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Previously on the 2022 primary show: Crazy cash, ISIS brides and representatives prohibited from representing

Political Theater, Episode 259

Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is seen at the Senate steps of the Capitol on June 9. Warnock, in a competitive race for reelection, has raised a prodigious amount of money for his campaign.
Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is seen at the Senate steps of the Capitol on June 9. Warnock, in a competitive race for reelection, has raised a prodigious amount of money for his campaign. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Oh, the things we’ve learned because of the 2022 midterm congressional primaries: You can raise $43 million more than your opponent and still be in a toss-up race. You can get fewer votes than your opponent, but if your opponent had an affair with the “ISIS bride,” you could beat him anyway. And people can run for an open seat that isn’t open, yet. CQ Roll Call Politics Editor Herb Jackson joins Political Theater to discuss these quirks of our political system and more.

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