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

Don Bolduc: New Hampshire GOP Senate nominee backs off false 2020 election claims

CNN — New Hampshire Senate candidate Don Bolduc won the Republican nomination on Tuesday after months campaigning on false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. A little more than a day later, he attempted an about-face. Asked Thursday on Fox News about the 2020 race, Bolduc, a retired Army … 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

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

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Fetterman suffers stroke but says he’s ‘well on my way to a full recovery’

CNN — John Fetterman, the favorite to win Pennsylvania’s Democratic US Senate contest, announced Sunday that he’s recovering after a stroke. Fetterman is at the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, according to a statement, which noted he first went to the hospital Friday. Pennsylvania’s primary is on Tuesday, and polls show Fetterman, … 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

Mike DeWine will win GOP primary for governor in Ohio, CNN projects

CNN — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will win Tuesday’s GOP gubernatorial primary, CNN projects, beating back challengers from his right flank as he seeks a second term. Ohio and Indiana’s primaries kick off a pivotal month of nominating contests that will test the power of forming President Donald Trump’s endorsement. While Trump did not endorse … Read more

Trump endorses Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race

CNN — Former President Donald Trump endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz for US Senate on Saturday, just weeks before the contested Republican primary in Pennsylvania. “This is all about winning elections in order to stop the Radical Left maniacs from destroying our Country,” Trump said in the statement endorsing the celebrity heart surgeon and television personality. … Read more