U.S. Senate

Exit polling and surveys are shedding light on why Republicans failed to win as many races as expected. Guy Benson at Townhall has a roundup of where the races stand, as of Monday morning: It’s the Monday after last Tuesday’s election, and we still don’t have a call on control of the House of Representatives.  The US […]

Trump made a rare public appearance since leaving the White House in January and sorted through an array of topic during his time at the podium including China and the Biden administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic before throwing an endorsement to Budd who was in attendance. 

In an announcement video, Beasley said she was running for the seat to be vacated by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) to help families in the state left behind by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also listed some of the Democratic priorities, such as health care, education, and wage equality as issues she would focus on, if elected to the Senate.

McCrory, 64, spent fourteen years as Charlotte's Mayor from 1995 to 2009 before taking over as North Carolina's Governor in 2013. He lost his reelection bid to Roy Cooper in 2016 by a narrow margin of 10,277 votes. It was also the only gubernatorial seat to flip from Republican to Democratic five years ago.

Since leaving office, McCrory transitioned his career to being on the air at WBT three years ago. One of the only conservative voices in the nation to make the jump from politics into broadcasting and carry a top-rated radio show for over six months.     

"We're all in different stages of the grieving process," McCrory told CNN. "Some people are in withdrawal. Some people are still in anger. Some people are still very suspicious of how it happened. We're not ready yet to get back into the policy but we need to get there pretty quick. "Policy will trump all," he added."

The battle to fill Richard Burr's soon-to-be vacated seat has well-known politicians like Walker, along with outsiders such as Lara Trump dropping their names in the hat as the Republicans try to regain the majority back in the chamber they lost in November's election cycle.

Jackson, 38, a Afghan war veteran and National Guard soldier said he is committed to “honesty and decency” in politics. He's the latest candidate from either party to announce a run after Burr's seat. Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, was one of the high-profile names to initially throw their name into the primary mix for the North Carolina seat. The incoming elected Senator will join Republican Thom Tillis to represent the Tar Heel State in the Washington chamber. 

House Democrats will "carry the sole impeachment charge across the Capitol late Monday evening, a rare and ceremonial walk to the Senate by the prosecutors who will argue their case," according to AP News. The 50 democrats in the Senate hope enough Republicans in the chamber, some who've publicly denounced Trump, will unify with them to bar the cast-off president from holding office again in the future.

The U.S. Senate Majority Leader's first comments after the House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) impeached Trump for a second time in less than a year. The majority of 232 congress members including ten Republicans, who broke party lines to bring charges against Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riots