Elections
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Blowing in the wind

Politics | From the Senate in the 1970s to the presidential campaign trail in 2020, Joe Biden has a long record of going where political pressures push him—and right now they’re pushing him aggressively leftward
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/29/20, 03:07 pm

A decade before Joe Biden’s first run for the presidency, the young politician critiqued a potential presidential candidate that Biden’s own career trajectory would echo in the years ahead.

Hubert Humphrey had served as a Democratic senator from Minnesota for more than 20 years and as vice president for four years. He was contemplating a third run for the presidency in 1976.

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Democrats pick John Lewis’ replacement

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/20/20, 05:36 pm

Former Planned Parenthood employee and state Sen. Nikema Williams will fill the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ spot on the ballot for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District in November. Williams stands a good chance of winning the seat Lewis, a civil rights pioneer, held from 1986 until his death on Friday from pancreatic cancer. He beat his last opponent in 2016 with 86 percent of the vote the in the metropolitan Atlanta district. Williams will face GOP nominee Angela Stanton-King, a TV personality and author whom President Donald Trump pardoned for her role in a car theft ring.

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Tuberville defeats Sessions in Alabama runoff

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/15/20, 06:17 am

Republicans in Alabama on Tuesday picked former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville as their nominee for the U.S. Senate over former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who previously held the seat for 20 years. Tuberville, who received an endorsement from President Donald Trump, will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November.

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