Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy Says He’d Be ‘Senator for Everybody’

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS October 20, 2018   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Espy is doing a balancing act as he runs for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. As an African-American Democrat, Espy needs a strong voter turnout among black people, who make up 38 percent of the state’s population. But

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DeSantis, Andrew Gillum Tackle Trump and More in Florida Debate

BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn’t a big fan of President Donald Trump, but he said during a debate Sunday night that he’d gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects. “That’s just not

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How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

By THEODORE R. JOHNSON October 19, 2018 It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such as San

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Rap Lyrics, Brett Kavanaugh Take the Stage in Pivotal House Race

By MARY ESCH SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York’s Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office. Democrat Antonio Delgado is running on universal access

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U.S. Voter Turnout for the Midterm Elections in November Could Hit a 50-Year High

By Natasha Bach 9:53 AM EDT November could see the highest voter turnout in 50 years, based on a new prediction this week. Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who studies voter turnout, told NPR that turnout this year could be at a rate “that most people have never

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Obama Pushes People to Vote, Says Midterm Elections Can Be ‘More Important than a Presidential Race’

by Diana Stancy Correll  | October 17, 2018 04:10 PM Former President Barack Obama is urging people to vote in the 2018 midterms, and says sometimes these elections that take place between presidential contests are “even more important than a presidential race.” In a new video posted by ATTN: on

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Only Black GOP Woman in Congress Running in Trump-wary Utah

By Lindsay Whitehurst | AP October 17 at 1:39 PM SALT LAKE CITY — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Mia Love has

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Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s Political Opponents Are Trying Every Trick In The Book To Beat Him

Written By Nigel Roberts Posted 12 hours ago Political enemies of Minnesota’s Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison are using every trick to turn what should have been a relatively easy campaign for state attorney general into a nightmare. SEE ALSO: Domestic Abuse Allegation Won’t Go Away As Keith Ellison’s Campaign Heads

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Somali-American Woman Running for Congress Faces Questions on Marriage, Campaign Spending

By Amy Forliti, The Associated Press Posted at 5:31 AM   MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress who is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House has denounced claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud as “disgusting lies,” and says allegations of campaign

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Rampant Voter Suppression Underway, with Black Voters the Chief Target

By Chauncey K. Robinson October 12, 2018 10:03 AM CDT With the mainstream media obsessed over Kanye West and Donald Trump’s latest ploy for attention and the revelation that Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller used to sniff glue back in elementary school, a new report by the Associated Press

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