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Democratic State Lawmaker Launches Bid for Open N.C. Senate Seat

A competitive 2022 Senate race in North Carolina is shaping up early with an announcement Tuesday from Democratic state Sen. Jeff Jackson that he’s running to fill the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Richard Burr.

Rob Portman’s Retirement Scrambles Senate Race Field in Ohio

Sen. Rob Portman’s announcement Monday that he won’t run for re-election cracks wide open the 2022 field for his seat in Ohio, setting up a potentially crowded Republican primary and adding to the list of open seats the party must defend.

Texas Republicans Outperformed Trump to Fend Off House Democrats

Only one out of 36 congressional districts in Texas voted for a different party for president and the House, as Joe Biden outperforming recent Democratic presidential nominees failed to translate to down-ballot wins.

Republicans Move to Dismiss Iowa Congressional Election Contest

The top Republican on the House committee considering a challenge to the election in Iowa’s 2nd District called for the immediate dismissal of a request to overturn Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ (R) razor-thin victory against Democrat Rita Hart.

New Senators Warnock, Padilla, Ossoff Add Diversity to Chamber

A trio of senators being sworn in Wednesday bring a little more diversity to a chamber that’s long been dominated by older white men.

Election Panel’s First Black Member Blazes Path as New Chair

Shana Broussard, the Federal Election Commission’s incoming chair, is blazing trails as the first Black commissioner in the agency’s 45-year history and as a former prosecutor who rose through the staff ranks to assume the FEC’s top spot.

Meet the 10 Republican Lawmakers Who Voted to Impeach Trump

Ten House Republicans joined all Democrats on Wednesday in voting to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump for his role in inciting violence at the Capitol last week.

Redistricting Commission Formed by Maryland Republican Governor

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is creating a citizens redistricting commission that will recommend new congressional and state legislative district lines for the state.

How Democrats Won Georgia’s Senate Runoff Elections (Podcast)

Bloomberg Government’s Kyle Trygstad and Greg Giroux discussed how Democrats won last week’s pair of Georgia Senate runoffs,and control of the chamber, on the latest episode of Downballot Counts.

New York Judge’s Ruling on Contested Election Expected This Week

A state judge in New York could rule this week on the results of one of two challenged House races from the 2020 election whose outcomes will determine how narrow the Democratic majority is in the 117th Congress.