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

Takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries in Florida, New York and Oklahoma

CNN — The final pieces of the midterm puzzle are coming into focus as Tuesday primaries in New York, Florida and Oklahoma lock in key parts of the November election slate. Democrats in Florida on Tuesday picked Rep. Charlie Crist to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis in the fall, CNN projected. Crist’s challenge comes as … 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

New Mexico secretary of state sues county commission over refusal to certify primary results

Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal/Zuma Press CNN — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to order a three-member county commission to certify the results of the June 7 primary elections in Otero County – after commission members refused to do so this week, citing concerns about Dominion … Read more

Fetterman’s wife says Democratic Senate candidate may be away from campaign trail until July as he recovers from a stroke

Braddock, Pa. CNN — Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman may be away from the campaign trail until July, his wife told CNN on Monday, as she pushed back on suggestions that the family had not been fully transparent about the extent of his heart condition following a stroke last month. “I think he deserves … Read more

GOP Senate primary between Oz and McCormick is heading to a recount in Pennsylvania

CNN — Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary is headed for a recount after celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund director Dave McCormick finished in a near tie in the May 17 contest. Acting Pennsylvania secretary of State Leigh Chapman made the announcement Wednesday, noting that the margin between the two candidates was just … Read more

Brian Kemp, with strong lead over Perdue, shifts attention to Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Watkinsville, GA CNN — Brian Kemp isn’t exactly declaring an early victory ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary as he bids for a second term as Georgia governor. He’s even downplaying recent polls showing him with a commanding lead over his opponent, former US Sen. David Lost. “Don’t believe the polling,” Kemp told a crowd Saturday … 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