Tudor Dixon seeks a culture war in campaign against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

CNN  —  Tudor Dixon, the Republican taking on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November’s midterm election, is turning to tactics that have worked for other Republican winners in competitive governor’s races as she seeks to turn the race into a cultural battle over education, transgender athletes and more. But her clash with a well-funded Democratic … Read more

Trump allies launch new super PAC to bolster GOP candidates in midterms as former President eyes 2024 campaign

Washington CNN — Several top allies of Donald Trump will launch a new super PAC to buoy Republican candidates who have earned the former President’s support in the midterm elections, CNN has learned, following months of minimal spending by Trump-aligned groups that has left party strategists frustrated as they work to fill the void. Called … Read more

Republicans anxious about cash-strapped NRSC amid Scott’s feud with McConnell

CNN — GOP senators are privately alarmed at the cash problems facing Sen. Rick Scott’s National Republican Senatorial Committee, uneasy over his feud with Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and worried that their internal issues could undercut their already difficult road back to the majority this fall. Behind the scenes, GOP senators are maneuvering to … Read more

Massive dark money donation: New conservative group got $1.6 billion from single donor

CNN  —  A new group led by a prominent conservative lawyer has received $1.6 billion from one donor – the largest single contribution to a politically focused nonprofit that’s ever been made public, and a fortune that could be used to fuel right-wing interests. The nonprofit, Marble Freedom Trust, received the contribution in the form … Read more

Meijer voted to impeach Trump. The ex-President’s revenge tour endangers a GOP House seat

Grand Rapids, Michigan CNN  —  It was just three days into Republican Rep. Peter Meijer’s term when a pro-Trump mob ransacked the Capitol. A week later, the freshman voted to impeach Trump. Now, that vote could end his House career. A week before his primary, Republicans in Michigan and Washington say that Meijer’s vote has … Read more

Kathy Barnette slams GOP rivals at closed event as spotlight on Pennsylvania Senate hopeful intensifies

CNN — Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette slammed her Republican primary rivals on Saturday as being overly fixed on her surging candidacy, according to audio of a speech obtained by CNN, while calling her leading opponents “two globalists” who were only pandering to conservatives to get elected. The comments came during an event in Bucks … Read more

Trump came to Nebraska to defend Charles Herbster, but voters aren’t so sure either of those things will matter on Tuesday

Omaha, Nebraska CNN  —  Allegations of sexual misconduct by eight women against Nebraska Republican Charles Herbster, and former President Donald Trump’s defense of him, have brought national attention to the candidate’s quest for the state’s governorship in Tuesday’s primary. But like many of the more than 50 voters CNN spoke with here, most of whom … Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis moves against Disney with push to eliminate special status for theme park

CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis escalated his weeks-long feud with Disney on Tuesday, challenging lawmakers to eliminate the unique status that allows the entertainment company to operate as an independent government around its Orlando-area theme parks. Within hours, Republican lawmakers delivered, quickly advancing a pair of bills targeting Disney over its objections to a … Read more

Brian Benjamin, NY lieutenant governor, arrested and indicted in alleged bribery scheme

CNN — New York Democratic Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has resigned after being arrested and indicted on charges in connection with his alleged participation in a scheme to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for securing a state grant, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she had “accepted Brian Benjamin’s … Read more

Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska GOP congressman, says he will resign following felony convictions

Washington CNN — Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, who was convicted earlier this week in regard to an investigation looking into illegal campaign contributions, will resign from Congress, he announced in a letter to supporters on Saturday. The resignation will be effective on March 31, per a letter Fortenberry attached to his email to … Read more