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Special election winners Pat Ryan and Mary Peltola to be sworn into office
Congressman-elect Pat Ryan and Congresswoman-elect Mary Peltola are expected to be sworn into office today after winning special elections in their districts.
Ryan won the special election in New York’s 19th Congressional District, and will represent his district until being back on the ballot in New York’s 18th Congressional District this fall. Peltola won the heated race to represent Alaska’s at-large Congressional District and will also be the ballot again in the midterms in November.
New Hampshire Primary: Republican voters sound off on Biden, abortion, student debt handouts
As New Hampshire voters head to the polls Tuesday for the state’s primary elections, Nashua Republicans sounded off on crucial issues that could affect the midterms and beyond.
Nashua, the state’s second-largest city, is in New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district, which is currently represented by Democrat Annie Kuster in the US House, with several Republicans vying to challenge her. Former governor and first-term Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is also up for re-election this year in a seat Republicans hope to flip in November.
Seven voters with the Nashua Republican City Committee spoke with Fox News Digital about what they think of the job President Biden is doing, how the issue of abortion could affect the midterms and their reaction to the administration’s proposed student loan handouts.
Read more from Fox News’ Alexa Moutevelis here.
Dems try to distance themselves from their party and Biden, but vote records tell a different story
An increasing trend among top Democrats running for re-election in November’s midterms has them pitting themselves against their own party, as well as President Biden, despite their past statements and voting records telling a different story.
This group of vulnerable Democrats at risk of losing their seats to Republican challengers has progressively sought to paint themselves as moderates, as well as independent-minded members of Congress, and touted what some of them have referred to as their record of standing up to Biden. and Democratic Party leadership in order to win re-election.
A review of their congressional voting records and a number of their previous statements suggest the contrary as many of them voted consistently in tandem with the Biden administration’s legislative agenda according to FiveThirtyEight, as well as that of Democratic Party leadership according to ProPublica, and expressed support for Biden and the job he has done as president.
Read more from Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie here.
Fetterman campaigns with ‘outstanding’ councilmembers who support calls to ‘defund the police’
Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman spent a portion of his Monday evening on the campaign trail with three West Philadelphia councilmembers who have expressed support for efforts to defund police departments.
In photos shared to one of his social media accounts, Fetterman, who referred to the council members as “outstanding,” posed with a smile alongside District 3 Councilmember Jamie Gauthier and councilmembers-at-large Kendra Brooks and Isaiah Thomas.
In a tweet, Fetterman said, “Three outstanding Councilmembers who are with me in my fight to turn out every vote here in Philly Support local Black-owned businesses.”
In 2020, amid nationwide protests and riots following the police-involved death of George Floyd, the three councilmembers made clear that they support efforts to defund or reduce funding to police departments, with Thomas calling the notion his “definition of reform.”
In a July 2020 essay penned by Thomas, the councilmember who took office in 2020, argued that too much money is already going toward the Philadelphia police department and insisted he wanted to find “more effective investments” in public safety.
Readmore: Fetterman campaigns with ‘outstanding’ councilmembers who support calls to ‘defund the police’
Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan said we need to “kill” the Republican “extremists” movement
Rep. Tim Ryan, the Democratic Ohio Senate candidate facing Trump-backed JD Vance this fall, told MSNBC that he’s willing to work with the GOP, but wants to “kill and confront” the “extremists” in the Republican party.
“The Democrats aren’t right on everything, and I’m willing to sit down and have conversations about how we can move out of the age of this age of stupidity and into an age of reconciliation and reform. How do we fix all of these broken systems,” Ryan told the network.
“Some of those answers will come from Republicans. Not the extremists we’re dealing with everyday — we’ve gotta kill and confront that movement,” Ryan said.
“Working with normal, mainstream Republicans, I think that’s going to be really important because we have to reform these systems.”
Ryan’s rhetoric echoes that of President Joe Biden, who targeted “extreme MAGA Republicans” in several recent speeches, calling them threats to democracy and comparing their philosophy to “semi-fascism.”
The Democrats are referring to the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement of former President Donald Trump and all of those who support it.
MAGA faceoff in a high-profile GOP primary in key battleground district divides Republicans
HAMPSTEAD, NH – Matt Mowers touts he’s “the only one” in a crowded field of Republican candidates who can defeat two-term Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas in November’s midterm elections in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, which has long been a highly contested swing House district.
As he runs for re-election, Republicans view Pappas as vulnerable amid a political climate that for the past year had favored the GOP. Republicans need a net gain of just five seats in the 435-member House in November’s midterms to take back the chamber’s majority they lost in the 2018 elections, and they’re heavily eyeing New Hampshire’s First District.
But the 33-year-old Mowers faces a fierce rival for the GOP nomination in 25-year-old Karoline Leavitt, who’s repeatedly targeted Mowers in a Republican primary that’s turned increasingly fuel.
Read more from Fox News Paul Steinhauser here
Democrats meddle in another key GOP primary, Republican PAC spends big to offset their efforts
Democrats are once again interfering in a GOP primary election, meddling in New Hampshire’s Senate race to boost the candidate they view as easier to beat in the general election, but this time a Republican group is spending on the airwaves to offset the Democrats’ gamble.
According to reports, the Sen. Chuck Schumer-aligned Senate Majority PAC is expected to spend around $3.5 million to help secure a primary win for Republican candidate Don Bolduc, who is largely viewed as the weaker general election candidate to take on Senator Maggie Hassan, DN.H., who is seeking re-election this fall.
While the Democrats are spending big to help Bolduc, Republicans are hoping to offset the Democrats’ strategy by spending millions to run ads against him to help boost his rival GOP candidate, state Senator Chuck Morse, who is viewed by many as a more competitive general election candidate for the Republicans.
Read more from Fox News’ Aubrie Spady here.
2022 primary season concludes with fiery Republican face-offs in battleground New Hampshire
Six months after Texas held the first primaries of 2022, it is the season finale, as New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware hold nominating contests on Tuesday.
New Hampshire, a small but crucial general election battleground state, is host to the final high-profile and competitive Republican Senate and House of Representatives primaries, which throughout the past six months have often pitted conservative candidates supported by mainstream Republicans against far-right contenders often aligned with former President Trump and his legions of MAGA loyalists.
The final contests come with just eight weeks to go until November’s midterm elections, when the GOP aims to win back majorities in the House and Senate. While the former president remained uncharacteristically neutral in New Hampshire’s top three Republican primary showdowns, there has been a deluge of outside spending in the final weeks by Republican and Democratic outside groups who view the Trump aligned candidates as unelectable in November.”
“I’ve been concentrating on Granite Staters for the past two years. They’re the ones that matter. Not people in Washington DC,” retired Army Gen. Don Bolduc told Fox News on the eve of the Sept. 13 primary after speaking with supporters at a bagel and coffee shop in the seaside village of Hampton Beach.
The primary winner will face off in November with former governor and first-term Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan in a race that is among a handful across the country that may determine if the GOP wins back the Senate majority. Republicans have heavily targeted Hassan, who they view as very vulnerable due to her lackluster poll numbers from her.
Readmore: 2022 primary season concludes with fiery Republican face-offs in battleground New Hampshire
WaPo editorial board calls out Fetterman’s ‘troubling stance’ on debates, raises health questions
The Washington Post editorial board called on Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman to join the debates against GOP nominee Mehmet Oz, and said the questions about his health are important.
“Mr. Fetterman has seemingly been reluctant to commit to firm debate dates, and that troubling stance has raised questions about whether he, still recovering from a serious stroke, is fit to serve in the Senate,” The Post’s Editorial Board explained.
The editorial board said it was sympathetic to Fetterman’s recovery from the stroke he suffered in May, but indicated that the campaign had “squandered credibility” by concealing Fetterman’s health concerns and avoiding debates.
“Mr. Oz has pressed for five debates, but Mr. Fetterman dodged and ducked before tentatively agreeing last week to one but not until ‘sometime in the middle to end of October,'” The Post wrote. “That’s well after Sept. 19, when voters can start casting mail-in ballots, and it’s short of the two debates that had been the standard during recent competitive Senate contests in Pennsylvania.”
Readmore: Washington Post Editorial Board calls out Fetterman campaign, demands he attend debate