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Former aides give Wisconsin Gov. Walker re-election headache

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:29am

As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren't coming from Democrats. They're coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration.

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:39pm

Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day.

Feinstein's re-election opponent criticizes her over letter

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:23pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Commission focuses in on Point of the Mountain traffic as it plans for 2050

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:04pm

Those advising the future of the Point of the Mountain signaled that transportation remains the key issue residents want to be addressed, but those in charge of the project are still trying to figure out what the final plan will be.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:27pm

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration.

Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:02pm

Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams.

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:15pm

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential testing ground.

Sign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful removed from noose

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:07am

After harsh criticism, a Rhode Island homeowner on Tuesday removed a campaign sign for the state's Republican gubernatorial nominee that was hanging upside down from a noose in his yard.

Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:10pm

As Georgia's top elections official runs for governor, a federal judge said the state has stalled too long in the face of "a mounting tide of evidence of the inadequacy and security risks" of its voting system.

Ghorbani suggests Trump is biggest threat to national security, Stewart says it's China

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:29pm

Democrat Shireen Ghorbani suggested that the "person in our White House" is the biggest threat to the nation's security during a rowdy 2nd Congressional District debate Monday filled with a host of cheers and jeers.

Nebraska governor hopeful Krist denies drinking allegations

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:22pm

Nebraska Republican officials Monday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist of drinking on the job as a state senator and implied that he drove while intoxicated, allegations that state investigators declined to pursue and that Krist fervently denies.

After recount, Koh concedes Democratic House primary

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:04pm

Following a recount, Lori Trahan on Monday was declared the winner of a razor-close Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts.

Hatch said he believes Kavanaugh, calls accuser 'mistaken'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:09pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Monday the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct is "mistaken" and that he believes Kavanaugh is "a very strong, decent man."

Barack Obama's return: good or bad for Democrats?

Juana Summers and Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:25pm

Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test.

Actress Diane Neal wins appeal, gets on congressional ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:30am

Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures.

The Latest: GOP governor candidate's sign untied from noose

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:05pm

The Latest on a sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home (all times local):

Judge declines to order Georgia to scrap electronic voting machines that critics said are vulnerable to hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:00pm

Judge declines to order Georgia to scrap electronic voting machines that critics said are vulnerable to hacking.

Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:27pm

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat.

Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:12pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting money away from a congressionally mandated program meant to get harmful asbestos out of schools, even though the threat of contamination remains, the agency's internal watchdog said on Monday.