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Allan Smith

Allan Smith is a political reporter for NBC News.

Allan Smith is a political reporter for NBC News.

Latest from Allan Smith

1d ago

Mastriano and Oz: An 'awkward marriage' atop the Pennsylvania GOP ticket

Doug Mastriano and Mehmet Oz, the GOP's nominees in Pennsylvania for governor and the Senate respectively, share little in common other than the support of
5d ago

Robin Vos, top Wisconsin lawmaker targeted by Trump, wins GOP primary

Robin Vos, the Republican speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, narrowly survived a primary challenge on Tuesday after becoming the target of Donald Trump.

Another Republican who backed Trump's impeachment concedes defeat

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Washington Republican who voted to impeach Donald Trump, lost her primary to Joe Kent a challenger backed by the former president.

Republicans in Wisconsin embrace family leave in wake of near-total abortion ban

In states with total or near-total bans, a number of GOP lawmakers and candidates have shifted as more women face being forced to carry pregnancies to term.

Primaries in key swing states test Trump's influence, endurance of false 2020 claims

Republican primaries up and down the ballot in Arizona on Tuesday tested former President Donald Trump's influence over the future of the GOP and the endurance

Rusty Bowers, a Jan. 6 committee star witness, loses GOP primary in Arizona

Rusty Bowers, the Arizona House speaker, lost a bid for state Senate to a Trump-backed opponent Tuesday. He told NBC News last month it would take "a miracle" to win.

3 Republicans who voted for impeachment face Trump-backed challengers Tuesday

Voters on Tuesday will decide the political fates of three House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump last year for his role in the Ja

Behind Tudor Dixon's rise in the messy GOP primary for governor in Michigan

Tudor Dixon went from single-digits to prohibitive favorite

Trump endorses Tudor Dixon in Michigan governor’s race

Tudor Dixon, a conservative media personality who is leading the polls in Michigan’s Republican race for governor, has secured Donald Trump’s endorsement.

Mastriano under fire for payment to 'Christian nationalist' platform

Doug Mastriano has come under fire for ties to a social media platform whose founder has said there’s no room for Jews and atheists in the conservative movement.
20d ago

The Jan. 6 hearings are breaking through in key battleground states. Partisan rifts remain.

PITTSBURGH — The House Jan. 6 committee hearings appear to be breaking through in some of this fall’s most competitive congressional districts in key states,