Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

For these 15 House candidates, President Donald Trump’s robust endorsement did not boost them enough to beat out their Democratic opponents.

Katie Arrington in South Carolina; Dave Brat in Virginia; Lena Epstein in Michigan; Claudia Tenney, John Faso and Dan Donovan in New York; Kevin Yoder in Kansas; Erik Paulsen in Minnesota; Danny Tarkanian in Nevada; Rod Blum in Iowa; John Chrin and Keith Rothfus in Pennsylvania; Pete Sessions in Texas; Jay Webber in New Jersey and Dave Hughes in Minnesota.

After bragging about his “Big Victory” on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump declared in a tweet that those who worked with him leading up the midterms were rewarded with wins, and those who didn’t: “say goodbye!”

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Sean Hannity’s appearance alongside the President at a campaign rally on Monday evening, when he enthusiastically criticized the media and showered President Trump with praise, was “NOT planned,” according to the Fox News host.

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Mark Salter, the former chief of staff and longtime aide to the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) encouraged voters to “resist” and vote Democrat on Tuesday in order to “rebuke” President Trump.

“That feels weird to write,” he tweeted.

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