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Dem trying to unseat Michigan's Amash raised $100K in 1 week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:03am

A Democrat running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said Tuesday she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign for what's become a crowded — and newly competitive — three-way race.

North Carolina Dem takes big financial lead in US House redo

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:43am

The Democrat in a North Carolina U.S. House special election ordered after a ballot-collection scandal has a big financial lead over his Republican rival in the race to represent a GOP-leaning district.

Ambassador to resign to run for Tennessee US Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:19am

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty is currently in the process of resigning his position as he prepares to run for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat.

Blackface scandal dampens Virginia governor's fundraising

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:37am

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is struggling to raise big money in a key election year after a blackface scandal nearly ended his political career. But he's also managed to remain a major source of campaign cash for Democrats, including those who have previously called on him to resign.

O'Rourke's fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:44am

Beto O'Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field.

Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:11pm

Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups.

Senator: Biggest US land agency moving to Colorado

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:03pm

The headquarters of the U.S. government's largest land agency will move from the nation's capital to western Colorado, a Republican senator said Monday, a high-profile component of the Trump administration's plan to reorganize management of the nation's natural resources.

What do Sen. Mitt Romney, other Utahns say about Trump's statements against minority congresswomen?

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:07pm

For state lawmaker Sandra Hollins, President Donald Trump's escalating attacks against a group of liberal Democratic congresswomen sounded all too familiar.

Booker's Iowa senior adviser leaves, citing personal reasons

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:24pm

Cory Booker's Iowa senior adviser is departing his 2020 presidential campaign, leaving the New Jersey senator without one of his top staffers in a key early voting state.

The Latest: O'Rourke's fundraising plunges in 2nd quarter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:43pm

The Latest on second quarter fundraising totals (all times local):

The Latest: Voter: Lawsuit tries 'to unrig a rigged process'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:34pm

The Latest on a partisan gerrymandering trial beginning in North Carolina state court (all times local):

Services set to remember H. Ross Perot in Dallas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:26pm

Family and friends are set to remember H. Ross Perot, the colorful Texas billionaire who twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, at services in Dallas.

Trump digs in on tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin, and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:56pm

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.

Salt Lake City mayoral candidates pledge better Capitol Hill relationships in TV debate

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:28pm

The crowded Salt Lake City mayoral race hit television on Monday, when eight candidates participated in a debate broadcast live from the KSL-TV studios.

Moving US land agency west brings praise, prompts questions

Dan Elliott and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:46pm

The Trump administration's plan to move the government's largest land management office from Washington to Colorado evoked a mix of praise, criticism and questions on Tuesday.

O'Rourke raises just $3.6M, a big drop from last quarter

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:37am

Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run.

NC trial looks at partisan bias after US justices won't

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:36am

A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in the kind of political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts.

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:16pm

Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems.

Beto O'Rourke says he had relative who owned slaves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:34pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he was recently given documents showing that both he and his wife are descended from people who owned slaves.