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James Varney

James Varney was a national correspondent for The Washington Times. 

Articles by James Varney

Voters packed the Vigo County Annex in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, during the final day of early voting. (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP) ** FILE **

Early voting turnout seen benefiting Republicans

Early voting has been heavy this year, the political parties and experts agree -- in many cases blowing past records states set in the last midterm elections in 2014. Published November 5, 2018

Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, greets supporters following a rally at the Pan American Neighborhood Park in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Beto O’Rourke bid for Ted Cruz Texas Senate seat stalls

Rep. Beto O'Rourke has mounted the most serious effort by a Democrat to win a Senate seat in Texas in decades, becoming the darling of leftist wallets and a liberal media eager to see Sen. Ted Cruz lose. Published November 4, 2018

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat running for re-election, has been receiving campaign contributions since 2008 from the Cow Creek Tribe, which has a virtual monopoly on gambling on the heavily traveled Interstate 5 corridor and runs a North Bend casino. (Associated Press)

Kate Brown, Oregon governor, changes mind on Indian gambling

When Oregon Gov. Kate Brown opposed the idea of a small Indian casino for the Coquille Tribe in 2016, she told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that she believed it "essential that the state 'hold the line' in the number of casinos within her border." Published October 28, 2018

Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum fist bump after a debate, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Broward College in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)

Andrew Gillum-Ron DeSantis Florida governor debate gets heated

Former GOP Congressman Ron DeSantis, facing a hostile crowd and an energized opponent, shouted at times Wednesday night as he and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum held their second debate in Broward County. Published October 24, 2018

In this Sept. 21, 2018 photo, Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, take part in their first debate for the Texas U.S. Senate in Dallas. The second debate between O'Rourke and Cruz has been postponed because the Senate may be in session this weekend to vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool) **FILE**

Cruz, O’Rourke set to square off in second debate

The second debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, set for Tuesday night in San Antonio, is supposed to feature questions about foreign policy but will likely focus more on domestic issues. Published October 16, 2018