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Mastriano's Sputtering Campaign: No TV Ads, Tiny Crowds, Little Money
He added, "But his nontraditional campaign seems to be working."During the same time period, Mr. Mastriano - who speaks only to conservative news organizations and podcasts - spoke with just three Pennsylvania outlets, according to media trackers."The question I have when I look at his tactics regarding the media is, you know, what's he hiding?"Mr. Mastriano, who this year spent $5,000 trying to recruit supporters on the far-right social media platform Gab, never built an army of small donors of the sort that have powered anti-establishment candidates elsewhere - including Mr. Trump.
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Opinion | Even in Blue States, Election Denial Can Cause Serious Damage
While the secretary of state is the formal head of elections, it's the registrars of voters and town clerks in Connecticut who are doing "the day-to-day work of running elections."When Connecticut passed a law in the summer of 2021 restoring the right to vote to many who had returned to their communities from prison, Mr. Rapini criticized the move in part as a failure of priorities - he said it meant officials weren't doing the work to "fix our elections in Connecticut."And there are people like Dominic Rapini, Connecticut's Republican secretary of state nominee, who are running in blue states and unlikely to win.
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The Megastate G.O.P. Rivalry Between Abbott and DeSantis
Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Abbott have lacked such camaraderie.Mr. Abbott eventually lifted restrictions on businesses in March 2021, months after Mr. DeSantis did."Every state that wants to help, I'm happy for it," said Dave Carney, Mr. Abbott's top campaign strategist.Even Texas Republicans tell pollsters that they prefer Mr. DeSantis over Mr. Abbott for president in 2024.Both Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Abbott are running for re-election this year and face challenges by well-known Democrats.Instead of joining a group of current and former Republican governors on the campaign trail this year to support fellow incumbents, Mr. DeSantis embarked on his own victory lap, promoting the migrant flights during campaign stops with Republican candidates for governor in Kansas and Wisconsin.
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Liz Cheney says she will do whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump from the White House, even if it means leaving the GOP
"One of the things that has surprised me the most about my work on this committee is how sophisticated the plan was that Donald Trump was involved in and oversaw every step of the way," Cheney said.The committee is gearing up to wrap up its work in the coming weeks and is slated to meet this Wednesday for another public hearing, offering no details about what will be discussed then."I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn't anywhere close to the Oval Office," Cheney said during the closing night of The Texas Tribune Festival.