BGOV 2020 Election Coverage


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Hawaii State Democratic Sen. Kahele Favored to Succeed Gabbard

A Democratic House primary Saturday in Hawaii is more of a coronation than a competition.

Progressives Look to Washington State for Next Primary Win (1)

House progressives are seeking their next major win in Washington state, where a candidate backed by their caucus is running to advance in a crowded top-two primary.

Kansas Republican Feuds Top Five-State Primary Voting Tuesday

Kansas Republican voters on Tuesday will resolve a raucous Senate primary that includes a congressman preferred by party leaders and a conservative firebrand Democrats want to see win the nomination.

Schweikert Re-election Hopes Hobbled by House Ethics Reprimand

The House vote Friday to officially reprimand Rep. David Schweikert for a range of ethics violations cements the five-term Arizona Republican’s place among the most vulnerable incumbents in November.

Final House Filing Deadline Passes With Record 584 Women Running

The final candidate filing deadline in Louisiana on July 24 made it official: The 2020 election cycle has a record 584 women from the two major parties running for the House.

Trump Polling Slump Fuels Democratic Hopes of Expanding Majority

House Democrats are in position to grow their majority a year and a half after beginning preparations to simply hold it for a second straight Congress.

More Incumbents Could Join the Five Who Lost Primaries (Podcast)

Bloomberg Government’s Kyle Trygstad and Greg Giroux discuss incumbents on the latest episode of Downballot Counts, with a focus on the most competitive primary challenges through the remainder of the summer.

Agriculture Chair’s Likely GOP Opponent Faces Primary Headache

The Republican favorite to take on House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson (D) in Minnesota is taking hits from fellow contenders who’ve refused to drop out in deference to her.

McGrath Turns Focus Back to McConnell After Bruising Primary

Amy McGrath kicked off her general election media campaign in Kentucky on Friday with a TV ad criticizing where Mitch McConnell’s priorities are in responding to the economic downturn.

Democrats Outraised Republicans in Nearly Every Top Senate Race

Democratic Senate candidates raised more campaign money than Republicans last quarter in nine of the 11 most competitive races, as the path to flip control of the chamber continued to widen.