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Matthew Chapman

National Political Writer

Video game designer and science fiction author from Texas. Can be found on Twitter @fawfulfan.

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Big investors are buying up single-family homes. Sen. Sherrod Brown has a plan to stop them.

Big investors are buying up single-family homes. Sen. Sherrod Brown has a plan to stop them.

By Jesse Valentine - July 09, 2024
New Mexico Senate nom Nella Domenici earned up to $1 million renting out Connecticut home

New Mexico Senate nom Nella Domenici earned up to $1 million renting out Connecticut home

By Jesse Valentine - July 08, 2024
GOP’s Mark Robinson blames bad fathers for social ills despite own son’s criminal record

GOP’s Mark Robinson blames bad fathers for social ills despite own son’s criminal record

By Jesse Valentine - July 03, 2024
Kelly Ayotte’s history of backing Medicare cuts could be hurdle in governor’s race

Kelly Ayotte’s history of backing Medicare cuts could be hurdle in governor’s race

By Jesse Valentine - July 02, 2024
Texas Republican Ken Paxton enlisted outside group to gut rights for pregnant workers

Texas Republican Ken Paxton enlisted outside group to gut rights for pregnant workers

By Jesse Valentine - June 24, 2024
Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

By Jesse Valentine - June 11, 2024
Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

By Jesse Valentine - June 10, 2024
Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

By Jesse Valentine - June 06, 2024
Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

By Jesse Valentine - May 24, 2024
What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

By Chabeli Carrazana and Shefali Luthra - May 22, 2024
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

By Jesse Valentine - May 21, 2024
Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

By Alander Rocha, Alabama Reflector - May 21, 2024
House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

By Jesse Valentine - May 14, 2024
Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

By Jesse Valentine - May 09, 2024
Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

By Jesse Valentine - May 07, 2024
Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

By Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom - April 30, 2024
Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

By Jesse Valentine - April 30, 2024
Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal - April 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

By Jesse Valentine - April 15, 2024
GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

By Jesse Valentine - March 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

By Jesse Valentine - March 08, 2024
Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

By Jesse Valentine - March 07, 2024
Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

By Jesse Valentine - March 04, 2024
Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

By Jesse Valentine - February 26, 2024
Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

By Jesse Valentine - February 09, 2024
Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

By Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 31, 2024
UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

By Ashley Murray, States Newsroom - January 24, 2024
Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

By Jesse Valentine - January 17, 2024
A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

By Bonnie Fuller - January 10, 2024
Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

By Danielle J. Brown, Maryland Matters - January 08, 2024
How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

By Jesse Valentine - January 05, 2024
NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

By Ethan DeWitt, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 04, 2024
Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

By Jesse Valentine - December 22, 2023
Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

By - December 15, 2023
Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

By Jesse Valentine - December 08, 2023
Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

By Jesse Valentine - December 07, 2023
Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

By Anna Liz Nichols, Michigan Advance - December 06, 2023
105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

By Jesse Valentine - December 05, 2023
For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - December 04, 2023
Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - November 30, 2023
Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

By Jesse Valentine - November 06, 2023
Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

By Jesse Valentine - November 03, 2023
Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

By Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today - October 24, 2023
North Carolina GOP accidentally makes it easier to elect a progressive judge

North Carolina GOP accidentally makes it easier to elect a progressive judge

By Matthew Chapman - July 19, 2018
GOP nominee agrees ‘98 percent’ with anti-gay gun-toting cult

GOP nominee agrees ‘98 percent’ with anti-gay gun-toting cult

By Matthew Chapman - July 12, 2018
Vulnerable GOP lawmaker calls Jim Jordan ‘one of the most ethical guys’

Vulnerable GOP lawmaker calls Jim Jordan ‘one of the most ethical guys’

By Matthew Chapman - July 11, 2018
GOP congressman not racist because he named his son ‘after a black guy’

GOP congressman not racist because he named his son ‘after a black guy’

By Matthew Chapman - July 09, 2018
GOP governor refuses to endorse Democrat over an actual Nazi

GOP governor refuses to endorse Democrat over an actual Nazi

By Matthew Chapman - July 05, 2018
GOP congressional candidate calls Holocaust an ‘absolute fabricated lie’

GOP congressional candidate calls Holocaust an ‘absolute fabricated lie’

By Matthew Chapman - July 05, 2018
GOP Senate candidate paid over $8,700 by known hate group

GOP Senate candidate paid over $8,700 by known hate group

By Matthew Chapman - July 02, 2018
North Carolina GOP humiliated by nominee who says ‘God is a racist’

North Carolina GOP humiliated by nominee who says ‘God is a racist’

By Matthew Chapman - June 28, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez poised to become youngest congresswoman ever

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez poised to become youngest congresswoman ever

By Matthew Chapman - June 27, 2018
GOP refuses to disavow racist New Jersey candidate

GOP refuses to disavow racist New Jersey candidate

By Matthew Chapman - June 26, 2018
Purple Heart vet taking on GOP birther goes viral with the best ad ever

Purple Heart vet taking on GOP birther goes viral with the best ad ever

By Matthew Chapman - June 25, 2018
House Republicans running for Senate vote to slash food for poor kids

House Republicans running for Senate vote to slash food for poor kids

By Matthew Chapman - June 22, 2018
GOP candidate: Diversity will make us lose basketball games

GOP candidate: Diversity will make us lose basketball games

By Matthew Chapman - June 21, 2018
GOP congressman: Family separation is ‘a lot of over-dramatization’

GOP congressman: Family separation is ‘a lot of over-dramatization’

By Matthew Chapman - June 21, 2018
GOP candidate: Child separation is fine because kids cry at daycare too

GOP candidate: Child separation is fine because kids cry at daycare too

By Matthew Chapman - June 20, 2018
GOP Senate candidate: It’s OK to jail kids for other people’s crimes

GOP Senate candidate: It’s OK to jail kids for other people’s crimes

By Matthew Chapman - June 19, 2018
GOP Senate candidate uses actor to ‘recreate’ death threats in new ad

GOP Senate candidate uses actor to ‘recreate’ death threats in new ad

By Matthew Chapman - June 18, 2018
Trump’s handpicked Senate candidate defends ripping families apart

Trump’s handpicked Senate candidate defends ripping families apart

By Matthew Chapman - June 18, 2018
GOP candidates running on Trump are getting crushed in Pennsylvania

GOP candidates running on Trump are getting crushed in Pennsylvania

By Matthew Chapman - June 14, 2018
Scott Walker fails: Democrats flip seat in election he tried to block

Scott Walker fails: Democrats flip seat in election he tried to block

By Matthew Chapman - June 13, 2018
Infamously sleazy GOP congressman loses primary, putting seat in play

Infamously sleazy GOP congressman loses primary, putting seat in play

By Matthew Chapman - June 13, 2018
Virginia GOP picks Senate candidate whose ‘hero’ is a white supremacist

Virginia GOP picks Senate candidate whose ‘hero’ is a white supremacist

By Matthew Chapman - June 12, 2018
GOP Senate candidates are leading the attack on pre-existing conditions

GOP Senate candidates are leading the attack on pre-existing conditions

By Matthew Chapman - June 08, 2018
GOP fails to shut out Democrats in key CA races that could flip House

GOP fails to shut out Democrats in key CA races that could flip House

By Matthew Chapman - June 06, 2018
Democrat wins nomination to be first Native American woman in Congress

Democrat wins nomination to be first Native American woman in Congress

By Matthew Chapman - June 06, 2018
Former schoolteacher flips Missouri Senate seat blue in Trump country

Former schoolteacher flips Missouri Senate seat blue in Trump country

By Matthew Chapman - June 05, 2018
Top GOP woman in the House at risk of losing her job over Trump

Top GOP woman in the House at risk of losing her job over Trump

By Matthew Chapman - June 05, 2018
GOP Senate candidate caught calling white supremacist a ‘personal hero’

GOP Senate candidate caught calling white supremacist a ‘personal hero’

By Matthew Chapman - June 04, 2018
GOP congressman who ran on ‘fiscal sanity’ faces financial ethics probe

GOP congressman who ran on ‘fiscal sanity’ faces financial ethics probe

By Matthew Chapman - June 01, 2018
Vulnerable GOP incumbent accepts endorsement from infamous racist

Vulnerable GOP incumbent accepts endorsement from infamous racist

By Matthew Chapman - May 30, 2018
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