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Biden vs. Trump? In 2022, there was a clear winner and a clearer loser

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 17, 2022

President Biden and former president Donald Trump are on a path that could lead to a rematch in 2024 of their 2020 election contest. In 2022, however, the competition between the two politicians was anything but close. It was Biden over Trump decisively.

McConnell: Trump’s candidates fumbled 2022 away for GOP in Senate

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 14, 2022

 Mitch McConnell said former President Donald Trump’s overwhelming influence in Republican Senate primaries led to hobbled candidates in 2022 who lost winnable general election races, leaving Democrats in control of the upper chamber for at least another two years.

Record 301K early votes cast in one day in Georgia runoff for US Senate

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 29, 2022

 Georgia voters set a single-day early turnout record Monday as 301,500 people stormed to the polls on the first day they were open in most counties ahead of the U.S. Senate runoff. Turnout was even higher in the runoff Monday than it was during presidential elections, surpassing the previous high of 253,000 early voters on the Friday before Election Day in 2016.  

Rep. Mary Peltola wins Alaska’s US House race

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 24, 2022

Mary Peltola, a Democrat and the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, on Wednesday won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. She will now serve a full two-year term after she prevailed in an August special election to serve out the final months of the late Rep. Don Young’s term.

Biden made a play for young voters. It worked — and helped Democrats keep the Senate

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 18, 2022

Young voters delivered on President Joe Biden’s hopes they would turn out in the midterms, helping to win key Senate races and fending off a Republican bid to wrest full control of Congress. Voters under 30 were decisive in Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s win in Nevada — which officially secured the party’s hold on the chamber. And Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock might not have ...

New election, same result: Most incumbents win 2022 rematches

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 15, 2022

House incumbents facing tough rematches with their 2020 opponents almost all prevailed again in this year’s midterms, with only one falling to a repeat challenger after redistricting made for a more challenging race.

Parties gear up for runoff in Georgia, the last outstanding Senate race

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 13, 2022

ATLANTA - The vast political machinery that just fought the Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael G. Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker to a near draw is ramping up again for a runoff election - the second in less than two years - but this time the outcome will not determine which party will control the U.S. Senate.

What to expect as Congress returns for ‘lame duck’ session: Same-sex marriage, Ukraine aid and much more

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers return to the Capitol this week with a busy agenda for the “lame duck” period before a new Congress begins in January, but the priorities of Democratic leaders depend largely on which party will control the House and Senate next year – something that remained unclear for the House Saturday as vote counting continues in several key races.