Native American, Korean American and Muslim women all won seats in Congress, along with many other firsts. But old-fashioned identity politics is giving way to a broader appeal to diversity.
JACKSON, Miss .— In the last major race of the midterm campaign, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith claimed victory in Mississippi’s closely watched Senate runoff election, defeating Democrat Mike Espy after a tense campaign rocked by unsettling reminders of the state’s dark legacy of racism. Hyde-Smith, a former state senator and state Agriculture secretary, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant last spring to fill the seat vacated by ailing Sen. Thad Cochran.
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s reelection campaign against Democrat Mike Espy is shadowed by the state’s history of racism and her own past. As Donald Trump prepares to fly out to campaign for her, the race is closer than expected.
Democrat Kendra Horn pulled off an upset win in a heavily Republican congressional district in the deep-red state of Oklahoma. Here's how she did it.
Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized Tuesday evening during a debate for a recent remark that evoked the South’s ugly past of racial terror against African-Americans.
Democrats protested at the Broward County elections office Wednesday, demanding that every vote be counted, while a small group of Republicans chanted “stop the steal.”
The man stood outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, holding a Betsy Ross version of the American flag and wondering out loud whether to go to his car and get his gun. “They’re telling me they’re going to kick my cracker ass,” said Ryan Farley, a self-employed construction worker who was protesting against what he believes were Democratic attempts to steal the election, despite the lack of any evidence of this occurring. Farley, who is white, told Yahoo News he had become engaged in a series of back-and-forth insults with a group of five or six African-American men who worked inside the elections office and were sitting outside while on break.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was pleased with the party’s performance in last week’s midterm elections — and not just because it regained control of the House.
Brenda Snipes has been found at fault in a number of disputes over her handling of elections over the past few years, exasperating both Republicans and Democrats in the state.
Broward County officials have been working around the clock to complete a recount of the races for governor and U.S. Senate.
President Trump on Monday suggested that the ongoing recounts in Florida should be halted and the races called for Republican candidates while floating baseless claims of voter fraud.
As votes continue to be counted, Democrats are inching toward solidifying their control of the House with a pickup of as many as 40 seats, while Republican Senate wins in Arizona and Florida are looking less solid.
“People are looking too much at what got flipped and not at long-term directional trends,” said Jessica Alter of Tech for Campaigns, which connects tech and campaign experts with candidates.
Republicans cry foul over changing vote totals in Broward and Palm Beach counties, while Democrats demand all ballots be counted.
Of all the Democrats who could play a part in the looming drama of the next presidential campaign, the raspy, rumpled Ohio populist emerged from Election Day with the most to brag about.
Gov. Rick Scott and former Rep. Ron DeSantis hold leads in their respective races that have been shrinking since Election Day.
The abortion rights movement in the United States is finding much to celebrate in the midterm elections, though activists concede that victory is relative in this political landscape.
Republican Brian Kemp claimed victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, but the campaign of Democrat Stacey Abrams insisted that not all votes have been counted.
Normally, Democrats win midterms by rallying voters who are new or vote only in presidential years. But on Tuesday, Republicans stayed ahead — in conservative states at least — by mobilizing their own unreliable voters.
The midterm elections were historic for a lot of people, but especially for women. A record number of women filed to run for office. As votes were counted, more history was made. Yahoo News explains the biggest victors of the night.
President Trump said Republicans “defied history” in the midterm elections by maintaining control of the Senate and winning a “slew” of governor’s races — despite losing its majority in the House of Representatives.
“This metastasizing debt crisis has had tremendous social costs. An entire generation has been set back.”
“It is not the government’s job to step in and rescue those who took on more debt than their future incomes would support.”
“Many student-borrowers need relief, but well-off borrowers who are thriving — thanks to their college degrees — do not.”
“It will stimulate the lagging economy. And though not everyone will directly benefit, the country as a whole will improve.”
“Canceling student debt would cost billions of dollars each year and would exacerbate, not lessen, economic inequalities.”