Republican Kevin Cramer Ousts Heidi Heitkamp From North Dakota Senate Seat

Republican Kevin Cramer Ousts Heidi Heitkamp From North Dakota Senate Seat

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Representative Kevin Cramer, who latched onto Donald J. Trump even before he was president and never let go, ousted North Dakota’s incumbent Democratic senator, Heidi Heitkamp, on Tuesday, flipping a key seat that was vital to Republican efforts to hold the Senate. In an election that largely became a referendum on…
Josh Hawley Defeats Claire McCaskill in Missouri Senate Race

Josh Hawley Defeats Claire McCaskill in Missouri Senate Race

“I like the direction that our country is going in right now,” said Julie Hickert, 53, after casting a ballot Tuesday morning in Chesterfield, a St. Louis suburb. “He is going to continue fighting the fight.” For Ms. McCaskill, 65, who swept into office amid Democrats’ last wave, in 2006, and was re-elected after a…
Andrew Gillum Concedes to Ron DeSantis in Florida Governor’s Race

Andrew Gillum Concedes to Ron DeSantis in Florida Governor’s Race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ron DeSantis was elected governor of Florida on Tuesday, handing President Trump an important victory and extending the Republican Party’s dominance in the nation’s third-largest state. Mr. DeSantis, a 40-year-old former congressman, fended off his opponent, Andrew Gillum, one of the strongest candidates Florida Democrats had fielded in years. Republicans have now…
DeSantis Takes Florida Governor’s Post for Republicans, but Kobach Loses in Kansas

DeSantis Takes Florida Governor’s Post for Republicans, but Kobach Loses in Kansas

Republicans fended off strong Democratic challenges Tuesday to hold on to the governorships of Florida, Ohio and Iowa, maintaining their control of three states likely to be crucial in the 2020 presidential elections. But Democrats seized governorships in three states now controlled by Republicans: Illinois, Michigan and, in a surprise outcome in a Republican stronghold,…
Steve King Bars Des Moines Register From Election Night Event

Steve King Bars Des Moines Register From Election Night Event

Get live election analysis and real-time results. Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa who has a history of making inflammatory remarks, barred the state’s largest newspaper from covering his election night event on Tuesday. Carol Hunter, the executive editor of the newspaper — The Des Moines Register — said Mr. King’s son Jeff King…
Visions of a Tech Hub? Landing Amazon Is Just a Start

Visions of a Tech Hub? Landing Amazon Is Just a Start

When Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America, it set off a competition for a sort of new-economy golden ticket, a chance for one city to become, almost overnight, a magnet for the high-paying jobs and entrepreneurial spark that are hallmarks of urban success in the 21st century. Critics were…