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How Rick Caruso spent $104M and still lost the LA mayor’s race

The strategy of swamping his opponent with advertising, tagging her as a City Hall insider and sending out a paid army to knock on doors failed to sway voters across much of Los Angeles, according to preliminary precinct totals and political analysts, who say the avalanche of ads might also have caused some voter fatigue. …

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Lauren Boebert locked in close race likely headed to recount

The unexpectedly tight race between Rep. Lauren Boebert, the far-right Colorado congresswoman, and Democrat Adam Frisch appears likely to be headed to a recount as officials near the end of the first step of finalizing the vote count. Frisch, a former Aspen City Council member who’s a virtual unknown outside Colorado, has come within striking …

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Rep. Karen Bass defeats billionaire to win LA mayor’s race

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Karen Bass has become the first woman elected mayor of Los Angeles, defeating billionaire developer Rick Caruso who waged the most expensive campaign in the city’s history. The six-term congresswoman will lead a city simmering with anger over the rising cost of living, homelessness and recent displays of corruption and racism …

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Adam Laxalt concedes in Nevada race that tipped the balance of the Senate

Adam Laxalt, the former Nevada attorney general who called the 2020 presidential election “rigged,” conceded his loss on Tuesday in a contest that tipped the balance of the Senate to Democrats.  The concession comes days after multiple news outlets on Saturday, including NBC News, had declared his opponent, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the winner. The …

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2024 Senate race begins with challenge to Manchin

Manchin, a moderate Democrat reelected in 2018 in a state former President Donald Trump won by 42 points two years earlier, has become a thorn in the side of Senate Democrats. Wielding more power than most senators in the evenly divided Senate, Manchin has spent much of the past two years pushing back on elements …

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Karen Bass widens her lead in LA mayor’s race

Karen Bass acknowledges her supporters after speaking at an election night party in Los Angeles, on Nov. 8, 2022. | Jae C. Hong/AP Photo Rep. Karen Bass is now more than four points ahead of billionaire Rick Caruso in the race for Los Angeles mayor, her widest lead yet as ballots continue to be counted …

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Hobbs beats Lake in Arizona governor’s race

Hobbs had held the lead since election night. The later-counted mail-in votes favored Republicans so Lake, who complained about the speed and efficiency of Arizona’s election processes, had been eating into the lead — but she never overtook her Democratic rival. Throughout the campaigns, the two candidates never came face to face, as Hobbs declined …

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