Latest from Matt Viser

The appointed Republican senator and the former Democratic congressman exchanged criticisms during their sole debate before the Nov. 27 runoff election.

  • Nov 20, 2018

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has faltered over remarks seen as racially insensitive. Mike Espy, a black Democrat and former congressman, appears poised to take advantage.

  • Nov 17, 2018

California has been a leader in the resistance to Trump, and his disdain for it has been evident during repeated bouts of wildfires and other difficulties.

  • Nov 13, 2018

The Ohio Democrat said his Senate campaign provides a blueprint for defeating Trump in 2020.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Tuesday marked a successful night for the party, but it did little to simplify the looming presidential contest.

  • Nov 10, 2018

The split verdict in the first national referendum on Trump’s presidency set the stage for partisan conflict that will shape the rest of his first term.

  • Nov 7, 2018

The most expensive midterm elections in modern times underscored the nation’s deep polarization, but fell short of delivering a sweeping repudiation of Trump.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Dozens of crucial races are toss-ups at a time politics seems unpredictable.

  • Nov 5, 2018

The president succeeded in 2016 after disparaging minority groups, and that strategy is spreading in this year’s elections.

  • Nov 4, 2018
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