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.
Five states are holding primaries on May 17th, with Pennsylvania and North Carolina taking top bill.