 legislative conference in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Two new polls of the Virginia gubernatorial election suggest that the race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin might be tightening. McAuliffe, the former governor of Virginia, thus far
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Texas State Capitol in Austin. (SusanRisdon/Getty Images) The GOP-dominated Texas legislature voted Tuesday to pass its elections-reform bill after the state’s Democrats protested and obstructed the measure for weeks, going so far as to walk out of a special session to prevent it from advancing. The legislation now goes to the desk of Republican governor Greg
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Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Gage Skidmore) One wonders if there’s any center-right position that isn’t considered “far right” by political journalists. In a recent New York Times hit piece on California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder, you will read those words on three occasions. An example: Mr. Elder’s political
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Peter Hamby has a good piece on the California recall (language warning): These days, the messiah of All Politics Is Local here is Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles County sheriff. “Nothing will change your political viewpoint more than a transient taking a shit in your front yard,” he told me. Villanueva is a Democrat, elected
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