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Seth McLaughlin

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

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

First-time voter Baylee Fidler, 19, waits in the doorway for a voting booth as Tom Davis, background, completes his ballot at the Boot City Opry near Terre Haute, Ind., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. As the 2022 midterm elections enter their final two-month sprint, leading Republicans concede that their party's advantage may be slipping even as Democrats confront their president's weak standing, deep voter pessimism and the weight of history this fall. (Joseph C. Garza/The Tribune-Star via AP)

Republicans urged to focus to campaigns on voter worries

Republican National Committee officials are advising GOP candidates to stay focused on the economic woes and rising crime that top voters' concerns, insisting that those are still winning issues for the party regardless of the news media cheerleading for a Democratic rebound in the midterm campaigns. Published September 13, 2022

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for the state's U.S. Senate seat, center, poses for a selfie with supporters after speaking at a rally in Erie, Pa., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Dems’ summer rebound makes battle for Senate a toss-up

Buoyed by stronger-than-anticipated polling, solid fundraising and untested rivals, Democrats enter the post-Labor Day campaign sprint with a renewed sense of optimism about their chances of salvaging their Senate majority in the midterm elections. Published September 3, 2022

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at a primary Election Day gathering in Jackson, Wyo. Cheney lost to challenger Harriet Hageman in the primary. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Liz Cheney compares herself to Abraham Lincoln: ‘Now the real work begins’

Fresh off her primary loss, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said Tuesday she has lost this battle against former President Donald Trump, but she still plans to win the war against him and his "poisonous" brand of politics and implicitly compared herself to Civil War-era President Abraham Lincoln. Published August 16, 2022

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at a primary Election Day gathering in Jackson, Wyo. Cheney lost to challenger Harriet Hageman in the primary. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Liz Cheney loses primary after taking on Trump

Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, lost her primary battle Tuesday against Harriet Hageman, marking the end, at least for now, of a political dynasty that helped shape GOP politics for over two decades. Published August 16, 2022