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The New York Times: In Boebert’s District, as Elsewhere, Democrats Surge Into G.O.P. Primary

Claudia Cunningham had never voted for a Republican in her life. She swore she couldn’t or her father would roll over in his grave. But ahead of the Colorado primary on Tuesday, she did the once-unthinkable: registered as unaffiliated so that she could vote in the G.O.P. primary against her congresswoman, Lauren Boebert.

How it happened: Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s path to the Jan. 6 committee

Rep. Adam Kinzinger started his congressional career in 2011 pretty much as a party line GOP conservative from a district outside of Chicago rarely in the big city news.

Washington Examiner: Kinzinger says he 'made the difference' in Cawthorn's primary defeat

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) took credit for the recent primary defeat of Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), calling his loss a “huge badge of honor” and noting his efforts to oppose Cawthorn likely “made the difference” in ensuring his defeat.

Politico: Madison Cawthorn sees the handiwork of Adam Kinzinger in his GOP primary loss. And Kinzinger is ready to take credit.

That's a 'zinger: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) and his allies, looking back at the polarizing conservative's primary loss to GOP nominee Chuck Edwards last month, are pointing fingers at Rep. Adam Kinzinger's (R-Ill.) PAC. And the retiring Kinzinger is more than happy to take credit for Cawthorn's demise.

The New York Times: A Georgia Mystery: How Many Democrats Voted in the G.O.P. Primary?

One look at the results of Georgia’s primary election last week led many Republicans to believe it was the product of Democratic meddling. Former President Donald J. Trump’s recruited challengers lost in grand fashion in his most sought-after races: David Perdue was routed by Gov. Brian Kemp by more than 50 percentage points, while Representative Jody Hice fell to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger by nearly 20.

AP: Democrats Voting in Republican Primaries to Block Trump Picks

Diane Murray struggled with her decision all the way up to Election Day.

But when the time came, the 54-year-old Georgia Democrat cast a ballot in last week's Republican primary for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. While state law allowed her to participate in either party's primary, she said it felt like a violation of her core values to vote for the Republican. But it had to be done, she decided, to prevent a Donald Trump-backed "election denier" from becoming the battleground state's election chief.

The Hill: Kinzinger says Cawthorn loss ‘good for the country’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) slammed Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) on Wednesday and said in an interview that his primary loss is “good for the country.”

WSJ Op-Ed: A Political Homeless Shelter


America is at a crossroads. Politically speaking, so am I.

The Salt Lake Tribune: Here’s how much Utah’s 2022 congressional races are costing GOP candidates

In Utah’s 4th Congressional District, Rep. Burgess Owens continues to raise money hand over fist, pulling in $382,646 for the quarter and just over $2 million in total for the 2022 election cycle. That robust fundraising has come in handy as the Owens campaign has spent nearly twice as much as they raised in 2022. So far this election cycle, they’ve spent almost $100,000 more than they’ve raised.

MSNBC: On Jan. 6 probe, GOP leaders have left themselves in the dark

In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the original plan was for an independent investigatory panel along the lines of the 9/11 Commission. Before it could be created, congressional Republicans made a series of demands, which appeared intended to derail the process. Democrats nevertheless accepted the GOP’s terms, at which point Republicans killed the idea anyway.