Candidates Running for Senate in 2022 Midterms Have Raised Nearly $1 Billion

Candidates running for U.S. Senate have collectively raised more than $970 million, according to data from federal campaign finance filings analyzed by OpenSecrets, which includes candidates who lost in primaries. More than $138 million of the money flowing into U.S. Senate races came from candidates self-financing their own campaigns. When voters across the country cast their vote in November, 35 Senate seats will be on the ballot. Of those seats, 14 are controlled by Democratic incumbents and 21 by Republicans. No incumbents are running in seven of these races — one seat is currently held by a Democrat and six…

Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses the Same Day as Biden Infrastructure Talk in City

On Friday, the same day that President Joe Biden planned to deliver a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on improving the nation’s infrastructure, a two-lane bridge in the city collapsed, resulting in at least ten injuries. The collapse, which occurred just before 7:00 am local time, happened on Forbes Avenue, which officials describe as an important thoroughway for the city. Around 14,500 vehicles drive across the bridge per day, though traffic was somewhat lessened on Friday due to school weather delays. Ten individuals suffered minor injuries, with three others requiring hospitalization for non-life-threatening injuries. No fatalities have been reported so far,…

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