After months of speculation and anticipation, the 2018 midterms are here.
On Nov. 6, voters will cast their ballots either in affirmation of the status quo or a rejection of the country’s leadership, in what experts have called a referendum on President Trump’s first two years in office.
In Washington, will the Democrats regain control of the House or the Senate? Or will Trump’s backing push GOP candidates over the finish line, allowing the party to maintain its super majority?
Here in Massachusetts, will newcomers to the political arena beat the incumbents they are running against? Can Democrat Jay Gonzalez garner enough momentum to oust Republican Governor Charlie Baker from the corner office?
WGBH NewsNovember 6, 2018 09:00 AM
Election 2018: Live BlogFollow along as the results roll in.
WGBH NewsNovember 6, 2018 11:24 AM
Live Results: 2018 Midterm ElectionLive results from races around the state.
Greg AllenJanuary 8, 2019 05:55 AM
Florida Law Restoring The Vote To Former Felons Takes EffectApproved by referendum, the measure overturns a 150-year-old ban. It applies to those who have completed their sentences, except those convicted of murder or a felony sex offense.
Brendan DeadyJanuary 3, 2019 06:45 AM
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Acknowledges Historical Moment, Promises to Get to WorkPressley takes the oath of office as the first African American woman to represent Massachusetts later today.
Brett Neely, Sean McMinnDecember 28, 2018 05:00 AM
Voters Rejected Gerrymandering In 2018, But Some Lawmakers Try To Hold PowerEven as public distaste for gerrymandering led to a wave of successful ballot initiatives this fall, plenty of lawmakers are still trying to make sure they control how political boundaries are drawn.
Jessica TaylorDecember 18, 2018 11:27 AM
Republican Martha McSally Picked To Fill Senate Seat Formerly Held By John McCainThe decision comes after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, who had been a temporary replacement after John McCain's death in August, announced last week he would step down at the end of the year.
Miles ParksDecember 13, 2018 05:01 AM
As Election Fraud Probe Centers On N.C.'s 9th District, A Cynical Cloud Settles In"We'll never have any decent people run for office again," said one lifelong Bladen County resident. The district might have to rerun the primary and general elections for Congress.
Jessica TaylorDecember 4, 2018 01:35 PM
House GOP Campaign Arm Says It Was Hacked During The 2018 Election CycleThe National Republican Congressional Committee said that it has reported a "cyber intrusion" to the FBI that may have imperiled its data. It's not clear who's responsible.
Sasha IngberDecember 1, 2018 07:43 PM
Amid Fraud Allegations, State Election Board Won't Certify North Carolina House RaceIn question are thousands of absentee ballots that were never mailed back, largely affecting black and American Indian voters. The board cited "claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities."
Arjun SinghNovember 30, 2018 01:27 PM
Moulton Says He Could Support Nancy Pelosi If She Steps Down After A YearIn an interview with Boston Public Radio, Congressman Seth Moulton said he's doing the right thing in calling for new House leadership.
Mike DeehanNovember 28, 2018 07:37 PM
With Two Powerful Committee Chairs, Things Look Bright For Mass. In Democratic HouseReps. Richard Neal and Jim McGovern finally have influential gavels.
Associated PressNovember 28, 2018 02:52 PM
Nancy Pelosi Nominated To Reclaim Speakership, Still Faces TestNancy Pelosi has been nominated by House Democrats to lead them in the new Congress, but faces a showdown vote for House speaker when lawmakers convene in January.
Matt Murphy | State House News ServiceNovember 28, 2018 02:06 PM
Hughes Leaving Top GOP Post, Opening Up CompetitionAfter leading the Massachusetts Republican Party for six years, Kirsten Hughes is stepping away as chairwoman.
Mike DeehanNovember 27, 2018 05:59 PM
Two Conservative Voices Stilled On Beacon HillAfter the election, Republican State Reps. Geoff Diehl and James Lyons exit stage right.
Daniel MedwedNovember 27, 2018 09:15 AM
A Look At Voter I.D. Laws And Recounts In MassachusettsOnerous voter I.D. requirements in other states are making national news. What are the rules here in Massachusetts?
Jessica TaylorNovember 27, 2018 05:01 AM
Mississippi's Racial History Casts Shadow Over Final Senate Race Of 2018The last Senate race of 2018 was expected to be a sleepy affair in heavily-Republican Mississippi. Instead, the race has tightened as the GOP candidate has stumbled over the state's racist past.