Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition at The Venetian Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has officially launched his re-election campaign, marking the start of the 2022 most-watched, most expensive governor race in the country.AccordingContinue Reading

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, attend an event in Managua, on August 29, 2018. (Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images) Nicaraguans are voting today in the country’s elections, as the international community raises concerns over the legitimacy of the process, following the arrests of dozens of oppositionContinue Reading

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — After methodically choking off competition and dissent, President Daniel Ortega all but ensured his victory in a presidential contest on Sunday, signaling Nicaragua’s descent into autocratic rule. In his quest for a fourth consecutive term as the country’s president, Mr. Ortega detained all credible challengers who plannedContinue Reading

Every Sunday night, I would call my father, a horse farmer and part-time political pundit in Nicaragua, who would give me his analysis of the week’s events, followed by a simple question: “Have you voted yet?” Then, he would say, “This is probably the most important election of your lifetime.”Continue Reading

According to US media forecasts, Republican Glenn Youngkin was elected the next governor of Virginia in a big surprise. He was 2.1 points ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe with 99% of the votes counted. Mr McAuliffe, who served as governor from 2014-18, has seen his polling top wane in recentContinue Reading

Political action committees spent more than $ 3 million on independent spending in Seattle’s election this year, a record high due to late growth in donor support from real estate and the business world.PACs with such donors spent nearly $ 800,000 in a race for mayor, city attorney and cityContinue Reading