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McConnell: Anyone Who Meets with Antisemites ‘Highly Unlikely’ to be Elected President | National News
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McConnell: Anyone Who Meets with Antisemites ‘Highly Unlikely’ to be Elected President | National News

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday issued thinly veiled criticism of former President Donald Trump for a dinner the former president had last week with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West who has repeatedly espoused antisemitic views, and Nick Fuentes, who has been described by the Justice Department as a white supremacist.“First, let me just say that there is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacy. And anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view, in my judgment, are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,” McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said during his weekly press conference.On the other side of the Capitol, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican who is making a bid for sp...
Decisions on Down-Ballot Races Loom Large for 2024 | Elections
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Decisions on Down-Ballot Races Loom Large for 2024 | Elections

In the crucial down-ballot races for secretary of state and attorney general – contests that could influence how the 2024 elections are administered – many of the candidates who expressed conspiracy theories about the 2020 election have lost, although key contests such as those in Arizona and Nevada remain to be decided.In this year’s secretary of state races, mainstream Republicans who faced credible Democratic competition tended to win. The winners included Brad Raffensperger, who rebuffed then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, and Iowa’s incumbent secretary of state, Paul Pate.But several Republican secretary of state candidates who expressed questions about the validity of the 2020 election lost to Democrats. These include Kim Crockett in Min...