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ELECTION 2022




Steve Swiontek, chair of Gate City Bank in Fargo, will again serve as a North Dakota lawmaker after being away since 1984.
"It's not enough for Trump to go. Trumpism, which is to say the bombastic, hateful, egotistical, divisive, and ultimately self-defeating approach to politics Trump has popularized, and that many Republicans have internalized, must go with it."

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"After last night's House/Senate leadership elections, it's official, the power has moved out of the [Red River] valley and into the west," one House lawmaker tells me.
In Republican House leadership elections on Tuesday, McCarthy is expected to overcome a challenge from hard-line conservative Representative Andy Biggs.
The NDGOP, like Republican organizations across the nation, has to take some responsibility for Trump. There's no question. He represents a stain the party will have to wear for a while. But North Dakota's Republicans haven't gone in for the worst of Trumpism, and that's why they had a better election night than many Republicans did.
The closely fought governor's race between Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs was one of the most significant in the general election because Arizona is a battleground state and is expected to play a pivotal role in the 2024 U.S. presidential election.
A conservative youth movement is underway in the North Dakota House of Representatives. Next session, five Republican legislators under 25 will serve in the lower chamber.
In Arizona, law enforcement officials remained on high alert for potential protests, with barricades and security fencing erected around the Maricopa County elections department.
Columnist Jim Shaw shares his analysis of the recent election results.
"In urban districts, and rural districts, from the east to the west, North Dakota voters gave long-serving state lawmakers more time in office while simultaneously voting to curtail their ability to do the same in the future. How in the world does that make sense?"
After losing the race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day, Cara Mund plans to use what she learned at Harvard to pursue a career in law.
Republicans had secured at least 211 of the 218 House seats they need for a majority, Edison Research projected late on Thursday, while Democrats had won 199.
For months, Georgians have been inundated with television ads about Walker and Warnock, and political experts say there are likely very few voters who have not made up their minds.

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