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US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

Rachel By Corte, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:01am

Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent.

O'Rourke: Won't go negative ahead of Texas Senate debate

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:23pm

Democrat Beto O'Rourke's mother is typically asked how her son got his name or if he was a troublemaker. But in a rural county Donald Trump overwhelmingly won in 2016, a supporter brings up different family history: Accusations her son pushed a project that would benefit his wealthy father-in-law.

The Latest: Heller, Trump praise each other in Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:19pm

The Latest on a rally for Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (all times local):

Democratic House candidate calls attack mailers "racist"

Hannah Grabenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:19pm

An Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate on Thursday denounced immigration attack mailers sent out by a Republican senator's political action committee as "racist" and "fearmongering."

Suburban women wrestle with Kavanaugh allegation

Juana Summers, Nicholas Riccardi and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:46pm

For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That's why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, it struck Cordes as the latest example of the ceaseless — and needless — drama in the capital.

O'Rourke ignores attacks ahead of Texas Senate race debate

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:39pm

Democrat Beto O'Rourke's mother is typically asked how her son got his name or if he was a troublemaker. But in a rural county Donald Trump overwhelmingly won in 2016, a supporter brings up different family history: Accusations her son pushed a project that would benefit his wealthy father-in-law.

Trump backs 'outstanding' Webber in House race vs. Sherrill

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:55pm

President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday on one of the most watched House races in this year's election to endorse Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber over Democrat Mikie Sherrill.

Interior Secretary Zinke to visit Zion National Park Monday

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:54pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will tour Utah’s iconic Zion National Park on Monday and get a close-up look at some of the $65 million worth of backlogged maintenance needs.

GOP congresswoman's campaign says opponent linked to mob

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:34pm

New York Republican congresswoman Claudia Tenney's re-election campaign says her Democratic rival has links to organized crime, and it is warning staffers to be alert to strangers following them or tampering with their locks.

Utah group files FEC complaint against Rep. Mia Love over campaign contributions

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:40am

A complaint against Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, has been filed with the Federal Election Commission by a progressive Utah nonprofit.

Randy Bryce's brother calls mom's letter 'unconscionable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:37am

The brother of Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce says it is "unconscionable" that the Bryce campaign released a letter from his elderly mother.

Support slipping slightly for gas tax hike to raise money for schools, poll shows

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:19am

Support is slipping slightly for the nonbinding question on the November ballot about raising state gas taxes by 10 cents a gallon to help fund schools, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll.

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:29am

Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states such as Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election in Nevada.

Trying to hold state Trump won, McCaskill feels pull to left

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:34pm

The college students and neighbors gathered at a St. Louis coffee shop seemed like one of the friendlier crowds Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill might face campaigning in heavily Republican Missouri. But the audience on a recent night came armed with tough questions and unafraid to push back — or cast a side eye — at any answer they didn't like.

Tennessee Senate candidate says Kavanaugh accuser 'credible'

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:17pm

Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath.

DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:57pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor said Thursday he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about former President Barack Obama, but said contributions the donor's company made won't be returned because they were already spent on the primary.

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:12pm

Former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes.

Rosen raps Heller over Supreme Court 'hiccup' comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:53pm

Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is criticizing Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, her Republican opponent in November's Senate race, over Heller's reported comments on controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:47pm

A Georgia judge has ordered a redo in a state House primary election where dozens cast their ballots in the wrong race.