Grace Panetta is a political reporter. She previously worked at Insider for four years covering politics with a focus on elections and voting. She holds a degree in political science from Barnard College.
How abortion and investment propelled Democrats to turn the tide in state legislatures
Democrats, campaigning partly on abortion, outperformed expectations and could flip up to four chambers in battleground state house races where they’ve spent years playing defense.
Democrats went all-in on abortion. For many, it worked.
The outcomes of races for key governorships, ballot measures, and state legislatures were a best-case scenario for abortion rights groups and a vindication of Democrats’ strategy.
‘Fight we must’: Kamala Harris works to rally young voters of color over abortion, democracy
Harris, interviewed by The 19th’s Errin Haines along with actor DeWanda Wise, emphasized abortion rights and democracy in her pre-election pitch to young voters of color.
The outcome of state legislative races will shape the future of abortion
In Pennsylvania, as well as North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas, the outcome of elections for state lawmakers could have big impacts on the legality of abortion in those states — and access for people beyond them.
What the Republicans in 2022’s most competitive Senate races have said about abortion
Some of these 13 candidates have said they believe abortion law should be left entirely up to the states. Others have endorsed a national abortion ban. A few have argued for both.
How — and where — Kamala Harris is talking about abortion ahead of the midterms
While the vice president may not be a draw for Democrats in tight, swing-state races, she can speak to voters who are key to the party’s base, advocates and officials say.
Election 2022 results: House races we’re watching
Decision Desk HQ projects that Republicans will win back control of the House of Representatives, though the size of their majority is still not clear.
Abortion isn't the top voting issue for most Americans. It's still motivating them to turn out.
A new survey finds that two-thirds of Americans who are likely to vote say the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade made them motivated to cast a ballot in the midterms.
Where top abortion-focused super PACs are spending in the fight to control Congress
These groups have put around $6 million into key battlegrounds in October, according to an analysis by The 19th, indicating where they think their messaging can mobilize the most voters.
‘My body is not yours’: How personal abortion stories are taking center stage in Democratic campaign ads
South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham’s newest ad features a woman named Fran sharing her story of surviving a rape and getting an abortion at age 12, part of a growing trend in Democratic campaign ads.