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Mississippi gubernatorial candidate not going for 'nice guy'

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:02pm

Republican Tate Reeves was a 29-year-old banker and political novice when he won his first statewide office in Mississippi in 2003. After two terms as treasurer and the next two as lieutenant governor, Reeves now has his sights set on becoming governor.

The Latest: Moulton vows to campaign for Democratic nominee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:34pm

The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local):

Kentucky governor's remark stirs spat with ex-GOP challenger

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:46am

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term.

Ojeda says VA leak derailed his congressional bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:49am

Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who's charged with leaking medical records.

Utah inching toward full Medicaid expansion after latest fed rejection

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:22am

Utah is paying $2.5 million more each month than it would be paying under full Medicaid expansion.

Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:24am

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week as the field narrows.

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Michelle L. Price and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:06pm

Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue.

Former Utah lawmaker lands job with A.I. company that has contract with state

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:16pm

At least two Democrats who served with Republican Ken Ivory don’t think it is fair for people to criticize his move to a company that is receiving state money.

Sanders campaign boss concedes he may not win New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:14pm

The campaign manager for Bernie Sanders emphasized Thursday that New Hampshire is a critical presidential primary state he expects Sanders to win, but he's leaving room for a scenario in which Sanders falls short.

Lincoln Chafee weighs presidential bid as Libertarian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:33pm

Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) is considering another run for president as a Libertarian.

Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 11:33am

The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from Congress, the tribe's newly elected chief said Thursday.

Democratic Party leaders nix calls for climate crisis debate

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 11:18am

Frustrating boisterous climate activists, Democratic Party leaders declined on Thursday to call for a presidential primary debate focused on the climate crisis, but tinkered ever-so-slightly with restrictions on what kind of single-issue events their White House hopefuls can attend.

VP Mike Pence talks trade, reelection and religion during Utah visit

Dennis Romboy, KSL and Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:26am

Vice president met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint and discussed Venezuela, religious freedom.

The Latest: Crowds at Louisiana Capitol for former governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:25am

The Latest on the memorial services for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (all times local):

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:30am

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner.

Florida man gets 15 months for threatening Bernie Sanders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:25pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for leaving threatening voicemails for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Parade of Democrats address national party activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:40am

More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls are making their way to California to curry favor with national party activists from around country.

Trump: I'll visit North Carolina for congressional candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:27am

President Donald Trump says he'll campaign in North Carolina for the Republican nominee in a special election for the country's last unfilled congressional seat from the 2018 races.

Republican Lewis attacks 'Resistance' in Senate launch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:04am

Republican Jason Lewis is kicking off a U.S. Senate bid with a video that attacks Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and the so-called "Resistance" to President Donald Trump.