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Sen. Lisa Murkowski ran against fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka and Democrat Patricia Chesbro, but the battle was largely between the two Republicans. Tshibaka was endorsed by Donald Trump, while Murkowski had the endorsements of several high-profile Democrats, including Sen. Joe Manchin. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski defeated Democrat Patricia Chesbro and fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka in Alaska to represent the state in the US Senate. Her Republican challenger, Tshibaka, raised $4.8 million, spent $4.2 million, and had $692,428 cash on hand, as of October 19. Murkowski benefitted from most of that spending, including a $6.1 million boost from the Senate Leadership Fund, a national Republican super PAC.
Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola won against three others — including Sarah Palin — in Alaska's at-large congressional district. Alaska has only one congressional district and therefore does not go through a redistricting process. Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola of Alaska has defeated three challengers in Alaska's at-large congressional district general election — most notably former Gov. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, has known Peltola for years and served alongside her in the Alaska state house. Although Alaska's 2022 general election, much like the special election, will largely be centered around Peltola and Palin, Alaska's ranked choice voting system makes this a four-way race.
Oprah WinfreyGetty Images/Getty Images for Global CitizenOne of the most influential women in the world, Oprah Winfrey's presidential ambitions have long been a subject of celebrity-watching chatter. "I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon," she said. Winfrey said she had met with someone who offered to help with a political campaign, but she declined. "I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not," Winfrey told Brown. "I thought, oh gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough, and now I'm thinking, 'Oh, oh?'"
Voters in South Dakota rejected Initiated Measure 27, which would have legalized marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. South Dakota rejected the use of recreational marijuana for adults aged 21 and older. Over half of voters said "no" on Initiated Measure 27, which, if passed, would have legalized marijuana use and possession. 2022 General EmbedsBallot measure detailsKnown as the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Measure 27 would have legalized marijuana use and possession for adults 21 years old and older. What experts are sayingIn 2020, South Dakota voters passed Amendment A, a measure that aimed to legalize marijuana for adults over 21, but a lawsuit filed by Gov.
Incumbent Mayor Linda Gorton defeated David Kloiber in Lexington, Kentucky's mayoral race. It symobilizes the 2022 Election. 2022 General EmbedsWhile Lexington's mayoral election is nonpartisan, Gorton is a registered Republican who views herself as an independent. Gorton previously served as vice mayor of Lexington for four years, and on the Lexington-Fayette Urban City Council for 16 years. Kloiber, Gorton's challenger, currently serves in the Lexington City Council.
Incumbent Mayor Paulette Guajardo defeated John Wright in Corpus Christi, Texas' mayoral race. Polls closed in the state at 7 p.m. local time. Given the state has multiple timezones, the first polls closed at 8 p.m. EST and the last polls closed at 9 p.m. EST. Prior to her time as mayor, she served on the Corpus Christi City Council for two terms and owned a small business for 15 years. Wright, however, claimed to have lived in Corpus Christi for nearly six years.
Three candidates ran in Raleigh, North Carolina's mayoral race. (3 Districts) Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. NC-13NC-01NC-06 House Statehouse Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. (1 Race) Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Raleigh MayorIncumbent Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin defeated Terrance Ruth in Raleigh, North Carolina's mayoral race.
Rep. Katie Porter ran against Republican Scott Baugh in California's 47th Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsCalifornia's 47th Congressional District candidatesPorter ran for her third term in the House and sits on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This was Baugh's third time running for the 47th Congressional District seat. Voting history for California's 47th Congressional DistrictCalifornia's 47th Congressional District is an affluent coastal district that covers a large swath of Orange County. Her opponent, Baugh, raised $2.7 million, spent nearly $2.6 million, and had $139,000 cash on hand, as of October 19.
Rep. Jared Golden ran against Republican Bruce Poliquin in Maine's 2nd Congressional District for the second time. Rep. Jared Golden, a Democratic incumbent, defeated Republican Bruce Poliquin in Maine's 2nd Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsMaine's 2nd Congressional District candidatesGolden is the first member of Congress elected by ranked-choice voting. Poliquin, 68, represented Maine's 2nd Congressional District before Golden unseated him in 2018. Voting history for Maine's 2nd Congressional DistrictMaine's sprawling, rural 2nd Congressional District encompasses nearly 80% of the state's physical area, including Augusta, the state capital.
Gen Z employees are underrepresented in the federal government, according to a new report. The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service analyzed federal retention trends centering on Gen X and Gen Z. The average turnover rate for Gen Z in the federal government — more than 12% — was also significantly higher than the federal government-wide rate at around 6%. Congress will, however, soon have its first Gen Z member in Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old Democrat who won Florida'sFinancial stability was a chief concern among Gen Z workers, who on average had more than $18,000 in student debt in 2021. With the COVID-19 pandemic still present, workplace flexibility and easy-to-use digital technologies were also among the priorities of Gen X and Gen Z federal employees, according to the report.
Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer defeated Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner in Oregon's 5th Congressional District. Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer defeated Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner in Oregon's 5th Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsOregon's 5th Congressional District candidatesChavez-DeRemer is one of several Hispanic conservative women who ran for office in 2022. McLeod-Skinner defeated the seven-term Schrader in the Democratic primary for Oregon's 5th Congressional District, securing 56.9% of the vote to his 42.7%. Voting history for Oregon's 5th Congressional DistrictOregon's 5th Congressional District is situated to the west of the state and encompasses Bend and the Portland suburbs.
Steve Sisolak was defeated by Republican Joe Lombardo in Nevada's gubernatorial race. (3 Districts) Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. NV-01NV-03NV-04 House Governor Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Steve Sisolak was defeated by Republican Joe Lombardo in Nevada's gubernatorial election. His opponent, Lombardo, raised $3.7 million, spent $4.7 million, and had $1.8 million on hand, as of September 30.
Rep. Steve Horsford defeated Republican Sam Peters in Nevada's 4th Congressional District. Senate Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. (3 Districts) Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. NV-01NV-03NV-04 House Governor Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. RenoNorth Las Vegas MayorDemocratic Rep. Steve Horsford defeated Republican Sam Peters in Nevada's 4th Congressional District.
Rep. Susie Lee defeated Republican April Becker in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. RenoNorth Las Vegas MayorDemocratic Rep. Susie Lee defeated Republican newcomer April Becker in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsNevada's 3rd Congressional District candidatesLee is a member of the Committee on Education and Labor. Lee defeated her challenger by an 80-point margin in the Democratic primary for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. Voting history for Nevada's 3rd Congressional DistrictNevada's 3rd Congressional District occupies the southernmost tip of Nevada, including Henderson County and portions of Clark County.
Rep. Dina Titus defeated Republican Mark Robertson in Nevada's 1st Congressional District. RenoNorth Las Vegas MayorLongtime Democratic Rep. Dina Titus won another bid for reelection against Republican Mark Robertson in Nevada's 1st Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsNevada's 1st Congressional District candidatesTitus is serving her 6th term in the US House of Representatives. In 2013, Titus returned to Congress after winning in the 1st Congressional District. Voting history for Nevada's 1st Congressional DistrictOnce in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada's 1st Congressional District now encompasses more of Clark County.
Rep. Susan Wild faced off against Republican Lisa Scheller in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District. Democratic Rep. Susan Wild defeated Republican Lisa Scheller in a rematch to represent Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsPennsylvania's 7th Congressional District candidatesWild is a member of the House committees on Ethics and Foreign Affairs. In November 2018, she was elected as the first woman to represent the 7th Congressional District. Voting history for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional DistrictPennsylvania's 7th Congressional District is based in the Lehigh Valley and includes Carbon County, where Republicans hold a 6,000-voter lead in voter registration, and GOP candidates have won the county in most key races since 2010.
Rep. Sean Casten defeated Republican Keith Pekau in Illinois' 6th Congressional District. Casten became the first Democrat to represent the 6th Congressional District in decades when he won in 2018. The 6th District race was one of many suburban races that could've helped Republicans tip the balance of power in Washington. Democratic Rep. Sean Casten defeated Republican Keith Pekau in Illinois' 6th Congressional District. Voting history for Illinois' 6th Congressional DistrictIllinois' 6th Congressional District encompasses many of Chicago's southwestern suburbs and extends from Tinley Park to Lombard.
Rep. Yvette Herrell was defeated by Democrat Gabriel Vasquez in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District. The 2nd District encompasses western portions of of Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. Republican New Mexico Rep. Yvette Herrell lost her bid for reelection against Democrat Gabriel Vasquez in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsNew Mexico's 2nd Congressional District candidatesHerrell, a Cherokee, joined the ranks of the very few Native Americans in Congress following her victory in 2020. Voting history for New Mexico's 2nd Congressional DistrictNew Mexico's 2nd Congressional District encompasses the city of Las Cruces, the second largest city in the state, and western portions of Albuquerque, the largest.
Democrat Yadira Caraveo defeated Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer in Colorado's 8th Congressional District. (2 Districts) Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. CO-08CO-07 House Governor Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Democrat Yadira Caraveo defeated Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer in Colorado's new 8th Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsColorado's 8th Congressional District candidatesThe Democratic nominee, state Rep. Yadira Caraveo, easily secured her party's nomination for the seat.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney was defeated by Republican Michael Lawler in New York's 17th Congressional District. The 17th District is located in the lower Hudson Valley. Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney lost his bid for reelection against Republican Michael Lawler in New York's 17th Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsNew York's 17th Congressional District candidatesMaloney, who was first elected to the US House in 2012 after defeating Republican incumbent Nan Hayworth, serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Voting history for New York's 17th Congressional DistrictNew York's 17th Congressional District is located in the lower Hudson Valley and includes Rockland and Putnam counties, parts of Westchester, and three towns in southeast Dutchess County.
Rep. Chris Pappas defeated Republican Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District. The 1st District is located in the eastern region of the state. Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas defeated Republican Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsNew Hampshire's 1st Congressional District candidatesPappas, who will serve a second term in the US House, sits on the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Veterans' Affairs. Voting history for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional DistrictNew Hampshire's 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern region of the state and includes Manchester, the state's largest city, as well as Portsmouth and Laconia.
Voters in five states cast their votes on marijuana legalization efforts on Tuesday. The ballot measures passed in Maryland and Missouri, and failed in Arkansas and South Dakota. Although medicinal marijuana use was legalized in Maryland in 2013, Question 4 sought to add the Marijuana Legalization Amendment to the state constitution. With the passage of Amendment 3, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, personal marijuana use is now legal in Missouri. This marks the second time voters in the deep-red Midwestern state have rejected recreational marijuana legalization.
Of the five states, voters in California, Michigan, Kentucky, and Vermont signaled overwhelming support for abortion rights. CaliforniaCalifornia will enshrine abortion rights into its state constitution after voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1. Currently, there are three lawsuits challenging the abortion law in Kentucky, each of which asserts that the state's constitution provides a right to abortions. VermontMore than three-fourths of voters in Vermont said "yes" to Vermont's Proposal 5, which will amend the state's constitution to add language that protects reproductive freedom, including abortion. Currently, the state of Vermont has no restriction on abortion access and allows for abortions throughout pregnancy.
Voters in Maryland approved Question 4, which legalizes marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. Proponents said the measure will improve the economy and benefit Maryland residents. 2022 General EmbedsBallot measure detailsMaryland's Question 4 will add the Marijuana Legalization Amendment to the Maryland state constitution. The bill also requires state lawmakers to pass laws for the "use, distribution, possession, regulation, and taxation" of marijuana in Maryland, according to the measure text and Ballotpedia. Supporters argued the measure will improve the economy, benefit Maryland residents, and allow law enforcement to focus on combatting violent crime.
Michelle Lujan Grisham defeated Republican Mark Ronchetti in New Mexico's gubernatorial race. The state voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in every election cycle since 1992, excluding 2004. Grisham is the first Democratic Latina to be elected governor in the country's history. Democratic incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham defeated Republican Mark Ronchetti in New Mexico's gubernatorial election. Before joining Congress, Grisham was a member of the Bernalillo County Commission and also served as head of New Mexico's State Department of Health from 2004 to 2007 under Gov.
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