The 4 most interesting kinds of House primaries in 2022

The 4 most interesting kinds of House primaries in 2022

This post was originally published on this siteFewer competitive House districts means that some of 2022’s most consequential congressional elections are happening well before November. The real action in many districts is this spring and summer as Republican and Democratic candidates jockey for their parties’ nominations.

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Former Illinois House speaker indicted on racketeering and bribery charges

Former Illinois House speaker indicted on racketeering and bribery charges

This post was originally published on this siteMichael J. Madigan, the former speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 22 federal charges related to racketeering, bribery and attempted extortion, prosecutors said.

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Illinois appellate court rejects Democratic governor’s effort to maintain school mask mandate

Illinois appellate court rejects Democratic governor’s effort to maintain school mask mandate

This post was originally published on this siteAn Illinois appellate court on Thursday dismissed an effort by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker to keep an emergency school mask mandate in effect for the entire state.

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Illinois, New York to join growing list of Democratic states rolling back mask mandates: COVID-19 updates

Illinois, New York to join growing list of Democratic states rolling back mask mandates: COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteAcross the country, indoor mask requirements in blue states are falling like dominoes as COVID cases drop rapidly. Live updates     

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Ex-Education Secretary Duncan considers Chicago mayor bid

Ex-Education Secretary Duncan considers Chicago mayor bid

This post was originally published on this siteFormer Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is considering a bid to become mayor of Chicago in 2023, he told reporters this week.Duncan made the remarks while laying out a plan to remake the city’s police department, which he called “in crisis” after…

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Everytown endorses Reps. McBath and Newman in primaries

Everytown endorses Reps. McBath and Newman in primaries

This post was originally published on this siteEverytown for Gun Safety endorsed Democratic Reps. Lucy McBath and Marie Newman on Wednesday over the Democratic incumbents they’re challenging in two pivotal primaries of the 2022 election cycle.

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After 30 years in the U.S. House, Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush is leaving

After 30 years in the U.S. House, Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush is leaving

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s A Martinez talks with longtime Illinois Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush about his decision to leave Congress, and his expectations for the Democratic party and democracy.

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Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger announces he will not seek reelection

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger announces he will not seek reelection

This post was originally published on this siteKinzinger, who was sworn in in 2011, was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January.     

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