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James Varney

James Varney was a national correspondent for The Washington Times. 

Articles by James Varney

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., speaks to attendees at a Gulf Coast Business Council meeting at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Hyde-Smith is in a runoff with Democrat Mike Espy to retain her Senate seat. (AP Photo/Sun Herald, John Fitzhugh)/The Sun Herald via AP)

Trump to campaign for Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi Senate race

President Trump will jet in next week to campaign with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi in the final undecided Senate race, hoping to carry her over the finish line in a race she sometimes seems intent on losing. Published November 18, 2018

Protesters gathered outside the Broward County of Supervisor of Elections Office on Sunday as Florida's election recount continued. Ballots for governor, Senate and the Agricultural Commission were run through scanning machines for a second time. (Associated Press)

Ballot counts keep Florida, Arizona, Georgia in suspense

Gov. Rick Scott renewed his claims to victory over Sen. Bill Nelson on Sunday as a recount began in the race for Senate, once again thrusting Florida to the forefront of a national election drama. Published November 11, 2018

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ** FILE **

Even when losing, Beto O’Rourke wins

Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's failed Senate bid has only heightened expectations among his adoring liberal fans, who made clear their love affair isn't over. Published November 8, 2018

Florida Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Mayor Andrew Gillum gives his concession speech along side his wife First Lady R. Jai Gillum, running mate Chris King and his wife Kristen King on the campus Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Octavio Jones/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor’s race

Democratic legal teams kicked into action Thursday, demanding a recount of the Florida Senate race that they say will declare Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson the winner as defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hedging his concession. Published November 8, 2018

In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, speaks at a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla. Scott is challenging three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Florida will vote for governor, U.S. Senate, Cabinet seats, Congress and decide 12 ballot questions. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Rick Scott claims victory over Bill Nelson in Florida Senate race

As expected, the Florida senate race went down to the wire Tuesday night, a nail-biter with a margin that stayed below 100,000 votes throughout and left open the possibility an automatic recount will be triggered. Republican Gov. Rick Scott claimed victory just before midnight over incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Published November 7, 2018