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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Dramatic Increase In Women of Color as 2018 Candidates

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 10/11/2018 12:01 pm ET The 2018 midterm elections have already broken barriers for representation among candidates for political office: A record number of women ran and won in the primaries, and an unprecedented number of LGBTQ candidates also ran and have won so far. And now a

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Attack Ads and Debates: The Week in Florida Politics

Plainview Daily Herald Gary Fineout, Associated Press Updated 7:05 pm CDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic

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Women Are Poised to Make History With 2018 Midterm Elections

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn | Fox News With a record number of women running for office in the 2018 midterm elections – and with many poised to make history – the trend this year seems to be a blue and pink wave in politics. This year, more congressional races feature two women

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