Primaries

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    June 23, 2014  

    Voters in seven states will head to the polls Tuesday for another set of primary elections. Since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in Virginia’s Republican primary two weeks ago, incumbents all over the country are scrambling to secure victories. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Domenico Montanaro about key races, including Mississippi and New York. Continue reading

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    June 11, 2014  

    The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by David Brat shakes the stability of a more fragile GOP establishment. Gwen Ifill is joined by former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., Adam Brandon of FreedomWorks and Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post to discuss Brat’s victory, as well as immigration and other issues that may be undermining the platform of moderate Republicans. Continue reading

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    June 11, 2014  

    Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced his decision to step down from his leadership post less than 24 hours after he became the first House majority leader to be defeated in a primary. Cantor was ousted by David Brat, a virtually unknown college professor who had never before run for office. Gwen Ifill talks to Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post about Cantor’s fall. Continue reading

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    June 4, 2014   BY  

    1. The Brown Bomber: No one received more votes on Tuesday than Gov. Jerry Brown, and it’s hard to see the veteran Democrat biting his fingernails about the fall contest to come. Neither of his main GOP challengers came close to laying a glove on the veteran politician in round one of this gubernatorial contest.
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    June 2, 2014  

    Voters in eight states will be heading to the polls Tuesday. In Mississippi, a Republican incumbent is being challenged by an outspoken conservative radio talk show host, while in Iowa, a little-known state senator has picked up steam with an ad about cutting spending in Washington. For a closer look at the upcoming round of midterm primaries, Gwen Ifill turns to political editor Domenico Montanaro. Continue reading

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    May 23, 2014  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist MIchael Gerson join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including primary election contests in Kentucky, Oregon and Georgia, and calls from some lawmakers for Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down after troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

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    May 21, 2014  

    Tuesday’s congressional primaries in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon gave a boost to candidates favored by the Republican establishment as opposed to their more conservative opponents. The results raised GOP hopes to stretch the political map to take back control of the Senate. Judy Woodruff get insight from Jonathan Martin of The New York Times and Dan Balz of The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • Democrat Alison Grimes Campaigns Ahead Of Kentucky Primary
    May 19, 2014  

    Voters will be heading to the polls in six states Tuesday. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to preview the closely watched primaries that will set the stage for some of the most consequential races in November, and to spotlight some of the female candidates running. Continue reading

  • Georgia Senate Race
    May 5, 2014  

    Primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio will kick off the 2014 midterm election season. Over the next month and a half, 25 states will vote in primaries for Congressional and local offices. Gwen Ifill gets a preview of some of the battles from NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss Super Tuesday wins and losses by Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Then Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and The Rothenberg Political Report’s Stuart Rothenberg discuss polling numbers in Ohio’s critical contest. Continue reading

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