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Democrat Pritzker gives $15M more for Illinois governor bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:39am

Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker has donated $15 million more to his campaign for Illinois governor, pushing his self-financing total to $161.5 million.

GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:19am

Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Florida's culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 11:14pm

President Donald Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum.

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:58pm

Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible."

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:13pm

With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him.

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 8:23pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent.

DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:25pm

Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn't a big fan of Donald Trump, but he said during a televised debate that he'd gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects.

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:04pm

With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.

Utah lawmakers question watershed protection law

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:33am

Lawmakers continue to have lingering concerns over the breadth of a 120-year-old Utah law.

Wisconsin's Walker confronts dire political outlook

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:37am

Standing in front of a beer pasteurizing tank at a Milwaukee manufacturing company, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker watched as former Gov. Tommy Thompson exhorted a friendly Republican crowd to help Walker prevail in his surprisingly precarious race for a third term.

Trump says GOP working on tax plan for middle class

Sophie Tatum, CNN  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:56pm

Republicans are looking into implementing an additional tax break for middle-income Americans ahead of the midterm elections, President Donald Trump said on Saturday.

Many Utah families still face bigger state income tax bill, lawmakers told

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 20th - 1:58pm

Lawmakers showed new interest Wednesday in tackling what for many Utahns may be a significant increase in their state income taxes as a result of the $1.5 trillion federal tax cut package.

Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 12:21pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke of working class struggles and said President Donald Trump is shredding American values as the Democrat rallied union members in Las Vegas to support Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats.

The Latest: Alaska governor seeks to boost Begich's odds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 11:41am

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

AP Interview: Sanders foresees 'progressive' South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:24am

Two years after a tough loss in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders returned Saturday to the state where he said his progressive message is resonating more strongly than before.

Trump casts Democrats as 'angry, ruthless, unhinged mob' in Nevada ahead of midterm elections

Devan Cole, CNN  |  Posted Oct 20th - 9:57am

President Donald Trump concluded his three-day tour of Western states with a stop in Nevada on Saturday, telling voters there that Democrats maintain an "extremist immigration agenda" while characterizing the party as an "angry, ruthless, unhinged mob."

Mississippi Democrat says he'd be 'senator for everybody'

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 7:47am

Mike Espy is doing a balancing act as he runs for U.S. Senate in Mississippi.

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:06pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she changed her mind and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to rebuild it by being transparent.

Warren, GOP challenger Diehl to face off in second debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:00am

The second debate between two candidates running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts — Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren and Republican challenger state Rep. Geoff Diehl — is set to take place in the western part of the state.