Republican Mayra Flores won a special election in Texas’ 34th congressional district on Tuesday, avoiding a runoff and flipping a longstanding Democratic seat in the Rio Grande Valley. In this edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew recaps this race and other notable results from the June 14 primary.
Ethan Miller / Getty Images When it comes to the presidential primary calendar, it can feel like if you’re not first (or, at least, not living in one of the four states that get to vote early on), you’re last. For a long time now, that has meant that if you don’t hail from Iowa, … Read more
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Thursday rescinded the state’s mask mandate in public places, including schools, effective immediately. why it matters: Nevada now joins several other Democrat-controlled states that have also ended their mask requirements and other restrictions meant to lower the spread of COVID-19 this week. Stay on top of the latest market … Read more