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Primary Season Ends With Pro-Trump Nominees Giving Hope to Democrats | Politics
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Primary Season Ends With Pro-Trump Nominees Giving Hope to Democrats | Politics

It was a tight race that wasn't called until late Wednesday morning, and when the final results were in, Republican Don Bolduc was joyously celebrating his win in the New Hampshire primary for a Senate seat.Democrats were celebrating his win as well. With control of the Senate at risk of flipping to the Republicans, Democrats were nervously eying the seat of sitting Sen. Maggie Hassan, whom Bolduc will face in November. Hassan eked out a victory in 2016 by a 1,017 vote margin and this year – a midterm election where the party in power typically loses seats – was shaping up as an even tougher battle.But the primary win by Bolduc, a 2020 election-denier whom New Hampshire's GOP governor, Chris Sununu, called "kind of a conspiracy-theorist type candidate" when refusing to endorse Bolduc in th...
Ex Rep. TJ Cox of Fresno blames blames charges on ‘politics’
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Ex Rep. TJ Cox of Fresno blames blames charges on ‘politics’

Upon his release from Fresno County Jail Tuesday evening, former Fresno Congressman Terrance John “TJ” Cox said he looks forward to defending himself against a slew of federal charges. Earlier Tuesday, Cox, 59, appeared in U.S. District Court in Fresno facing 28 charges, including wire fraud, money laundering, financial institution fraud, and campaign contribution fraud. “I was facing charges today. We pled not guilty and look forward to vigorously defending those allegations,” Cox said. Cox told reporters outside the jail that he learned of his imminent arrest at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, and he agreed to surrender at Fresno County Jail, where he remained most of the day, aside from his arraignment. Cox, who was accompanied by his attorney, said he had not read the indictment yet upon ...
Trump could shake up Illinois politics this weekend
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Trump could shake up Illinois politics this weekend

Rep. Mary Miller at the Illinois State Fair in 2021. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesFormer President Trump is in Illinois this weekend to stump for downstate congressional candidates. But all eyes are actually on his choice for governor. Why it matters: Downstate state Sen. Darren Bailey is seeking Trump's endorsement to help defeat Ken Griffin-backed opponent Richard Irvin in the GOP primary. Between the lines: Trump's endorsement means a lot for most conservative Republicans across the country. But Illinois Republicans have skewed moderate in the last few years, including elected officials like Rep. Adam Kinzinger, former Sen. Mark Kirk and former Gov. Bruce Rauner. State of play: Bailey has surged ahead of Irvin in recent polls, but that s...
Gray Decries ‘Dark Money’ — But Has Previously Benefitted From It | Politics | Seven Days
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Gray Decries ‘Dark Money’ — But Has Previously Benefitted From It | Politics | Seven Days

In a fundraising email on Wednesday, the campaign for U.S. House candidate Molly Gray went after her chief Democratic rival, Becca Balint, painting an ominous picture of the primary campaign landscape. “If our opponent has it her way, dark money will flood the airwaves and drown out the voices of Vermonters,” Gray’s campaign manager, Samatha Sheehan, wrote. “We don’t know how soon they’ll come for Molly — or how much they’ll spend — but we know now that Super PACs have been invited in by our opponent and we need to be ready.” Sheehan was responding to allegations that Balint, Vermont's Senate president, had used a controversial tactic on her website known as “redboxing.” The practice involves creating a webpage, usually using a red box as a signal, to alert super P...
Biden Wants Ukraine Aid Passed Immediately, Separate From COVID-19 Funding | Politics
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Biden Wants Ukraine Aid Passed Immediately, Separate From COVID-19 Funding | Politics

President Joe Biden is shifting strategy with additional aid for Ukraine and more COVID-19 funding languishing for weeks: Pass them separately and prioritize emergency funds to counter the Russian invasion in order to avoid further delays.The move is almost certain to ensure that tens of billions of dollars in new military, economic and humanitarian aid for Ukraine will pass in the near future. Like the last round of aid approved in March, there’s overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress for additional help for Ukraine as it enters the third month of Russia’s invasion. Biden urged swift passage, warning that he’s already “nearly exhausted” the previous funding of nearly $14 billion.Late last month, Biden requested another $33 billion, and after conversations with leadership, he said in ...