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Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:19pm

Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star — even if she hasn't yet won an election.

GOP veteran struggles to adjust as seat suddenly isn't safe

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:12pm

After more than a decade representing a reliably Republican suburban Chicago district, Rep. Peter Roskam is suddenly among the most endangered House Republicans seeking re-election.

From Medicaid to medical marijuana: Here's everything you need to know about election initiatives

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:00pm

If your mail-in ballot has been sitting on the kitchen counter while you hem and haw and tell yourself you’ll research the issues in your non-existent free time, you’re not alone.

The Latest: Texas' O'Rourke doubles down on impeaching Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:47pm

The Latest on Beto O'Rourke's town hall on CNN (all times local):

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:51pm

Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch Saloon.

Kobach lawyer seeks to delay release of video in Kansas case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:31pm

An attorney for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is seeking to delay the release of a video of Kobach being questioned in a federal voting-rights lawsuit to avoid hurting his campaign for governor.

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:39pm

Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a potential presidential contender.

Alaska governor's campaign moving ahead 'a day at a time'

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:59pm

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday his re-election campaign is moving ahead but is taking it "a day at a time" after being rocked this week by the abrupt resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:51pm

Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate.

Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:34pm

Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke told a national television audience Thursday night that he'd vote to impeach President Donald Trump and believes Texas can lead the way to a national embracing of relaxed immigration policies and gun control — unapologetically liberal positions that may be hard for some in his deep-red state to stomach.

FEC email stirs more controversy in 4th District race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:13pm

Rep. Mia Love's campaign released a copy of an email Thursday from the Federal Election Commission stating contributions received for a primary election before the GOP's April convention could be kept.

Utah panel gives early OK to bill expanding juvenile access to public defenders

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:33am

A legislative panel gave early support Wednesday to a measure that would expand access to attorneys for children and teens in Utah’s juvenile court system.

South Carolina's Graham to campaign for GOP in 12 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:53pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham is hitting the campaign trail to stump for Republicans in U.S. House and Senate races across the country as the party tries to maintain control of both chambers.

Candidate: Many Alabama voters removed, labeled inactive

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:00pm

Congressional candidate Mallory Hagan said Thursday that a worrisome number of Alabama voters have been removed from active voter lists, prompting her to create a committee to assist people who encounter problems before and on Election Day.

The Latest: Rivals downplay talk of deal in Alaska race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:22pm

The Latest on the Alaska governor's race (all times local):

Trump's Texas campaign rally to be held in bigger venue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:48pm

President Donald Trump's rally in Houston next week with Sen. Ted Cruz and other top Republicans is moving to a larger venue, though it's still not the biggest stadium in Texas.

Trump lawyers: Low ratings prove charity not political tool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:29pm

President Donald Trump's lawyers are citing low TV ratings for a veterans fundraiser as proof he wasn't out to use his charity to boost his White House bid.

Democrat, United Utah Party candidate, GOP incumbent debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:33am

A Democrat and a United Utah Party candidate in the state's 1st Congressional District squared off against Republican incumbent Rep. Rob Bishop at the Utah Debate Commission's debate.

Trump endorses Dave Brat in Virginia's 7th District race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:17am

President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat as the two-term congressman faces a strong challenge from a Democratic opponent.