Seema Mehta

political writer at LA Times

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Republicans want to flip at least five seats during the 2022 midterm elections to gain a majority in the U.S. House. A few of those are in California.

Democrats face uphill battle in Republican attempt to flip US House

Republicans want to flip at least five seats during the 2022 midterm elections to gain a majority in the U.S. House. A few of those are in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Conservative radio host Larry Elder leads the polls in the California election among candidates hoping to replace Governor Gavin Newsom.

Larry Elder entered Newsom recall race a month ago and is now the frontrunner

Conservative radio host Larry Elder leads the polls in the California election among candidates hoping to replace Governor Gavin Newsom.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There were problems with counting votes from the Iowa caucuses on Monday. The Iowa Democratic party says it will release about half of the results this afternoon.

Iowa caucuses: tech problems, delayed results

There were problems with counting votes from the Iowa caucuses on Monday. The Iowa Democratic party says it will release about half of the results this afternoon.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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