Election 2022

Colorado Legislature poised to be second in country with women in majority

BY: - November 16, 2022

The Colorado Legislature is poised to have more women than men in 2023 for the first time in the state’s history, with 51% of Colorado’s state legislators being women following the 2022 midterm elections. Assuming several remaining close races are all called as expected, Colorado will have 39 women in the state House and 12 […]

U.S. House GOP picks leadership team for next Congress: McCarthy, Scalise and Emmer

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans elected their slate of leaders for the 118th Congress on Tuesday, even though the party hadn’t yet secured the seats needed to take the majority come January.  The new leadership team emerged from several contested races decided during an hours-long secret ballot voting session, including a three-way campaign for whip […]

In Nebraska’s Sea of Red, few felt splash from ‘Republican wave’

BY: - November 15, 2022

OMAHA — Nebraska Republicans, like their counterparts nationally, expected a rush of Election Day enthusiasm by GOP voters to drown out their Democratic opponents. In this state, Republicans still won most of the state’s races, by dint of having a 260,000-person voter registration advantage. But they gained less ground than they anticipated from a predicted […]

Democrat Katie Hobbs will be Arizona’s next governor

BY: - November 14, 2022

Democrat Katie Hobbs has been projected as the winner of the Arizona race for governor after six days of vote counting in a tight race that left Arizonans and others across the country on the edge of their seats. The Associated Press declared Hobbs the winner over Republican Kari Lake Monday evening after Maricopa County, […]

Hammering out details of Nebraska’s Voter ID law won’t be easy, lawmaker says

BY: - November 14, 2022

LINCOLN — Now that the Nebraska Constitution is going to be amended to require valid photo identification to vote, the Legislature is tasked with hammering out details of the actual Voter ID law. And it’s poised to be among the nation’s strictest.  “There’s a lot of different, possible versions of what can come out of […]

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 13, 2022

 Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month.  After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

Nebraska State Capitol Building

Democrats appear to have headed off GOP goal of gaining filibuster-proof majority in Unicameral

BY: and - November 11, 2022

LINCOLN — It looks like Nebraska Democrats may thwart an effort by state Republicans to obtain a filibuster-proof majority in the one-house Nebraska Legislature. On Friday morning, absentee ballots submitted on Election Day were counted in Douglas County. Those new ballots moved Omaha mental health provider John Fredrickson, a Democrat, ahead of attorney Stu Dornan, […]

Yo Voté (I voted) stickers

Young Black and Latino voters seen as key in turning back midterm ‘red wave’

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Young Black and Latino voters were critical in holding off the Republican “red wave” in several battleground states for U.S. Senate seats and in tight U.S. House races in the midterm elections, according to analyses by researchers and grassroot organizations.  Young, diverse voters between the ages of 18 and 29 had the second-highest […]

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The United States’ ceiling for female governors was shattered this week, with voters in 12 states electing women to the role, breaking the prior record of nine set for the first time back in 2004.  While not all of the gubernatorial campaigns had been called as of Thursday afternoon, Arizona and Oregon voters […]

High School Republicans, union support helped power Bacon’s win

BY: - November 10, 2022

OMAHA — Cole Lumsden had classes Wednesday at Elkhorn South High School, but that didn’t keep him from staying at U.S. Rep. Don Bacon’s Election Night party until 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. Lumsden is president of the Nebraska High School Republicans, a group of 125 students in 33 schools across the state. Bacon credits the high […]

Which party controls Congress? It could be days or weeks before we know

BY: and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Democrats exulted Wednesday in outperforming expectations in the midterm elections, even as vote-counting was still in progress and control of both chambers of Congress remained unknown. The U.S. Senate will go to the winner of two of the last three races where party control is still in doubt in […]

abortion rally

Abortion rights advocates say no matter the election outcome, it’s time to fight

BY: - November 9, 2022

LINCOLN — Advocates for abortion rights rallied Wednesday, saying that regardless of the final results of the general election, “we have a fight ahead of us.” “I can promise that we will use every tool in the toolbox to stand against any (abortion) ban in Nebraska and make sure we keep the government out of […]