A look at Kevin McCarthy’s victory to be Speaker of the House, which took 15 ballots — the most since before the Civil War. We set up this month’s election at the RNC to determine whether incumbent chair Ronna McDaniel can keep her job. A prominent New Hampshire Democrat is saddened by President Biden and the DNC’s decision to replace his state as the nation’s first presidential primary. And a look at the 2024 Senate race in California, where candidates are already running.
Donald Trump is running but the Justice Department may not let him get far. Nancy Pelosi is stepping down, but she’s not going far. And what to make of the 2022 midterms.
Debbie Walsh of the Center for American Women and Politics reviews the women who will be on the ballot on Nov. 8th … not all of whom are supporters of abortion rights. And reporter Bill Salisbury remembers that day in 2002 when Sen. Paul Wellstone, 11 days out of his third-term re-election bid, perished in a plane crash in Minnesota. Plus, a review of the Fetterman-Oz Senate debate in Pennsylvania and the brutal attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband.
Reports on two key races this year, the Senate contest in Georgia (where GOP candidate Herschel Walker finds himself in a growing list of controversies) and the gubernatorial race in Texas (where incumbent Republican Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke held their only debate this week. Plus, a conversation with retiring AP congressional reporter Alan Fram after nearly four decades on the job.