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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

Republican National Committee Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, speaks during the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Ronna McDaniel reelected as RNC chair

The Republican National Committee on Friday chose continuity over change by reelecting Ronna McDaniel as chair and Tommy Hicks as vice chair. Published January 8, 2021

Democratic U.S. Senate challenger Jon Ossoff speaks to the media at Dunbar Neighborhood Center during Georgia's Senate runoff elections, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Acworth, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Ossoff: Vote Democrat, get $2,000 checks

Jon Ossoff pledged that if Democrats flip the Senate seats in the Georgia runoff races Tuesday that voters can count on President-elect Joseph R. Biden working with Congress to approve $2,000 stimulus checks. Published January 5, 2021

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue at Dalton Regional Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Heavyweights seek knockout blow in high-stakes Georgia Senate runoffs

The biggest names in American politics converged on Georgia Monday to put their final imprint on the hard-fought runoff races that will determine the balance of power in the Senate and define the waning days of President Trump's administration. Published January 4, 2021

President Donald Trump shares the stage with U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., who are both facing runoff elections Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, during a rally in Valdosta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray) ** FILE **

Trump, Biden, set to campaign Monday in Georgia

President Trump and President-elect Joseph R Biden are slated to make competing campaign appearances Monday in Georgia in a last-ditch effort to influence the Senate runoff races. Published December 30, 2020