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AUSTIN, Texas | Democrat O’Rourke won’t rule out 2020 presidential run

AUSTIN, Texas  — Beto O’Rourke isn’t ruling out a potential 2020 presidential run. Asked about one at a Monday town hall in his native El Paso, the three-term Democratic congressman described vacationing last week with his family, something he said he wasn’t able to do for the past 18-plus months while challenging Texas Republican Sen. … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Democrat O’Rourke won’t rule out 2020 presidential run

MINNEAPOLIS | Embattled Ellison launches counterattack on GOP opponent

MINNEAPOLIS — Days after a poll showed Keith Ellison trailing in the race for attorney general following allegations of domestic abuse against him, the Democrat went on the offensive against Republican Doug Wardlow on Thursday, saying his opponent’s work for a conservative Christian legal advocacy group against gay rights shows that he has an agenda … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Embattled Ellison launches counterattack on GOP opponent

MILILANI, Hawaii | Hawaii Republicans are making efforts to boost their ranks

MILILANI, Hawaii  — Val Okimoto, a mother of two, may be the Republican Party’s best hope in Democrat-dominant Hawaii. The former special education teacher is spending long days knocking on doors in the suburban Honolulu town of Mililani, listening to voters fret about the high cost of living and their rising expenses. She believes they’re … Continue reading MILILANI, Hawaii | Hawaii Republicans are making efforts to boost their ranks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Days before it came ashore, Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor’s race, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm’s path. While the state waited for Michael to make landfall, Gillum seemed to blanket the national airwaves, sounding much … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. | Hundreds attend vigil to honor 20 victims of limousine crash

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — A ceremony for the victims of the limousine crash that killed 20 people has ended with participants lifting candles above their heads to signal unity and perseverance. Over 1,000 people jammed a riverside park in Amsterdam, New York, for Monday night’s vigil. Some victims lived in the small city. Some relatives of … Continue reading AMSTERDAM, N.Y. | Hundreds attend vigil to honor 20 victims of limousine crash

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation ‘off the rails’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Democratic senator who is undecided on whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh says the process for handling Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against the Supreme Court nominee has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation ‘off the rails’